Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Pay Scale
$23.40 - $29.13 / Hour
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
EX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hour shifts, Monday-Friday

#128114 (MA) Medical Assistant - Student Health

Extended Review Date: Wed 3/27/2024

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 2/14/2024 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 2/23/2024. 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) and Health Promotion Services (HPS).

SHS provides primary medical care, including urgent care and support services such as laboratory, pharmacy, and x-ray to over 0,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. SHS staff consists 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.

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.

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • Skill to operate multiple line telephone.

  • 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.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $48,859 - $60,823 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $23.40 - $29.13

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

If employed by the University of California, you will be required to comply with our Policy on Vaccination Programs, which may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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 is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

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UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free environment. Employees may be subject to drug screening.

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