National Occupational Standards

ASSISTANT PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Assistant Physiotherapist work alongside qualified physiotherapists, assisting in the rehabilitation of patients suffering from reduced mobility. Key tasks of a Assistant Physiotherapist include setting up equipment, preparing clients for therapy and demonstrating mobility aids and exercises. Other duties may include keeping the department tidy and basic administration work.

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Assistant Physiotherapist HSS/ Q 7701 4 700 hrs 500 hrs. 200 hrs.

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ANAESTHESIA TECHNICIAN

Individuals in this job provide support to anaesthesia providers in the acquisition, preparation and application of the equipment and supplies required for the administration of anaesthesia.

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Anaesthasia Technician HSS/ Q 2501 4 1200 hrs 800 hrs. 400 hrs.

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BLOOD BANK TECHNICIAN

Blood Bank Technicians work in a lab to collect, label and store blood. The blood bank technicians test samples to screen potential donors, store blood, draws and maintain documentation and records. They make patients comfortable during the procedure and monitor their vital signs. They also check compatibility blood before issuing it out for transfusion.

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Blood Bank Technician HSS/ Q 2601 4 1000 hrs 600 hrs. 400 hrs.

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Cardiac Care Technician (CCT)

Cardiac Care Technician (CCT) is a health care specialist who supports cardiologist in diagnosing and treatment of ailments of the human heart.. Individuals in this job assist in performing invasive and noninvasive diagnostic examinations and therapeutic interventions of the heart and/ or blood vessels at the request or direction of a provider.

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Cardiac Care Technician HSS/Q0101 4 1500 hrs. 840 hrs. 660 hrs.

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DENTAL ASSISTANT

Dental Assistant provides support to the dentist to perform dental procedures in a timely, efficient and safe manner. Dental assistant prepares for and supports patients for treatment, and assists the Dentist with clinical procedures.

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Dental Assistant HSS/Q2401 4 700 hrs. 510 hrs. 190 hrs.

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DIABETES EDUCATOR

Diabetes Educator: Health professionals involved in the care of people with diabetes through communication, counselling and education. Individuals in this job are involved in understanding the impact of health behavior and lifestyle on acute and chronic problems of diabetes and provide a comprehensive, cost effective and self-care management plan.

Qualification Pack Title QP ID. Proposed NSQF level Notional hours Class Room & Skill Lab Training OJT/ Clinical/ Lab Training
Diabetes Educator HSS/Q8701 4 360 240 hrs. 120 hrs.

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DIET ASSISTANT

The DA assists a registered Diet in planning, preparing and serving meals to patients with specific dietary and nutritional needs. The DA is also known as Dietetic Assistant or Dietary Assistant. Some of the key responsibilities of the Diet Assistant include diet preparation, diet regulations, food handling, safety and sanitary standards and certain administrative functions.

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Diet Assistant HSS/Q5201 4 480 hrs 300 hrs. 180 hrs.

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DIALYSIS TECHNCIAN

Dialysis Technician operates machines and perform dialysis on patients with acute or chronic kidney failure. They work under the supervision of physicians and nurses, primarily in hospitals, clinics, dialysis centers/facilities, some nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and long term care facilities. They are responsible for the operation, cleaning, and sterilization of the dialysis machines. Dialysis Technicians give patients important medical, technical, social and emotional support and also provide vital information on patient conditions to nurses, doctors, and other medical staff.

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Dialysis Technician HSS/Q2701 4 1400 hrs 800 hrs. 600 hrs.

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EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNCIAN- ADVANCED

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Advanced in the Healthcare Industry is also known as a lifesaver or paramedic. EMT-Advanced has more training and internship requirements than the EMT-Basic and can undertake additional tasks, administer a greater range of medication and perform more procedures. Individuals at this job need to provide emergency medical support and care to individuals who are critically ill or injured and transport them to a medical facility within stipulated time limits.

