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#106626 Medical Assistant-Per Diem

Initial Review Date: Thu 2/18/2021


Under general supervision of registered nurse in the assigned clinic, and direct supervision of Clinic Manager, the incumbent performs a wide variety of patient care activities in support of clinic activity. Duties include prioritizing and assisting in patient triage processing, administering medications, collecting and preparing laboratory tests, assisting prescribers with medication refill requests and prior authorizations, patient education, and other aspects of patient care in a mental health setting. Position requires initiative, able to prioritize critical demands and the ability to work in a team environment. Other related duties as assigned. Other related duties as assigned.


  • 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.

  • Knowledge of medical terminology, on-line scheduling, universal precautions, and proper use of body mechanics.

  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, prioritize demands and work in a team environment.

  • Must have excellent communication skills.


  • Mental health and/or addiction experience.
  • Ambulatory clinic experience.
  • Point of care testing experience.


  • 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.

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, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

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UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

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UC San Diego Health Sys
Payroll Title:
Hiring Salary Range
Per Union Contract
Hillcrest Medical Center
Appointment Type:
Per Diem
Appointment Percent:
EX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday - Friday


As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.