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Vision Technician- Assessment Criteria

Author:Asha|July 18th, 2019

Annexure: Assessment Criteria

 

Assessment Criteria for Vision Technician
Job Role  Vision Technician
Qualification Pack Code HSS/Q3001, version 1.0
Sector Skill Council Health Care Sector Skill Council

 

Sr.No. Guidelines for Assessment
1 Criteria for assessment for each Qualification Pack will be created by the Sector Skill Council. Each Performance Criteria (PC) will be assigned marks proportional to its importance in NOS. SSC will also lay down proportion of marks for Theory and Skills Practical for each PC
2 The assessment for the theory part will be based on knowledge bank of questions created by the SSC
3 Individual assessment agencies will create unique question papers for theory part for each candidate at each examination/training center (as per assessment criteria below)
4 Individual assessment agencies will create unique evaluations for skill practical for every student at each examination/training center based on this criteria
5 To pass the Qualification Pack, every trainee should score as per assessment grid.
6 In case of successfully passing only certain number of NOS’s, the trainee is eligible to take subsequent assessment on the balance NOS’s to pass the Qualification Pack

 

Skills Practical and Viva (80% weightage)
Marks Allotted
Grand Total-1 (Subject Domain) 400
Grand Total-2 (Soft Skills and communication) 100
Grand Total-(Skills Practical and Viva) 500
Passing Marks (80% of Max. Marks) 400
Theory (20% weightage)
Grand Total-1 (Subject Domain) 80
Grand Total-2 (Soft Skills and communication) 20
Grand Total-(Theory) 100
Passing Marks (50% of Max. Marks) 50
Grand Total-(Skills Practical and Viva + Theory) 600
Overall Result Criteria is to pass in both theory and practical
individually. If fail in any one of them, then
candidate is fail
Detailed Break Up of Marks Skills Practical & Viva
Subject Domain Pick any 2 NOS each of 200 marks totaling 400

 

