Clinical Assistant (507360)

  • San Diego State University
  • San Diego, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Clerical and Administrative Support

Job Description


Position Summary

Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity

The Division works proactively to address systemic inequities through professional learning, community building, advocacy, policy recommendations, and organizational structures while facilitating an integrated vision and shared responsibility for prioritizing and advancing institutional goals. We aim to foster an affirming campus culture based on the core values of excellence, equity, diversity, belonging, and inclusion through:

  • Recruiting and retaining faculty and staff who are reflective of the diverse student body and communities served by SDSU, and recruiting students who are representative of the rich diversity of the region and the world;

  • Fostering an environment that is welcoming, affirming, and empowering for students, faculty, staff, and alumni of all backgrounds;

  • Enhancing the career and educational pathways of a diverse student body, the faculty and staff; and

  • Cultivating relationships with the local community that advance the well-being of diverse individuals and communities.

Student Health Services offers primary medical care and health promotion to students of San Diego State University through a wide range of programs and services. Care is provided by board-certified physicians, certified nurse practitioners, and other medical staff including nurses, clinical laboratory scientists, x-ray technologists, medical assistants, and pharmacists. In addition to the basic medical care, Student Health Services offers health education, orthopedics, osteopathic manipulative treatment, and psychiatry.

The mission of SDSU Student Health Services is to provide high-quality, convenient, student-focused medical care in a safe and welcoming environment, actively partnering with our student patients to help them achieve and maintain healthy lives in support of their personal and academic success.

The Clinical Assistant, under the supervision of the Quality Development Manager, Student Health Services, will be called upon to perform administrative and clerical duties in support of student health center operations as well as a variety of standard clinical assistance tasks. While working to assist medical providers, the employee is under the supervision of a licensed professional.

Clinical Assistants perform a variety of standard clinical assistance work as well as administrative and clerical duties in support of Student Health Center operations. Incumbents follow standard policies and procedures in performing clinical assistant tasks. Work assignments may involve other related activities within the scope of this classification and may be focused in one or more departments within the Student Health Center.

For more information regarding Student Health Services, click here.

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

This appointment is for an 11/12 pay-plan position. The incumbent works 11 months per year and is paid over 12 months, with July as the anticipated off month.

The individual hired into this role will work on-campus at SDSU in San Diego.

Education and Experience

High school diploma or equivalent and familiarity with a health care setting or combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities.

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.

  • At least 1 year of progressively responsible professional experience with demonstrated evidence of administrative and clinical capability and the talent to carry out the responsibilities of this position.

  • Possess computer skills in both practice management and electronic health records as well as email and basic Microsoft Word and Excel.

Specialized Skills

  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team setting with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • 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

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. Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $3,069 per month.

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.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $2,669 - $4,353 per month.

SDSU COVID-19 Vaccine Policy

In accordance with the California State University systemwide policy, students, faculty, and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide a valid medical or religious exemption in order to access campus. An individual is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose of a two-shot vaccine or two weeks after the first dose of a single-shot vaccine.

The individual hired into this role will be required to submit their completed vaccination documentation to the university's secure online health portal prior to beginning work. Individuals with an approved medical or religious exemption on file with the university will be required to participate in SDSU's COVID-19 testing program.

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on December 4, 2021. To receive full consideration, apply by December 3, 2021. The position will remain open until filled.

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 the 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 Noemi Bravo-Rojas at

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

San Diego, California 92182 United States View Map