Under direct supervision, assists medical personnel with the clinical
and clerical responsibilities of patient care.
1. Elicits and documents patient's chief complaint.
2. Prepares patient and assists with examination.
3. Performs routine office testing such as blood pressure, vision,
hearing, urinalysis, electrocardiogram, rapid strep screen,
dextrostix, and spun hematocrit.
4. Assists with minor surgical and other procedures such as
sigmoidoscopy, colposcopy, liquid nitrogen therapy and pelvic
5. Prepares and administers medications including injections as
directed. Keeps records of medication given.
6. Assists with clarification of patient instructions on diagnostic
test preparation and medication administration.
7. Draws blood, collects and processes laboratory specimens, and
8. Prepares and maintains examination and treatment areas including
necessary supplies. Sterilizes instruments and equipment.
9. Performs clerical duties such as answering phones, greeting and
directing clients, scheduling and monitoring appointments,
obtaining and processing information.
Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a
representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of
this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific
duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED and successful completion of an
accredited program for Medical Assistants.
General knowledge of the principles of aseptic techniques and
infection control including blood and body fluid precautions. General
knowledge, skill and ability to administer medications, assist with
treatments, and operate medical equipment. General knowledge of and
ability to meet the requirements for compliance with confidentiality
of records and communications regarding clients. Skill and ability to
use aseptic and sterile techniques; to interact with the public,
health care providers, agencies and facilities. Ability to perform
extensive standing and walking; to communicate effectively both orally
and in writing; to operate standard office equipment.
OTHER: Except for qualifications established by law, additional
related experience and formal education in which one has gained the
knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the
work of the job class may be substituted for the education or
experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college
credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Candidates selected for employment may be subject to medical inquiries
and/or medical examinations to determine ability to perform the job.
Employees in this job class may be subject to pre-employment and
random drug testing.