EC05 - Medical Assistant
General Nature of Work:
Provides nursing assistance to patients in an institution, clinic or community related activity; assists in embalming and managing cadavers; assists in the delivery of community health services.
Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:
Examples of Work:
(Note: The examples of work listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. The intent of the listed examples is to give a general indication of the levels of difficulty and responsibility common to all positions in this class.)
Administers prescribed treatment to patients.
Provides understanding and kindness to patients by talking with them and encouraging their participation in rehabilitation activities.
Assists in the maintenance of environmental hygiene, including mopping, sweeping, and housecleaning chores.
Receives, identifies, stores and transports cadavers.
Assists in embalming and dissecting procedures.
Maintains accurate records.
Assists in coordinating a community health services program.
Assists in conducting community educational health programs.
Assists in locating and interviewing persons known to be infected with communicable disease.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities listed are not necessarily inclusive of the requirements for every position in the class.)
Knowledge of safety, cleaning and sterilization rules/procedures.
Knowledge of dietetics, sanitation and personal hygiene.
Knowledge of medications, proper dosage and expected results.
Knowledge of nursing techniques and practices.
Ability to perform routine laboratory procedures.
Ability to read, write and follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to perform arithmetic.
State Minimum Training and Experience
State Necessary Special Requirements:
(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)
There are no minimum training or experience requirements for this class.
MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:
There are no minimum training or experience requirements for this class..
MUSC Physical Requirements: