The Student Health and Well-being (SHW) cluster of the Health System plays a leadership role in creating a strong and active wellness culture at UC San Diego that enables all students to flourish in body, mind and spirit. This includes promotion and the expansion/development of a student health and well-being center, and the transformation of existing departments under the oversight of the executive director into a cohesive, trans-disciplinary source of integrated wellness services. The SHW cluster includes the departments of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Student Health Services (SHS) and Health Promotion Services (HPS).
SHS provides primary medical care, including urgent care and support services such as laboratory, pharmacy, and x-ray to over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. SHS staff consists of physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, social workers, pharmacists, x-ray technologists, clinical laboratory scientists, medical lab assistants, optometrists, medical assistants, health educators, administrative and other healthcare professionals.
Health Promotion Services (HPS) works to identify, establish and promote policies and activities that contribute to a healthy campus. To enhance the personal health of students and the collective health of the campus community by working collaboratively to create a healthy environment. To promote student retention and success by supporting students in establishing and maintaining behaviors that contribute to their health now, and in the future.
The Medical Assistant will greet and assist patients in a large multi-physician clinical practice. Verify eligibility, check-in and guide patients in accessing various services at Student Health Service. Measure vital signs, visual acuity, height and weight as required. Schedule appointments via computer. Arrange referrals, answer phones, inform patients of test results, providing education regarding health maintenance. Maintain confidentiality. Directly assist nurse practitioners/physicians with diagnostic procedures. Administer injections and perform TB skin testing, ear lavage and electrocardiograms as requested. Record patient data in charts, clean and stock patient care areas, sterilize instruments. Assist in other areas of the clinic as needed.
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.
Proficiency at performing basic medical/technical procedures, i.e. vital signs, crutch-fitting, set up and assist with medical procedures, instrument sterilization techniques, administer injections and PPD skin tests, perform ear lavage and electrocardiograms.
Proven knowledge and use of medical terminology and basic medical equipment. Knowledge and meticulous use of sterile techniques.
Skill at providing health education re: commonly ordered lab tests and/or procedures; common cold prevention and treatment, blood pressure norms and factors that influence blood pressure.
Demonstrated knowledge and practice of body substance isolation techniques.
Operating knowledge of computer scheduling, information retrieval and data entry.
Demonstrated knowledge of medical records management. Skill to write/record patient data legibly and coherently.
Ability to orally communicate information clearly in English in a warm and helpful manner, in person and by telephone. Skill to operate multiple line telephone.
Ability to work under pressure calmly and efficiently, coping with variable workloads, and variety of health care providers. Skill to coordinate and prioritize many diverse activities and requests.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Working knowledge of adolescent health concerns and immunization needs.
Three (3+) or more years of Medical Assistant experience.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
Must complete initial mandatory health requirements, and current clear TB test results and flu vaccination. In absence of immunization records, titer test or blood test will be required to determine if other immunizations are needed.
TB screening and flu vaccination are required annually.
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