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Kaiwero Ngira Hauora
Acupuncturists give general health advice and treat patients using therapies such as electronic and needle acupuncture, cupping, skin scraping (gua sha), the heating of acupuncture points (moxibustion) and tuina (massage).
Tapuhi Whai Rēhitatanga
Registered nurses assess, treat and support people who are sick, disabled or injured, in hospitals, clinics, rest homes, and nursing homes.
Paramedics assess and treat people who are seriously ill or injured, and transport them to hospital if necessary.
Anaesthetists give anaesthesia (gas or injections to prevent pain) during surgery and other procedures. They assess patients and resuscitate them if necessary.
Anaesthetic technicians assist anaesthetists during operations, and prepare operating theatres and clinics for anaesthetic procedures.
Kaimātai Mate Tangata
Pathologists are doctors who diagnose and study human diseases and conditions. They diagnose health problems by testing tissue and fluid samples taken from patients.
Kaimātai Ororongo/Kaimātau Ororongo
Audiologists and audiometrists study, identify, measure and treat hearing loss and ear disorders. They also provide aids and other listening devices to assist patients with hearing loss.
Mataaro Rongoā Koiora
Biomedical engineers design, build and maintain medical equipment, artificial body parts and computer programs to help treat disabilities, diseases, or injuries.
Kaihangarau Utauta Whakaora
Biomedical technicians make, modify, maintain and repair mechanical and electronic medical equipment such as clinical machines, surgical instruments and implants.
Phlebotomists collect blood and samples from patients for laboratory testing or for blood banks.
Kaimātai Hinengaro Tiaki Tūroro
Clinical physiologists use technical equipment to monitor, record, measure and analyse the way patients' organs or internal systems are working, to help doctors diagnose and treat patients.
Physicians are medical specialists who provide non-surgical advice and treatment to patients referred to them by other doctors.
Surgeons consult with patients and operate on people to treat and manage disease and injuries.
Midwives provide care and support to women, their partners and family/whānau during pregnancy, labour and birth, and for six weeks following the birth.
Kaiāwhina Mahi Niho
Dental assistants help dentists with patient care and running dental practices.
Podiatrists diagnose, treat and prevent foot and lower limb problems.
Chiropractors treat disorders related to the spine and nervous system to relieve pain and improve the function of nerves, muscles and joints.
Kaiwhakararangi Tohu Hauora
Clinical coders convert information in patient discharge notes into health classification codes. This information is used for research and to plan health funding and services.
Dental technicians create and repair devices for the treatment, replacement and protection of damaged, badly positioned or missing teeth.
Karitāne – Hapori Whānui
Community karitāne offer support to families with children under the age of five, and provide information on parenting issues such as breastfeeding, infant nutrition, sleeping and child behaviour.
Pharmacists prepare, mix and dispense prescribed medicines. They also give patients advice about their medication and medical conditions.
Pharmacy technicians help pharmacists to prepare and give out medicines.
Oral health therapists provide dental care to patients, which includes treating gum disease and teaching people how to care for their teeth and gums. They may refer clients to dentists for more specialised dental treatment.
Dentists study and treat diseases, injuries and problems of the mouth, teeth, gums and jaw. They also educate patients on how to avoid oral health problems.
Kairahurahu Whakaahua Whakaora
Medical imaging technologists use x-ray and other imaging equipment to take images of injuries and diseases.
Kaimātai Tātari Hihi Irirangi
Diagnostic radiologists diagnose diseases of the human body using x-rays, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), nuclear medicine and radioactive solutions.
Pūkenga Whakaita Kai (Ngā Tohunga Mātai Kai)
Dietitians provide advice and counselling about diet, food and nutrition to individuals and communities. They also design nutrition programmes to support health and wellbeing.
Dispensing opticians interpret prescriptions from optometrists and ophthalmologists (eye specialists) for glasses or contact lenses, assemble and fit glasses, and sell customers frames and lenses.
General practitioners care for, diagnose and treat the health problems of individuals and families in the community.
Kaimātai Take Wahine/Whakawhānau Tamaiti
Gynaecologists/obstetricians advise, diagnose and treat issues with the female reproductive system, and provide medical care for women before, during and after pregnancy.
Rata Mate Hinengaro
Psychiatrists diagnose and treat mental illness and emotional and behavioural disorders by providing psychotherapeutic treatment and psychiatric medication.
Āpiha Hauora Taiao/Pāpori
Environmental/public health officers investigate, monitor, assess and advise on food and alcohol safety, disease prevention, disease outbreaks, and environmental hazards such as pollution.
Health promoters work with communities and groups to develop ways to improve people’s health. They also work with government agencies to improve environmental conditions.
Kaiwhakahaere Ratonga Hauora
Health services managers are responsible for the day-to-day running of a hospital, primary health organisation (PHO), clinic or community health service.
Kaiāwhina Haumanu Hauora/Kaimahi Atawhai
Health care assistants support nurses and care for people in private homes, hospitals, general practices or rest homes.
Kaihaumanu Hauora Aro Tini
Naturopaths diagnose and treat health problems with nutritional and lifestyle advice, herbal medicines and natural therapies.
Massage therapists manipulate the soft tissue of people's bodies to treat health problems and to help people relax.
Kaihangarau Taiwhanga Rongoā
Medical laboratory technicians take medical samples and run tests under the supervision of scientists and pathologists.
Radiation therapists are part of a specialised team that uses radiation to treat diseases, mostly cancers, in patients.
Occupational therapists provide therapy and support to people with limited ability to carry out everyday activities because of illness, injury or disability.
Optometrists examine clients' eyes to diagnose and provide solutions for vision problems. They also diagnose, monitor and manage eye diseases such as cataracts.
Osteopaths diagnose muscular and skeletal injuries and treat them using manual techniques such as stretching, massage and manipulation.
Physiotherapists help people regain movement and function after they have been affected by an injury, disability or health condition. They also give advice on how to prevent injuries.
Kaimātai Mate Pukupuku
Radiation oncologists provide radiation treatment and management of patients with cancer and other medical conditions.
Kaihaumanu Reo ā-Waha
Speech-language therapists assess and treat people who have problems with verbal communication or swallowing. This may include difficulties with speech, language, listening, reading or writing.
Sterilising technicians clean, sterilise and package surgical instruments and other hospital equipment, soft goods and linen in a sterilisation unit.
Tākuta Whakaora Whatu
Ophthalmologists diagnose and treat eye conditions and injuries, and perform eye surgery.
Epidemiologists study the causes, transmission and distribution of diseases in population groups to inform public health programmes and prevent the spread of disease.