253514 Orthopaedic Surgeon

ANZSCO Occupation Code: 
253514
ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Skill Assessing Authority: 
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List: 
Yes
Short-term Skilled Occupation List: 
No
Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme: 
Yes
LMT Protected Occupation: 
No
ANZSCO Occupation Description: 

253514 ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON

Performs surgery to treat muscular and skeletal diseases and injuries. Registration or licensing is required.
Skill Level: 1

ANZSCO Skill Level: 
1

2535 Surgeons

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
2535
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Surgeons
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 

2535 SURGEONS

SURGEONS 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.
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, two years hospital-based training, and at least five years specialist study and training (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Registration or licensing is required.
Tasks Include:

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

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
0.00
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
0.00
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
2 923.50