Operating Theatre Technician - ANZSCO 311214


Description

Prepares and maintains an operating theatre and its equipment, assists the surgical team during operations and provides support to patients in the recovery room.

Skill Level

2

Alternative Titles

Medical Laboratory Technical Officer

DIAC Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations

3111-11 Medical Laboratory Technical Officer

This occupation is on the following skills lists:
1. Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List
2. RSMS Occupations List
This occupation is not on the following skills lists:
3. Skilled Occupations List

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

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

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 (ANZSCO Skill Level 2) In New Zealand: NZ Register Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2) At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. 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. The occupation Pathology Collector (Aus) / Phlebotomist (NZ) has 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 (ANZSCO Skill Level 3) In New Zealand: NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3) At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. 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

1. 311211 Anaesthetic Technician
2. 311212 Cardiac Technician
3. 311213 Medical Laboratory Technician
4. 311214 Operating Theatre Technician
5. 311216 Pathology Collector (Aus) / Phlebotomist (NZ)
6. 311299 Medical Technicians nec
7. 311215 Pharmacy Technician