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Pool - Medical Assistant

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Work type: Staff
Location: Dominguez Hills
Categories: Unit 2 - CSUEU - Health Care Support, Health Professionals, Temporary, Time Varies

Position Information

Temporary appointments may be cancelled or extended at any time. Successful candidates may be appointed from a few days up to one year depending on the assignment. For additional information regarding the Temporary Pool recruitments, please contact HR (310) 243-3771.

This is a Temporary and/or hourly intermittent appointment. No probationary period. No permanent status is granted.

Conditions of Employment         

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment.  CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.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 conditionally offered the position.

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.

Application Deadline & Salary Information         

The salary range for this classification is $2,705 - $5,015 monthly.

Position Summary          

Under the general supervision of the Student Health Center Medical and Nursing Staff and the Administrative supervision of the Chief of Medical Services, the Medical Assistant performs a wide variety of medical assisting tasks, including preparation of patients for examination  and treatment, taking vital signs and charting them, administering vision and hearing tests, performing some clerical and housekeeping tasks in the health center, autoclaving equipment, preparing and giving injections and immunizations, if certified; drawing blood, if certified; processing laboratory specimens, assisting all SHC medical staff.


Experience:  One year of increasingly responsible clinical aid experience in a medical setting performing duties such as those done by a Clinical Aid I, nurse aid, orderly, surgical technician, cast technician, physical therapy assistant, ward clerk, or laboratory assistant.

Successful completion of a recognized training course as a Nurse Aid or Medical Assistant may be substituted for the experience requirement.

Knowledge of: Working knowledge of aseptic techniques, uses and applications of medical equipment, instruments and supplies, In addition to those of the Clinical Assistant, possess working knowledge of daily clinic operations; aseptic techniques and requirements; uses, application, and proper operation of various medical supplies and equipment used in performing the duties described above; California laws and regulations pertaining to medical assistants.

General knowledge of anatomy and physiology appropriate to the duties assigned; understand the potential hazards or complications resulting from administering medications and how to initiate emergency procedures.

Knowledge of:  medical assistance terminology and tasks, ability to read, write & chart in medical records as appropriate, ability to work cooperatively and effectively with patients and staff in a Student Health Center setting.

Ability to: Understand and carry out instructions and assignments; maintain patient confidentiality; establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with staff; reassure and comfort patients; adhere to standards of  aseptic and sterile techniques; adapt to changes in policy and procedures; learn and carry out light custodial duties; inventory and stock medical supplies; anticipate the procedures a primary care provider wishes to perform and handle equipment and instruments accordingly; response to students' questions by phone or in person in a friendly and sensitive manner; participate as a team member in carrying out the goals and objectives of the Student Health Center; work effectively with students, staff and faculty.

In addition to those of the Clinical Assistant, ability to demonstrate the proper techniques in administering medications in a variety of manners including intramuscular, intradermal, or subcutaneous methods and by inhalation; 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.

Skill in: Performing necessary medical procedures; recording and compiling simple statistical information.

Education and Training:

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. Specific requirements are as follows:


1. Certification as a phlebotomist

2. Completion of a medical assistant training program

3. Current CPR and First Aid certification

4. Completion of training in giving injections (IM/SC/ID)

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience:  Administering Electrocardiogram (EKG) studies.

Closing Statement

California State University, Dominguez Hills, is strongly committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce.

California State University Dominguez Hills is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.   For more information or definition of these terms, please visit:

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources Office at (310) 243-3771.

Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at , or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639. Upon appointment, all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

The California State University is Smoke and Tobacco Free.  Smoking, Vaping and other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on University property.  Education Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article 9

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