Skills Framework for Healthcare

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What Is it?


The Skills Framework (SFw) is a SkillsFuture initiative developed for the Singapore workforce to promote skills mastery and lifelong learning, and is an integral component of the Healthcare Industry Manpower Plan.

Jointly developed by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), Workforce Singapore (WSG), and the Ministry of Health (MOH), together with industry associations, training providers, organisations and unions, the Skills Framework for Healthcare provides useful information on:

  • Sector information;

  • Career pathways;

  • Occupations and job roles;

  • Existing and emerging skills; and

  • Training programmes for skills upgrading and mastery.

Who Is It For?

Individuals who wish to join or progress within the Healthcare sector, to assess their career interest, identify relevant training programmes to upgrade their skills and prepare for the desired job roles.

Employers will be able to recognise these skills and invest in training their employees for career development and skills upgrading.

Training Providers can gain insights on sector trends, existing and emerging skills that are in demand, and design programmes to address the industry needs accordingly.

How Does It Work?

The SFw for Healthcare contains information on trends, career pathways, occupations, job roles, skills and competencies and training programmes.


(i) Sector Information

This section provides information on the SFw for Healthcare, including information on trends and workforce profiles in the sector.

Click here to download the Guide to Occupation and Skills for the SFw for Healthcare.


(ii) Career Pathways

The Career Pathways show the possible options for vertical and lateral progression for advancement and growth. Six (6) tracks have been identified (i) Nursing, (ii)Physiotherapy, (iii) Occupational Therapy, (iv) Speech Therapy, (v) Operations and (vi) Pharmacy Support, which encompass 70 job roles.

Click on the following link to download the Career Pathways for the Healthcare sector. [PDF]


(iii) Skills Map

The Skills Maps covers a total of 70 job roles, critical work functions, key tasks and skills and competencies aligned to the six tracks.


(a) View the Occupations/Job Roles under the SFw for Healthcare

Click on the tracks listed below to download the Skills Map for each track.

Nursing

  • Chief Nurse [PDF / Word]

  • Director of Nursing (Management) [PDF / Word]

  • Director of Nursing (Clinical) [PDF / Word]

  • Director of Nursing (Education) [PDF / Word]

  • Deputy Director of Nursing (Management)  [PDF / Word]

  • Deputy Director of Nursing (Clinical)  [PDF / Word]

  • Deputy Director of Nursing (Education)  [PDF / Word]

  • Assistant Director of Nursing  (Management)  [PDF / Word]

  • Assistant Director of Nursing  (Clinical)  [PDF / Word]

  • Assistant Director of Nursing  (Education)  [PDF / Word]

  • Senior Nurse Manager  [PDF / Word]

  • Senior Nurse Clinician  [PDF / Word]

  • Senior Nurse Educator   [PDF / Word]

  • Nurse Manager  [PDF / Word]

  • Nurse Clinician  [PDF / Word]

  • Nurse Educator  [PDF / Word]

  • Assistant Nurse Clinician  [PDF / Word]

  • Senior Staff Nurse  [PDF / Word]

  • Staff Nurse  [PDF / Word]

  • Principal Enrolled Nurse [PDF / Word]

  • Senior Enrolled Nurse  [PDF / Word]

  • Enrolled Nurse  [PDF/ Word]

Physiotherapy

  • Senior Principal Physiotherapy Manager [PDF / Word]

  • Senior Principal Physiotherapist (Clinical) [PDF/ Word]

  • Senior Principal Physiotherapy Educator [PDF/ Word]

  • Senior Principal Physiotherapy Researcher [PDF / Word]

  • Principal Physiotherapy Manager [PDF / Word]

  • Principal Physiotherapist (Clinical) [PDF/ Word]

  • Principal Physiotherapy Educator [PDF / Word]

  • Principal Physiotherapy Researcher [PDF / Word]

  • Senior Physiotherapist [PDF / Word]

  • Physiotherapist [PDF / Word]

