ERIC Number: ED041152
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Study of an Emerging Occupation: The Gastroenterology Assistant. Interim Report.
Kuritsky, Joel; Goldsmith, Katherine L.
To determine the need, desirability, and training requirements for a gastroenterology assistant training program, interviews with gastroenterologists, a survey of 15 hospitals, and observations of gastroenterology laboratories were conducted. In addition, a questionnaire to ascertain which laboratory tests the assistant would perform was administered to 18 of the 27 physicians surveyed. Some findings and recommendations were: (1) The need for a gastroenterology assistant was supported, (2) A job description has been formulated, (3) A short on-the-job training program, with a comprehensive training manual, would be appropriate in most cases, (4) The suggested training program could provide a means of upgrading existing personnel skills, and (5) A salary range of $5,000 to $7,000, with opportunities for advancement, would be adequate in many cases. Additional background information is available in ED 037 570 and other allied health professions projects are VT 011 425-VT 011 432 in this issue. (SB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Div. of Vocational Education.
Identifiers: Gastroenterology Assistants; UCLA Allied Health Professions Projects