Medical Technician

Medical Technicians operate anaesthetic, cardiac, operating theatre and medical testing equipment, perform and assist with laboratory tests, and fill prescriptions in support of Health Professionals.
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$1159 per week
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    Overview

    Medical Technicians operate anaesthetic, cardiac, operating theatre and medical testing equipment, perform and assist with laboratory tests, and fill prescriptions in support of Health Professionals.

    Day-to-day

    • operating equipment used in diagnosing and monitoring disorders of the heart, kidneys, nervous system and hearing, and in anaesthesia
    • undertaking and assisting with medical analytical procedures and assisting Anaesthetists and surgical teams
    • recording the electrical activity of the heart, from which the heart rate is measured and pattern and rhythm interpreted
    • preparing and staining slides and tissue sections to study the cells of blood and for histological examination
    • performing diagnostic tests on tissues and body fluids and analysing the chemical constituents of blood, urine, faeces and tissues
    • testing for diseases by looking for the presence of antibodies and the products of immune response in samples
    • setting up, checking and maintaining operating theatres, anaesthetic workstations, life support machines and associated equipment
    • referring prescriptions to Pharmacists and assisting in preparing medications.

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