SURGEON (GENERAL)-ANZSCO :253511

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UNIT GROUP 2535: SURGEONS


Description: Perform surgery to correct deformities, repair injuries, prevent and treat diseases, and improve human functioning and appearance. Medical Registrars training as Surgeons are included in this unit group.

Skill Level: Occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification, two years hospital-based training, and at least five years specialist study and training (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks
  • examining patients to determine the necessity of operations, estimating and explaining risks to patients, and selecting the best operational procedures
  • reviewing reports on patients' general physical condition, reactions to medications and medical histories
  • consulting with Anaesthetists regarding the correct anaesthesia for patients
  • performing surgical operations
  • examining instruments, equipment, and surgical set-up to ensure that antiseptic and aseptic methods have been followed
  • instructing other medical, nursing and associated staff regarding the preparation of patients and instrument and equipment requirements
  • prescribing post-operative care, and observing and investigating patients' progress
  • maintaining records of operations performed
  • may specialise in particular types of operations
Other occupations in this Unit Group
  • 253512 - Cardiothoracic Surgeon
  • 253513 - Neurosurgeon
  • 253514 - Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • 253515 - Otorhinolaryngologist
  • 253516 - Paediatric Surgeon
  • 253517 - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
  • 253518 - Urologist
  • 253521 - Vascular Surgeon