2531 GENERAL PRACTITIONERS AND RESIDENT MEDICAL OFFICERS
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.
Indicative Skill Level:
In Australia and New Zealand:
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
arranging the admission of patients to hospitals