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#97887 Community Health Outreach Assistant

Filing Deadline: Mon 2/25/2019

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 2/14/2019 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 2/25/2019. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Outreach Assistant will work as the UCSD Eating Disorder Center's Outreach & Admission's Data Representative, providing a comprehensive range of program coordination and general services for all of the UCSD Eating Disorder Center programs. Duties may include, but are not limited to: prescreening clients for admission to programs, maintaining Admissions database, including data entry to track referrals and discharges; interact with the health care community to obtain patient information, epidemiological data, and public health information; maintain admissions records, including financial records; assist patients in locating mental health resources in the community; assist in obtaining insurance authorizations. The Outreach Assistant will be involved in the Outreach Duties, such as assisting in development of promotional materials; community education about eating disorders and our services, data entry and database management for outreach department, building and maintaining relationships with community providers; responsible for ongoing communication with community providers.

Additionally, the incumbent will be performing support duties, such as working with the Department of Psychiatry and UCSD Health to maintain privileges for all clinicians and assist new clinicians in obtaining privileges, scheduling meetings and maintaining minutes, organizing events including workshops and conferences, managing budgets, billing, reimbursements and other financial matters for events, and database management and data entry, and etc. Perform other miscellaneous duties and responsibilities as assigned


  • A Bachelor's Degree in related area; and/or equivalent experience/training.

  • Two (2) years of experience in a health or social service field.

  • Strong ability to interact effectively in person, on telephone, and in writing, with ethnically, culturally, and professionally diverse patients and other individuals at all levels of organizations, exercising tact, mature judgment, diplomacy, resourcefulness, persistence, assertiveness, and flexibility to promote positive working relationships and job effectiveness.

  • Ability to work with identified groups to increase referrals and utilization of clinic services, which includes: identifying and understanding the social, and mental health needs of the client and communicating those needs to professional personnel; knowing how/when to refer clients and have knowledge of available resources; prescreening clients for admission to programs.

  • Strong problem-solving and analytical abilities to recognize potential problems, independently resolve problems, communicate higher level problems to supervisor, to evaluate and suggest solutions and recommendations, and to develop and initiate a plan to complete job goals efficiently and effectively.

  • Proven ability to produce from concept published materials including brochures, flyers, presentations and ads including the development of culturally and linguistically appropriate promotional tools relevant to the promotion of public health. Ability to develop promotional materials for clinic programs.

  • Strong office management experience in managing workflow and priorities of a busy office environment; determining, selecting and implementing administrative policies, procedures, and methods according to program's needs; experience managing a complex calendar; proven experience to coordinate meetings, activities, and functions.

  • Proven ability to resolve conflicts with creativity, authority, and professionalism; proven ability to control situations or events in the absence of higher authority and ability to make recommendations or decisions that affect office operations and activities.

  • Solid initiative, creativity, and ability to work effectively, both independently and in a team environment, to follow through with superior attention to detail, and to complete tasks in a timely manner by a specified deadline.

  • Ability to facilitate partnerships and collaborations with team members, professional organizations, or other constituencies. Ability to maintain confidentiality.


  • Experience with graphic design and social media.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of UCSD forms and procedures.


  • 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 Sys
Payroll Title:
Eating Disorder Clinic
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Commensurate with Experience
Chancellor Park
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday-Friday


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