Registered health professional—hours worked in public sector, total hours NNN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Hours worked in health profession - public sector
METeOR identifier:382908
Registration status:Health, Standard 10/12/2009
Definition:

The total number of hours a health professional worked in government sector employment in their registered profession.

Context:Health labour force
Data Element Concept:Registered health professional—hours worked in public sector

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Total
Data type:String
Format:NNN
Maximum character length:3
Supplementary values:
ValueMeaning
999Not stated/inadequately described
Unit of measure:Hour (h)

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Total hours expressed as 000, 001 etc.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

Total hours worked are for both employed and self-employed health professionals.

Total hours worked in public sector:

  • includes travel to home visits or calls out;
  • excludes other time travelling between work locations; and 
  • excludes unpaid professional and/or voluntary activities.

Registered health professionals on leave at the time of registration are asked to report their usual hours worked.

Public sector employment is employment with an establishment run by the government sector. A public sector establishment:

  • operates from the public accounts of a Commonwealth, state or territory government or is part of the executive, judicial or legislative arms of government,
  • is part of the general government sector or is controlled by some part of the general government sector,
  • provides government services free of charge or at nominal prices, and
  • is financed mainly from taxation.
Collection methods:Total hours worked refers to hours worked in the week before registration.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

See also Registered health professional—hours worked in clinical role, total hours NNN Health, Standard 10/12/2009

See also Registered health professional—hours worked in health profession, total hours NNN Health, Standard 10/12/2009

See also Registered health professional—hours worked in non-clinical role, total hours NNN Health, Standard 10/12/2009

See also Registered health professional—hours worked in private sector, total hours NNN Health, Standard 10/12/2009

See also Work setting hours cluster Health, Standard 10/12/2009

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