EC20 - Technical Medical Associate I
General Nature of Work:
Performs technical work using specialized equipment in a laboratory or clinic; conducts education programs; provides basic life support to critically-ill patients being transported via helicopter or ambulance; maintains, repairs and modifies a variety of
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.)
Fabricates and repairs dental prosthetic restorations.
Constructs and repairs dental appliances; assists in the treatment of maxillofacial patients.
Administers routine respiratory therapy treatment.
Operates blood gas analyzer and performs basic pulmonary function tests.
Conducts educational programs in dental hygiene for school children, dental students and other client groups; performs dental hygienist duties.
Operates X-ray equipment; assists in performing specialized X-ray procedures.
Assists in the design, fabrication or modification of electronic laboratory instruments.
Processes tissue for microscopic examination; stains and sorts microscopic slides; provides skilled histological technical support to professional personnel.
Provides basic life-sustaining treatment to critically ill patients being transported via helicopter or ambulance to the MUSC Medical Center.
Operates, maintains, repairs and performs simple modifications of electronic, and mechanical equipment.
Performs standard and complex electroneurodiagnostic examinations; operates and maintains laboratory equipment; collects information pertinent to interpretation of examinations.
Operates scanners and gamma cameras and positions patients for scheduled organ imaging procedures.
Performs in-vivo lab and radioimmunoassay 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 one must use in the position.
Knowledge of modern methods and techniques in fabricating and repairing dental appliances.
Knowledge of anatomy, physiology, hygiene, chemistry, biology or physics.
Knowledge of the basic principles of leadership and team building.
Knowledge of the theories and principles of electronics and mechanical and electrical circuitry.
Skill in the operation and maintenance of various types of equipment such as dental equipment, respiratory therapy equipment, electron microscopes, X-ray equipment, histology equipment and electroneurodiagnostic equipment.
Ability to control the distribution of supplies, materials and equipment and maintain appropriate records.
Ability to lift moderately heavy items (approximately 30 pounds) and engage in a considerable amount of walking, standing and bending.
Ability to perform arithmetic.
Ability to pay attention to detail, maintain high levels of concentration, work under pressure and meet deadlines.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to interact effectively with severely ill patients, patients' families and medical personnel.
Ability to exercise initiative and make independent decisions.
Ability to develop and present educational material to groups and individuals.
Ability to read, write and follow detailed written and oral instructions.
Ability to train subordinate personnel.
Ability to perceive colors correctly and have eyesight sufficient to permit extended microscopic examinations.
Ability to perform precision tasks requiring good eye/hand coordination.
State Minimum Training and Experience
State Necessary Special Requirements:
Some positions require licensure by the South Carolina Board of Dentistry.In Some positions, an individual's weight cannot exceed 5 percent of the maximum weight-to-height standard as established by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.Some positions require certification as a paramedic by the State of South Carolina and certification in BCLS, ACLS and BTLS.
(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 additional training and certification within the specific work area. Some positions require licensure by the South Carolina Board of Denistry. Some positions require certification in BCLS, ACLS and BTLS.
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MUSC Physical Requirements: