Medical Assistant / Insurance Coordinator, Athletics

Job description

Job Title: Medical Assistant / Insurance Coordinator, Athletics
Location: San Diego Main Campus
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 7036

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.

Initial review of applications will begin on August 26, 2019. To receive full consideration, apply by August 25, 2019. 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.

For more information on San Diego State University, please click here.

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This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, temporary position anticipated to end on or before 06/30/2020, with the possibility of reappointment and/or permanency. This position is designated non-exempt under FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

The operation of the Athletic Medicine Program coordinates the medical care of the varsity and selected club/recreation sports. The purpose of this position is to facilitate the day-to-day coordination of medical bills generated by injuries sustained by student-athletes, coordinate the SDSU Team Physician clinic, and assist with administration of medications or other medical testing under the supervision of a physician. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, administration of student-athlete insurance; certification of student-athlete eligibility related to sports medicine; coordination of all student-athlete primary insurance policies, both domestic and international; administer medications by intramuscular, intradermal, or subcutaneous; perform EKG testing; and other medical testing. Coordination of the medical clinic includes but is not limited to monitoring student-athlete patient flow in the SDSU Team Physician clinic; preparing and organizing examination rooms as needed by physician; collecting routine vital signs at patient check-in; ensuring healthcare delivery areas are stocked; organizing and disinfecting as necessary; and assisting athletic training staff with medical record clerical work.

Under general supervision of the Assistant Athletic Director of Sports Medicine/Head Athletic Trainer, this position serves as the liaison with insurance companies and other vendors related to the area of operation, and medical providers, including San Diego Sports Medicine; Imaging Healthcare Specialists; Mission Valley Heights Surgical Center; San Diego Orthopaedic Associates; local hospitals, including Scripps Mercy, Sharp, Alvarado, Grossmont-Sharp, Kaiser; as well as other out-of-area medical providers/facilities when referrals for medical services are deemed necessary.

Serves as an on-campus liaison between the Athletic Department and Student Health Services, Business Affairs, International Student Center, Compliance, and conference regarding issues dealing with student-athlete injuries and insurance.

For more information regarding Athletcs, please click here.

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Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $3,284 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $2,600 - $5,015 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. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.

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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:

1. 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.


2. 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.

NOTE: If a Medical Assistant is performing phlebotomy outside the regular scope of practice, appropriate phlebotomy certification may be required by the State of California.

Specialized Skills

  • Two years of professional experience working with processing claims, billing, securing authorizations, and/or other insurance matters related to position.
  • Thorough understanding of HMO, PPO, military, and social medical insurance programs (i.e., MediCal).
  • One year of full-time patient care experience interacting with a physician in a university or community health care system.
  • One year of experience assisting physicians with patient intake, delivery of health care, clinic inventory, and disinfection.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and creating /maintaining spreadsheets.
  • California driver’s license within 10 days of hire.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Three or more years of professional experience working with processing claims, billing, securing authorizations, and/or other insurance matters related to position.
  • Experience with participating in contract negotiations with providers or insurance carriers.
  • Experience with troubleshooting delinquent claims and bills.
  • Two years of experience assisting physicians with patient intake, delivery of health care, clinic inventory, and disinfection.
  • Familiarity with off-campus/community health care delivery in the intercollegiate athletic setting.
  • General knowledge of: processing insurance claims with primary and secondary insurance carriers and follow up with appropriate insurance carrier throughout the billing process; verifying student-athlete primary insurance as needed; and, obtaining insurance authorizations as needed.
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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. If you need assistance completing your application, please click here.

Applicants with disabilities requiring assistance may call (619) 594-6390.

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.

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

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. For more information, please click here.

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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