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NOC 3414 Other assisting occupations in support of health services

Example Titles
activationist – health support services
activities co-ordinator – health support services
activity aide – health support services
activity leader – seniors
activity worker – health support services
acupuncture assistant
acupuncture attendant
autopsy assistant
autopsy attendant
autopsy technician
blood donor clinic assistant
blood donor clinic attendant
blood donor clinic helper
blood sampling attendant
cast room technician
central service room worker – hospital
central supply aide
central supply aide – medical
central supply room supervisor – hospital
central supply room technician – hospital
chiropractic aide
chiropractic assistant
chiropractic health assistant
chiropractic office assistant
chiropractor aide
clinic assistant – medical
clinical laboratory helper
dispensary assistant
drugstore dispensing assistant
drugstore side room attendant
emergency room attendant
emergency-entry attendant – hospital
fracture room attendant
health aide
herbal medicine assistant
instrument sterilizer – medical
lens grinder-polisher setter
lens marker – health support services
lens marker – ophthalmic
medical clinic assistant
medical instrument sterilizer
medical material handler
morgue attendant
morgue technician
occupational therapy aide
occupational therapy helper
ophthalmic goods antireflection (AR) coating technician
ophthalmic goods bench worker
ophthalmic goods lens coating technician
ophthalmic goods lens cutter
ophthalmic goods lens tinter
ophthalmic lab technician – retail
ophthalmic laboratory technician – retail
ophthalmic lens bench worker
ophthalmic lens cutter
ophthalmic lens edge grinder
ophthalmic lens grinder
ophthalmic lens grinder and polisher
ophthalmic lens grinder-polisher setter
ophthalmic lens inspector
ophthalmic lens marker
optical and ophthalmic goods lens picker
optical goods inspector
optical lab mechanic – retail
optical laboratory assistant
optical laboratory technician
optical laboratory technician – retail
optical lens grinder and polisher
optical lens inspector
optical mechanic
optical technician
optometric assistant
optometric technician
optometrist assistant
orthopedic assistant
orthopedic physician assistant
orthopedic supervisor
orthopedic technician
orthopedic technologist
orthopedist aide
pharmacy aide
pharmacy side room attendant
pharmacy supply assistant
physical therapy attendant
physiotherapy attendant
physiotherapy helper
phytotherapy assistant
plaster room aide
plaster room attendant
polishing pad mounter
post-mortem attendant
radiology aide
recreation aide – health services
recreation therapist aide
recreation therapy assistant
recreational therapy aide
registered central service technician – medical
registered orthopedic technologist
rehabilitation aide
rehabilitation assistant
senior adjuvant
sterile processing technician
sterile processing worker
sterile supply room attendant
sterilization attendant
sterilization processing attendant
supply, processing and distribution aide – medical
surgical assistant
surgical assistant – non-nursing
surgical technician – non-nursing
therapist assistant – medical
therapy aide – medical
therapy assistant – medical

Lead statement
This unit group includes workers who provide services and assistance to health care professionals and other health care staff. They are employed in hospitals, medical clinics, offices of health care professionals, nursing homes, optical retail stores and laboratories, pharmacies and medical pathology laboratories.

Main duties
This group performs some or all of the following duties:

Orthopedic technologists

Assist orthopedic surgeons in the treatment of orthopedic diseases and injuries by applying and adjusting casts, splints, bandages and other orthopedic devices
Assist in the application, maintenance and adjustment of traction equipment
Clean and dress wounds
Remove casts, sutures, staples and pins
Instruct patients and their families and other health care professionals with respect to orthopedic matters.

Rehabilitation assistants

Prepare and maintain equipment and supplies
Assist in activities for the rehabilitation of patients as directed by health care professionals
May perform routine office functions.
Optical/ophthalmic laboratory technicians and assistants
Operate laboratory equipment to grind, cut, polish and edge lenses for eyeglasses according to prescriptions received and fit lenses into frames
Make minor repairs for customers such as replacing frame screws or straightening frames
Maintain and repair optical laboratory equipment or machinery.

Pharmacy aides

Help pharmacists and other pharmacy staff with packaging and labelling of pharmaceutical products
May help in maintaining prescription records and inventories of medications and pharmaceutical products.

Sterile processing technicians

Operate and maintain sterilization equipment such as instrument washers, sonic sinks, cart washers and steam autoclaves to clean and disinfect trays, carts, linens, supplies, instrumentation and equipment for re-use according to standardized safety practices
Reassemble equipment and assemble packs of sterile supplies and instruments for delivery to hospital departments.

Blood donor clinic assistants

Set up and dismantle equipment
Prepare and maintain cleanliness of collection areas
Maintain supplies
Monitor donors throughout procedure and assist with post-donation care and donor reaction care as assigned under the supervision of a registered nurse
Record information on donors
Label and process donated blood.

Morgue attendants

Assist pathologists at autopsies by laying out surgical instruments
Prepare solutions for preservation of specimens
Transfer bodies from morgue to examining table
Remove organs and tissue specimens, as instructed by attending pathologist, and placing them in preservative solutions
Clean and sew up bodies for release to funeral home.

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