Job Description

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

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

#114799 (MA) Medical Assistant - Per Diem

Filing Deadline: Wed 8/17/2022

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


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

SHS provides oversight of primary urgent care, women’s health and specialty care for a student body of over 40,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students as well as supporting services including laboratory, pharmacy, imaging. SHS staff consists of physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, Social workers, medical assistants, pharmacists, x-ray technologists, clinical laboratory scientists, medical lab assistant, 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 supports the public health needs of the campus community. SHS is accredited by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care and is fully committed to continuous quality and safety improvement through the utilization of data, outcome, and patient experience measurements.

The MA 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 physicians/nurse practitioners/registered nurses with diagnostic procedures. Administer injections and perform TB skin testing, ear lavage and electrocardiograms as requested. Record patient data in charts, clean and stock patient care areas, sterilize instruments. Assist in other areas of the clinic including COVID vaccine and test site operations as needed.


  • Medical Assistant Certification.

  • 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.

  • Thorough knowledge and use of medical terminology and basic medical equipment.

  • Knowledge and meticulous use of sterile technique.

  • Thorough 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

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

  • Proficient operating knowledge of computer scheduling, information retrieval and data entry.

  • Proven skill to operate multiple line telephone.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of medical records management.

  • Proficiency with use of standard business equipment, computer technology, online programs and software, including MS Office Suite (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and other electronic software and resources.


  • 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 clinical or business needs, as determined by department, 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).

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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To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

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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