Assessable Outcomes Assessment Criteria  Total
Marks
(400)
Marks Allocation
Out
Of
Viva Skills
Practical
1.HSS / N 3001 : Obtain the case history PC1. Obtain and record the history of patient having ocular and/or visual symptoms including the onset, course of the disease, diagnostics conducted and treatment 200 30 20 10
PC2. Obtain and record the history of patient’s past ocular diseases and conditions, including history of surgery to eye or ocular adnexae, and details of birth history/ pregnancy where appropriate 30 20 10
PC3. Obtain and record a family history of diseases affecting eye or vision, and any relevant general medical conditions or diseases 20 10 10
PC4. Obtain and record details of social history including occupation and details of exposure to industrial or occupational hazards 20 10 10
PC5. Obtain and record a history of patient’s current and past general health and trauma, including any surgical procedures 30 20 10
PC6. Obtain and record a history of current medications for ocular conditions and general medical conditions 30 10 20
PC7. Obtain and record a history of any allergies or other adverse reactions to treatment 30 10 20
PC8. Identify area of concern and inform relevant professional if appropriate 10 3 7
Total 200 113 97
2. HSS / N 3002 : Measure visual acuity PC1. Confirm patient’s existing use of optical correction 200 10 5 5
PC2. Confirm patient’s understanding of procedure and requirements for compliance 10 5 5
PC3. Identify any cultural and special needs that may influence performance of test 10 5 5
PC4. Perform tests for visual acuity consistent with personal role, responsibilities and level of competence 25 10 15
PC5. Select appropriate visual acuity test according to patients age, cooperation, ability and any cultural and special needs 25 10 15
PC6. Position and align patient at the correct distance from the test chart 10 3 7
PC7. Change distance from test chart if appropriate 10 3 7
PC8. Ensure the chart is correctly illuminated for test purpose 10 3 7
 PC9. Instruct patient clearly, including wearing of current optical correction appropriate to the test distance 20 15 5
PC10. Ensure correct use of occluder 25 10 15
PC11. Ensure correct use of pinhole 25 10 15
PC12. Accurately record results and patient responses 20 10 10
Total 200 89 111
3.HSS / N 3003 : Assess refractive status PC1. Confirm patient’s existing use of optical correction 200 20 10 10
PC2. Confirm patient’s understanding of procedure and requirements for compliance 40 20 20
PC3. Instill mydriatic or cycloplegic drops or ointments as indicated, according to personal role and responsibilities and local protocols 30 10 20
PC4. Position and align patient correctly 20 10 10
PC5. Measure refractive error for distance with an autorefractor 30 10 20
PC6. Document refraction accurately, with correct notation in patient record 20 10 10
PC7. Transpose the optical prescription as needed 20 5 15
PC8. Perform additional measurements of refractive  error consistent with personal role, responsibilities and level of competence 20 5 15
Total 200 80 120
4. HSS / N 3004 : Prescribe spectacles and dispense optical prescription accurately PC1. Confirm patient’s existing use of optical correction 200 30 10 20
PC2. Measure optical prescription of spectacles, including distance, intermediate, near and prismatic corrections of visual aids 70 30 40
PC3. Transpose optical prescription as needed 70 30 40
PC4. Document optical prescription accurately, with correct notation in patient record 30 15 15
Total 200 85 115
5. HSS / N 5505 : Store medical records PC1. Retain and store the medical records as per the organisation protocol and review them for completion 200 20 10 10
PC2. Know how to store the medical records 30 10 20
PC3. Retain all records that reflect the clinical care provided to a patient, including provider notes, nurses’ notes, diagnostic testing and medication lists 60 20 40
PC4. Enter the laboratory results in the report carefully 40 20 20
PC5. Know how to maintain and store the old records 30 10 20
PC6. Take approval prior to destroying any old medical record 20 10 10
Total 200 80 120
6. HSS / N 5506 : Maintain confidentiality of medical records PC1. How to maintain the confidentiality of the medical records 200 50 20 30
PC2. That patient information should not be disclosed to any unauthorised person 50 20 30
PC3. While releasing any information related to patient record follow the organisation policy and procedure and should have written consent by authorised person 50 30 20
PC4. Medical Records in the department are kept secured and in strict confidentiality 50 30 20
