General Practitioners and Resident Medical Officers diagnose and treat physical and mental illnesses, disorders and injuries, recommend preventative action and refer patients to specialist Medical Practitioners, other health care workers, and social, welfare and support workers.
A Bachelor Degree or higher is usually needed to work in this job. Registration or licensing is required.
- conducting examinations and questioning patients to determine the nature of disorders and illnesses, and recording patients' medical information
- ordering laboratory tests, X-rays and other diagnostic procedures, and interpreting findings to assist in diagnosis
- providing overall care for patients, and prescribing and administering treatments, medications and other remedial measures
- monitoring patients' progress and response to treatment
- advising on diet, exercise and other habits which aid prevention and treatment of disease and disorders
- referring patients to, and exchanging medical information with, specialist Medical Practitioners
- reporting births, deaths and notifiable diseases to government authorities
- arranging the admission of patients to hospitals
- General Practitioner
- Resident Medical Officer
General Practitioner (also called General Medical Practitioner)
Diagnoses, treats and prevents human physical and mental disorders and injuries. Registration or licensing is required.
Specialisations: Medical Officer (Navy)
Resident Medical Officer
Diagnoses, treats and prevents human physical and mental disorders and injuries under the supervision of medical specialists or senior general practitioners. Registration or licensing is required.
Specialisations: Intensive Care Anaesthetist, Obstetric Anaesthetist, Pain Management Specialist