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Principal role in health profession code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term375551
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 10/12/2009
Definition:Help on this termCode set representing the principal role in the health profession.  

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
5Other
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

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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:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Health professional role code N Health, Standard 01/03/2005

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

Registered health professional—principal role, health profession code N Health, Standard 10/12/2009

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