TAFE NSW

Certificate IV in Medical Practice Assisting - HLT47715

TAFE NSW

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

This qualification reflects the role of medical practice assistants whose work includes a broad range of administrative functions combined with tasks to support medical practitioners in the delivery of care to clients. These tasks are completed under the direct or indirect supervision of a medical practitioner.A medical practice assistant may work under the supervision of a health care professional other than a medical practitioner, but this should only occur where:the health care professional is in the same practice as the medical practitioner and the medical practitioner has agreed to the other health care professional providing the supervisionA registered nurse must accept or refuse responsibility for supervision of an activity of a medical practice assistant, according to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) Decision-making framework. An enrolled nurse cannot provide supervision.No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Structure

  • 23 units: 19 core
  • 4 elective

Subjects

  • Communicate and work in health or community services
  • Take clinical measurements
  • Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
  • Manage patient recordkeeping system
  • Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
  • Maintain medication stocks
  • Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • Work with diverse people
  • Collect pathology specimens other than blood
  • Handle mail
  • Maintain patient records
  • Confirm physical health status
  • Organise schedules
  • Implement workplace information system
  • Prepare and process medical accounts
  • Perform venous blood collections
  • Facilitate a coordinated approach to client care
  • Identify and respond to clinical risks in pathology collection
  • Support continuous improvement systems and processes
  • Support health professional in the delivery of care
  • Manage first aid services and resources
  • Deliver and monitor a service to customers
  • Provide advanced first aid
  • Administer and coordinate Telehealth services
  • Maintain work health and safety
  • Manage Telehealth technology
  • Design and produce business documents
  • Work legally and ethically
  • Handle medical specimens
  • Maintain financial records
  • Provide first aid
  • Process reusable medical devices and equipment
  • Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • Perform electrocardiography (ECG)
  • Plan and implement administrative systems

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
OTEN (Open Training Education Network) No
  • Online/Off-campus : 2 years

Fee comments

Campuses: OTEN (Open Training Education Network).

Please ensure you also read and understand the associated fee policies and conditions related to withdrawal from a course, applying for a refund of fees, applying for a deferral to your studies and if you are behind in payment of instalments.

Further information

A registered nurse must accept or refuse responsibility for supervision of an activity of a medical practice assistant, according to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) Decision-making framework. An enrolled nurse cannot provide supervision.

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