Other health professionals
Other health professionals provide health services related to dentistry, pharmacy, environmental health and hygiene, occupational health and safety, physiotherapy, nutrition, hearing, speech, vision and rehabilitation therapies. This minor group includes all human health professionals except doctors, traditional and complementary medicine practitioners, nurses, midwives and paramedical professionals.
Tasks performed may include: assessing patients or clients to determine the nature of the disorder, illness or problem; developing and implementing treatment plans and evaluating and documenting patients’ progress; diagnosing and treating diseases, injuries and malformations of the teeth, mouth, jaws and associated tissues; storing, preserving, compounding,testing and dispensing medicinal products and counselling on their proper use and adverse effects; assessing, planning and implementing programmes to recognize, monitor and control environmental factors that can potentially affect human health, to improve or restore human motor functions, maximize movement ability, relieve pain syndromes, or to enhance the impact of food and nutrition on human health; diagnosing, managing and treating physical disorders affecting human hearing, communication or swallowing, or disorders of the eyes and visual system; advising clients about continued treatment and care and providing or arranging rehabilitation services; referring clients to or conferring with other health professionals or associate professionals if required.
Occupations in this minor group are classified into the following unit groups:
2263 Environmental and Occupational Health and Hygiene Professionals
2265 Dieticians and Nutritionists
2266 Audiologists and Speech Therapists
2267 Optometrists and Ophthalmic Opticians
2269 Health Professionals Not Elsewhere Classified