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Describe and explain the key features of at least three healthcare occupations.

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Deborah Sharples 24th April 2005 3.1 Describe and explain the key features of at least three healthcare occupations. Emergency Medical Dispatcher. (EMD) The role of an EMD is to answer urgent calls made to 999. Working as part of a team you would be expected to take all the essential details some times from a caller who is very distressed so you must be able to stay calm and be reassuring. You would then have to decide on the type of response needed, ambulance, rapid response car, motorcycle or paramedic helicopter. Entry requirements are GCSE English, Maths, Science and a typing qualification. ...read more.

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Audiologists need to able to communicate with people of all ages. They have to have a caring and patient focused attitude as well as a scientific approach. They will examine patients and give them the best hearing aid for their needs or refer them for further investigation. Once qualified, an Audiologist can specialise in different areas such as paediatrics. The entry requirements are GCSE's including; English, Maths/Science grades A-C and three A levels with at least one in a science subject. To qualify as an Audiologist you will have to take a degree course, which will take four years. The first 2 years are spent at university where you will learn all about the science behind the tests and treatments that are currently used. ...read more.

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Some hospitals may want you to take the Higher National Certificate. Training will involve a two year nationally agreed programme, which is work based training and attending college. Senior staff carries out training, which allows you to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to perform the procedures safely and eventually independently. The rates of pay for Medical Technical Officers depends on your grade; starting at Trainees salary which is �9,929 - �11.937. When you are qualified, you will then be on a grade scale of Grade 1 up to Grade 5, the wages range from �12,815 for Grade 1 up to �38,340 for Grade 5. ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 ...read more.

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