Occupational Therapy 

  • Senior Principal Occupational Therapy Manager [PDF / Word]

  • Senior Principal Occupational Therapist (Clinical) [PDF / Word]

  • Senior Principal Occupational Therapy Educator [PDF / Word]

  • Senior Principal Occupational Therapy Researcher [PDF / Word]

  • Principal Occupational Therapy Manager [PDF / Word]

  • Principal Occupational Therapist (Clinical) [PDF / Word]

  • Principal Occupational Therapy Educator [PDF / Word]

  • Principal Occupational Therapy Researcher [PDF / Word]

  • Senior Occupational Therapist [PDF / Word]

  • Occupational Therapist [PDF / Word]

 Speech Therapy

  • Senior Principal Speech Therapy Manager [PDF / Word]

  • Senior Principal Speech Therapist (Clinical) [PDF / Word]

  • Senior Principal Speech Therapy Educator [PDF/ Word]

  • Senior Principal Speech Therapy Researcher [PDF / Word]

  • Principal Speech Therapy Manager [PDF / Word]

  • Principal Speech Therapist (Clinical) [PDF / Word]

  • Principal Speech Therapy Educator [PDF / Word]

  • Principal Speech Therapy Researcher [PDF / Word]

  • Senior Speech Therapist [PDF / Word]

  • Speech Therapist [PDF / Word]

 Healthcare Support

  • Senior Healthcare Assistant / Basic Care Assistant / Nursing Aides [PDF/ Word]

  • Healthcare Assistant / Basic Care Assistant / Nursing Aides [PDF / Word]

  • Therapy Support Associate [PDF/ Word]

  • Senior Therapy Assistant [PDF/ Word]

  • Therapy Assistant [PDF / Word]

Operations

  • Patient Service Executive [PDF / Word]

  • Patient Service Supervisor [PDF / Word]

  • Patient Service Assistant Supervisor [PDF / Word]

  • Patient Service Senior Associate [PDF / Word]

  • Patient Service Associate [PDF / Word]

Pharmacy Support

  • Senior Pharmacy Technician Executive (Patient Care Service) [PDF / Word]

  • Senior Pharmacy Technician Executive (Pharmacy IT and Supply Chain) [PDF / Word]

  • Senior Pharmacy Technician Executive (Drug Compounding and Quality Management) [PDF / Word]

  • Pharmacy Technician Executive (Patient Care Service) [PDF / Word]

  • Pharmacy Technician Executive (Pharmacy IT and Supply Chain) [PDF / Word]

  • Pharmacy Technician Executive (Drug Compounding and Quality Management) [PDF / Word]

  • Senior Pharmacy Technician [PDF / Word]

  • Pharmacy Technician [PDF / Word]

(iv) Skills and Competencies

The Skills and Competencies identified for each of the job roles fall under two broad classifications: (i) Technical Skills and Competencies, and (ii) Generic Skills and Competencies.


(a) View the Technical Skills and Competencies for the SFw for Healthcare

Technical Skills and Competencies comprise occupation/job-specific knowledge, skills and abilities that a person needs to have to perform the various tasks.

Click the following link to download the Overview of Technical Skills and Competencies for the SFw for Healthcare.[PDF / Word

Department Management

  • Billing Procedure [PDF / Word]

  • Department Financial Management [PDF / Word]

  • Frontline Services Management [PDF / Word]

  • Inventory Control and Equipment Maintenance in Rehabilitation Care [PDF / Word]

  • Inventory Management in Rehabilitation Therapy [PDF / Word]

  • Inventory Procurement for Pharmacy Support [PDF / Word]

  • Performance Management [PDF / Word]

  • Pharmaceutical Equipment Maintenance [PDF / Word]

  • Pharmacy Information Technology Management [PDF / Word]

Drug Compounding and Management

  • Automated Distribution Management [PDF / Word]

  • Clinical Investigational Drug Management [PDF / Word]

  • Drug Distribution and Inventory Management [PDF / Word]

