Second job of registered medical professional cluster

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Set Specification
METeOR identifier:375561
Registration status:Health, Standard 10/12/2009
DSS type:Data Element Cluster

The second job of registered medical professionals who were employed in more than one job in the profession during the reference week.

The second job is defined as the post or position, funded by an organisation, in which the health professional worked the second longest 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

Statistical unit:

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.

Guide for use:

Data elements in this cluster assist in describing the type and distribution of services of registered medical professionals in their second job. The cluster forms part of the Registered medical labour force DSS, along with Main job of registered medical professional cluster, Work setting hours cluster, and a range of other data elements.

Data elements in this cluster are collected only from those medical professionals employed in more than one job in the profession. Data elements in the Main job of registered medical professional cluster are collected from all medical professionals employed in the profession.  All other workforce data elements in the Registered medical labour force DSS are collected from all medical 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 second job.

The second 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:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

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

Parent DSS specific attributes +

Metadata items in this Data Set Specification

Seq No.Metadata item Obligation Max occurs
-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