Medical assistants perform basic clinical and administrative tasks to support patient care under the direct supervision of a medical practitioner or other health professional.
Assisting medical doctors and other health professionals to examine and treat patients, including measuring and recording vital signs, administering medications, and performing routine clinical procedures such as giving injections and removing sutures
Linked Education ( CESM Codes ) :
907 - Medical Clinical Sciences
325601 - Medical Assistant
Description : Performs basic clinical and administrative tasks to support patient care under the direct supervision of a medical practitioner or other health professional.
Green Occupation : No
Green Skill : NoTrade : No
Specializations : Clinical Assistant, Ophthalmic Assistant
NOTE: Occupations included in this category normally require formal training in health services provision. Clinical care providers with advanced training and skills to provide independent medical diagnostic and treatment services are classified in unit group 2240, Paramedical Practitioners.
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Source Of Info:
Source : Organising Framework for Occupations (OFO) 2013, Department of Higher Education and Training, Republic of South Africa