MEDICAL ASSISTANT (SPANISH SPEAKING) 2610
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
An employee in this class performs para-professional work, or assists medical providers in conducting medical examinations of patients in health centers or related health programs. The work differs from that of a Medical Assistant in that the incumbent is also responsible for communicating with Spanish-speaking persons in Spanish and assisting them in their contacts with the department. Work includes performing various preliminary medical screenings tests and clerical duties. The incumbent's performance is supervised and subject to review by professional supervisors. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Interviews clients, including Spanish-speaking, to obtain medical history and records information on charts;
Takes blood pressure and pulse, tests urine specimens, draws blood samples and checks height, weight and vision to prepare client for complete physical examination by medical providers;
Conducts electrocardiograph, hearing and pulmonary function examinations;
Sets up examining rooms and tables; sterilizes and cleans equipment;
Makes appointments, maintains records and prepares correspondence and reports;
May administer written psychological examinations to employees in specialized employment.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Working knowledge of medical office policies and procedures; working knowledge of medical terminology, medical instruments and equipment and their applicability and uses; skill in the use of sphygmomanometer, electrocardiograph, audiometer, spirometer and vision-testing equipment; ability to safely draw intravenous blood; ability to deal effectively with clients in a tactful and courteous manner; ability to speak and understand fluent Spanish; ability to maintain records and prepare reports; ability to follow oral and written instructions; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
Graduation from a standard senior high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and one (1) year of experience in a position which involved assisting with medical treatment or in the examination of patients, and included the performance of intravenous blood drawing.
NOTE: Either satisfactory completion of a medical assistant program from a State licensed school; or, a school or program accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education; or, a NY State or Regionally accredited college or university may be substituted for the one (1) year of required experience.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
There will be a qualifying Spanish language examination.