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Qualified medical-technical specialist (m./w./d.) (Expiring)

Similar name (s): Medical-technical specialist (m./w./d.)

 


Job description

This profession is expiring and is being replaced by the profession of qualified medical specialist assistant (MFA).

Qualified medical-technical specialists work in three areas: they carry out tests on blood, plasma, tissue and urine (laboratory work), take X-rays (radiology) and treat patients in physical therapy (e.g. with massages, water - and mud baths). They carry out these activities as directed by a doctor and under medical supervision. Qualified medical-technical specialists work in hospitals, rehab clinics as well as ordinations and medical practices. You will work in a team with superiors and other specialists from the medical-technical service as well as with the nursing staff.

Work and activity areas

Qualified medical-technical specialists are mainly active in the three areas of laboratory, X-ray and physiotherapy. They carry out simple examinations on blood, plasma and other body fluids, take X-rays and treat patients in physical therapy, e.g. B. through electrotherapy, massage, water and mud baths.

Medical-technical specialists only carry out their activities as directed by a doctor and under medical supervision. Qualified medical-technical specialists are not only active in one division, but mostly in two, sometimes also in all three divisions. They cover all three areas of activity, especially in smaller hospitals. So you can call her an all-rounder for the daily routine of the hospital. Due to the interplay of x-rays, laboratory and physiotherapy, they often have extensive knowledge of their patients.

Work equipment

Qualified medical-technical specialists handle laboratory instruments (e.g. microscopes), operate medical-technical devices (e.g. X-ray, ultrasound, EKG) and also work directly with the patient (physical therapy according to medical instructions). The hands are an important work tool (especially during massages), and care and cleanliness are particularly important.

Work environment / places of work

Qualified medical-technical specialists work in hospitals as well as in ordinations and medical practices. There you will work closely with the specialists of the so-called "upscale medical-technical service": see z. B. Physiotherapist, biomedical analyst, radiological technologist, dietician or occupational therapist.

The most important activities at a glance

in the field of physiotherapy:

  • Perform electrical, thermal (warmth), hydro (water) and balneotherapy as well as simple massages

in the laboratory:

  • Do blood tests
  • Analyze body excretions (secretions, urine, etc.)
  • examine microscopic blood and urine components
  • Prepare tissue sections and examine their color
  • Determine blood groups, carry out an EKG, EEG, etc.

in the area of ​​X-ray assistance for the following activities:

  • Take x-rays of all bones
  • Carry out contrast agent examinations (kidney x-rays, vascular x-rays, gastric x-rays, etc.)
  • assist with ultrasound examinations or carry out pregnancy examinations
  • Perform computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MR)

Employment opportunities

  • Clinical chemistry, hematology, hemostaseology, histology, microbiology and blood group serology laboratories
  • Physical institutes
  • Hospitals, sanatoriums, special hospitals, outpatient clinics and private ordinances


conditions

In every job you need whole special technical know-howthat is conveyed in training and further education. In the two menu items training and further education you will find information about which professional skills are particularly important in this profession.

There are also competencies, skills and characteristics that are important in all professions. These include in particular:

  • Reliability and punctuality
  • accurate and careful work
  • independent work
  • Enthusiasm
  • Sense of responsibility
  • Ability and willingness to work together with others (ability to work in a team)
  • Willingness to learn

The following list gives you an overview of others general requirements, in the This profession frequently asked. These can of course be very different from company to company.

REMEMBER: Many of these requirements are also part of the training.

Physical requirements: which physical characteristics are important?

  • Dexterity
  • good physical condition
  • Insensitivity to odors
  • Insensitivity to artificial lighting

Expertise: What skills and knowledge are expected of me?

  • good powers of observation
  • medical understanding
  • technical understanding

Social skills: What do I need when dealing with others?

  • Open-mindedness
  • Helpfulness
  • Communication skills
  • Sociability
  • Customer orientation

Self-competence: What personal qualities should I have?

