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  NOC 3414 – Other assisting occupations in support of health services

To apply under NOC-3414 National Occupation Classification you must follow the roles and responsibilities of Other assisting occupations in support of health services.

Required roles and responsibilities:-

Other assisting occupations in support of health services perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Assist orthopedic surgeons in the treatment of orthopedic diseases and injuries by applying and adjusting casts, splints, bandages and other orthopedic devices
  • Assist in the application, maintenance and adjustment of traction equipment
  • Clean and dress wounds
  • Remove casts, sutures, staples and pins
  • Instruct patients and their families and other health care professionals with respect to orthopedic matters.

Rehabilitation assistants perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Prepare and maintain equipment and supplies
  • Assist in activities for the rehabilitation of patients as directed by health care professionals
  • May perform routine office functions.

Optical/ophthalmic laboratory technicians and assistants perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Operate laboratory equipment to grind, cut, polish and edge lenses for eyeglasses according to prescriptions received and fit lenses into frames
  • Make minor repairs for customers such as replacing frame screws or straightening frames
  • Maintain and repair optical laboratory equipment or machinery.

Pharmacy aides perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Help pharmacists and other pharmacy staff with packaging and labelling of pharmaceutical products
  • May help in maintaining prescription records and inventories of medications and pharmaceutical products.

Sterile processing technicians perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Operate and maintain sterilization equipment such as instrument washers, sonic sinks, cart washers and steam autoclaves to clean and disinfect trays, carts, linens, supplies, instrumentation and equipment for re-use according to standardized safety practices
  • Reassemble equipment and assemble packs of sterile supplies and instruments for delivery to hospital departments.

Blood donor clinic assistants perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Set up and dismantle equipment
  • Prepare and maintain cleanliness of collection areas
  • Maintain supplies
  • Monitor donors throughout procedure and assist with post-donation care and donor reaction care as assigned under the supervision of a registered nurse
  • Record information on donors
  • Label and process donated blood.

Morgue attendants perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Assist pathologists at autopsies by laying out surgical instruments
  • Prepare solutions for preservation of specimens
  • Transfer bodies from morgue to examining table
  • Remove organs and tissue specimens, as instructed by attending pathologist, and placing them in preservative solutions
  • Clean and sew up bodies for release to funeral home.

You can also see the required titles to apply as a Other assisting occupations in support of health services. 

NOC 3414 – Other assisting occupations in support of health services: example titles.

  • activationist – health support services
  • activities co-ordinator – health support services
  • activity aide – health support services
  • activity leader – seniors
  • activity worker – health support services
  • acupuncture assistant
  • acupuncture attendant
  • adjuvant
  • autopsy assistant
  • autopsy attendant
  • autopsy technician
  • blood donor clinic assistant
  • blood donor clinic attendant
  • blood donor clinic helper
  • blood sampling attendant
  • cast room technician
  • central service room worker – hospital
  • central supply aide
  • central supply aide – medical
  • central supply room supervisor – hospital
  • central supply room technician – hospital
  • chiropractic aide
  • chiropractic assistant
  • chiropractic health assistant
  • chiropractic office assistant
  • chiropractor aide
  • clinic assistant – medical
  • clinical laboratory helper
  • dispensary assistant
  • drugstore dispensing assistant
  • drugstore side room attendant
  • emergency room attendant
  • emergency-entry attendant – hospital
  • fracture room attendant
  • health aide
  • herbal medicine assistant
  • instrument sterilizer – medical
  • lens grinder-polisher setter
  • lens marker – health support services
  • lens marker – ophthalmic
  • medical clinic assistant
  • medical instrument sterilizer
  • medical material handler
  • morgue attendant
  • morgue technician
  • occupational therapy aide
  • occupational therapy helper
  • ophthalmic goods antireflection (AR) coating technician
  • ophthalmic goods bench worker
  • ophthalmic goods lens coating technician
  • ophthalmic goods lens cutter
  • ophthalmic goods lens tinter
  • ophthalmic lab technician – retail
  • ophthalmic laboratory technician – retail
  • ophthalmic lens bench worker
  • ophthalmic lens cutter
  • ophthalmic lens edge grinder
  • ophthalmic lens grinder
  • ophthalmic lens grinder and polisher
  • ophthalmic lens grinder-polisher setter
  • ophthalmic lens inspector
  • ophthalmic lens marker
  • optical and ophthalmic goods lens picker
  • optical goods inspector
  • optical lab mechanic – retail
  • optical laboratory assistant
  • optical laboratory technician
  • optical laboratory technician – retail
  • optical lens grinder and polisher
  • optical lens inspector
  • optical mechanic
  • optical technician
  • optometric assistant
  • optometric technician
  • optometrist assistant
  • orthopedic assistant
  • orthopedic physician assistant
  • orthopedic supervisor
  • orthopedic technician
  • orthopedic technologist
  • orthopedist aide
  • pharmacy aide
  • pharmacy side room attendant
  • pharmacy supply assistant
  • physical therapy attendant
  • physiotherapy attendant
  • physiotherapy helper
  • phytotherapy assistant
  • plaster room aide
  • plaster room attendant
  • polishing pad mounter
  • post-mortem attendant
  • radiology aide
  • recreation aide – health services
  • recreation therapist aide
  • recreation therapy assistant
  • recreational therapy aide
  • registered central service technician – medical
  • registered orthopedic technologist
  • rehabilitation aide
  • rehabilitation assistant
  • senior adjuvant
  • sterile processing technician
  • sterile processing worker
  • sterile supply room attendant
  • sterilization attendant
  • sterilization processing attendant
  • supply, processing and distribution aide – medical
  • surgical assistant
  • surgical assistant – non-nursing
  • surgical technician – non-nursing
  • therapist assistant – medical
  • therapy aide – medical
  • therapy assistant – medical

Employment Requirements

  • Orthopedic technologists usually require completion of secondary school and Several months of on-the-job training or A college orthopedic technologist program.
  • Registration with the Canadian Society of Orthopaedic Technologists is available and may be required by employers.
  • Health care courses or short-term college programs related to the work of medical therapy assistants, such as recreational therapy programs, are available and may be required by employers.
  • Pharmacy aides require completion of secondary school and Several months of on-the-job training.
  • Sterile processing technicians require completion of secondary school and A six- to nine-month sterile processing college program.
  • Completion of secondary school and several months of on-the-job training are usually required for other assisting occupations in this unit group.


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  • Operating room technicians (in 3233 Licensed practical nurses)
  • Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment (3237)
  • Pathologists’ assistants (in 3212 Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists’ assistants)
  • Pharmacy clerks (in 6421 Retail salespersons)
  • Pharmacy technicians (in 3219 Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health))

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