Total 200 70 130
7. HSS/ N 9610 (Follow  infection control policies and procedures) PC1. Preform the standard precautions to prevent the spread of infection in accordance with organisation requirements 200 5 0 5
PC2. Preform the additional precautions when standard precautions alone may not be sufficient to prevent transmission of infection 5 0 5
PC3. Minimise contamination of materials, equipment and instruments by aerosols and splatter 5 5 0
PC4. Identify infection risks and implement an appropriate response within own role and responsibility 20 10 10
PC5. Document and report activities and tasks that put patients and/or other workers at risk 5 0 5
PC6. Respond appropriately to situations that pose an infection risk in accordance with the policies and procedures of the organization 5 0 5
PC7. Follow procedures for risk control and risk containment for specific risks 10 0 10
PC8. Follow protocols for care following exposure to blood or other body fluids as required 10 0 10
PC9. Place appropriate signs when and where appropriate 20 10 10
PC10. Remove spills in accordance with the policies and procedures of the organization 5 0 5
PC11. Maintain hand hygiene by washing hands before and after patient contact and/or after any activity likely to cause contamination
PC12. Follow hand washing procedures
PC13. Implement hand care procedures
PC14. Cover cuts and abrasions with water-proof dressings and change as necessary
PC15. Wear personal protective clothing and equipment that complies with Indian Standards, and is appropriate for the intended use
PC16. Change protective clothing and gowns/aprons daily, more frequently if soiled and where appropriate, after each patient contact
PC17. Demarcate and maintain clean and
contaminated zones in all aspects of health care work
20 10 10
PC18. Confine records, materials and medicaments to a well-designated clean zone
PC19. Confine contaminated instruments and equipment to a well-designated contaminated zone
PC20. Wear appropriate personal protective clothing and equipment in accordance with occupational health and safety policies and procedures when handling waste 5 0 5
PC21. Separate waste at the point where it has been generated and dispose of into waste containers that are colour coded and identified
 PC22. Store clinical or related waste in an area that is accessible only to authorised persons 5 5 0
PC23. Handle, package, label, store, transport and dispose of waste appropriately to minimise potential for contact with the waste and to reduce the risk to the environment from accidental release 5 0 5
PC24. Dispose of waste safely in accordance with policies and procedures of the organisation and legislative requirements 5 5 0
PC25. Wear personal protective clothing and equipment during cleaning procedures 5 0 5
PC26. Remove all dust, dirt and physical debris from work surfaces
PC27. Clean all work surfaces with a neutral detergent and warm water solution before and after each session or when visibly soiled
PC28. Decontaminate equipment requiring special processing in accordance with quality management systems to ensure full compliance with cleaning, disinfection and sterilisation protocols
PC29. Dry all work surfaces before and after use
PC30. Replace surface covers where applicable
PC31. Maintain and store cleaning equipment 5 5 0
Total 200 55 145
Soft Skills and Communication Pick one field from each part 1 & 2
randomly each carrying 50 marks totaling 100
Part 1 (Pick one field randomly carrying 50 marks)
1. Attitude
HSS/ N 9603 (Act within the limits of one’s competence and authority) PC1. Adhere to legislation, protocols and guidelines relevant to one’s role and field of practice 50 2 0 2
PC2. Work within organisational systems and requirements as appropriate to one’s role 2 0 2
PC3. Recognise the boundary of one’s role and responsibility and seek supervision when situations are beyond one’s competence and authority 8 4 4
PC4. Maintain competence within one’s role and field of practice 2 0 2
PC5. Use relevant research based protocols and guidelines as evidence to inform one’s practice 4 2 2
PC6. Promote and demonstrate good practice as an individual and as a team member at all times
PC7. Identify and manage potential and actual risks to the quality and safety of practice
PC8. Evaluate and reflect on the quality of one’s work and make continuing improvements
Total 30 12 18
HSS/ N 9607 (Practice Code of conduct while performing duties) PC1. Adhere to protocols and guidelines relevant to the role and field of practice 50








