Principal role in health profession code N
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Value Domain|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 10/12/2009|
|Definition:||Code set representing the principal role in the health profession.|
|Maximum character length:||1|
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
CODE 1 CLINICIAN
A clinician is a person mainly involved in the area of clinical practice. That is the 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, such as directors of nursing, medical superintendents, medical advisers in government health authorities and health profession union administrators.
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.
CODE 5 OTHER
Other roles include Public health/health promotion, Occupational health, Environmental health, and all other roles not covered by codes 1-4 above.
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Health professional role code N Health, Standard 01/03/2005
|Data elements implementing this value domain:|
Registered health professional—principal role, health profession code N Health, Standard 10/12/2009