STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group A05

Class No. 4383

MEDICAL TECHNICIAN I

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs entry-level patient care work. Work involves observing patients, assisting patients in eating and performing hygiene functions, transporting patients, and cleaning units.  Works under close supervision, with minimal latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Observes, records, and reports changes in patients’ conditions.

Takes and records patients’ vital signs.

Transports patients to treatment units as necessary.

Provides direct care for patients, including distributing and picking up food trays and feeding patients as appropriate. 

Provides assistance in turning and repositioning patients as needed. 

Distributes linens and makes beds, cleans units after patient discharge, prepares rooms for new admissions, and cleans non-direct care areas.

Responds to patient assistance calls.

Maintains supply levels.

Performs nursing functions as appropriate.

Assists patients in bathing and performing other hygiene functions.

Assists medical and paramedical staff in performing procedures and therapeutic activities.

Assists in admitting, transferring, and discharging patients.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience in health care or patient care work. Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of the principles and practices of patient care, and of customer service principles and practices.

Skill in the operation of therapeutic equipment and other tools used in patient care, and in the use of a computer and applicable software.  

Ability to plan, assess, and provide patient care; and to communicate effectively.


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Revised 9-1-17