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Unit of competency details

BSBMED305 - Apply the principles of confidentiality, privacy and security within the medical environment (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to BSBMED305B - Apply the principles of confidentiality, privacy and security within the medical environmentUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages 24/Mar/2015

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 25/Mar/2015


Training packages that include this unit

Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 091199 Justice And Law Enforcement, N.e.c.  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 091199 Justice And Law Enforcement, N.e.c.  30/Jul/2015 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version first released with BSB Business Services Training Package Version 1.0.

Application

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply principles and procedures relating to confidentiality, privacy and security to own work within the medical environment.

It applies to individuals required to maintain confidentiality, privacy and security under legislation, and workplace policies and procedures in a medical environment. It covers working within accepted codes of conduct and following confidentiality, privacy and security provisions.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Unit Sector

Administration – Medical Services Administration

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Work within accepted codes of conduct

1.1 Ensure work is reviewed and approved by a health practitioner or senior administrator who has delegated tasks

1.2 Keep records up-to-date and complete tasks as required, neatly, accurately and in a timely manner

1.3 Seek clarification with relevant personnel of unclear or ambiguous procedures

1.4 Treat patients, colleagues and health practitioners with respect

1.5 Refer health related matters raised by patients back to medical practitioners

1.6 Act with honesty and integrity at all times

1.7 Communicate conflict of interest or potential conflict of interest promptly to manager or supervisor

2. Follow confidentiality and privacy procedures

2.1 Assess information and requests for information with regard to what is and what is not disclosable

2.2 Use discretion and judgement in all communications

2.3 Discuss patient-related matters within the confines of the facility and with appropriate personnel only

2.4 Seek advice and clarification with relevant personnel where potential confidentiality issues arise in dealings with patients, their families and others

3. Follow security procedures

3.1 Store and appropriately secure patient records and other confidential documentation

3.2 Clearly label and store securely according to organisational policies and procedures, all documents required by legislation to be stored for certain periods

3.3 Ensure drugs, equipment and other materials potentially posing a work health and safety (WHS) threat to others are stored securely at all times

Foundation Skills

This section describes language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills incorporated in the performance criteria that are required for competent performance.

Skill 

Performance Criteria 

Description 

Reading

1.2, 2.1, 3.1, 3.2

  • Recognises familiar text types within job specifications and regulatory requirements and uses different strategies to identify relevant information

Writing

1.2, 3.2

  • Produces records and labels according to workplace requirements

Oral Communication

1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.7, 2.4

  • Uses appropriate language and non-verbal features to provide information
  • Obtains information from others by active listening and questioning

Navigate the work of work

1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

  • Operates according to ethical guidelines and legislative requirements
  • Follows organisational procedures and protocols

Interact with others

1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.7, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4

  • Collaborates with others to achieve outcomes, playing an active role in facilitating respectful interactions

Get the work done

1.1, 1.2, 1.7, 2.1, 3.1, 3.2

  • Plans and sequences workload to ensure tasks are completed accurately and in a timely manner
  • Takes responsibility for the outcomes of routine decisions related directly to own role
  • Recognises and takes responsibility for addressing predictable problems in familiar work contexts
  • Understands the importance of secure information and privacy in relation to own work

Unit Mapping Information

Code and title 

current version 

Code and title 

previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

BSBMED305 Apply the principles of confidentiality, privacy and security within the medical environment

BSBMED305B Apply the principles of confidentiality, privacy and security within the medical environment

Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages

Equivalent unit

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=11ef6853-ceed-4ba7-9d87-4da407e23c10

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version first released with BSB Business Services Training Package Version 1.0.

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:

  • communicate with others according to accepted codes of conduct
  • assess whether information is disclosable
  • identify and communicate a conflict of interest
  • store records and confidential documentation according to organisational requirements
  • identify and store drugs, equipment and materials requiring secure storage appropriately.

Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:

  • explain enterprise policies and procedures for confidentiality, privacy and security
  • identify relevant legislation relevant to confidentiality, privacy, security, record storage and work health and safety practices.

Assessment Conditions

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in the medical services administration field of work and include access to:

  • office equipment and resources
  • case studies or actual experiences related to confidentiality, privacy and security issues.

Assessors must satisfy NVR/AQTF assessor requirements.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=11ef6853-ceed-4ba7-9d87-4da407e23c10