3 1 2
PC2. Work within organisational systems and requirements as appropriate to the role
PC3. Recognise the boundary of the role and responsibility and seek supervision when situations are beyond the competence and authority
PC4. Maintain competence within the role and field of practice 1 0 1
PC5. Use protocols and guidelines relevant to the field of practice 4 2 2
PC6. Promote and demonstrate good practice as an individual and as a team member at all times 1 0 1
PC7. Identify and manage potential and actual risks to the quality and patient safety
PC8. Maintain personal hygiene and contribute actively to the healthcare ecosystem 4 2 2
Total 20 7 13
Attitude Total 50 50 19 31
2. Communication Skills
HSS/ N 9601 (Collate and  Communicate Health Information) PC1. Respond to queries and information needs of all individuals 50 4 4 0
PC2. Communicate effectively with all individuals regardless of age, caste, gender, community or other characteristics 10 0 10
PC3. Communicate with individuals at a pace and level fitting their understanding, without using terminology unfamiliar to them
PC4. Utilise all training and information at one’s disposal to provide relevant information to the individual
PC5. Confirm that the needs of the individual have been met 4 4 0
PC6. Adhere to guidelines provided by one’s organisation or regulatory body relating to confidentiality
PC7. Respect the individual’s need for privacy
PC8. Maintain any records required at the end of the interaction
Total 50 30 20
Communication Total 50 50 30 20
Part 2 (Pick one field as per NOS marked carrying 50 marks)
1. Safety management 
HSS/ N 9606 (Maintain a safe, healthy, and secure  working environment) PC1. Identify individual responsibilities in relation to maintaining workplace health safety and security requirements
50
6 2 4
PC2. Comply with health, safety and security procedures for the workplace 4 0 4
PC3. Report any identified breaches in health, safety, and security procedures to the designated person 4 3 1
PC4. Identify potential hazards and breaches of safe work practices 6 4 2
PC5. Correct any hazards that individual can deal with safely, competently and within the limits of authority
PC6. Promptly and accurately report the hazards that individual is not allowed to deal with, to the relevant person and warn other people who may get affected
PC7. Follow the organisation’s emergency procedures promptly, calmly, and efficiently
PC8. Identify and recommend opportunities for improving health, safety, and security to the designated person
PC9. Complete any health and safety records legibly and accurately
Total 50 25 25
2. Waste Management
HSS/ N 9609 (Follow biomedical waste disposal protocols) PC1. Follow the appropriate procedures, policies and protocols for the method of collection and containment level according to the waste type 50
6 2 4
PC2. Apply appropriate health and safety measures and standard precautions for infection prevention and control and personal protective equipment relevant to the type and category of waste 8 4 4
PC3. Segregate the waste material from work areas in line with current legislation and organisational requirements 4 0 4
PC4. Segregation should happen at source with proper containment, by using different colour coded bins for different categories of waste 8 4 4
PC5. Check the accuracy of the labelling that identifies the type and content of waste 4 2 2
PC6. Confirm suitability of containers for any required course of action appropriate to the type of waste disposal 4 4 0
PC7. Check the waste has undergone the required processes to make it safe for transport and disposal
PC8. Transport the waste to the disposal site, taking
into consideration its associated risks
PC9. Report and deal with spillages and contamination in accordance with current legislation and procedures
PC10. Maintain full, accurate and legible records of information and store in correct location in line with current legislation, guidelines, local policies and protocols
Total 50 32 18
Grand Total-2 (Soft Skills and communication) 100
Detailed Break Up of Marks Theory
1.HSS / N 3001 : Obtain the case history PC1. Obtain and record the history of patient having ocular and/or visual symptoms including the onset, course of the disease, diagnostics conducted and treatment 20
PC2. Obtain and record the history of patient’s past ocular diseases and conditions, including history of surgery to eye or  ocular adnexae, and details of birth history/ pregnancy where appropriate
PC3. Obtain and record a family history of diseases affecting eye or vision, and any relevant general medical conditions or diseases
PC4. Obtain and record details of social history including occupation and details of exposure to industrial or occupational hazards
PC5. Obtain and record a history of patient’s current and past general health and trauma, including any surgical procedures
PC6. Obtain and record a history of current medications for ocular conditions and general medical conditions
