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 / Realistic
  • Conventional / Social

Knowledge

  • Medical informatics

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

  • 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.

Skills

  • 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.

  • Provide health education

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

  • 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.

  • Accept own accountability

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

  • 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.

  • 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 healthcare user data confidentiality

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

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

Common job titles

  • Chiropractic assistant / office manager
  • Chiropractic assistant/office manager
  • Chiropractic assistant
  • Chiropractic assistant/therapist
  • Chiropractic assistant/receptionist
  • Front desk chiropractic assistant
  • Fitness center/front desk/reception/chiropractic assistant