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MEDICAL ASSISTANT
20300
(Competitive)


DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS

This position exists involves performing a variety of tasks to assist professional health care personnel in the conduct of examinations in a clinic. Incumbents prepare the clinic site, perform clerical processing of patients' records and conduct routine medical screening tests prior to the examination. The work

is performed under the general supervision of a higher level administrative or clinical staff member while following prescribed procedures and policies. Does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES

Assists employees in filling out necessary medical forms.

Schedules pre-employment physical exams and appointments.

Performs pre-employment drug testing.

Assists in conducting height, weight and eye exams as needed.

Assists in preparing for routine physical exams as needed.

Assists in checking blood pressure, pulse and urines specimens as needed.

Maintains diagnostic, treatment and related records.

May oversee self-administered oral immunizations.

May draw blood.

Inventories and orders supplies.

Answers phones, provides general information and forwards calls as appropriate.

Documents medical information and enters data into medical record as necessary.

Files employees' charts, records and related materials.

Obtains basic medical history and gives basic education regarding specific condition.

Enters information into computer system

Prepares memos and notices as directed by supervisor.





FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Good knowledge of medical terminology.

Good knowledge of modem office terminology, practices and procedures.

Ability to perform a number of routine medical screening tests.

Ability to prepare and maintain medical records.

Ability to establish rapport with patients, employees and families.

Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

Tact.

Courtesy.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered College or University with an Associate's Degree in Medical Assisting Technology; or, a Certificate in Medical Assisting Technology or closely related field.

11/2012 Date of Original Composition