Main job of registered medical professional cluster
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Set Specification|
|DSS type:||Data Element Cluster|
The main job of registered medical professionals who were employed in the profession during the reference week.
The main job is defined as the post or position, funded by an organisation, in which the health professional worked the most hours during the reference week in Australia. The health professional may be an employee or they may be self-employed with the organisation.
Collection and usage attributes
The statistical unit for this data set is the Registered medical professional.
A Registered medical professional refers to a person who is currently registered, or who has been registered, with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency as a medical practitioner, medical specialist or medical specialist-in-training at any time during the reference period.
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Data elements in this cluster assist in describing the type and distribution of services of registered medical professionals in their main job. This cluster forms part of the Registered medical professional labour force DSS, along with Second job of registered medical professional cluster, Work setting hours cluster, and a range of other data elements.
Data elements in this cluster are collected from all medical professionals employed in the profession. Data elements in the Second job of registered medical professional cluster are collected only from those health professionals employed in more than one job in the profession. All other workforce data elements in the Registered medical professional labour force DSS are collected from all health professionals registered in the profession and relate to all jobs held in the profession.
Registered health professionals on leave at the time of registration are asked to report based on the job that is usually their main job.
The main job:
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
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See also Second job of registered medical professional cluster
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