Cal Poly Pomona


Recruitment No. P11-MA
Classification Title Medical Assistant
Collective Bargaining Unit Health Care Support- Unit 2
College/Department Student Health & Counseling Services
Timebase Temporary, hourly, intermittent
Application Materials Required University Application, and Resume required
Hourly Range $14.99- $23.98
Status On-going


Student Health & Counseling  Services is an organizational unit within the Division of Student Affairs.  The unit strives for excellence in student services by adhering to the Themes and Values adopted by the Division (i.e., a Student-Centered Philosophy, Teamwork, Interconnectedness, Quality Contact, Passion, Compassion, Integrity, and Flexibility). The mission of Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) is to promote academic and personal success and help students develop healthy lifestyles by providing student-centered, professional, and quality medical, psychological, and health education services to our diverse community. Student Health & Counseling Services provides ambulatory health care and health education programs for the students of the university. 


The Medical Assistant coordinates patient flow, including escorting patients to clinical areas and instructing them on how to prepare for examinations or medical treatment; prepare examining and treatment rooms, including changing linens, setting up treatment trays and equipment. Collect, record, and monitor patient data and routine measurements, such as height, weight, temperature and vital signs such as blood pressure and pulse. Assist providers in the delivery of health care services. May perform some basic tests such as peak flow, vision screening, and hearing testing, as well as some limited preparatory tasks not requiring a licensed professional, but for which the incumbent has received specific training. Ensure health care delivery areas are fully stocked, organized, clean, and disinfected as necessary; order supplies as necessary; maintain strict confidentiality of all patient records to comply with HIPAA; administer medication or immunizations by intramuscular, intradermal, or subcutaneous methods, as well as by inhalation, orally, sublingually, or other methods, in all cases a licensed professional must verify medication dosage. Perform TB skin tests, measure and describe results, and refer for interpretation; may perform phlebotomy, which entails drawing blood by skin puncture or venipuncture to provide samples for the clinical analysis and testing; assist practitioners in the delivery of such health care services as examinations, clinical procedures, and medical treatments. The incumbent will support clinic administrative and clerical functions and perform other related duties within the scope of practice, as defined by the Medical Board of California; develop a welcoming, helpful and caring rapport during all patient interactions and work with practitioners to ensure patient rights to privacy, safety, and confidentiality is maintained.


A high school diploma or equivalent is required. While Medical Assistants are not certified, registered, or licensed in the State of California, the Medical Board of California does require 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:

1. 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 of Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education within the Department of Consumer Affairs. In this case, the supervising CSU physician must verify competencies.


2. At the discretion of the Student Health 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.

Finalists for this position may be required to submit to and successfully pass a background check prior to being hired.


Previous one year experience in a medical/clinical setting with good telephone skills, familiar with making medical appointments based on patient's acuity and current healthcare provider CPR certification.


Cal Poly Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The university subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status.


Cal Poly Pomona hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal Poly Pomona Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at:


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.


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