Medical Assistant

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

World Capabilities

Customer Centric

Socially Intelligent

Collaborative Connector

Pathway - Formal

Certificate in Medical Practice Assisting (HLT43307).