ERIC Number: ED069903
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
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Occupational Analysis: Medical Office Assistant. The UCLA Allied Health Professions Project.
DiCicco, O. Earl
Conducted as part of the UCLA Allied Health Professions Project, this report summarizes a functional analysis of occupational groups employed by physicians in providing out-of-hospital services to patients. To provide data for developing and improving instructional materials, a task inventory was developed to determine which categories of workers assist physicians and what tasks are delegated to them. The inventory encompassed two broad categories, including: (1) 124 tasks related to administrative functions, and (2) 108 tasks classified as clinical and technical activities. Responses from 292 registered and licensed nurses, medical office assistants (technical and generalist), and administrative and clerical personnel revealed that: (1) Physician's employees are utilized in numerous capacities regardless of background, training, or job title; (2) Although employees perform both administrative and clinical or technical functions, the frequencies of certain tasks differ depending upon job title; and (3) Curriculums for training physician's employees should be designed in modular or submodular form according to function. The survey questionnaire and other study materials are appended. (SB)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations, Allied Health Occupations Education, Curriculum Development, Health Services, Job Analysis, Labor Needs, Medical Assistants, Medical Laboratory Assistants, Medical Services, Nurses, Occupational Surveys, Paraprofessional Personnel, Task Analysis, Task Performance
University of California, Allied Health Professions Project, 1003 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, California 90401 ($3.00)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Div. of Vocational Education.