Medical/Nursing Assistant - Advanced

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Greenville, SOUTH CAROLINA
Deadline: 01 Dec 2020

Position Details

Working Title Medical/Nursing Assistant - Advanced
Position Number T14106
Department HSH BSOM Cardiovascular Science
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Division Health Sciences
Classification Title
Competency Level 3 - Advanced
Number of Vacancies 1
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.00
Hourly Salary Rate/Range $11.23 - $19.41
Work Schedule M-F 8am-5pm, may vary
Position Location (City) Greenville
Position Type Temporary Staff
Job Category Staff - Medical
Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Brody School of Department at East Carolina University (ECU) is composed of 18 departments which function to: 1) provide health care for the citizens of eastern North Carolina; 2) educate primary care physicians to meet the health care needs of eastern North Carolina; and 3) make medical education available to minority and disadvantaged people. The Department of Cardiovascular Sciences (herein referred to as Cardiovascular Sciences or CVS) is the university’s newest department, and is a primary contributor to the School’s mission of medical education, patient care, research, and community service.
Playing an important role in the Brody School of Department’s academic group practice, the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences consists of the Department Chairman, two Medical Directors of Clinical Services, four leadership core units (Department Administrator, CVS Operations Committee/Section Chiefs, Nurse Administrator, and Vice Chairman and Director of Research), and seven clinical and educational divisions. The primary roles of education (students, residents, fellows and continuing medical education), clinical services (Structural Heart Disease, Electrophysiology & Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Primary and Secondary Prevention, and Vascular Diseases), research (clinical and basic bench research in cardiovascular clinical care, clinical trials to develop new treatments for cardiovascular disease, educational programs for local, regional, and national health care providers, and wellness and prevention programs), academic affairs/faculty development, and administration (business and clinical support services) are led by the Department Chairman and CVS Operations Committee. (Please reference organizational chart).
The clinical sections represented in Cardiovascular Diseases include: Structural Heart Disease, Electrophysiology & Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Primary and Secondary Prevention, and Vascular Diseases. There are currently 37 MD and PhD faculty members, 15 Fellows, and 16 Physician Extenders and Cardiovascular Sciences Technicians.
A clinical, administrative, and research support staff numbering nearly 100 CSS and SPA employees provides support to the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences’ faculty and learner groups. Subspecialty fellows (fully trained internists receiving training in a clinical subspecialty within Cardiovascular Sciences and Internal Department) currently number fifteen.
The majority of the department’s educational, clinical and research activities take place within the context of the East Carolina University Brody School of Department and the University Health Systems of Eastern North Carolina-Pitt County. The central component of the medical center will be the new East Carolina Heart Institute (ECHI). Designed to be a world-class cardiovascular destination offering state-of-the-art medical technology, education, and research in one location, the East Carolina Heart Institute is composed of three main partners ? Pitt County Memorial Hospital (PCMH), East Carolina University, and private practice practitioners. The new Institute is committed to superior patient care, collaborative research, and continuous training and education. The East Carolina Heart Institute is the umbrella name for the two facilities that make up the Institute

Job Duties

Patient Care – The MOA provides clinical care to patients in the clinic module by accompanying patients to rooms; interviewing and recording a brief history of the patient’s problems or needs; measuring and recording such parameters as height, weight, blood pressure, pulse and respiration rates; preparing patients for exams by the physician/provider; chaperoning during exams or treatments; reviewing/recording medications in addition to past and newly identified drug allergies, and reviewing the medical record for completeness prior to the physician’s examination. At the conclusion of the visit, the MOA may coordinate appointments or studies ordered by the physicians. The incumbent will also interface with patients via telephone communications regarding medical care and responses to treatments between office visits. The MOA will assist the lead nurse in maintaining inventories of medications, solutions, supplies and equipment; preparing and maintaining daily cleanliness of exam rooms equipment and instruments; and maintaining adequate patient care supply inventory for exam rooms.
Procedures and Treatments – The MOA will administer or assist in the administration of topical, oral and non-intravenous injectable medications as directed by the physician. The incumbent may assist in procedures to gain specimens for diagnostic purposes, e.g., pat smear proctoscopic exams, stress test with machine instruction, treadmill machine programming, and perform electrocardiograms/electrode placement, pulmonary function tests and pacemaker programming. Basic laboratory tests routinely encountered include finger stick glucose tests and dip-stick urinalysis. Additional assistance involves observation of any treatment and/or medication reactions and prompt, concise verbal/written communication of such findings to the physician or nurse.
Patient Education – The MOA provides limited patient (and interested family members), education for treatments and programs to promote compliance and understanding and to allay apprehension. In addition, this individual will assist the patient and family members, when applicable, In planning for self-care at home. The MOA will provide instructions, as directed by the physician, regarding proper use of medications, diet, prescribed home testing, blood pressure measurement, etc.


The ECU Brody School of Medicine is affiliated with Vidant Medical Center. Vidant Medical Center is the flagship hospital for Vidant Health and serves as the teaching hospital for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University.

Minimum Education/Experience

Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work. Certification through the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) is required.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education


License or Certification Required by the Department

Certification through the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) is required.

Special Instructions to Applicant
  • Please ensure your full range of knowledge, skills, abilities, experience and education are listed on your application. Do not write ‘see resume’ on your application when completing the job duties section.
  • If you answer the questions at the end of the application, please ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills, abilities and experiences to support your answers (see job duties section of previous employment).
  • Failure to answer the questions at the end of the application will not preclude your application from being considered but may result in your application not receiving full consideration of your knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • All applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on the closing date indicated.
Job Open Date 09/28/2020
Job Close Date 12/01/2020
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