Job Description

Payroll Title:
La Jolla Clinical Lab
Hiring Pay Scale
$31.13 - $38.73 / Hour
La Jolla Medical Center
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
EX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Eves, 8 hour shifts, Sunday - Saturday

#130530 Hospital Lab Technician II - LJ Clin Lab (Eves)

Filing Deadline: Mon 7/15/2024

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 6/19/24 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 7/1/24. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Under direction, the Hospital Lab Tech II is responsible for all pre-and post-analytical activities. This includes both direct supervision of staff and problem solving related to clinical laboratory operations involving specimen acquisition and processing 24 hours/day, 365 days/year. Review, clarify, and organize in and out-patient lab test results, establish specimen collection priorities, proper specimen(s) collection, use LIS to "receive" specimens, accession specimens, process specimens, and distribute specimens for testing to in-house clinical laboratories and/or to reference laboratories as appropriate. The Hospital Lab Tech II independently checks all requisitions to ensure completeness of order and follows up with CLT staff if problems are discovered. The Hospital Lab Tech II provides customer service support by correctly and quickly responding to telephone calls for information related to pre-analytical activities, analytical methodologies, and post analytical methodologies, and post analytical results reporting.


  • Graduation from college with a major in an applicable natural science; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • One (1) year of related lab experience, preferably in a large complex healthcare organization.

  • Knowledge of infection control and isolation procedures and in patient comfort/safety; must be familiar with scientific terminology.

  • Demonstrated high accuracy in work performance. Demonstrated attention to detail.

  • Knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access).

  • Strong communication skills.


  • Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT).
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in both venipuncture and skin puncture.
  • Previous leadership experience in a related laboratory position.


  • Must be able to work all shifts, weekends, overtime, and at various locations as necessary in accordance with operational needs.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $64,999 - $80,868 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $31.13 - $38.73

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

If employed by the University of California, you will be required to comply with our Policy on Vaccination Programs, which may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

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