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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- Medical informatics
The processes and tools used for the analysis and dissemination of medical data through computerized systems.
- 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.
- 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.
- Provide health education
Provide evidence based strategies to promote healthy living, disease prevention and management.
- 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
Set up a proper procedure to manage appointments, including policies related to cancellation and nonappearance.
- Identify patients' medical records
Locate, retrieve and present medical records, as requested by authorized medical personnel.
- Maintain healthcare user data confidentiality
Comply with and maintain the confidentiality of healthcare users` illness and treatment information.
- 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.
- Use electronic health records management system
Use specific software for the management of health care records, following appropriate codes of practice.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 skillscomply with quality standards related to healthcare practice apply organisational techniques medical terminology contribute to quality physiotherapy services use different communication channels professional documentation in health care record healthcare users' progress related to treatment comply with legislation related to health care inform policy makers on health-related challenges communicate effectively in healthcare respond to changing situations in health care work in multidisciplinary health teams promote inclusion employ foreign languages in care work in a multicultural environment in health care empathise with the healthcare user
Source: Sisyphus ODB