67-Health associate professionals not elsewhere classified

Job Title: 

Health associate professionals not elsewhere classified

Job Description: 

Interview, examine, administer, monitor, record and distribute health related information, therapeutic care and/or treatment associated with a patients injury, disorder, illness or other physical or mental health status, conducted in some instances under the supervision of relevant health associate professionals. It includes preparing, using and maintaining technology, equipment and instruments for a range of healthcare related activities, plans and procedures.


Health associate professionals not classified health associate professionals are included herein. For instance the group includes occupations such as HIV counsellor, family planning counsellor and other health associate professionals. Maybe required to be licensed, registered or certified to be permitted to work by a government authority, agency or approved certifying body.


Job activities and tasks include:

  • interviewing and examining patients to obtain information on their health status and the nature and extent of injury, illness or other physical or mental health condition
  • providing information and counselling to patients and families about certain health conditions, prevention and treatment options, treatment adherence, and personal behaviours that can affect health outcomes
  • administering therapeutic care and treatment to patients
  • performing certain basic clinical procedures, such as administration of HIV antibody tests or insertion of intrauterine devices
  • dispensing and advising on dietary supplements, antiretroviral and prophylaxis medications, and other healthcare products
  • monitoring patients? progress through treatment plans, and identifying signs and symptoms requiring referral to a medical doctor or other health professional
  • recording information on patients? health status and responses to treatment in medical records-keeping systems
  • sharing information with other health care providers when required to ensure continuing and comprehensive care

Higher specialized knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in field of work, discipline and/or professional practice

  • Advanced knowledge of analyzing, planning, managing and establishing ideas, policies, strategies, projections and/or conditions in the field of work, discipline and/or professional practice
  • Higher knowledge of research principles and methods
  • Higher knowledge of high level governance of systems, processes and procedures including legislative, regulatory, standards, codes and conventions
  • Broad knowledge of recent developments in the field of work, discipline and/or professional practice
  • Broad knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in management, economics, finance, statistics and fiscal disciplines related to the field of work and/or professional practice
  • Broad knowledge of political, government, legislative and regulatory systems related to the field of work
  • Broad knowledge of laws, regulations, standards codes and conventions of the UAE and specific Emirates related to the field of work, discipline and/or professional practice and more general subjects including OHSE and cultural understanding and awareness
  • Broad knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in sensitively managing complex ethical issues
  • Leverage information technology, management information systems, management techniques and tools for optimal field of work performance and/or professional practice
  • Skills in research, analysis, consultation and synthesis of information to evaluate ideas, policies, strategies, projections and/or conditions and produce recommendations and/ or relevant options
  • Manage higher level relationships and organize related activities of respective stakeholders
  • Higher skills and experience in broad based policy analysis, formulation and research, plus planning in sensitive and confidential environment
  • Develop concepts and convey strategic suggestions from the spectrum of development experience
  • Broad level negotiation cultural sensitivity and diplomatic skills
  • Use of information, tools, resources to support broad-level and complex work achievement
  • Work sensitively and effectively in a multi-cultural environment
  • Work with others to develop creative solutions to complex predictable and new contexts problems
  • Communicate with effect, and a proven record of developing and maintaining active partnerships across an organization and with diverse external clients and other key stakeholders
  • Highly developed higher oral and written communication, interpersonal and representational skills, and a proven ability to use these skills to prepare and present clear, concise, high quality advice
  • Highly developed leadership and effective management skills, with capacity to implement and sustain improvements within a team environment, as well as the ability to work flexibly and cooperatively as a member of a team
  • Personal drive and integrity, the ability to self-manage and the capacity to identify and effectively control risks associated with change, as well observe ethical standards related to complex ethical issues
  • Achieving results within tight timelines, and capacity to set and implement new policy directions
  • Highly developed broad organizational skills, including the ability to organize priorities and meet tight deadlines
  • Work Context: 

    Work in the public or private sector and may be required to work in an array of healthcare related places. May sometimes have to deal with unpleasant conditions due to a patient?s illness or injury. Adopting strict hygiene practices is important. Depending on their area of specialization they may have to work shift, long, demanding and/or irregular hours. This may include working on weekends and at night or being on call 24 hours a day.


    Diploma/Associate degree in applied science for the specialist field of work/discipline, higher qualification or equivalent.

    Required Work Experience: 

    3 - 4 years and above.

    Probable Employers: 

    SEHA, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, NMC Hospital, Mubadala Health Care

    Occupational Size: 
    Less than 5,000
    Expected Earnings: 

    Above the industry average

    Projected Growth: 
    Very good
    Alternate Titles: 

    Examples of job titles:
    Anaesthesia technician - Family planning counsellor - HIV counsellor - Respiratory therapy technician - Chiropractor - Osteopath
    Examples of some related occupations:
    Orthoptist - Clinical orthoptist

    UAE Industry Groups: 
    Community, health and social services
    Source Of Info: 
    Occupations and Careers Handbook for UAE Nationals(Copyright NQA ). Referenced from New York University, Abu Dhabhi