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#107975 (CLS) Clinical Lab Scientist Specialist

Initial Review Date: Mon 4/5/2021

This position has been changed from an internal UCSD posting to external as of 03/03/2021. All applicants are welcome to apply.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 02/17/2021 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 02/19/2021. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Under general supervision, perform independently a wide variety of technical procedures within the blood gas testing program. Responsibilities include method development-modification-parallel testing, collaboration on or independent preparation of abstracts or manuscripts, repair of laboratory instruments, sample processing, reagent preparation, data entry and phlebotomy duties. Other responsibilities include maintaining staff competencies for blood gas testing, performing device validations, troubleshooting blood gas testing devices, and serving as a liaison between blood gas testing program and central lab. May process specimens, perform waived and non-waived testing without direct and constant supervision, and report results without supervisor or director review for the tests that are within scope of licensure and for which have been trained and deemed competent. Performs all other duties as assigned.


  • Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS).

  • Must have at least two (2) years of applicable clinical laboratory experience.


  • A Bachelor's Degree.
  • Point of care testing experience.
  • Experience with Blood Gas Testing.
  • Working with a multidisciplinary team.


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

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, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

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Days, 8, Monday-Friday , with occasional call, weekends and holidays


As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.