6649 Medical Assistant Pool, Student Health Services

Job description


San Diego State University is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of historically underrepresented groups.

Applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis. The position will remain open until filled.  The online application should be completed in detail. Completion of the online application is required for consideration; a resume alone will not suffice. 


  Position Information  

This recruitment will be used to establish a pool of candidates for current and future full or part-time, temporary appointments.  Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Work schedule to be arranged.

This position, under the direct supervision of the Nursing Supervisor, will be called upon to perform clinical and clerical duties in support of student health center operations. While working to assist medical providers, the employee is under the supervision of a licensed professional.

Medical Assistants perform a variety of medical technical support services within their scope of practice, as defined by the Medical Board of California. Medical Assistants may perform only those duties authorized by their supervising physician/nurse practitioner who, in compliance with applicable state regulations, must be present in the facility when the Medical Assistant is performing specific procedures. Work assignments may involve other related activities and may be focused in one or more clinical departments within a student health center and may include any of the duties outlined for Clinical Assistants.


  Compensation and Benefits  

Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $2,600 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $2,600 - $4,727 per month. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources. 

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. 


Minimum Qualifications 

  • High school diploma or equivalent or combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities.
  • While Medical Assistants are not certified, registered, or licensed in the State of California, the Medical Board of California requires that medical assistants complete specific types and hours of training to perform the duties outlined in their scope of practice. This training must be documented and a physician or other qualified teacher, as identified by the Medical Board of California, must certify in writing that the Medical Assistant has completed the training successfully. CSU-specific requirements are as follows:
  • Most common, incumbents are required to possess a certificate of completion from an accredited and approved medical assisting program through the Department of Education or Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education within the Department of Consumer Affairs. In this case, the supervising CSU physician must verify competencies. OR
  • At the discretion of the Student Health Center Director, an in-house campus-training program may be developed according to the guidelines established by the Medical Board of California. In this case, a CSU physician must document and certify in writing that the formal training and clinical practice hours required by the Medical Board of California to perform the duties of a Medical Assistant have been completed successfully.

Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills

  • Progressively responsible professional experience with demonstrated evidence of administrative and clinical capability and the talent to carry out the responsibilities of this position.
  • Ability to independently implement routine clerical procedures and to trace and correct routine clerical recording and processing errors.
  • Ability to consistently apply policies and procedures.
  • Ability to understand typical office correspondence and to explain and clearly answer questions about routine manuals and procedural statements to students, the public and other employees.
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team setting with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to rapidly adapt to changing work assignments.
  • Ability to quickly process and match names and numbers.
  • Ability to maintain patient confidentiality.
  • Ability to handle a multi-line telephone system

  Application Procedures  

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button on this page.  You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button.

Applicants with disabilities requiring assistance may call (619) 594-7099.

General Information

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. 

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a smoke free campus.

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status




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Job No: 6649
Posted: 6/14/2018
Application Due: 8/13/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Compensation and Benefits Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $2,600 per mont