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ERIC Number: ED426293
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 10
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Multiskilled Health Technician: Developing a V-TECS Curriculum Guide. Final Report.
Kisner, Mary J.; Marks, Renee
A Vocational-Technical Education Consortium of States (V-TECS) curriculum was developed for a new job title, the "multiskilled health technician." A traditional task analysis method was not feasible, since the occupation does not exist. Instead, the project defined the occupation and developed the duties and tasks as a hybrid of many occupations. A literature review identified specific health occupations that did not require licensure for employment. Twenty-nine occupations were defined as entry level, attainable with a high school education and on-the-job training, as opposed to formal postsecondary education. The occupational groups were divided into health services workers and health technicians. A general list of duties and tasks performed by each occupation was created and consolidated with a list generated by a panel of health professionals. The sample consisted of incumbent workers selected by contacts in various health settings and by hospitals, pharmacies, clinics, doctors' offices, and nurses who were hand-delivered surveys. Of 350 surveys, 67 were returned. Most multiskilled technicians worked in a nontraditional setting, usually not hospitals; most had only high school diplomas; and most had worked in the health care field for less than 10 years. From the survey results, a list of the top 18 skills needed by the multiskilled health technician was compiled and grouped in three categories: work ethic, health-related skills, and communication skills. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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