  • Medication Dispensing [PDF / Word]

  • Medication Safety [PDF / Word]

  • Non-sterile Compounding [PDF / Word]

  • Sterile Manufacturing of Pharmaceutical Products [PDF / Word]

Education for Healthcare Professions

  • Curriculum Design [PDF / Word]

  • Learner Assessments [PDF / Word]

  • Learning Needs Analysis [PDF / Word]

  • Programme Delivery [PDF / Word]

  • Programme Design [PDF / Word]

  • Programme Evaluation [PDF / Word]

  • Staff Training Facilitation [PDF / Word]

  • Staff Training Management [PDF / Word]

Enterprise Risk Management

  • Business Continuity Planning [PDF / Word]

  • Clinical Governance [PDF / Word]

  • Emergency Response and Crisis Management [PDF / Word]

  • Risk Management [PDF / Word]

  • Workplace Violence [PDF / Word]

Ethics and Professionalism

  • Individual and Cultural Diversity [PDF / Word]

  • Professional, Legal and Ethical Healthcare Practice [PDF / Word]

  • Reflective Practice [PDF / Word]

Evidence-based Practice

  • Analysis of Research Data [PDF / Word]

  • Data Analytics [PDF / Word]

  • Data and Statistical Analytics [PDF / Word]

  • Data Collection and Management [PDF / Word]

  • Nursing Research and Statistics [PDF / Word]

  • Research Proposal Development [PDF / Word]

  • Research Translation [PDF / Word]

  • Scientific Writing and Communication [PDF / Word]

General Management 

Patient Care 

  • Ambulatory Care Service Support [PDF/ Word]

  • Assistive Devices Prescription in Occupational Therapy [PDF / Word]

  • Care Transition in Nursing [PDF / Word]

  • Case History Taking in Physiotherapy [PDF / Word]

  • Client Assessment for Occupational Therapy [PDF / Word]

  • Client Assessment for Physiotherapy [PDF / Word]

  • Client Assessment for Speech Therapy [PDF / Word]

  • Client Assessment in Therapy Support [PDF / Word]

  • Clinical Support for Patient Service Associates [PDF / Word]

  • Development on Intervention Plan for Physiotherapy [PDF / Word]

  • Effective Client Communication [PDF / Word]

  • Effective Communication in Nursing [PDF / Word]

  • Emergency Care Management in Nursing [PDF / Word]

  • Environmental Assessment and Modification for Occupational Therapy [PDF / Word]

  • Environmental Assessment and Modification for Physiotherapy [PDF / Word]

  • Goal Setting in Rehabilitation Therapy [PDF / Word]

  • Group Therapy Planning and Implementation [PDF / Word]

  • Intervention Implementation in Therapy Support [PDF / Word]

  • Intervention Planning in Occupational Therapy [PDF / Word]

  • Intervention Planning in Speech Therapy [PDF / Word]

  • Medication Management in Nursing [PDF / Word]

  • Medication Reconciliation in Pharmacy Support [PDF / Word]

  • Mobility and Ambulation Assistance in Nursing [PDF / Word]

  • Nutrition and Fluids Management in Nursing [PDF / Word]

  • Nursing Care for the Deceased [PDF / Word]

  • Patient Care Delivery in Nursing [PDF / Word]

  • Pharmacy-only (P) Medication Sales [PDF / Word]

  • Respiratory Care in Nursing [PDF / Word]

  • Therapeutic Equipment Prescription in Physiotherapy [PDF / Word]

  • Therapeutic Equipment Prescription in Speech Therapy [PDF / Word]

  • Therapy Discharge Planning [PDF / Word]

  • Therapy Intervention Evaluation [PDF / Word]

  • Therapy Intervention Implementation [PDF / Word]

  • Wound Management in Nursing [PDF / Word]

Patient and/or Client Education and Health Promotion

  • Client Education in Rehabilitation Therapy [PDF / Word]

  • Client Education in Therapy Support [PDF / Word]