  • attention
  • Flexibility / willingness to change
  • friendliness
  • patience
  • Secrecy / discretion

Further requirements: What else is important?

  • well-groomed appearance
  • Hygiene awareness
  • Freedom from infection

Methodological competence: Which working and thinking styles are important?



training

The training for qualified medical assistant (MFA) in the form of 3 medical assistant courses comprises 2500 hours and replaces the qualified medical-technical specialist (m./w./d.).

The medical assistant is one of the 8 medical assistant training courses in accordance with the Medical Assistant Professions Act (BGBl_I_Nr.89 / 2012): see successor to a qualified medical assistant (MFA).

General information on training in the field of medical assistance (to be discontinued):
The training in the medical aid service takes place in courses that are set up in conjunction with hospitals as required. The medical assistance services (with the exception of spa attendants and therapeutic masseurs) may be practiced professionally before completing the course. However, proof of successful completion of the course must be provided within two years of starting the job. Applicants are advised to first contact the employers concerned (hospital, doctor, health resort, etc.) directly.

General information:

  • Medicine, medical technology
  • Laboratory work, laboratory technology
  • Hygiene and infection theory, disinfection and sterilization
  • First aid and association teaching, first aid for births
  • Instrument and device knowledge
  • Sanitary and hygiene studies
  • medical documentation, medical databases and archives


Alternative professions

Alternatives (selection)

Alternative professions are professions that either have a similar training or similar tasks or activities to the profession you are currently researching. The similarity can also lie in the work materials, the work environments or in the way you work with other people.

This list should help you to consider which professions and training courses might be of interest to you and to give you further ideas.

  • Biomedical Analyst
  • Graduated health and nurse
  • Medical technical consultant
  • Nursing assistant
  • Physiotherapist
  • Radiology technologist


further education

Further educational opportunities and higher qualifications:

Further education at universities of applied sciences

Burgenland

University of applied sciences degree in health and nursing

Carinthia

University of applied sciences degree in biomedical analysis

University of applied sciences degree in health and nursing

Lower Austria

University of applied sciences degree in biomedical analysis

University of applied sciences degree in health and nursing

Upper Austria

University of Applied Sciences course in university didactics for health professions

University of applied sciences degree in biomedical analysis

University of applied sciences degree in health and nursing

Degree in Nursing Management (B.A.)

Salzburg

University of applied sciences degree in biomedical analysis

University of applied sciences degree in health and nursing

Styria

University of applied sciences degree in biomedical analysis

University of applied sciences degree in health and nursing

University of applied sciences degree in health informatics / eHealth

Tyrol

University of applied sciences degree in biomedical analysis

University of applied sciences degree in health and nursing

Vorarlberg

University of applied sciences degree in health and nursing

Vienna

University of Applied Sciences Biomedical Engineering

University of applied sciences degree in Biomedical Engineering Sciences

University of applied sciences degree in biomedical analysis

University of applied sciences degree in health and nursing

Continuing education at universities

University courses

Carinthia

University course in personnel and organizational development

Lower Austria

University of applied sciences degree in management of healthcare companies

University course in basic and medium care management

University course in Health Care Management - Health Management and Public Health

University course in Health Care Management for medical executives

University course Nursing Management (MSc)

Upper Austria

Postgraduate course in Public Health and Hospital Management (MPH)

University course in Health Care Management for medical executives

University course Postgraduate Studies in Public Health and Health Systems Management (MPH)

Styria

University course in clean room technology

Tyrol

University course in leadership roles in health and nursing

University course in personnel and organizational development

Vorarlberg

University course in personnel and organizational development

Vienna

University course in Health Care Management - Health Management and Public Health

University course in Health Care Management (Vienna)

University course in personnel and organizational development

Vocational Promotion Institute (bfi)

Upper Austria

BFI - special qualification in electrotherapy


Search options & training databases

  • Learning in Austria
  • AMS training database
  • adult education.at - collection of further education databases
  • Economic Development Institute (WIFI)
  • Vocational Promotion Institute (BFI)


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