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Level Public Health Skills and Career Framework (full text here) NHS Career Framework (2004)
Sample Roles 
1 Has little previous knowledge, skills or experience in public health. May undertake specific public health activities under direction or may acknowledge the value of public health in a wider context. Initial entry level jobs. Such as domestics or cadets. Requiring very little formal education or previous knowledge, skills or experience in delivering, or supporting the delivery, of healthcare Volunteer workers (e.g. in breast feeding)
2 Has gained basic public health knowledge through training and/or development. May undertake a range of defined public health activities under guidance or may use knowledge to influence public health in a wider context Support workers. Frequently with the job title of healthcare assistant or healthcare technician. Probably studying for or has attained NVQ level 2 Dental health worker (schools), public health receptionist in NHS unit, administrator or administrative assistant (e.g. in drug and alcohol team, community safety unit, public health development unit), peer educator, lay health worker, childcare worker, classroom assistant, creche worker, refuge worker, refuse worker, health care assistant, community pharmacy support staff
3 May carry out a range of public health activities or small areas of work under supervision. May assist in training others and could have responsibility for resources used by others. May use public health knowledge to set priorities and make decisions in a wider context Senior health care assistants. Have a higher level of responsibility than support worker. Probably studying for or have attained NVQ level 3 or Assessment of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) Stop smoking advisor, health promotion resources officer, community food worker, fluoride technician (schools), child smile worker (oral health), health promotion assistant, clerical officer in health protection unit, health trainer, clinical dental educator, pest control officer, dog warden, porter acting as smoking cessation worker, catering services manager, senior community pharmacy support staff
4 Has responsibility for specific areas of public health work with guidance, which may have a breadth and/or depth of application Assistant Practitioner/Associate Practitioner. Probably studying for foundation degree, BTEC higher or HND. Some of their remit will involve them in delivering protocol-based clinical care that had previously been in the remit of registered professionals, under direction and supervision of a state-registered practitioner Health visitor assistant, community nursery nurse, intelligence officer in regional government office, primary drugs education development worker (Healthy Schools), advanced community food worker (nutrition and dietetic service), health protection administrator, health visitor assistant, social care assistant, community-based dental health educator, safety officer (e.g. in the home or community), housing officer, countryside officer, community relations officer, teacher, planning officer

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