This qualification reflects the role of medical practice assistants whose work includes a broad range of administrative functions combined with tasks to support medical practitioners in the delivery of care to clients. These tasks are completed under the direct or indirect supervision of a medical practitioner.
A medical practice assistant may work under the supervision of a health care professional other than a medical practitioner, but this should only occur where:
- the health care professional is in the same practice as the medical practitioner and
- the medical practitioner has agreed to the other health care professional providing the supervision.
A registered nurse must accept or refuse responsibility for supervision of an activity of a medical practice assistant, according to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) Decision-making framework. An enrolled nurse cannot provide supervision.
No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.