  • Health Education Progamme Development and Implementation [PDF / Word]

  • Health Promotion [PDF / Word]

  • Patient Education and Engagement [PDF / Word]

  • Patient Education on Use of Prescribed Drugs [PDF / Word]

  • Patient Empowerment on Self-care [PDF / Word]

People Development

  • Clinical Teaching and Supervision [PDF / Word]

  • Learning and Development [PDF / Word]

  • Nursing Manpower Planning [PDF / Word]

  • People Management [PDF / Word]

  • Performance Management for Nursing [PDF / Word]

  • Workforce Planning [PDF / Word]

Quality and Patient Safety

  • Audit Management [PDF / Word]

  • Clinical Incident Management in Rehabilitation Therapy [PDF / Word]

  • Clinical Records Documentation and Management in Rehabilitation Therapy [PDF / Word]

  • Clinical Services Development [PDF / Word]

  • Continuous Improvement Management [PDF / Word]

  • Document Management for Pharmacy Support [PDF / Word]

  • Excellence in Service [PDF / Word]

  • Infection Control [PDF / Word]

  • Infection Prevention and Control in Nursing Practice [PDF / Word]

  • Nursing Productivity and Innovation [PDF / Word]

  • Quality Improvement and Safe Practices [PDF / Word]

  • Service Quality Management [PDF / Word]

  • Workplace Safety and Health [PDF / Word]

Stakeholder Engagement and Partnerships

(b) View the Generic Skills and Competencies for the SFw for Healthcare

Generic Skills and Competencies are employability/transferable skills and competencies.

Click the following link to download the Overview of Generic Skills and Competencies for the SFw for Healthcare. [PDF /  Word]


(v) Training Programmes

The Training Programmes provide information on skills acquisition that are available for new entrants and in-service personnel to acquire skills and competencies required for various job roles in the Healthcare sector.


(a) View the Training Programmes for new entrants

These are programmes that equip new entrants with skills and knowledge for the specific job role in the sector at their respective entry level.

Click on the tracks below to download the Training Programmes for each job role.

[updated as at 16/10/2019]

(b) View the Training Programmes for in-service personnel

For in-service employees who work in the Healthcare sector and who aspire to take on more challenging roles at work, you can identify and enrol in the training programmes listed here to acquire the relevant skills.

These are programmes for in-service personnel to broaden or deepen specific skills and knowledge for the various job roles in the sector. 

Nursing

  • Chief Nurse  [PDF / Word]

  • Director of Nursing (Management)  [PDF / Word]

  • Director of Nursing (Clinical)  [PDF / Word]

  • Director of Nursing (Education)  [PDF / Word]

  • Deputy Director of Nursing (Management)  [PDF / Word]

  • Deputy Director of Nursing (Clinical)  [PDF / Word]

  • Deputy Director of Nursing (Education)  [PDF / Word]

  • Assistant Director of Nursing  (Management)  [PDF / Word]

  • Assistant Director of Nursing  (Clinical)  [PDF / Word]

  • Assistant Director of Nursing  (Education)  [PDF / Word]

  • Senior Nurse Manager  [PDF / Word]

  • Senior Nurse Clinician  [PDF / Word]

  • Senior Nurse Educator  [PDF / Word]

  • Nurse Manager  [PDF / Word]

  • Nurse Clinician  [PDF / Word]

  • Nurse Educator  [PDF / Word]

  • Assistant Nurse Clinician  [PDF / Word]

  • Senior Staff Nurse  [PDF / Word]

  • Staff Nurse  [PDF / Word]

  • Principal Enrolled Nurse  [PDF / Word]

  • Senior Enrolled Nurse  [PDF / Word]

  • Enrolled Nurse [PDF / Word]

Physiotherapy

  • Senior Principal Physiotherapy Manager  [PDF / Word]

  • Senior Principal Physiotherapist (Clinical)  [PDF / Word]

  • Senior Principal Physiotherapy Educator  [PDF / Word]

