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Health professional role code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270726
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:Help on this termA code set representing roles within health professions.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Clinician
2Administrator
3Teacher/educator
4Researcher
5Public health/health promotion
6Occupational health
7Environmental health
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Unknown/inadequately described/not stated

Collection and usage attributes

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CODE 1     Clinician

A clinician is a person mainly involved in the area of clinical practice, i.e. diagnosis, care and treatment, including recommended preventative action, to patients or clients. Clinical practice may involve direct client contact or may be practised indirectly through individual case material (as in radiology and laboratory medicine).

CODE 2     Administrator

An administrator in a health profession is a person whose main job is in an administrative capacity in the profession, e.g. directors of nursing, medical superintendents, medical advisors in government health authorities, health profession union administrators (e.g. Australian Medical Association, Australian Nurses Federation).

CODE 3     Teacher/educator

A teacher/educator in a health profession is a person whose main job is employment by tertiary institutions or health institutions to provide education and training in the profession.

CODE 4     Researcher

A researcher in a health profession is a person whose main job is to conduct research in the field of the profession, especially in the area of clinical activity. Researchers are employed by tertiary institutions, medical research bodies, health institutions, health authorities, drug companies and other bodies.

CODES 5 - 7

CODE 5     Public health/health promotion

CODE 6     Occupational health

CODE 7     Environmental health

Public health/health promotion, occupational health and environmental health are specialties in medicine, and fields of practice for some other health professions. They are public health rather than clinical practice, and hence are excluded from clinical practice.

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by Principal role in health profession code N Health, Standard 10/12/2009

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

Health professional—principal role, code N Health, Superseded 10/12/2009

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