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Emergency Medical Technician-Advanced HSS/Q2302 5 1000 hrs 750 hrs. 250 hrs.

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EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNCIAN- BASIC

Individuals at this job need to provide emergency medical support and care to individuals who are critically ill or injured and transport them to a medical facility within stipulated time limits.

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Emergency Medical Technician-Basic HSS/Q2301 4 360 hrs 240 hrs. 120 hrs.

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FRONTLINE HEALTH WORKER

Individuals in this job provide support to Allied health workers engaged in National health programmes, act as health counsellors to local communities and provide healthcare services.

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Front Line Health Worker HSS/ Q 8601 3 425 hrs 225 hrs. 200 hrs.

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GENERAL DUTY ASSISTANT

(GDA) are also known as “Nursing Care Assistant”, “Nursing Assistant” , “Nursing Aide”, “Bedside Assistant” or “Orderlies” when working in a hospital environment. Individual on the job provides patient care and help maintain a suitable environment. Some of the key responsibilities of the General Duty Assistant are to provide patient’s daily care, patient’s comfort, patient’s safety and patient’s health needs.

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General Duty Assistant HSS/Q5101 4 420 hrs 240 hrs. 180 hrs.

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HISTOTECHNICIAN

Histotechnician process and prepare tissue specimens from surgery and other patient service areas. The HTL prepares tissue blocks and slides with skill and accuracy for evaluation by Pathologists. The Histotechnician must continually employ judgment gained from knowledge, practice, and experience to adjust technique for proficient execution of the manual skills of microtomy, embedding and staining. The HTL must demonstrate knowledge of tissue specimens, anatomy and dissection techniques.

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Histotechnician HSS/ Q 0401 5 1200 hrs 800 hrs. 400 hrs.

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HOME HEALTH AIDE

HHAs are also known as Home Health Provider and Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAP). They provide routine individualized healthcare to the elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities at the patient's home. Monitor or report changes in health status. Provide personal care such as bathing, dressing, and grooming of patient.

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Home Health Aide HSS/Q5102 4 360 hrs 240 hrs. 120 hrs.

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MEDICAL RECORDS AND HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNICIAN

Medical Records and Health information Technician compile, process, and maintain medical records of hospital and clinic patients in a manner consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements of the health care system. They process, maintain, compile, and report patient information for health requirements and standards in a manner consistent with the healthcare industry's numerical coding system.

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Medical Records and Health Information Technician HSS/Q5501 4 1000 hrs 600 hrs. 400 hrs.

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MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN

The Medical laboratory technicians perform complex tests for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. These professionals are responsible for supporting and assisting doctors/ scientists in their day to day working in a variety of roles. They function as the main support to biomedical scientists in pathology laboratories.

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Medical Laboratory Technician HSS/Q0301 4 2000 hrs 1500 hrs. 500 hrs.

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OPERATING THEATRE TECHNCIAN

Operating Theatre Technician - (OTT): They prepare and maintain operating theatres and equipment, and assist surgical and anesthetic teams during operations. They are also known as “Operation Room Technician”, “Scrubs”, or “Operating Theatre Assistants” when working in a hospital environment. Some of the key responsibilities of the Operating Theatre Technician are transport patients, preparing operating room for surgery, set up, check, connect and adjust surgical equipment, technical assistance to surgeons, clean & restock the operating room, arranging instrument, supplies and equipment according to instruction and position patients for surgery.

Qualification Pack Title QP ID. Proposed NSQF level Notional hours Class Room & Skill Lab Training OJT/ Clinical/ Lab Training
Operating Theatre Technician HSS/ Q 2601 4 1200 800 hrs. 400 hrs.

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PHARMACY ASSISTANT

Pharmacy Assistant in the Healthcare Industry is also known as a Pharmacy Technician and Pharmaceutical Care Associate. Pharmacy Assistants work under the direct supervision of a registered pharmacist and perform many pharmacy-related functions. They refer any questions regarding prescriptions, drug information, or health matters to a pharmacist. Technicians review prescriptions or requests for refills that they receive from patients and nurse.

