Job Description

Payroll Title:
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Appointment Type:
Per Diem
Appointment Percent:
EX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, Variable, Variable

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

#112414 Medical Assistant - Per Diem

Filing Deadline: Tue 10/26/2021

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

Please note this is a per diem position.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 10/26/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Student Health and Well-being (SHW) cluster of the Health System plays a leadership role in creating a strong and active wellness culture at UC San Diego that enables all students to flourish in body, mind and spirit. This includes promotion and the expansion/development of a student health and well-being center, and the transformation of existing departments under the oversight of the executive director into a cohesive, trans-disciplinary source of integrated wellness services. The SHW cluster includes the departments of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Student Health Services (SHS), Health Promotion Services (HPS) and SHW Administration (SHWA).

SHS provides primary medical care, including urgent care and support services such as laboratory, pharmacy, and x-ray to over 39,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. SHS staff consists of a diverse team of physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, social workers, pharmacists, x-ray technologists, clinical laboratory scientists, medical lab assistants, optometrists, medical assistants, health educators, administrative and other healthcare professionals. SHS provides integrated clinical services to address the medical needs of the individual students, as well as to foster the well-being of the students as a whole person. In addition, SHS oversees the public health needs of the campus community. SHS is accredited by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care and is fully committed to self examination, peer review, and quality control through the utilization of data, outcome, and patient experience measurements.

The Medical Assistant will greet and assist patients in a large multi-physician clinical practice. Verify eligibility, check-in and guide patients in accessing various services at Student Health Service. 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. Directly assist nurse practitioners/physicians with diagnostic procedures. Administer injections and perform TB skin testing, ear lavage and electrocardiograms as requested. Record patient data in electronic medical records, clean and stock patient care areas, sterilize instruments. Assist in other areas of the clinic as needed.


  • Medical Assistant certification required.

  • Current certification in basic CPR.

  • 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 to write/record patient data legibly, completely and accurately.

  • Knowledge and meticulous use of sterile technique.

  • Knowledge and practice of body substance isolation techniques.

  • 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

  • Skill to operate multiple line telephone.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of medical records management.


  • Working knowledge of adolescent health concerns and immunization needs.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs, including evenings and weekends.

  • Ability to telecommute for work, if/when needed or applicable, as determined by department.

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

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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UC San Diego Health 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:

UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit for more information.

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