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Medical Assistant (2 Positions)

Apply now Job no: 516613
Work type: Staff
Location: San José
Categories: Unit 2 - CSUEU - Health Care Support, Probationary, Health Professionals, Full Time


Job Summary

Reporting to the Clinic Manager of the Student Wellness Center (SWC), the Medical Assistant performs a variety of medical services for students at the Student Wellness Center in the Health Services department. The incumbent works according to established protocols to provide direct nursing care for registered students and, occasionally, limited care for work-related injuries of university employees. Within a modern health, counseling, and wellness facility, the SWC provides medical services with operations similar to those of a large group practice. Among the outpatient medical services are primary and urgent care; evaluation, treatment, and guidance for individual health concerns; family planning; nutrition; mental health; psychiatry; sports medicine; podiatry; dermatology; and comprehensive campus health advocacy and promotion. Allied health services include laboratory, pharmacy, physical therapy, and x-ray. In addition, the SWC provides limited urgent care and referral assistance for employee work-related injuries and may provide first aid to visitors.


Key Responsibilities

  • Apply specialized training and paraprofessional nursing skills to serve patients and assist professional staff
  • Interview patients, make observations, and ascertain appropriate processing or referral
  • Obtain vital signs. Perform screening under direction of Clinic Manager and registered nurses
  • Record pertinent symptoms and obtain a brief medical history on the majority of patients seen at the Wellness Center
  • Make appropriate entries in patients’ electronic medical records
  • Administer immunizations, TB tests, and certain medications under the guidelines of standardized procedures
  • Order x-rays and lab work (as needed) according to a standing order policy
  • Prepare and assist patients for examinations
  • Assist physicians and nurse practitioners with procedures and give treatment as ordered. Complete semi-skilled tasks such as electrocardiograms, vision and hearing screening tests, and spirometry
  • Answer patients’ questions, including by telephone, consulting with physicians, nurse practitioners, administrators, or other staff as needed
  • Clean and stock work area with medication or supplies and notify Clinic Manager if stock is short, depleted, or expired
  • Sterilize equipment and maintain supplies and instruments in order
  • Daily infection control responsibilities
  • Provide health education and counseling to patients
  • Consult and collaborate with other staff as needed
  • Assist the Clinic Manager in conducting new hire orientation
  • Participate in staff meetings, in-service training, and AAAHC Accreditation. Also participate in SWC committees and health education projects, as needed


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of daily clinic operations; aseptic techniques, and requirements
  • Ability to use application and proper operation of various medical supplies and equipment
  • General knowledge of anatomy and physiology appropriate to the duties assigned
  • Ability to understand the potential hazards or complications resulting from administering medications and how to initiate emergency procedures
  • Ability to demonstrate the proper techniques in administering medications in a variety of manners including intramuscular, intradermal, or subcutaneous methods and by inhalation
  • Knowledge of proper techniques in performing injections and phlebotomy; competency in performing assigned medical technical support services such as the standard tests and limited procedures described above
  • Maintain effective working relationships with practitioners and other health center support staff
  • Knowledge of the techniques for collecting and compiling data and the means of disseminating educational information to the campus community through various mass and audio or visual media
  • Knowledge of software applications such as word processing, power point, excel, publisher, database management, and electronic record keeping
  • Ability to conduct research using a variety of sources to develop and prepare educational and assessment materials
  • Ability to understand problems from a broader perspective, anticipate impact and adjust accordingly
  • Ability to troubleshoot most office administration problems and respond to all inquiries and requests related to work area
  • Ability to interpret and apply policies and procedures independently, and use judgment and discretion to act when precedents do not exist
  • Ability to perform accurately in a detailed-oriented environment. Ability to proof accuracy of entered/recorded information and numbers (amount, time, codes)
  • Demonstrated ability to write analytical reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals


Required 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:
  • Most commonly, 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. OR;
  • At the discretion of the student wellness 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


Preferred Qualifications

  • 2+ years working the healthcare field



Classification: Medical Assistant
Anticipated Hiring Range: $4,496/month - $4,700/month
CSU Salary Range: $3,120/month - $5,015/month

San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please see the Employee Benefits Summary.


Application Procedure

Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest

All applicants must apply within the specified application period: July 27, 2022 through August 10, 2022. This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.


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University Personnel


CSU Vaccination Policy

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus (including all booster doses of an approved vaccine for which an individual is eligible per current CDC recommendations) or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. As a condition of employment, any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as well as with other safety measures established on the campus. The system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to


Additional Information

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was offered the position on a contingent basis.

The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. Some positions may also require fingerprinting. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.


Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Housing Fire Safety Notification: 

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Annual Security Report (ASR) is also now available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and Sexual Assault prevention information, and information about drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery crimes for San José State University locations for the three most recent calendar years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the Office of the Clery Director by phone at 408-924-1501 or by email at

Pursuant to the Higher Education Opportunity Act, the Annual Fire Safety Report (AFSR) is also available for viewing at The purpose of this report is to disclose statistics for fires that occurred within SJSU on-campus housing facilities for the three most recent calendar years, and to distribute fire safety policies and procedures intended to promote safety on Campus. A paper copy of the AFSR is available upon request by contacting the Housing Office by phone at 408-795-5600 or by email at


Equal Employment Statement

San José State University (SJSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty and staff programs and activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus).


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Last Updated May 23, 2022