Tasks

  • conducting physical examinations of patients and interviewing them and their families to determine their health status
  • ordering laboratory tests, X-rays and other diagnostic procedures and analysing findings to determine the nature of disorders or illnesses
  • providing continuing medical care for patients including prescribing, administering, counselling on and monitoring curative treatments and preventive measures
  • performing surgery and other clinical procedures
  • advising individuals, families and communities on health, nutrition and lifestyle which aid prevention or treatment of disease and disorders
  • providing referrals to patients and families for specialized care in hospitals, rehabilitation centres or other types of health care centres
  • identifying, managing and providing referrals for complications before, during and after childbirth
  • recording patients' medical information and history and exchanging information with specialist practitioners and other health workers as required for continuing medical care
  • reporting births, deaths and notifiable diseases to government authorities to meet legal and professional requirements
  • conducting research in human health and medical services and disseminating the findings such as through scientific reports
  • planning and participating in programs designed to prevent the occurrence and spread of common diseases

    Educational level

    • Unskilled
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