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PMKVY Job Roles - Healthcare Sector Skill Council


Published on Oct 24, 2018

PMKVY Job Roles - Healthcare Sector Skill Council (HSSC)

As per the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Global Human Development Report (HDR) 2007, in spite of the absolute value of the Human Development Index (HDI) for India improving from 0.577 in 2000 to 0.611 in 2004 and further to 0.619 in 2005, the relative ranking of India has not changed much. India ranks at 128 among the countries with medium human development out of 177 countries of the world as against 126 in the previous year. India ranks 4th in the pharmaceutical sector by volume and 8th in terms of its value. However we are yet to achieve a lot in terms of our health indices. Expenditure on social sectors as a proportion of total expenditure, after decreasing from 20.4% in 2002-03 to 19.5% in 2003-04, increased steadily to 22.3% in 2006-07 and 22.5% in 2007-082.

Some of the important initiatives undertaken by the Government to address the requirements of healthcare include: the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), funding for support mechanisms of Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) for every village, strengthening of primary health infrastructure and improving service delivery, implementation of the state-based surveillance program. the country, i.e. the Integrated Disease Surveillance Project (IDSP), focusing on AYUSH, family planning program for achieving Millennium Development Goals, etc.

For the users of healthcare services, the choice is increasing and the ability to afford the best is rising. Consumers are migrating from the single doctor nursing homes to a more organized hospital delivery format, analogous to the retail sector. There are benchmarks and brands of multi-locational providers across industry. Owing to information explosion, the Indian healthcare consumer is engaging in ‘comparison shopping’ - looking at quality healthcare not only in urban but also the rural areas and tier II cities.

Courses Offered for Healthcare Sector Skill Council


Blood Bank Technician Level 4

Role Description: Work in a lab to collect, label and store blood


Cardiac Care Technician Level 4

Role Description: Individuals in this job role assist in performing invasive and non-invasive diagnostic examinations and therapeutic interventions of the heart and/or blood vessels at the request or direction of provider


Dental Assistant

Role Description: P rovides support to the dentist to perform dental procedures in a timely, efficient and safe manner. Prepare for and support patients for treatment .


Diabetes Educator Level 4

Role Description: Provides education and skills for effective diabetes management in patients with diabetes or at risk of developing diabetes


Dialysis Technician Level 4

Role Description: Operate machines and perform dialysis on patients with acute or chronic kidney failure. They are responsible for the operation, cleaning, and sterilisation of the dialysis machines.


Diet Assistant

Role Description: Prepare food, ensuring safe food handling, ensuring safety and hygiene of food and regulating diet under the supervision of a registered dietician


Emergency Medical Technician - Advanced

Role Description:


Emergency Medical Technician-Basic

Role Description: Providing emergency medical support and care to individuals who are critically ill or injured and transporting them to a medical facility within stipulated time limits.


GDA ( General Duty Assistant) Level 4

Role Description: Individual on the job provides patient care and help maintain a suitable environment. Some of the key responsibilities of the General Duty Assistant are to provide patients daily care, patients comfort, patients safety and patients health needs.



Histotechnician Level 5

Role Description: Process and prepare tissue specimens from surgery and other patient service areas


Home Health Aide Level 4

Role Description: Provide routine individualized healthcare to the elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities at the patient's home.Monitor or report changes in health status. Provide personal care such as bathing, dressing, and grooming of patient.


Medical Equipment Technician (Basic Clinical Equipment)

Role Description: Install, maintain and repair patient care equipment


Medical Laboratory Technician

Role Description: Medical laboratory Technician perform complex tests for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease


Medical Records & health Information Technician

Role Description: Compile, process, and maintain medical records of hospital and clinic patients in a manner consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements of the health care system


Pharmacy Assistant

Role Description: Perform many pharmacy-related functions and review prescriptions or requests for refills that they receive from patients and nurse


Phlebotomy Technician

Role Description: Phlebotomy technicians are responsible for collecting and preparing blood samples which undergo laboratory testing


Radiology Technician Level 4

Role Description: Perform diagnostic imaging examinations such as X-rays, CT and MRI scans under the guidance of a Radiologist. Prepare patients and operating equipment for tests, keep patient records, adjusting equipment’s based on patient need and test recommended and maintaining equipment. Prepare work scheduling.


Refractionist Level 4

Role Description: Provides vision care and refraction under the supervision of an ophthalmologist. They assist with taking patient histories, performing diagnostic tests and procedures, dispensing optical prescription and maintaining records.


Vision Technician Level 4

Role Description: Performs administrative and certain clinical duties i.e. scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, and dispensing ophthalmic prescription














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