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Pharmacy Assistant HSS/Q 5401 4 425 hrs 200 hrs. 225 hrs.

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PHLEBOTOMY TECHNCIAN

Individuals in this job need to draw quality blood samples from patients and prepare those specimens for medical testing.

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Phlebotomy Technician HSS/Q0501 3 600 hrs 360 hrs. 240 hrs.

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RADIOLOGY TECHNICIAN

Radiology Technicians perform diagnostic imaging examinations such as X-rays, CT and MRI scans under the guidance of a Radiologist. Radiology Technicians are responsible for preparing patients and operating equipment for the test/tests, besides keeping patient records, adjusting equipment’s based on patient need and test recommended and maintaining equipment.

Qualification Pack Title QP ID. Proposed NSQF level Notional hours Class Room & Skill Lab Training OJT/ Clinical/ Lab Training
Radiology Technician HSS/Q0201 4 1500 hrs. 840 hrs. 660 hrs.

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REFRACTIONIST

Refractionist in the healthcare industry is also known as Ophthalmic Assistant. Refractionist provides vision care and refraction under the supervision of an ophthalmologist. They assist with taking patient histories, performing diagnostic tests and procedures, dispensing optical prescription and maintaining records.

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Refractionist HSS/ Q 3002 4 1200 hrs 800 hrs. 400 hrs.

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SPEECH & AUDIO THERAPY ASSISTANT

Speech & Audio Therapy Assistant work in numerous settings, including schools, hospitals, clinics and long-term health care facilities. They perform under supervision of speech & audio pathologists for providing assistance in screening, identifying, assessing, diagnosing, referring, and counselling to persons with articulation, fluency, voice, language, communication, hearing, swallowing, and related disabilities under the guidance and supervision of therapist.

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Speech Audio Therapy Assistant HSS / Q 7601 4 1000 hrs 600 hrs. 400 hrs.

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VISION TECHNICIAN

Vision Technician performs administrative and certain clinical duties. Administrative duties include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records and clinical duties include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, and dispensing ophthalmic prescription.

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Vision Technician HSS/Q3001 3 425 hrs 225 hrs. 200 hrs.

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X-RAY TECHNICIAN

Individuals at this job need to create X-ray images of parts of the human body using radiographic equipment under the guidance and supervision of Radiologist . They explain medical imaging procedure, prepare X-ray room & patient for procedure, operate & maintain X-ray machine, record radiological supplies, prepare report & document under Radiologist’s guidance, maintain records and carry out other administrative jobs as needed in the department.

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X- ray Technician HSS/Q0701 4 600 hrs 360 hrs. 240 hrs.

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DENTO ORAL HYGIENIST

Dento Oral Hygienist is a dental allied professional who provides preventive oral health, typically focusing on techniques in oral hygiene. Some of the key responsibilities of the Dento Oral Hygienists are to remove plaque and clean and polish teeth using scaling instruments and a rotating polisher. They apply decay preventive agents such as fluorides and sealants, chart medical and dental histories, and take and develop dental patients, take a medical history.

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DENTAL TECHNICIAN

Dental Technician works closely with and in direction from Dentist to fabricate dental prostheses to replace or restore missing or damaged teeth. They work in conjunction with dentist, but have little contact with patients.

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MEDICAL EQUIPMENT TECHNICIAN (BASIC CLINICAL EQUIPMENT)

Medical Equipment Technician (Basic Clinical Equipment) install, maintain and repair patient care equipment. They perform inspection, installation, and preventative maintenance of general clinical equipment, including appropriate documentation for all service activities and training the hospital staff.

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Medical Equipment Technician (Basic Clinical Equipment) HSS/ Q 5601 3 600 hrs 360 hrs. 240 hrs.

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