Job Description

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

#124280 Medical Assistant II - Primary Care Scripps Ranch

Filing Deadline: Mon 2/5/2024

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.

UC San Diego current employees who apply by 08/01/23 will have priority consideration for this position. Recruiters will refer qualified internal candidates after the first 7 days of the job posting. All qualified external applicants and additional internal applicants who apply after the priority date may have further consideration pending the results of the initial review.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 07/27/23 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 08/08/23. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Under direct supervision of the clinic manager and the general supervision of the clinic providers and licensed nursing staff, the Medical Assistant will assist the Medical Staff at the UCSD Medicine for Seniors Outpatient Clinic in evaluating the quality and effectiveness of care provided. Performs work which requires specific knowledge and training in patient care duties within business and professions code of the State of California and/or the regulations The Joint Commission(TJC).

These duties also include but are not limited to: answering phones and speaking with patients, scheduling, insurance verification, faxing, scanning, distribution of medication refills, recording, and reporting to the physician the physical and mental condition of the patients and changes in condition and entering information in the medical record.

Greet patients who arrive at the clinic and inform the staff of any changes or concerns; record vital statistics on patients as directed, including height, weight, blood pressure, heart rate and basal metabolic index, and track such measurements on a flow sheet. Ensure each patient's privacy. Deliver care in a non-judgmental and non-discriminatory manner, sensitive to the patient's cultural, religious and/or age-specific needs. Assist treatment team in developing and implementing treatment plans for each patient, coordinate care with patients' outside medical providers. Provide routine front office services; provide instructions and education to patients and families and address their concerns; maintain sterilization or disinfection of instruments; maintain equipment in good working order. Perform other duties and responsibilities as required.


  • Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) OR Certificate of completion of a Medical Assistant training program.

  • BART or BLS at time of hire with commitment to get BART within six (6) months of hire date.

  • Previous Medical Assistant experience and one (1) year Ambulatory Care experience.

  • Knowledge of medical terminology, online scheduling, universal precautions, and proper use of body mechanics.

  • Proven knowledge of the patient flow process in order to efficiently monitor appointments, patients and available physicians.

  • Demonstrated general knowledge of pharmaceuticals.

  • Proven experience assisting with procedures.

  • Possess the personal characteristics of professionalism, credibility, commitment to high standards, innovation, discriminating judgment and accountability.


  • Three (3) years of Ambulatory Care experience.
  • Family Medicine/Internal Medicine experience.
  • Front Office and Pediatric experience.
  • Experience assisting with procedures.
  • Experience with EPIC and Cadence module.


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

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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