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Job
NEW DATA CLASS DESCRIPTION: Patient Work is a framework for a self-reported, structured and standardized patient work history that has broad applicability to healthcare as part of the medical record; it is suitable for many use cases supporting patient care, population health, and public health.

DATA ELEMENT DESCRIPTION:
A set of self-reported, related components that remain associated with one-another to characterize a person’s job and that provide clinically-relevant information. A job is a work situation, training position, or (potentially clinically-relevant) volunteer position held for a specified time period; a person can have more than one job at the same time and multiple jobs over time. A history of reported jobs is expected to be built over time (and be retained), with start date and end date for each job (at least the year). Current job(s) information (aka Present Job) is the most important and can be identified by a flag or Y/N value set.

A Job element includes one of each component: (1) Job Occupation, (2) Job Industry, (3) Employer Name, (4) Employer Address, (5) Work Classification (6) Supervisory Level of Pay Grade, and (7) Work Schedule. Other components listed in the Patient Work (Occupational Data for Health; ODH) interoperability standards templates are optional.

(1) Job Occupation is a self-reported, coded term that identifies the type of work done by a person in a job. If an appropriate term is not available (e.g., a new type of work), then a text entry is used.

(2) Job Industry is a self-reported, coded term that identifies the kind of business that compensates the person for a job (e.g., wages, training) or assigns work to a volunteer. It is based on the primary business activity conducted by the company, organization, or individual (for those who are self-employed). For a military position, this is the self-reported branch of service. If an appropriate term is not available (e.g., a new kind of business), then a text entry is used.

(3) Employer Name refers to the company, organization, or individual that provides compensation for a job or that assigns work to a volunteer, as reported by the person. For a military position, this is the self-reported duty station (home base).

(4) The self-reported Employer Address is also captured; this is not necessarily the work location.

(5) Work Classification is a coded term that characterizes the arrangement between the employer and the person in a job, such as 'paid work, self-employed' or 'voluntary work in disaster/emergency response', as reported by the person.

(6) Supervisory Level or Pay Grade is a coded term that indicates the responsibilities of a person’s job for directing work and managing personnel, as reported by the person. Pay grade is used for a military position, since it distinguishes between officers and enlisted service members and conveys similar meaning across all branches of service.

(7) Work Schedule is a coded term for the typical arrangement of working hours for a job, as reported by the person.

Comment

Recommendations for Updated Submission

We recommend that this submission be broken up into separate data elements, as they were submitted to us as such. We've received a number of data elements marked as duplicates, which offer more information pertaining to each separate entity of which is described in this submission above. Here are the elements listed that can be applied but should be considered to be their own submissions based on their differing use case descriptions but were marked as duplicating this prior submission: Current Occupation; A self-reported term that identifies the type of work done by a person in a current work situation or position (i.e., a job; also some voluntary work, such as volunteer firefighter). The self-reported term for a set of activities or tasks that a person is currently paid to perform or, if unpaid or voluntary, the person’s contribution to a household/family business/community. Characterizes a job when paired with current industry. Current Industry; A self-reported term that identifies the kind of business, i.e., primary business activity, conducted by the company, organization, or individual that provides compensation (either direct or indirect) for a current job or that currently assigns work to a volunteer. Characterizes a job/voluntary work when paired with current occupation. For a military position, this is the self-reported branch of service. Current Industry; The company, organization, or individual that provides compensation (either direct or indirect) for a current job or that currently assigns work to a volunteer, as reported by the person. For a military position, this is the self-reported current duty station (home base). Current Employer Address; Address of Employer for a current job or voluntary work, as reported by the person. For a military position, this is the self-reported address for the current duty station (home base). Current Work Classification; A characterization of the arrangement between an employer and a person for a current work situation or position, such as 'paid work, self-employed' or 'voluntary work in disaster/emergency response', as reported by the person. Current Job Start Date; The date a current job begins, formatted as MM/DD/YYYY or MM/YYYY These each have differing descriptions and other differing language and that should be included within the individual submissions we've provided.  

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