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EC05 - Medical Assistant

Band 1  


State Specifications:

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:

Minimum 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:

(Note: The following descriptions are applicable to this section: Continuous - 6-8 hours per shift; Frequent - 2-6 hours per shift; Infrequent - 0-2 hours per shift)

Ability to perform job functions while standing. (Continuous)
Ability to perform job functions while sitting. (Infrequent)
Ability to perform job functions while walking. (Frequent)
Ability to climb stairs. (Infrequent)
Ability to work indoors. (Continuous)
Ability to work from elevated areas. (Infrequent)
Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Frequent)
Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent)
Ability to bend at the waist. (Frequent)
Ability to twist at the waist. (Frequent)
Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent)
Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Infrequent)
Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous)
Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders.
Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous)
Ability to reach in all directions. (Continuous)
Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Continuous)
Ability to lift and carry 50# , unassisted.
Ability to lift/carry patients to 350# (+/-), assisted.
Ability to lift objects from floor level to height of 36 inches, to 50#, unassisted.
Ability to lower objects, to 50#, from height of 36 inches, unassisted.
Ability to push/pull objects to 350#(+/-), unassisted.
Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected. (Continuous)
Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Continuous)
Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Continuous)
Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous)
Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous)
Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous)
Ability to hear and understand whispered conversations at a distance of 3 feet.
Must be ambidextrous.
Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous)
Ability to be qualified physically (by medical personnel) for respirator use, initially and annually.


Additional New Requirements:
Computer literacy.
Ability to work rotating shifts.
Ability to work overtime as required.
Ability to learn and use new processes, tools, equipment as required.


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