About the Role
A medical assistant works under the supervision of a health care professional and carries out administrative and front desk duties and clinical-assist duties, working closely with doctors and other medical professionals to care for patients. They often assist with a wide range of treatment room procedures. A medical assistant can work at hospitals, doctor offices, medical clinics and other facilities.
Key Industries for employment opportunities are:
Health Care and Social Assistance, Public Administration and Safety, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Education and Training.
Salary Expectation: $71,466 (average annual salary)
Qualifications, Training, Licenses
Certificate IV in Medical Practice Assisting (no entry requirements).
Course is competency-based and can be completed through a privately operated RTO or as part of a government-subsidised traineeship offered by TAFE.
Meet NSW Health’s requirements.
Aged Care Workers: required to undertake a Federal Criminal Record Check.
Child-related work: require a current Working with Children Check with the (Office of Children’s Guardian).
Knowledge & Capabilities
Capable of confirming physical health status of patients and facilitate a coordinated approach to the care of patients
Assist with clinical measurements and procedures
Manage emergency cases and challenging patient behaviour
Apply first aid
Handle laboratory specimens
Comply with infection control policies and procedures
Clean re-usable instruments and equipment
Maintain medication stocks
Pathway - Formal
Certificate in Medical Practice Assisting (HLT43307).