Qualification Pack - National Occupational Standards (QP-NOS)

These are standards registered under National Qualification Registry (NQR). These are standard documents validated by stakeholders from industry, academia and associations pan India. National Occupational Standards (NOS) describe best practices by bringing together performance criteria, knowledge and skills pertaining to a job role. A set of NOSs related to a specific job role is called Qualification Pack (QP). Qualification Pack for every Job Role is pegged at a NSQF Level. For other resources like participant handbook, facilitator guide, equipment list, etc., please write to hsscst@healthcare-ssc.in.

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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DIABETES ASSISTANT

A Diabetes Assistant assists the physician in developing a comprehensive, cost effective and Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) plan for individuals suffering from pre-diabetic and diabetic symptoms. The candidate is involved in imparting the understanding of the effects of healthy behavior and lifestyle on acute and chronic problems related to diabetes.

QP Name QP ID. NSQF Level Notional Hours Class and Skill Lab training OJT/Clinic/Lab Training Hours
Diabetes Assistant HSS/Q8703 4 1500 500 1000

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DIETETIC AIDE

The Dietetic Aide works under the supervision of a registered Dietician. The individual's responsibilities include preparing and serving meals to patients with specific dietary and nutritional needs, complying with diet regulations and food handling practices, maintaining safety and sanitary standards, and performing certain administrative functions.

QP Name QP ID. NSQF Level Notional Hours Class and Skill Lab training OJT/Clinic/Lab Training Hours
Dietetic Aide HSS/Q5201, v2.0 3 1000 300 700

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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.

Qualification Pack Title QP ID. Proposed NSQF level Notional hours Class Room & Skill Lab Training OJT/ Clinical/ Lab Training
Diet Assistant HSS/Q5201 4 480 hrs 300 hrs. 180 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.

Qualification Pack Title QP ID. Proposed NSQF level Notional hours Class Room & Skill Lab Training OJT/ Clinical/ Lab Training
Emergency Medical Technician-Basic HSS/Q2301 4 360 hrs 240 hrs. 120 hrs.

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GENERAL DUTY ASSISTANT

Individuals in this job provide patient care and assist in preparing patient’s unit. Some of the key responsibilities of a General Duty Assistant are to provide personal care, comfort and assistance in fulfilling the nutritional and elimination needs of the patient while ensuring their safety.

QP Name QP ID. NSQF Level Notional Hours Class and Skill Lab training OJT/Clinic/Lab Training Hours
General Duty Assistant HSS/Q5101, v2.0 4 1000 420 580

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HOME HEALTH AIDE

Individuals in this job provide assistance to patients with diverse needs in carrying out their daily living activities at different care settings like home, old age home, hospice, etc. Some of the key responsibilities of a Home Health Aide are to provide personal care, comfort and assistance to the patient while they are coping up with their health conditions. They also report the health status to the service providers or other health professionals.

QP Name QP ID. NSQF Level Notional Hours Class and Skill Lab training OJT/Clinic/Lab Training Hours
Home Health Aide HSS/Q5102, v2.0 3 1000 240 580

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MEDICAL RECORDS ASSISTANT

The individual compiles, processes, and maintains medical records of patients in a manner which meets the medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements of the health care system following its latest coding systems and standards.

QP Name QP ID. NSQF Level Notional Hours Class and Skill Lab training OJT/Clinic/Lab Training Hours
Medical Records Assistant HSS/Q5501, v2.0 4 1500 600 900

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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.

Qualification Pack Title QP ID. Proposed NSQF level Notional hours Class Room & Skill Lab Training OJT/ Clinical/ Lab Training
Medical Records and Health Information Technician HSS/Q5501 4 1000 hrs 600 hrs. 400 hrs.

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PHLEBOTOMIST

A Phlebotomist draws blood samples from patients for laboratory testing and analysis and also guides patients in collection of other type of samples like urine, stool, sputum, etc. This may be done at the laboratory, collection centre, or at the client site. The incumbent also ensures availability and suitability of supplies to be used in the process. The person is also responsible for other activities such as labelling, record keeping and other related documentation.

