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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health-care services worker type code N[N]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term665296
Registration status:Help on this termIndigenous, Endorsed 07/12/2017
Definition:Help on this term

A code set representing types of workers involved in the provision of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health-care services.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[N]
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers (AHW) (excluding workers providing transport)
2Doctors (excluding medical specialists)
3Nurses
4Substance misuse workers
5Social and emotional wellbeing staff
6Medical specialists and/or other allied health professionals
7Dentists and/or dental therapists
8Dental support workers
9Sexual health workers
10Traditional healers
11Transport workers who take clients to see health professionals who do not work for the health service
12Transport workers who take clients to see health professionals who work for the health service
99Other staff members (please specify)

Collection and usage attributes

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CODE 1 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers (AHW)

An Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health worker (AHW) liaises with patients, clients and visitors to hospitals and health clinics and works as a team member to arrange, coordinate and provide health care delivery in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community health clinics.

CODE 5 Social and emotional wellbeing staff

Includes psychologists, counsellors, social workers, welfare workers and SEWB staff – Link Up caseworkers.

CODE 6 Medical specialists and/or other allied professionals

Medical specialists include paediatricians, endocrinologists, ophthalmologists, obstetrician/ gynaecologists, ear nose and throat specialists, cardiologists, renal medicine specialists, psychiatrists / psychiatric registrars, dermatologists and surgeons. Allied health professionals include audiologists / audiometrists, diabetes educators, dieticians, optometrists, pharmacists, physiotherapists, podiatrists and speech pathologists.

CODE 8 Dental support workers

Includes dental assistants and dental technicians.

CODE 11 Transport workers who take clients to see health professionals who do not work for the health service

Includes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers (AHW) that do not provide health care; they are included in CODE 1.  Includes the transportation of clients to see health professionals who do not work for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health service.

CODE 12 Transport workers who take clients to see health professionals who work for the health service

Includes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers (AHW) that do not provide health care; they are included in CODE 1.  Includes the transportation of clients to see health professionals who do work for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health service.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Reference documents:Help on this term

Australian Bureau of Statistics 2013. ANZSCO Australian Standard
Classification of Occupations Version 1.2  Canberra, Australia.
Viewed 26 March 2014, http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/
66f306f503e529a5ca25697e0017661f/
D26EF50719C9FEC9CA25697E001850FC?opendocument

Relational attributes

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

Service provider organisation—contact worker type, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health-care services worker type code N[N] Indigenous, Endorsed 07/12/2017

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