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Health professional—occupation, code ANN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termClassification of health labour force job
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270140
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:Help on this termThe position or job classification of a health professional, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Health professional—occupation

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termANN
Maximum character length:Help on this term3
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
A01Medicine - General practitioner working mainly in general practice
A02Medicine - General practitioner working mainly in a special interest area
A03Medicine - Salaried non-specialist hospital practitioner: Resident medical officer or intern
A04Medicine - Salaried non-specialist hospital practitioner: other hospital career medical officer
A05Medicine - Specialist
A06Medicine - Specialist in training (e.g. registrar)
B01Dentistry (private practice only) - Solo practitioner
B02Dentistry (private practice only) - Solo principal with assistant(s)
B03Dentistry (private practice only) - Partnership
B04Dentistry (private practice only) - Associateship
B05Dentistry (private practice only) - Assistant
B06Dentistry (private practice only) - Locum
C01Nursing - Enrolled nurse
C02Nursing - Registered nurse
C03Nursing - Clinical nurse
C04Nursing - Clinical nurse consultant/supervisor
C05Nursing - Nurse manager
C06Nursing - Nurse educator
C07Nursing - Nurse researcher
C08Nursing - Assistant director of nursing
C09Nursing - Deputy director of nursing
C10Nursing - Director of nursing
C11Nursing - Tutor/lecturer/senior lecturer in nursing (tertiary institution)
C12Nursing - Associate professor/professor in nursing (tertiary institution)
C98Nursing - Other (specify)
D01Pharmacy (community pharmacist) - Sole proprietor
D02Pharmacy (community pharmacist) - Partner-proprietor
D03Pharmacy (community pharmacist) - Pharmacist-in-charge
D04Pharmacy (community pharmacist) - Permanent assistant
D05Pharmacy (community pharmacist) - Reliever, regular location
D06Pharmacy (community pharmacist) - Reliever, various locations
E01Pharmacy (Hospital/clinic pharmacist ) - Director/deputy director
E02Pharmacy (Hospital/clinic pharmacist ) - Grade III pharmacist
E03Pharmacy (Hospital/clinic pharmacist ) - Grade II pharmacist
E04Pharmacy (Hospital/clinic pharmacist ) - Grade I pharmacist
E05Pharmacy (Hospital/clinic pharmacist ) - Sole pharmacist
F01Podiatry - Own practice (or partnership)
F02Podiatry - Own practice and sessional appointments elsewhere
F03Podiatry - Own practice and fee-for-service elsewhere
F04Podiatry - Own practice, sessional and fee-for-service appointments elsewhere
F05Podiatry - Salaried podiatrist
F06Podiatry - Locum, regular location
F07Podiatry - Locum, various locations
F08Podiatry - Other (specify)
G01Physiotherapy - Own practice (or partnership)
G02Physiotherapy - Own practice and sessional appointments elsewhere
G03Physiotherapy - Own practice and fee-for-service elsewhere
G04Physiotherapy - Own practice, sessional and fee-for-service appointments elsewhere
G05Physiotherapy - Salaried physiotherapist
G06Physiotherapy - Locum, regular location
G07Physiotherapy - Locum, various locations
Supplementary values:Help on this term
C99Nursing - Unknown/inadequately described/not stated

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Comments:Help on this term

Position or job classifications are specific to each profession and may differ by state or territory. The classifications above are simplified so that comparable data presentation is possible and possible confounding effects of enterprise specific structures are avoided. For example, for medicine, the job classification collected in the national health labour force collection is very broad. State/territory health authorities have more detailed classifications for salaried medical practitioners in hospitals.

These classifications separate interns, the resident medical officer levels, registrar levels, career medical officer positions, and supervisory positions including clinical and medical superintendents. Space restrictions do not at present permit these classes to be included in the National Health Labour Force Collection questionnaire.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termNational Health Labour Force Data Working Group

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Classification of health labour force job, version 1, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (24.7 KB)

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Health labour force NMDS Health, Superseded 10/12/2009

DSS specific attributes +
Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed as numerator
National Healthcare Agreement: P64a-Indigenous Australians in the health workforce, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
Indigenous, Archived 08/06/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: P65-Net growth in health workforce, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 33-Full time equivalent employed health practitioners per 1,000 population (by age group), 2013 Health, Superseded 30/04/2014
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 33-Full time equivalent employed health practitioners per 1,000 population (by age group), 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 33-Full time equivalent employed health practitioners per 1,000 population (by age group), 2015 Health, Superseded 08/07/2016
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 64a-Indigenous Australians in the health workforce, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011
Indigenous, Archived 31/10/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 64a-Indigenous Australians in the health workforce, 2012 Health, Retired 25/06/2013
Indigenous, Endorsed 11/09/2012
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 65-Net growth in health workforce, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 65-Net growth in health workforce, 2012 Health, Superseded 25/06/2013
Used as denominator
National Healthcare Agreement: P64a-Indigenous Australians in the health workforce, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
Indigenous, Archived 08/06/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: P65-Net growth in health workforce, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 33-Full time equivalent employed health practitioners per 1,000 population (by age group), 2013 Health, Superseded 30/04/2014
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 64a-Indigenous Australians in the health workforce, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011
Indigenous, Archived 31/10/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 64a-Indigenous Australians in the health workforce, 2012 Health, Retired 25/06/2013
Indigenous, Endorsed 11/09/2012
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 65-Net growth in health workforce, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 65-Net growth in health workforce, 2012 Health, Superseded 25/06/2013
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