Los Angeles Community College District

Student Health Center Assistant (#2600)

$21.33-$26.42 hourly / $3,696.70-$4,579.58 monthly / $44,360.40-$54,954.96 annual


Assists medical staff in providing first aid and treatment to students for minor illnesses and health conditions and performs general clerical duties in a student health center at a college.

Typical Duties

Assists medical staff in providing first aid and treatment to students for minor illnesses and health conditions.

Prepares examination rooms and equipment.

Takes and records measurements and vital statistics such as weight, height, temperature, blood pressure, and pulse.

Performs basic screening tests under the direction of medical staff.

Posts data and results to medical charts.

Answers phones and makes appointments for medical staff of the health center, as well as for students for follow up care with private physicians, dentists, clinics, and community resources.

Receives students and visitors to the health center.

Explains policies and procedures concerning the health center to students.

Produces a variety of reports, correspondence, and documents using computer/word processing equipment.

Maintains general office and medical files in accordance with established procedures.

Receives and distributes mail to appropriate personnel.

Maintains health center facilities and equipment in a safe and sanitary condition.

Prepares requisitions for supplies and equipment.

Performs emergency first aid and CPR/AED according to established guidelines and procedures.

May provide training and work direction to clerical staff and student employees.

May collect blood specimen from students under the direction of medical staff.

Performs related duties as assigned. 

Distinguishing Characteristics

A Student Health Center Assistant performs a combination of basic medical assistance and general clerical duties in a student health center at a college.


Immediate supervision is received from medical staff. May provide work direction to clerical staff and student employees.

Class Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Standard medical procedures

Medical terminology

Medical record requirements and procedures

Sterilization techniques

Health, safety, and sanitation requirements related to health care facilities and equipment

Use, care, and storage of equipment, materials, and supplies used in a medical facility

Medical waste disposal procedures

Clerical practices and procedures

Correct use of business English, spelling, punctuation, and grammar

Letter, memorandum, and report formats

Customer service techniques for public contact in person, on the telephone, and in written communication

Capabilities of computer systems, applications, and hardware used in the operations of a health center

Ability to:

Perform a variety of basic medical assistance functions and procedures independently

Respond appropriately in emergency situations

Maintain accurate and complete files and records

Effectively utilize computer applications and equipment in the performance of duties

Give clear and concise instructions

Keep information confidential

Work effectively and tactfully with individuals from various educational, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds

Learn general and specialized software applications

Entrance Qualifications

Education and Experience:

Graduation from high school or its equivalent AND two years of full-time, paid experience in a medical office, clinic, or hospital setting providing clerical and basic medical assistance.

Completion of a medical assistant certificate program from a recognized community college or vocational college which included coursework in medical office practices, medical terminology, medical procedures or related subjects may be substituted for one year of the required experience.


A valid First Aid Certificate or its equivalent issued by the American Red Cross or American Heart Association.

A valid certificate in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/Automated External Defibrillators issued by the American Red Cross or American Heart Association.

A valid Phlebotomy Technician Certificate is desirable.

Reasonable Accommodations

Our class specification generally describes the duties, responsibilities, and requirements characteristic of the position(s) within this job class. The duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a particular position within this class may vary from the duties of other positions within the class.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Los Angeles Community College District provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with covered disabilities on a case-by-case basis throughout the application, examination, and hiring processes and throughout employment. If an individual is in doubt about his or her ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of a position or possession of any other requirement noted in a class specification or job announcement, he or she should always apply for a position and request reasonable accommodation at the appropriate time.


CLASS: 2600; EST: ; REV: 5/22/2019;