Job Description

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Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
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EX Contract
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Work Schedule:
Variable, 8 hrs/day, Monday - Friday

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

#113774 Administrative Assistant

Filing Deadline: Fri 1/28/2022

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 and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 1/19/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 1/28/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Under general supervision of the Administrative Specialist Supervisor, the Receptionist Assistant is responsible for a variety of clerical duties in support of daily patient services within clinical areas; answer all clinic calls using UCSD Experience guidelines and follow telephone guidelines. Assist with triaging all calls and transferring to appropriate staff. Responsible for customer services, greeting arriving patients for their appointments, verifiesinsurance eligibility and benefits, collect co-payments and make deposits daily. Assist with confirming patient appointments. Serve as a liaison for physicians, nurses and other radiation oncology staff. Use multiple computer systems simultaneously. Other duties assigned as needed.


  • Two (2) years of previous related experience in healthcare setting.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Working knowledge of medical terminology.


  • Experience in verifying insurance eligibility and benefits.
  • Experience working with the medical center's various computer programs, including PCIS, EPIC, IDX, RIS.
  • Experience working in Radiation Oncology, Oncology, or any cancer-related clinic setting.


  • 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.

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, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

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