Major Group: 2 - Professionals | Sub-Major Group: 25 - Health Professionals | Minor Group: 253 - Medical Practitioners | Unit Group: 2531 - General Practitioners and Resident Medical Officers
Description: 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.
Skill Level 1 : Occupations at Skill Level 1 have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Specialisation titles are any commonly used titles which refer to a subset of jobs belonging to the occupation designated in the principal title. These jobs involve the performance of specialised tasks rather than the broader range of tasks usually performed in the occupation.
UNIT GROUP 2531: GENERAL PRACTITIONERS AND RESIDENT MEDICAL OFFICERS
Description: 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.
Skill Level: Occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification and at least one year of hospital-based training (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
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