PC7. Obtain and record a history of any allergies or other adverse reactions to treatment
PC8. Identify area of concern and inform relevant professional if appropriate
Total 20
2. HSS / N 3002 : Measure visual acuity PC1. Confirm patient’s existing use of optical correction 10
PC2. Confirm patient’s understanding of procedure and requirements for compliance
PC3. Identify any cultural and special needs that may influence performance of test
PC4. Perform tests for visual acuity consistent with personal role, responsibilities and level of competence
PC5. Select appropriate visual acuity test according to patients age, cooperation, ability and any cultural and special needs
PC6. Position and align patient at the correct distance from the test chart
 PC7. Change distance from test chart if appropriate
PC8. Ensure the chart is correctly illuminated for test purpose
PC9. Instruct patient clearly, including wearing of current optical correction appropriate to the test distance
PC10. Ensure correct use of occluder
PC11. Ensure correct use of pinhole
PC12. Accurately record results and patient responses
Total 10
3.HSS / N 3003 : Assess refractive status PC1. Confirm patient’s existing use of optical correction 10
PC2. Confirm patient’s understanding of procedure and requirements for compliance
PC3. Instill mydriatic or cycloplegic drops or ointments as indicated, according to personal role and responsibilities and local protocols
PC4. Position and align patient correctly
PC5. Measure refractive error for distance with an autorefractor
PC6. Document refraction accurately, with correct notation in patient record
PC7. Transpose the optical prescription as needed
PC8. Perform additional measurements of refractive error consistent with personal role, responsibilities and level of competence
Total 10
HSS / N 3004 : Prescribe spectacles and dispense optical prescription accurately PC1. Confirm patient’s existing use of optical correction 20
PC2. Measure optical prescription of spectacles, including distance, intermediate, near and prismatic corrections of visual aids
 PC3. Transpose optical prescription as needed
PC4. Document optical prescription accurately, with correct notation in patient record
Total 20
HSS / N 5505 : Store medical records PC1. Retain and store the medical records as per the organisation protocol and review them for completion 10
PC2. Know how to store the medical records
PC3. Retain all records that reflect the clinical care provided to a patient, including provider notes, nurses’ notes, diagnostic testing and medication lists
PC4. Enter the laboratory results in the report carefully
PC5. Know how to maintain and store the old records
PC6. Take approval prior to destroying any old medical record
Total 10
HSS / N 5506 : Maintain confidentiality of medical records PC1. How to maintain the confidentiality of the medical records 10
PC2. That patient information should not be disclosed to any unauthorised person
PC3. While releasing any information related to patient record follow the organisation policy and procedure and should have written consent by authorised person
PC4. Medical Records in the department are kept secured and in strict confidentiality
Total 10
HSS/ N 9603 (Act within the limits of one’s competence and authority) PC1. Adhere to legislation, protocols and guidelines relevant to one’s role and field of practice 5
PC2. Work within organisational systems and requirements as appropriate to one’s role
PC3. Recognise the boundary of one’s role and responsibility and seek supervision when situations are beyond one’s competence and authority
PC4. Maintain competence within one’s role and field of practice
PC5. Use relevant research based protocols and guidelines as evidence to inform one’s practice
PC6. Promote and demonstrate good practice as an individual and as a team member at all times
PC7. Identify and manage potential and actual risks to the quality and safety of practice
PC8. Evaluate and reflect on the quality of one’s work and make continuing improvements
Total 5
HSS / N 9601 : Collate and communicate health information PC1. Respond to queries and information needs of all individuals 2
PC2. Communicate effectively with all individuals regardless of age, caste, gender, community or other characteristics 1
PC3. Communicate with individuals at a pace and level fitting their understanding, without using terminology unfamiliar to them 1
PC4. Utilise all training and information at one’s disposal to provide relevant information to the individual 0
PC5. Confirm that the needs of the individual have been met
PC6. Adhere to guidelines provided by one’s organisation or regulatory body relating to confidentiality
PC7. Respect the individual’s need for privacy 1
PC8. Maintain any records required at the end of the interaction 0
Total 5
HSS/ N 9607 (Practice Code of conduct while performing duties) PC1. Adhere to protocols and guidelines relevant to the role and field of practice 0

