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  • Health professional


    A health professional may operate within all branches of health care, including medicine, surgery, dentistry, midwifery, pharmacy, psychology, nursing or allied health professions. A health professional may also be a public/community health expert working for the common good of the society.

  • Clinical officer


    A clinical officer (CO) is a gazetted officer who is qualified and authorized to practice medicine. A clinical officer observes, interviews and performs the physical examination of sick and healthy individuals in all specialties to document their health status and applies pathological, radiological, psychiatric and community health techniques, procedures and findings when necessary to establish a provisional or final diagnosis upon which to prescribe, initiate, carry out or terminate treatment or therapy based on their expertise in clinical pharmacology, use of clinical guidelines and best practices, and their specialised knowledge of disease patterns as well as individual patient and community characteristics while actively preventing and managing drug reactions, drug errors, side effects and poisoning, overdiagnosis, overscreening, overtreatment and futile care.

  • Skilled worker


    A skilled worker is any worker who has special skill, training, knowledge, and (usually acquired) ability in their work. A skilled worker may have attended a college, university or technical school. Or, a skilled worker may have learned their skills on the job. Examples of skilled labor include engineers, software development, paramedics, police officers, soldiers, physicians, crane operators, truck drivers, machinist, drafters, plumbers, craftsmen, cooks and accountants. These workers can be either blue-collar or white-collar workers, with varied levels of training or education.

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