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311215 - Pharmacy Technician

Description

Fills and labels patients' prescriptions under the supervision of a Pharmacist. May record details of, place orders for, take stock of, and store medications and medical supplies and deliver them to patients.

Skill Level

2

Alternative Titles

    • Dispensary Technician

Skills Assessment Authority

VETASSESS

Caveats

No caveats apply to this occupation.

Group: 3112 Medical Technicians

Description

operate anaesthetic, cardiac, operating theatre and medical testing equipment, perform and assist with laboratory tests, and fill prescriptions in support of Health Professionals.

Tasks

    • operating equipment used in diagnosing and monitoring disorders of the heart, kidneys, nervous system and hearing, and in anaesthesia
    • undertaking and assisting with medical analytical procedures and assisting Anaesthetists and surgical teams
    • recording the electrical activity of the heart, from which the heart rate is measured and pattern and rhythm interpreted
    • taking, collecting and labelling blood, urine and other samples from patients
    • preparing and staining slides and tissue sections for blood and histological examination
    • performing diagnostic tests on tissues and body fluids and analysing the chemical constituents of blood, urine, faeces and tissues
    • testing for diseases by looking for the presence of antibodies and the products of immune response in samples
    • setting up, checking and maintaining operating theatres, anaesthetic workstations, life support machines and associated equipment
    • referring prescriptions to Pharmacists and assisting in preparing medications

Skill Level

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma, or at least three years of experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In New Zealand:

NZQF Diploma, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

The occupations Pathology Collector / Phlebotomist and Operating Theatre Technician have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

NZQF Level 4 qualification, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing may be required.

NOTE - The specialisation Cardiac Technologist is Skill Level 1 - commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification. Registration or licensing may be required.

Occupations in this Group

    • 311211 Anaesthetic Technician
    • 311212 Cardiac Technician
    • 311213 Medical Laboratory Technician
    • 311214 Operating Theatre Technician
    • 311215 Pharmacy Technician
    • 311216 Pathology Collector (Aus) / Phlebotomist (NZ)
    • 311299 Medical Technicians nec

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