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Type of health-care professional code N[NN]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term698218
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Candidate 30/05/2018
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A code set representing types of health-care professionals.

Representational attributes

Classification scheme:Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.2
Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[NN]
Maximum character length:Help on this term3
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1General practitioner (doctor/GP)/Resident medical officer
2Nurse
3Alcohol and drug counsellor
4Indigenous health worker
5Dentist/Dental specialist
6Psychologist
7Psychiatrist
8Social worker
9Mental health nurse/team
10Physiotherapist
11Medical imaging professionals
99Other
Supplementary values:Help on this term
999Unknown

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

For use in Prisoner health data collections. If this value domain is used with other metadata then 'Unknown' would map to code 998.

CODE 1  General practitioner (doctor/GP)/Resident medical officer

A Medical Practitioner (GP) diagnoses, treats and prevents human physical and mental disorders and injuries. Registration or licensing is required. This permissible value maps to occupation 253111 (Generalist Medical Practitioners) of the ANZSCO classification scheme.

CODE 2   Nurse

Registered Nurses provide nursing care to patients in hospitals, aged care and other health care facilities, and in the community. This permissible value maps to unit group 2544 (Registered Nurses) of the ANZSCO classification scheme. Mental Health nurses are excluded from this code.

Enrolled nurses provide nursing care to patients in a variety of health, aged care, welfare and community settings under the supervision of Registered Nurses. Registration or licensing is required. This permissible value maps to occupation 411411 (Enrolled nurse) of the ANZSCO classification scheme.

CODE 3   Alcohol and drug counsellor

A Drug and alcohol counsellor provides support and treatment for people with drug and alcohol dependency problems, develops strategies which assist them to set goals and affect and maintain change, and provides community education. This permissible value maps to occupation 272112 (Drug and Alcohol Counsellor) of the ANZSCO classification scheme.

CODE 4   Indigenous health worker

Indigenous health workers liaise with patients, clients, visitors to hospitals and other medical facilities and staff at 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. Registration or licensing may be required. This permissible value maps to unit group 4115 (Indigenous Health Worker) of the ANZSCO classification scheme.

CODE 5   Dentist/Dental specialist

Dental practitioners diagnose and treat dental disease, restore normal oral function using a broad range of treatments, such as surgery and other specialist techniques, and advise on oral health. Registration or licensing is required. This permissible value maps to unit group 2523 (Dental practitioners) of the ANZSCO classification scheme.

CODE 6   Psychologist

Psychologists investigate, assess and provide treatment and counselling to foster optimal personal, social, educational and occupational adjustment and development. This permissible value maps to unit group 2723 of the ANZSCO classification scheme.

CODE 7   Psychiatrist

Psychiatrists diagnose, assess, treat and prevent human mental, emotional and behavioural disorders. Registration or licensing is required. This permissible value maps to occupation 253411 (Psychiatrists) of the ANZSCO classification scheme.

CODE 8   Social worker

Social workers assess the social needs of individuals, families and groups, assists and empower people to develop and use the skills and resources needed to resolve social and other problems, and further human wellbeing and human rights, social justice and social development. Registration or licensing may be required. This permissible value maps to occupation 272511 (Social Worker) of the ANZSCO classification scheme.

CODE 9   Mental health nurse/team

Mental health nurses provide nursing care to patients with mental health illness, disorder and dysfunction, and those experiencing emotional difficulties, distress and crisis in health, welfare and aged care facilities, correctional services and the community. Registration or licensing is required. This permissible value maps to occupation 254422 (Registered Nurse - Mental Health) of the ANZSCO classification scheme.

CODE 10   Physiotherapist

Physiotherapists assess, treat and prevents disorders in human movement caused by injury or disease. Registration or licensing is required. This permissible value maps to occupation 252511 (Physiotherapist) of the ANZSCO classification scheme.

CODE 11   Medical imaging professionals

Medical imaging professionals provide diagnostic medical services utilising radiant energy techniques such as general radiography, angiography, fluoroscopy, mammography, ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine and bone densitometry. Registration or licensing is required. This permissible value maps to unit group 2512 (Medical imaging professionals) of the ANZSCO classification scheme.

CODE 99   Other

This code includes any other service providers not classifiable into the above categories.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

Prison dischargee—type of health-care professional referred to, code N[NN] Health, Candidate 30/05/2018

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