Profession chiropractic assistant

Chiropractic assistants perform routine and administrative tasks to support patient care and work under the sole direction and supervision of a Chiropractor or Specialized Chiropractor. They may interview patients, keep records of the case history, assist Chiropractors or Specialized Chiropractors in providing patients examination and perform administrative tasks. Chiropractic assistants work within defined contexts using agreed protocols and procedures.

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Personality Type

  • Conventional / Social

Related professions medical assistant

Knowledge

  • Customer service

    Processes and principles related to the customer, client, service user and to personal services; these may include procedures to evaluate customer's or service user's satisfaction.

  • Chiropractic terminology

    Chiropractic terms and abbreviations, chiropractic prescriptions and various chiropractic specialties and when to use them correctly.

  • Administrative tasks in a medical environment

    The medical administrative tasks such as registration of patients, appointment systems, record keeping of patients information and repeated precribing.

  • Medical informatics

    The processes and tools used for the analysis and dissemination of medical data through computerized systems.

Skills

  • Provide health education

    Provide evidence based strategies to promote healthy living, disease prevention and management.

  • Maintain healthcare user data confidentiality

    Comply with and maintain the confidentiality of healthcare users` illness and treatment information.

  • Advise on healthcare users' informed consent

    Ensure patients/clients are fully informed about the risks and benefits of proposed treatments so they can give informed consent, engaging patients/clients in the process of their care and treatment.

  • Collect healthcare user's general data

    Collect qualitative and quantitative data related to the healthcare user's anagraphic data and provide support on filling out the present and past history questionnaire and record the measures/tests performed by the practitioner.

  • Collect healthcare user data under supervision

    Collect qualitative and quantitative data related to the healthcare user's physical, psychological, emotional and social status and functional ability within set parameters, monitoring healthcare user's responses and status during the performance of assigned measures/tests and taking appropriate action, including reporting the findings to the physiotherapist.

  • Ensure proper appointment administration

    Develop cancellation policies and policies on payment for `no shows`and follow a procedure for arranging appointments. Provide information about waiting times and waiting lists, ensuring that patients are informed in time about any changes to their appointments, and aware of costs and/or fees, and the possibility of public or private health insurance.

  • Maintain chiropractic equipment

    Maintain the chiropractic professional equipment, supplied and professional spaces in the unit/office, making sure that it is kept in good working condition to support chiropractic services and maintained regularly as required by national legislative regulations.

  • Answer patients' questions

    Respond in a friendly and professional manner to all inquiries from current or potential patients, and their families, of a healthcare establishment.

  • Use electronic health records management system

    Be able to use specific software for the management of health care records, following appropriate codes of practice.

  • Identify patients' medical records

    Locate, retrieve and present medical records, as requested by authorized medical personnel.

  • Use e-health and mobile health technologies

    Use mobile health technologies and e-health (online applications and services) in order to enhance the provided healthcare.

  • Accept own accountability

    Accept accountability for one`s own professional activities and recognise the limits of one`s own scope of practice and competencies.

Optional knowledge and skills

empathise with the healthcare user use different communication channels employ foreign languages in care medical terminology comply with legislation related to health care promote inclusion contribute to quality physiotherapy services work in a multicultural environment in health care work in multidisciplinary health teams record healthcare users' progress related to treatment apply organisational techniques respond to changing situations in health care professional documentation in health care inform policy makers on health-related challenges comply with quality standards related to healthcare practice communicate effectively in healthcare