PC2. Work within organisational systems and requirements as appropriate to the role
PC3. Recognise the boundary of the role and responsibility and  seek supervision when situations are beyond the competence and authority 2
PC4. Maintain competence within the role and field of practice 1
PC5. Use protocols and guidelines relevant to the field of practice 0
PC6. Promote and demonstrate good practice as an individual and as a team member at all times 1
PC7. Identify and manage potential and actual risks to the quality and patient safety 1
PC8. Maintain personal hygiene and contribute actively to the healthcare ecosystem 0
Total 5
HSS/ N 9606 (Maintain a safe, healthy, and secure working environment) PC1. Identify individual responsibilities in relation to maintaining workplace health safety and security requirements 5
PC2. Comply with health, safety and security procedures for the workplace
PC3. Report any identified breaches in health, safety, and security procedures to the designated person
PC4. Identify potential hazards and breaches of safe work practices
PC5. Correct any hazards that individual can deal with safely, competently and within the limits of authority
PC6. Promptly and accurately report the hazards that individual is not allowed to deal with, to the relevant person and warn other people who may get affected
PC7. Follow the organisation’s emergency procedures promptly, calmly, and efficiently
PC8. Identify and recommend opportunities for improving health, safety, and security to the designated person
PC9. Complete any health and safety records legibly and accurately
Total 5
HSS/ N 9610: Follow infection control policies aHSS/ N 9609 (Follow biomedical waste disposal protocols)nd procedures PC1. Preform the standard precautions to prevent the spread of infection in accordance with organisation requirements 5
PC2. Preform the additional precautions when standard precautions alone may not be sufficient to prevent transmission of infection
PC3. Minimise contamination of materials, equipment and instruments by aerosols and splatter
PC4. Identify infection risks and implement an appropriate response within own role and responsibility
PC5. Document and report activities and tasks that put patients and/or other workers at risk
PC6. Respond appropriately to situations that pose an infection risk in accordance with the policies and procedures of the organization
PC7. Follow procedures for risk control and risk containment for specific risks
PC8. Follow protocols for care
PC9. Place appropriate signs when and where appropriate
PC10. Remove spills in accordance with the policies and procedures of the organization
PC11. Maintain hand hygiene by washing hands before and after patient contact and/or after any activity likely to cause contamination
PC12. Follow hand washing procedures
PC13. Implement hand care procedures
PC14. Cover cuts and abrasions with water-proof dressings and change as necessary
PC15. Wear personal protective clothing and equipment that complies with Indian Standards, and is appropriate for the intended use
PC16. Change protective clothing and gowns/aprons daily, more frequently if soiled and where appropriate, after each patient contact
PC17. Demarcate and maintain clean and contaminated zones in all aspects of health care work
PC18. Confine records, materials and medicaments to a welldesignated clean zone
PC19. Confine contaminated instruments and equipment to a well-designated contaminated zone
PC20. Wear appropriate personal protective clothing and equipment in accordance with occupational health and safety policies and procedures when handling waste
PC21. Separate waste at the point where it has been generated and dispose of into waste containers that are colour coded and identified
PC22. Store clinical or related waste in an area that is accessible only to authorised persons
PC23. Handle, package, label, store, transport and dispose of waste appropriately to minimise potential for contact with the waste and to reduce the risk to the environment from accidental release Dispose of waste safely in accordance with policies and  procedures of the organisation and legislative requirements
PC26. Remove all dust, dirt and physical debris from work surfaces
PC27. Clean all work surfaces with a neutral detergent and warm water solution before and after each session or when visibly soiled
PC28. Decontaminate equipment requiring special processing in accordance with quality management systems to ensure full compliance with cleaning, disinfection and sterilisation protocols
PC29. Dry all work surfaces before and after use
PC30. Replace surface covers where applicable
PC31. Maintain and store cleaning equipment
Total 5
HSS/ N 9609 (Follow biomedical waste disposal protocols) PC1. Follow the appropriate procedures, policies and protocols for the method of collection and containment level according to the waste type
PC2. Apply appropriate health and safety measures and standard precautions for infection prevention and control and personal protective equipment relevant to the type and category of waste
PC3. Segregate the waste material from work areas in line with current legislation and organisational requirements
PC4. Segregation should happen at source with proper containment, by using different colour coded bins for different categories of waste
PC5. Check the accuracy of the labelling that identifies the type and content of waste
PC6. Confirm suitability of containers for any required course of action appropriate to the type of waste disposal
PC7. Check the waste has undergone the required processes to make it safe for transport and disposal
PC8. Transport the waste to the disposal site, taking into consideration its associated risks
PC9. Report and deal with spillages and contamination in accordance with current legislation and procedures
PC10. Maintain full, accurate and legible records of information
and store in correct location in line with current legislation, guidelines, local policies and protocols
Total 5

 

 

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