DH-Medical Aide II
State of Mississippi - Mississippi

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This is a trained Department of Health Medical Aide non-professional level in which the employee functions as a member of a health team by assisting health professionals in their provision of direct patient health care services. Work includes assistance with medical examinations, the collection of specific patient health data, documentation of patient information, and the completion of specific direct county health department/in-home patient care. Work is performed under the supervision of a DH-Medical Aide II or a registered nurse. Supervisory responsibilities are not assigned to this job class.

Examples of Work:
Examples of work performed in this classification include, but are not limited to, the following:

Collects blood specimens for clinical tests such as sickle cell anemia. Collects blood specimens and completes tests for hematocrit/hemoglobin.

Conducts urine, stool, and sputum specimens for clinical tests.

Ensures patients are prepared for medical examinations or the administration of treatment or tests by professional medical staff; provides assistance to staff in the physical examination of patients.

Performs personal hygiene care such as bathing, shaving, brushing teeth, and providing nail and hair care for home bound patients.

Turns and positions non-ambulatory patients, changes bed linens and clothing, and administers enemas to patients as prescribed by a physician.

Assists nurses in completing technical procedures such as the replacement of catheters.

Maintains inventory records of medications, literature, forms, and clinic/home health supplies and advises appropriate staff of items to be ordered.

Compiles routine non-technical reports regarding patient behavior, activities and/or signs of changes in diagnosed conditions, and the observation of undiagnosed conditions.

Ensures clinic examination rooms are prepared for medical examinations and sufficient instruments and supplies are available.

Cleans and sterilizes instruments after completion of examinations.

Labels and packages specimens, cultures, and blood samples for mailing to the laboratory.

Interviews and records patient health history and present conditions; checks and records vital signs such as blood pressure, temperature, pulse and respiration; measures and plots height, weight, and head circumference on growth charts.

Attends and participates in all related in-service training sessions.

Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
These minimum qualifications have been agreed upon by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in this job class and are based upon a job analysis and the essential functions. However, if a candidate believes he/she is qualified for the job although he/she does not have the minimum qualifications set forth below, he/she may request special consideration through substitution of related education and experience, demonstrating the ability to perform the essential functions of the position. Any request to substitute related education or experience for minimum qualifications must be addressed to the State Personnel Board in writing, identifying the related education and experience which demonstrates the candidate's ability to perform all essential functions of the position.

Graduation from a standard four-year high school or equivalent (GED);


Completion of a Medical Aide Training Program from an accredited college, university, trade school, or medical institution;


One (1) year of experience directly related to the described duties.


Graduation from a standard four-year high school or equivalent (GED);


Three (3) years of experience directly related to the described duties.

Special Requirements:
Applicants shall provide a copy of a valid Medical Aide Training certificate, where applicable. Incumbent must possess a valid Driver's License from Mississippi or a contiguous state.

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