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EC15 - Medical Assistant Technician II

Band 3  


State Specifications:

General Nature of Work:

Performs skilled clinical or laboratory tasks related to the diagnosis or treatment of patients or residents 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.)

Provides skilled direct patient care during ambulance transport.
Helps ophthalmologists perform general screening procedures such as visual testing, ocular surgery and ophthalmic photography.
Serves as primary assistant to pathologists and medical examiners during autopsies or postmortem examinations.
Performs professional dental hygiene treatments.
Instructs, evaluates and supervises subordinate dental assistants in various dental procedures such as four-handed dentistry techniques, sterilization techniques, scheduling, appointment techniques, equipment selection and bookkeeping systems.
Performs advanced paraprofessional duties in a pharmacy; prepares complex parenteral medications and intravenous solutions.
Helps professional staff train pharmacy technicians and pharmacy students.
Operates a correctional aid station or clinic; supervises subordinate personnel.
Prepares complex specialized operating room instruments, sets power equipment and selects appropriate case carts for surgical procedures.
Processes contaminated medical/surgical diagnostic and treatment trays and operating room instruments.
Performs advanced-level, long-term electrocardiograph testing; identifies abnormalities and arrhythmias; edits tapes and compiles significant portions for physician's review.
Installs and maintains artificial kidney systems and dialysis-related equipment.
Assists in semiskilled nursing care under the direction of a registered nurse.
Maintains, calibrates, installs and tests electrical, mechanical or optical laboratory equipment; performs bacteriological and chemical tests and macro- and microserological procedures.

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 position.
Knowledge of the federal and state laws regulating procedures, materials and supplies used in the position.
Knowledge of interviewing and counseling practices.
Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, physiology or pharmacology as appropriate for the area of employment.
Skill in the safe operation of an ambulance.
Skill in operating and maintaining various kinds of equipment such as pharmaceutical equipment, surgical equipment, laboratory equipment, vision testing equipment, pathology equipment, electrocardiograph equipment, dialysis equipment or dental equipment.
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 communicate effectively.
Ability to perform precision tasks requiring good eye/hand coordination.
Ability to observe, instruct and evaluate students, assistants and other health care personnel.
Ability to work effectively with patients, students and staff members.

State Minimum Training and Experience

State Necessary Special Requirements:

Some positions require certification as an Emergency Medical Technician in South Carolina.Some positions require possession of a valid driver's license.Some positions require certification as an Ophthalmic Technician by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology.Some positions require licensure by the South Carolina Board of Dentistry.Some positions require certification as a dental assistant by the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc.Some positions require successful completion of the South Carolina Society of Hospital Pharmacists' technician certification exam.

Minimum Requirements:

(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 one year experience or training within the specific work area. Some positions require licensure by the South Carolina Board of Dentistry. Some positions require certification as a dental assistant by the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc.
4451 Dental Assistant II
A high school diploma and two years of dental assisting experience. Certification in Radiation Safety required for positions responsible for dental x-rays. (Special Hire Rate $25,310)

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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