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Main job of registered medical professional cluster

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term375513
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 10/12/2009
DSS type:Help on this termData Element Cluster
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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

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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:

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

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

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See also Second job of registered medical professional cluster Health, Standard 10/12/2009

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Registered medical professional labour force DSS Health, Standard 10/12/2009

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Seq No.Help on this termMetadata itemHelp on this term ObligationHelp on this term Max occursHelp on this term
-Registered health professional—hours worked in health profession, total hours NNNOptional1
-Registered health professional—principal role, health profession code NOptional1
-Registered health professional—work sector in health profession, code NOptional1
-Registered health professional—work setting, medical practitioner code ANNOptional1
-Workplace (address)—Australian postcode, code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN}Mandatory1
-Workplace (address)—suburb/town/locality name, text A[A(49)]Mandatory1
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