QP Name QP ID. NSQF Level Notional Hours Class and Skill Lab training OJT/Clinic/Lab Training Hours
Phlebotomist HSS/Q0501, v2.0 4 1000 500 500

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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.

Qualification Pack Title QP ID. Proposed NSQF level Notional hours Class Room & Skill Lab Training OJT/ Clinical/ Lab Training
Phlebotomy Technician HSS/Q0501 3 600 hrs 360 hrs. 240 hrs.

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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.

Qualification Pack Title QP ID. Proposed NSQF level Notional hours Class Room & Skill Lab Training OJT/ Clinical/ Lab Training
Medical Equipment Technician (Basic Clinical Equipment) HSS/ Q 5601 3 600 hrs 360 hrs. 240 hrs.

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GERIATRIC CARE ASSISTANT

GERIATRIC CARE ASSISTANT provides routine individualized care to geriatrics at hospitals/ home set up/old age homes/community centers etc. They assist in maintaining activities of daily living for geriatrics & work in collaboration with healthcare team, individuals, and care takers to deliver the prescribed healthcare services.

QP Name QP ID. NSQF Level Notional Hours Class and Skill Lab training OJT/Clinic/Lab Training Hours
GERIATRIC CARE ASSISTANT HSS/Q 6001 4 1500 640 860

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HOSPITAL FRONT DESK COORDINATOR

Individuals in this job are usually the first contact point in healthcare organizations encountered by patients and visitors, whether on the phone, online or in person. They assist in coordination at Front Desk at Healthcare Facility.

QP Name QP ID. NSQF Level Notional Hours Class and Skill Lab training OJT/Clinic/Lab Training Hours
Hospital Front Desk Coordinator HSS/Q 6101 4 1000 300 700

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PATIENT RELATIONS ASSOCIATE

Individuals in this job are responsible for counseling, assisting and supporting patients & visitors as per their needs along with effectively managing front desk services in a healthcare setup without giving any opinions / assurances on clinical matters. They perform certain administrative task such as maintenance of records, paperwork, billing, basic management concepts & computer knowledge.

QP Name QP ID. NSQF Level Notional Hours Class and Skill Lab training OJT/Clinic/Lab Training Hours
Patient Relations Associate HSS/Q 6102 5 500 300 200

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ASSISTANT DUTY MANAGER – PATIENT RELATION SERVICES

The individual at this job supervises front desk activities for maintaining a professional work environment. They facilitate to implement the defined process laid down for effective management of hospital front desk activities and also effectively guide and monitor concerned staff. Exhibit skills in terms of team supervision, administrative support, supervisory support, office harmony, crisis handling and customer service.

QP Name QP ID. NSQF Level Notional Hours Class and Skill Lab training OJT/Clinic/Lab Training Hours
Assistant Duty Manager – Patient Relation Services HSS/Q 6103 6 1100 700 400

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DUTY MANAGER – PATIENT RELATION SERVICES

The individual at this job oversee and manage patient care services departments in a hospital. They are involved in planning, organizing, directing and controlling related resources at Hospital Front Desk. They also collaborate with other department to design, develop and implement process & services of the center including personnel, financial, facilities, equipment and supplies.

QP Name QP ID. NSQF Level Notional Hours Class and Skill Lab training OJT/Clinic/Lab Training Hours
Duty Manager – Patient Relation Services HSS/Q 6104 7 1100 700 400

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PRADHAN MANTRI AROGYA MITRA

The Pradhan Mantri Arogya Mitra (AM) is the primary contact for the beneficiaries at every empanelled hospital care provider. The AM shall be extensively responsible for operating the Beneficiary Identification System to identify and verify the beneficiaries entitled under Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna (AB-PMJAY); undertaking Transaction Management such as submitting requests for Pre-Authorization and Claims and guiding the Beneficiary about the overall benefits under AB-PMJAY and providing information related to prompt treatment at empaneled health care provider.

