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Registered health professional—principal role, health profession code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termPrincipal role - health profession
METeOR identifier:Help on this term375557
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 10/12/2009
Definition:Help on this term

The role in which the registered health professional spent the most time in the profession, in the week before registration, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Registered health professional—principal role

Value domain attributes

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

Guide for use:Help on this term

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

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

This data element is applicable to health professionals who were employed in the registered profession in Australia.

The health professional may be employed or self-employed in the profession.

Registered health professionals on leave at the time of registration are asked to report their usual principal role.

Source and reference attributes

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

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Health professional—principal role, code N Health, Superseded 10/12/2009

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Main job of registered chiropractor cluster Health, Standard 10/12/2009

Main job of registered dental and allied dental health professional cluster Health, Standard 10/12/2009

Main job of registered medical professional cluster Health, Standard 10/12/2009

Main job of registered midwife cluster Health, Standard 10/12/2009

Main job of registered nursing professional cluster Health, Standard 10/12/2009

Main job of registered optometrist cluster Health, Standard 10/12/2009

Main job of registered osteopath cluster Health, Standard 10/12/2009

Main job of registered pharmacist cluster Health, Standard 10/12/2009

Main job of registered physiotherapist cluster Health, Standard 10/12/2009

Main job of registered podiatrist cluster Health, Standard 10/12/2009

Main job of registered psychologist cluster Health, Standard 10/12/2009

Second job of registered chiropractor cluster Health, Standard 10/12/2009

Second job of registered dental and allied dental health professional cluster Health, Standard 10/12/2009

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

Second job of registered midwife cluster Health, Standard 10/12/2009

Second job of registered nursing professional cluster Health, Standard 10/12/2009

Second job of registered optometrist cluster Health, Standard 10/12/2009

Second job of registered osteopath cluster Health, Standard 10/12/2009

Second job of registered pharmacist cluster Health, Standard 10/12/2009

Second job of registered physiotherapist cluster Health, Standard 10/12/2009

Second job of registered podiatrist cluster Health, Standard 10/12/2009

Second job of registered psychologist cluster Health, Standard 10/12/2009

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