EC10 - Medical Assistant Technician I
General Nature of Work:
Performs semiskilled or skilled tasks related to the diagnosis or treatment of residents or patients in a state hospital, institution or community health facility.
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.)
Prepares for the operation, operates and maintains medical equipment such as pharmaceutical equipment, respiratory therapy equipment, physical therapy equipment, vision testing equipment, electrocardiograph equipment, telemetry monitors or dental equipment.
Prepares patients for operations by scrubbing, shaving, disinfecting and draping the surgical area.
Performs basic and intermediate nursing skills, such as measuring temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure; irrigating wounds; and measuring central venous pressure.
Operates and monitors telemetry equipment.
Assists dentists or dental students in all areas of dentistry.
Assists team members in the diagnosis and treatment of the mentally ill.
Performs paraprofessional duties in a pharmacy such as filling, labeling and recording doctors' medication orders.
Assists with the treatment of patients requiring occupational or physical therapy.
Assists with the treatment of outpatients in a correctional infirmary or hospital.
Operates a mobile eye screening unit.
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 the procedures, equipment and techniques used in the assigned position.
Knowledge of interviewing and counseling practices.
Knowledge of federal and state laws regulating drugs and pharmacy operation.
Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, physiology or pharmacology as appropriate for the area of employment.
Skill in operating and maintaining various kinds of equipment such as pharmaceutical equipment, respiratory therapy equipment, physical therapy equipment, vision testing equipment, electrocardiograph equipment, telemetry monitors or dental equipment.
Skill in driving a modified recreational vehicle.
Ability to read, write and follow detailed written and oral instructions.
Ability to perform arithmetic.
Ability to control the distribution of supplies, materials and equipment and maintain inventory records.
Ability to pay attention to detail, maintain high levels of concentration, work under pressure and meet deadlines.
Ability to perform precision tasks requiring good eye/hand coordination.
Ability to train subordinate personnel.
Ability to communicate effectively.
State Minimum Training and Experience
State Necessary Special Requirements:
Some positions require certification as a dental assistant by the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc.Some positions require completion of a formal surgical/medical technician training program.Some positions require annual CPR certification.Some positions require a driver's license
(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)
A high school diploma and experience or training within the specific work area.
MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:
A high school diploma and six months experience or training within the specific work area. Some positions require certification as a dental assistant by the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. Some positions require annual CPR certification.
4450 Dental Assistant I
A high school diploma and six months of dental assisting experience. Certification in Radiation Safety required for positions responsible for dental x-rays.
MUSC Physical Requirements: