Open Training & Education Network

Certificate IV in Medical Practice Assisting

HLT47715

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This starter certificate prepares you for an entry level role in health providing administrative support to medical practitioners in the delivery of patient care.

There are multiple ways to study Certificate IV in Medical Practice Assisting with Open Training & Education Network

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How it works

Entry Requirements
None
Recognition
Nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework.
Assessment
Coursework, assessment
Work Placement
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Course Overview

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 supervision

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.

  • Medical Receptionist
  • Medical Secretary
  • Medical practice assistant

Course Content

To obtain a Certificate IV in Medical Practice Assisting with Open Training & Education Network, you’ll need to complete some or all of the following units of study successfully. Units may vary or change so check with the provider before enrolling.

A total of 23 Study Units must be completed to attain this qualification.

Core Units

19 Core Units must be completed to attain this qualification.

  • Organise schedules
    BSBADM307

  • Implement workplace information system
    BSBINM401

  • Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
    BSBMED301

  • Prepare and process medical accounts
    BSBMED302

  • Maintain patient records
    BSBMED303

  • Communicate and work in health or community services
    CHCCOM005

  • Work with diverse people
    CHCDIV001

  • Work legally and ethically
    CHCLEG001

  • Confirm physical health status
    HLTAAP002

  • Provide first aid
    HLTAID003

  • Manage first aid services and resources
    HLTAID008

  • Perform electrocardiography (ECG)
    HLTCAR001

  • Take clinical measurements
    HLTHPS001

  • Support health professional in the delivery of care
    HLTHPS002

  • Maintain medication stocks
    HLTHPS003

  • Handle medical specimens
    HLTHPS005

  • Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
    HLTINF001

  • Process reusable medical devices and equipment
    HLTINF002

  • Maintain work health and safety
    HLTWHS003

Elective Units

4 Elective Units must be completed to attain this qualification.

  • Deliver and monitor a service to customers
    BSBCUS301

  • Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
    CHCCCS020

  • Reflect on and improve own professional practice
    CHCPRP003

  • Collect pathology specimens other than blood
    HLTPAT004

Course Provider

OTEN is part of the award winning TAFE NSW - Western Sydney Institute, national winner of the 2010 Large Training Provider and 2011 Skills for Sustainability at the Australian Training Awards. We offer world-class distance education services and products to more than

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