Medical Technician ANZSCO

Where these jobs are in Australia

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Source from: https://labourmarketinsights.gov.au/occupation-profile/medical-technicians?occupationCode=3112

 

Job Summary of this Unit Group:

Medical Technicians operate anaesthetic, cardiac, operating theatre and medical testing equipment, perform and assist with laboratory tests, and fill prescriptions in support of Health Professionals.

 

Requisite Education:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma, or at least three years of experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Diploma, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

 

Whether the Education can be substituted with experience:

  • In some instances, relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

 

Detailed Tasks:

  • operating equipment used in diagnosing and monitoring disorders of the heart, lungs, kidneys, nervous system and hearing, and in anaesthesia
  • undertaking and assisting with medical analytical procedures and assisting Anaesthetists and surgical teams
  • recording the electrical activity of the heart, from which the heart rate is measured, and pattern and rhythm interpreted
  • taking, collecting and labelling blood, urine and other samples from patients
  • preparing and staining slides and tissue sections for blood and histological examination
  • performing diagnostic tests on tissues and body fluids and analysing the chemical constituents of blood, urine, faeces and tissues
  • testing for diseases by looking for the presence of antibodies and the products of immune response in samples
  • setting up, checking and maintaining operating theatres, anaesthetic workstations, life support machines and associated equipment
  • referring prescriptions to Pharmacists and assisting in preparing medications
  • operating and maintaining  equipment used in diagnosing and monitoring of breathing or sleep disorders

 

311211 Anaesthetic Technician ANZSCO

Prepares and maintains anaesthetic equipment for operating theatres or clinics, and assists Anaesthetists during anaesthetic procedures.

Skill Level: 2

Skilled Occupations List: Short Term

 

311212 Cardiac Technician ANZSCO

Conducts tests on patients to record heart activity using specialised equipment, recording devices and laboratory instruments in support of Cardiologists and other Medical Practitioners engaged in diagnosing, monitoring and treating heart disease.

Skill Level: 2. (Note: The specialisation Cardiac Technologist is Skill Level 1)

Skilled Occupations List: Short Term

Specialisations:

  • Cardiac Technologist
  • Electrocardiographic Technician

 

311213 Medical Laboratory Technician ANZSCO

Performs routine medical laboratory tests and operates diagnostic laboratory equipment under the supervision of Medical Laboratory Scientists and Pathologists. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 2

Skilled Occupations List: Short Term

Alternative Title:

  • Medical Laboratory Technical Officer

 

311214 Operating Theatre Technician ANZSCO

Prepares and maintains an operating theatre and its equipment, assists the surgical team during operations and provides support to patients in the recovery room.

Requisite Education for Phlebotomist and Operating Theatre Technician:

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

Registration or licensing may be required.

Whether the Education can be substituted with experience:
  • In some instances, relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Skill Level: 3

Skilled Occupations List: Regional

Caveat 10:

The position is not located in regional Australia (within the meaning of subregulation 5.19(16) of the Regulations).

 

311215 Pharmacy Technician ANZSCO

Fills and labels patients’ prescriptions under the supervision of a Pharmacist. May record details of, place orders for, take stock of, and store medications and medical supplies and deliver them to patients.

Skill Level: 2

Skilled Occupations List: Short Term

Alternative Title:

  • Dispensary Technician

 

311216 Pathology Collector / Phlebotomist ANZSCO

Extracts, collects, labels and preserves blood and other specimens from patients for laboratory analysis.

Requisite Education for Pathology Collector / Phlebotomist:

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

Registration or licensing may be required.

Whether the Education can be substituted with experience:
  • In some instances, relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Skill Level: 3

Skilled Occupations List: Regional

Alternative Title:

  • Specimen Collector

Specialisation:

  • Blood Collector

Caveat 10:

The position is not located in regional Australia (within the meaning of subregulation 5.19(16) of the Regulations).

 

311217 Respiratory Technician ANZSCO

Performs routine lung function tests; uses and maintains diagnostic equipment under the supervision of Respiratory Scientists. Monitors patients on ventilation or those undergoing sleep studies.

Skill Level: 2

Skilled Occupations List: N/A

Alternative Title:

  • Sleep Technician

Specialisation:

  • Neurophysiological Technician

 

311299 Medical Technicians nec ANZSCO

This occupation group covers Medical Technicians not elsewhere classified.

Skill Level: 2

Skilled Occupations List: Short Term

Occupations in this group include:

  • Audiometrist
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Electroencephalographic Technician
  • Mortuary Technician
  • Neurophysiological Technician
  • Ophthalmic Technician
  • Orthotic and Prosthetic Technician
  • Perfusionist
  • Renal Technician

 


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