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wdt_IDEU Role(s) (English)US Role(s)EU Role(s) (FR)EU Role(s) (DE) [f = (+in)]EU Role(s) (IT)EU Role(s) (ES)DefinitionDomainRole TypeLevelService CategoryCODES
1 Anesthesiologist (Doctor) Anesthesiologist anesthésiste Anästhesist(in) anestesista anestesiólogo Anesthesiologists are physicians who administer anesthetics prior to, during, or after surgery or other medical procedures. Like other physicians, they evaluate and treat patients and direct the efforts of those on their staffs. They confer with other physicians and surgeons about appropriate treatments and procedures before, during, and after operations. These critical care specialists are responsible for maintenance of the patient’s vital life functions—heart rate, body temperature, blood pressure, breathing—through continual monitoring and assessment during surgery. They often work outside of the operating room, providing pain relief in the intensive care unit, during labor and delivery, and for those who suffer from chronic pain. Direct Patient Care Professional Intermediate Physician/Provider/Medical Staff
2 Consultant / Doctor of Medicine (Medical Doctor) (1318 Varieties) Attending Physician / Specialty Physician médecin consultant Arzt / Ärztin / Facharzt(in) consulente medico médico consultor An attending physician or consultant is a doctor of medicine who has completed residency and practices medicine in a clinic or hospital, in the specialty learned during residency. An attending physician can supervise fellows, residents, and medical students. Attending physicians may also have an academic title at an affiliated university such as "professor". This is common if the supervision of trainees is a significant part of the physician's work. Attending physicians have final responsibility, legally and otherwise, for patient care, even when many of the minute-to-minute decisions are being made by additional clinicians (physician assistants, resident physicians, nurse practitioners, and medical students). Attending physicians are sometimes the 'rendering physician' listed on the patient's official medical record, but if they are overseeing a resident or another staff member, they are 'supervising.' Direct Patient Care Professional Intermediate Physician/Provider/Medical Staff
3 Hearing Aid Dispenser / Audiometric Technician Audiologic Aide / Audiometric Technician technicien audiologique audiologische Techniker(in) tecnico audiologica técnico audiológica Under the supervision of a licensed audiologist, these technicians conduct fixed intensity air conduction screenings, perform automatic type tympanometry screening procedures, assist with informal documentation and keep daily logs of screenings performed, perform checks on hearing aids and other assistive listening devices, clean hearing aids, instruct clients in the use of assistive listening devices, prepare charts, records, graphs, or otherwise display data, and assist in taking earmold impressions Direct Patient Care Operational-Technical Basic Ancillary
4 Hearing Aid Dispenser / Audiometric Technician/ Health Scientist Audiologist audiologiste Audiologen(in) audiologo audiólogo Audiologists diagnose and treat a patient’s hearing and balance problems using advanced technology and procedures. Common duties of these workers include identifying, assessing and treating hearing problems and balance disorders, discussing symptoms with patients, documenting treatment, ordering equipment and hiring employees. Much of their work is centered on the need for hearing aids. They must be familiar with the latest diagnostic tools available in order to determine both the problem and the best treatment option. Additionally, audiologists may be responsible for determining the level of emotional or mental stress the hearing loss may be causing a patient and referring said patient to the appropriate resources to alleviate the stress. Direct Patient Care Operational-Technical Intermediate Ancillary
5 Psychiatric Rehabilitation Technician Behavioral Medicine Technician Technicien de réadaptation psychiatrique Psychiatrische Rehabilitation Techniker(in) Tecnico della riabilitazione psichiatrica Rehabilitación Psiquiátrica Técnico Psychiatric technicians and aides care for people who have mental illness and developmental disabilities. Technicians typically provide therapeutic care. Aides help patients in their daily activities and ensure a safe, clean environment. Direct Patient Care Operational-Technical Basic Ancillary
6 Mental health therapy assistant Behavioral Therapy Assistant soins de santé mentale assistant psychischen Gesundheitsversorgung Assistent(in) assistente di cura della salute mentale asistente de cuidado de la salud mental Behavioral therapy assistants, or mental healthcare assistants, assist Senior Behavior Therapists as requested in conducting assessment and training of staff, parents, and community members utilizing methods of behavior analysis to be effective in developing typical home and community language, social, and self-control skills. Direct Patient Care Operational-Technical Baseline Ancillary
7 Mental health therapist; behavioral therapist Behavioral Therapist thérapeute du comportement Verhaltenstherapeut(in) thérapeute du comportement terapeuta del comportamiento Behavioral therapists provide intensive individualized therapy services directed toward the development and/or enhancement of skills necessary for emotional, cognitive, behavioral, language, and interpersonal growth of staff, parents, students and community members. They use appropriate applied behavior teaching, communication, and reinforcement techniques consistently. They accurately complete all required documentation and data collection daily. Direct Patient Care Operational-Technical Intermediate Ancillary
8 Funeral Undertaker / Bereavement Specialist Bereavement Coordinator le ordonnateur des pompes funèbres Bestatter(in) imprenditore di pompe funebri el director de pompas fúnebres The bereavement coordinator is the point person for helping patients and families cope with loss, grief and death. They coordinate the physical, emotional, therapeutic and spiritual needs of patients and their families. The bereavement coordinator communicates effectively with doctors, nurses, counselors, dietitians, chaplains, social workers and volunteers. The coordinator may serve as a member of a hospice care team or speak to the team to deliver assessments and requests for the family. He or she prepares the care plan for hospice patients and sets up a schedule for volunteers, nurses and other counselors. He or she helps dying patients and their families prepare for the end by making the final memorial arrangements. With the assistance of religious and funeral home professionals, the coordinator orchestrates the final services. To be effective, bereavement coordinators must have a clear understanding of the cultural and spiritual values of the family. Direct Patient Care Operational-Technical Intermediate Ancillary
9 Cardiographer Cardiology Technician / EKG Technician / Vascular Lab Technician technicien cardiographique kardiographischen Techniker(in) tecnico ECG técnico cardiográfico The cardiology/EKG technician assists the provider with clinical chart preparation, obtains the chief complaint or reason for the visit, and obtains vital signs; performs ECGs, and knows the indications for obtaining an ECG; reviews current medications list, history and systems review. The technician applies Holter and event monitors and instructs patients on their use, performs stress testing under the direct supervision of a physician, including nuclear testing. The technician also enters data in the EMR, and may provide patient education. Direct Patient Care Operational-Technical Intermediate Ancillary
10 Care Coordinator / Homecare Manager Care Coordinator coordonnateur des soins de santé Gesundheitskoordinator(in) coordinatore sanitario coordinador de atención de la salud The care coordinator provides coordinated care to patients by developing, monitoring, and evaluating interdisciplinary care. The coordinator orients and educates patients and their families, by initiating the care plan, providing educational information in conjunction with direct care providers related to treatments, procedures, medications, and continuing care requirements. He or she monitors delivery of care by completing patient rounds; documenting care; identifying progress toward desired care outcomes; intervening to overcome deviations in the expected plan of care; interacting with involved departments to negotiate and expedite scheduling and completion of tests, procedures, and consults; and maintaining ongoing communication regarding variances from the care plan or transfer/discharge plan. Direct Patient Care Operational-Technical Advanced Nursing