Medical Assistant

San Diego State University
San Diego
Closing date
Oct 21, 2021

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Job Details

Job no: 501194
Work type: Staff
Location: San Diego
Categories: Unit 2 - CSUEU - Health Care Support, Health Professionals, Temporary, Full Time

Position Summary

The Medical Assistant, under the direct supervision of the Nursing Manager, will be called upon to perform administrative and clerical duties in support of student health center operations as well as a variety of standard medical assistance tasks. 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.

For more information regarding Student Health Services, click here.

There are five vacancies. These appointments will be for an 11/12 pay-plan position. The incumbent works 11 months per year and is paid over 12 months, with either June or July as the anticipated off month.

These are full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, temporary positions anticipated to end on or before June 30, 2022 (month off is June 2022) or July 30, 2022 (month off is July 2022). These positions are designated non-exempt under FLSA and are eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

Education and Experience

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.


  • 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.
  • Licenses and/or Certifications Required:

    • Current AED/CPR certification.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • 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.

    Specialized Requirements

    • 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 work cooperatively in a team setting with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Possess computer skills in both practice management and electronic health records as well as e-mail and basic Microsoft Word and Excel.
    • Ability to rapidly adapt to changing work assignments.
    • Ability to quickly process and match names and numbers.
    • Ability to maintain patient confidentiality.
    • Ability to apply judgment, discretion and initiation in performing clerical and clinical work of average complexity.
    • Ability to handle a multi-line telephone system.

    Compensation and Benefits

    Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $3,203 per month, based on an 11/12 appointment. CSU Classification Salary Range: $2,669 - $4,597 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.

    Supplemental Information

    Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on June 25, 2021. To receive full consideration, apply by June 24, 2021.

    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.

    Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Meracle Cothron at [email protected] .

    Advertised: Jun 10, 2021 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
    Applications close: Open until filled


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