  • Senior Principal Physiotherapy Researcher  [PDF / Word]

  • Principal Physiotherapy Manager  [PDF / Word]

  • Principal Physiotherapist (Clinical)  [PDF / Word]

  • Principal Physiotherapy Educator  [PDF / Word]

  • Principal Physiotherapy Researcher  [PDF / Word]

  • Senior Physiotherapist  [PDF / Word]

  • Physiotherapist [PDF / Word]

Occupational Therapy 

  • Senior Principal Occupational Therapy Manager  [PDF / Word]

  • Senior Principal Occupational Therapist (Clinical)  [PDF / Word]

  • Senior Principal Occupational Therapy Educator  [PDF / Word]

  • Senior Principal Occupational Therapy Researcher  [PDF / Word]

  • Principal Occupational Therapy Manager  [PDF / Word]

  • Principal Occupational Therapist (Clinical)  [PDF / Word]

  • Principal Occupational Therapy Educator  [PDF / Word]

  • Principal Occupational Therapy Researcher  [PDF / Word]

  • Senior Occupational Therapist  [PDF / Word]

  • Occupational Therapist  [PDF / Word

 Speech Therapy

  • Senior Principal Speech Therapy Manager  [PDF / Word]

  • Senior Principal Speech Therapist (Clinical)  [PDF / Word]

  • Senior Principal Speech Therapy Educator  [PDF / Word]

  • Senior Principal Speech Therapy Researcher  [PDF / Word]

  • Principal Speech Therapy Manager  [PDF / Word]

  • Principal Speech Therapist (Clinical)  [PDF / Word]

  • Principal Speech Therapy Educator  [PDF / Word]

  • Principal Speech Therapy Researcher  [PDF / Word]

  • Senior Speech Therapist  [PDF / Word]

  • Speech Therapist  [PDF / Word]

 Healthcare Support

  • Senior Healthcare Assistant / Basic Care Assistant / Nursing Aides  [PDF / Word]

  • Healthcare Assistant / Basic Care Assistant / Nursing Aides  [PDF / Word]

  • Therapy Support Associate  [PDF / Word]

  • Senior Therapy Assistant  [PDF / Word]

  • Therapy Assistant  [PDF / Word]

Operations

  • Patient Service Executive  [PDF / Word]

  • Patient Service Supervisor  [PDF / Word]

  • Patient Service Assistant Supervisor  [PDF / Word]

  • Patient Service Senior Associate  [PDF / Word]

  • Patient Service Associate  [PDF / Word]

Pharmacy Support

  • Senior Pharmacy Technician Executive (Patient Care Service)  [PDF / Word]

  • Senior Pharmacy Technician Executive (Pharmacy IT and Supply Chain)  [PDF / Word]

  • Senior Pharmacy Technician Executive (Drug Compounding and Quality Management)  [PDF / Word]

  • Pharmacy Technician Executive (Patient Care Service)  [PDF / Word]

  • Pharmacy Technician Executive (Pharmacy IT and Supply Chain)  [PDF / Word]

  • Pharmacy Technician Executive (Drug Compounding and Quality Management)  [PDF / Word]

  • Senior Pharmacy Technician  [PDF / Word]

  • Pharmacy Technician  [PDF / Word]

 

(c) View the Training Programmes for Generic Skills and Competencies (GSCs)

These are programmes through which individuals can acquire the GSCs, which are transferable and can be applied across sectors. The GSCs facilitate employability by supporting individuals in acquiring relevant Technical Skills and Competencies (TSCs) for various job roles in different sectors. Please click [PDF / Wordto access the GSC training programme listing.

In-service personnel can identify the top five GSCs which are required for respective job roles by referencing the Skills Maps listed in Section (iii) (a) above before refering to the listing to identify training programmes for GSCs which are considered as critical for the job roles.

 

For more information on Training Programmes, please visit the respective training providers’ websites or http://www.skillsfuture.sg/credit.

Skills Framework Templates

   

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