Standard Occupational Classification (SOC): Miscellaneous Healthcare Support Occupations
Miscellaneous Healthcare Support Occupations in Healthcare include a diverse group of individuals who provide essential support services to healthcare professionals and patients. They may include Home Health Aides, Medical Transcriptionists, and Medical Equipment Repairers, among others. These workers perform a wide range of tasks that help to keep healthcare operations running smoothly.
Home Health Aides are responsible for providing basic care to patients who are recovering at home. They may assist with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, and grooming, as well as providing light housekeeping and running errands. They also may monitor the patients’ vital signs and assist with administering medication.
Medical Transcriptionists are responsible for transcribing spoken or recorded medical information into written documents. They may transcribe physician’s dictated reports, such as patient histories, physical examination results, and diagnostic test results. They must have a knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology and also be proficient in using word processing and transcription software.
Medical Equipment Repairers are responsible for maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing a wide variety of medical equipment such as X-ray machines, patient monitors, and defibrillators. They may also be responsible for performing preventative maintenance on equipment, ensuring that equipment is operating properly, and responding to service calls. They must have knowledge and understanding of medical equipment and its operation, troubleshooting and repair.
These healthcare support workers play an important role in providing care to patients and helping healthcare professionals to provide efficient and effective services. They often work in coordination with other healthcare professionals and need to have knowledge and understanding of the healthcare system, its procedures and protocols. They also should have appropriate education, certification or licensure and must comply with state and federal regulations and standards.