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EC30 - Technical Medical Associate III

Band 6  


State Specifications:

General Nature of Work:

Supervises the technical operation of a large department, laboratory or clinic; performs advanced diagnostic procedures.

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.)

Supervises technologists in the operation of a cardiovascular laboratory, a non-invasive laboratory, a nuclear medicine laboratory, a research laboratory or a large X-ray department or clinic.
Performs advanced diagnostic procedures.
Assists in the training of technicians and students.
Orders and maintains supplies and equipment.
Develops and monitors budget.

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 anatomy, physiology, chemistry, biology or physics.
Knowledge of the basic principles of leadership and team building.
Skill in the operation and maintenance of various types of equipment such as cardiovascular equipment, sonographic equipment, X-ray equipment, histology equipment and precision measuring equipment.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to exercise initiative and make independent decisions.
Ability to supervise and train subordinate personnel.
Ability to plan and organize the unit's operations.

State Minimum Training and Experience

State Necessary Special Requirements:

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 three years experience or training within the specific work area.

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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