Job Description

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Hiring Salary Range
$22.06 - $24.39/Hour
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EX Contract
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

#112349 Medical Assistant

Filing Deadline: Wed 10/27/2021

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit:,-faculty-and-staff-issued-for-2021-2022.html

This position is a one-year contract at 83% appointment under K-12 school year (203 scheduled days).

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 10/17/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 10/25/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Preuss School UC San Diego is a public charter school located on the East Campus, serving students in grades 6-12. Dedicated to providing a rigorous college prep education for motivated low-income students who will become the first in their families to attend and complete college, Preuss serves as a model school to study and develop promising practices in education.

The Health Center at The Preuss School plays a leadership role in creating a strong and active wellness culture that enables all students to flourish in body, mind and spirit. A full-time nurse and health assistant are onsite daily to support 850 scholars from dozens of zip codes throughout San Diego.

Greet and assist patients in a COVID-19 testing center. Verify eligibility, check-in and guide patients through bi-weekly asymptomatic testing. Measure vital signs, visual acuity, height and weight as required. Schedule appointments via computer. Arrange referrals, answer phones, inform patients of test results, providing education regarding health maintenance. Maintain confidentiality. Record patient data in charts, clean and stock patient care areas, sterilize instruments. Assist in other areas of the Health Office as needed.

  • Must be available evening and weekend hours as scheduled.


  • Medical Assistant Certification and experience.

  • Proficiency at performing basic medical/technical procedures, i.e. vital signs, crutch-fitting, set up and assist with medical procedures, instrument sterilization techniques, administer injections and PPD skin tests, perform ear lavage and electrocardiograms.

  • Knowledge and use of medical terminology and basic medical equipment.

  • Skill at providing health education re: commonly ordered lab tests and/or procedures; common cold prevention and treatment, blood pressure norms and factors that influence blood pressure.

  • Knowledge and meticulous use of sterile technique.

  • Knowledge and practice of body substance isolation techniques.

  • Current certification in basic CPR.

  • Ability to work under pressure calmly and efficiently, coping with variable workloads, and a variety of health care providers

  • Skill to coordinate and prioritize many diverse activities and requests

  • Demonstrated flexibility to work in different areas with changing tasks and priorities, as well as interruptions

  • Ability to orally communicate information clearly in English in a warm and helpful manner, in person and by telephone

  • Skill to write/record patient data legibly and coherently

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

  • Operating knowledge of computer scheduling, information retrieval and data entry

  • Skill to operate multiple line telephone

  • Demonstrated knowledge of medical records management.

  • Ability to follow directions and work as team member.

  • Ability to at all times adhere to UCSD Health Medical Center (C.A.R.I.N.G.) Standards of Performance, and demonstrate the characteristics of professionalism in attire, attitude, conversation, behavior and attentiveness to others. All staff members are required to uphold the UCSD Principles of Community and to promote a positive and collaborative team environment.


  • Medical Assistant certification.

  • Current CPR or BLS Certification at time of hire.

  • A clear background check is required.

  • Must complete initial mandatory health requirements, and current clear TB test results and flu vaccination. In absence of immunization records, titer test or blood test will be required to determine if other immunizations are needed.

  • TB screening and flu vaccination are required annually.

  • Must complete initial credential verification.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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