QP Name QP ID. NSQF Level Notional Hours Class and Skill Lab training OJT/Clinic/Lab Training Hours
PRADHAN MANTRI AROGYA MITRA HSS/Q6105 4 45 45 NA

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Healthcare Quality Assurance Manager

A Healthcare Quality Assurance Manager’s main job is to ensure that healthcare organization gets the right guidance to implement quality accreditation/certification standards and healthcare personnel are guided to follow quality parameters at all times. They may implement the quality accreditation/certification process directly in the healthcare organization depending on its size and nature of services.

QP Name QP ID. NSQF Level Notional Hours Class and Skill Lab training OJT/Clinic/Lab Training Hours
Healthcare Quality Assurance Manager HSS/Q6106 6 500 200 300

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Yoga Therapy Assistant

Health care professionals who demonstrate and assist to provide yoga therapies to the individuals by creating appropriate and conducive ambience. These professionals follow prescriptions and provides support to individuals before, during and after therapy. They also perform basic administrative functions including record maintenance of day to day activities at work place.

QP Name QP ID. NSQF Level Notional Hours Class and Skill Lab training OJT/Clinic/Lab Training Hours
Yoga Therapy Assistant HSS/Q4001 4 700-900 460-560 240-340

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Panchkarma Technician

The individuals in this job provide panchakarma therapy as per the prescription by creating appropriate and conducive ambience, and ensuring the availability of required materials, herbs and related formulations. These professionals provide support to individuals before, during and after therapy. They also perform basic administrative functions including record maintenance of day to day activities at work place.

QP Name QP ID. NSQF Level Notional Hours Class and Skill Lab training OJT/Clinic/Lab Training Hours
Panchkarma Technician HSS/Q3601 4 1500 1000 500

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Central Sterile Service Department (CSSD) Assistant

Healthcare professionals who are responsible for functions of decontamination, assembly and sterile processing, sterile storage, and distribution. They direct other personnel in department for sterilization, cleaning and disinfection process.

QP Name QP ID. NSQF Level Notional Hours Class and Skill Lab training OJT/Clinic/Lab Training Hours
Central Sterile Service Department (CSSD) Assistant HSS/Q6201 4 1580 1000 580

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General Duty Assistant-Advanced

Individual on the job provides patient care and helps maintain a conducive environment in various departments of hospital/home setting. Some of the key responsibilities include maintaining activities of patient’s daily living, patient’s comfort, safety and health needs. They monitor or report changes in health status. This job requires the individual to work in collaboration with doctors and nurses and other healthcare providers and deliver the healthcare services as suggested by them at a hospital or home setting in shifts.

QP Name QP ID. NSQF Level Notional Hours Class and Skill Lab training OJT/Clinic/Lab Training Hours
General Duty Assistant-Advanced HSS/Q5103 4 900-1300 500-700 400-600

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Assistant Yoga Instructor

This Occupational Standard describes the knowledge, understanding and skills required by an individual to carry out the activities related to yoga sessions along with the pre and post ones.

QP Name QP ID. NSQF Level Notional Hours Class and Skill Lab training OJT/Clinic/Lab Training Hours
Assistant Yoga Instructor HSS/Q4002 3 203 203 NA

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Yoga Wellness Trainer

This Occupational Standard describes the knowledge, understanding and skills required by an individual to conduct yoga sessions

QP Name QP ID. NSQF Level Notional Hours Class and Skill Lab training OJT/Clinic/Lab Training Hours
Yoga Wellness Trainer HSS/Q4003 5 405 405 NA

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Ayurveda Ahara and Poshana Sahayak

This Occupational Standard describes the knowledge, understanding and skills required by an individual for identification, collection and storage of food items and material prior to food preparation

QP Name QP ID. NSQF Level Notional Hours Class and Skill Lab training OJT/Clinic/Lab Training Hours
Ayurveda Ahara and Poshana Sahayak HSS/Q3901 4 600 500 100

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Ayurveda Dietician

This Occupational Standard describes the preparation of a diet chart related to a specific disease or health condition as per ayurvedic principles and concepts

QP Name QP ID. NSQF Level Notional Hours Class and Skill Lab training OJT/Clinic/Lab Training Hours
Ayurveda Dietician HSS/Q3902 5 540 540 NA

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