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Job Type:
Locum
Posted By: Health Workforce Queensland
Posted Date:
14-Nov-2018
A general practice in Hervey Bay , Queensland is urgently looking for a Locum General Practitioner from 19/02/2018 for 6 months We are urgently s...
Hervey Bay QLD 4655
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: Health Workforce Queensland
Posted Date:
14-Nov-2018
Town Information: Mossman is located 60 minutes north of Cairns in Far North Queensland, 20kms from Port Douglas, a prime holiday destination and...
Mossman QLD 4873
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: Health Workforce Queensland
Posted Date:
14-Nov-2018
Town Information Charters Towers and its surrounding townships are historically rich with beautiful heritage buildings and tourist sites showcasi...
Charters Towers QLD 4820
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: Health Workforce Queensland
Posted Date:
14-Nov-2018
This is a permanent GP position for full time hours. Both VR and Non-VR candidates will be considered whom are eligible for general registration. O...
Maryborough QLD 4650
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: Health Workforce Queensland
Posted Date:
14-Nov-2018
A general practice in Gympie is looking for a non-procedural or procedural General Practitioner. A generous remuneration packag...
Gympie QLD 4570
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: Medi7
Posted Date:
13-Nov-2018
Doctor owned Medi7 clinics looking for quality GPs to join our growing practices in Melbourne. Fee income to rise by 10-15% this year
Elsternwick VIC 3185
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: HealthcareLink Support
Posted Date:
13-Nov-2018
POSITION DESCRIPTION A 'DWS' position is available to a General Practitioner preferably with a minimum of 2 years GP experience or the equivalent o...
Maryborough QLD 4650
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: Health Workforce Queensland
Posted Date:
13-Nov-2018
Emerald is located in Central Queensland with a population base of about 35,000 including surrounding townships. The town is one hour by flight from B...
Emerald QLD 4720
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: Health Workforce Queensland
Posted Date:
13-Nov-2018
Gladstone on the Central Queensland Coast. Gladstone sits at the start of the Great Barrier Reef, and our beautiful Harbour is surrounded by a mult...
Gladstone QLD 4680
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: Health Workforce Queensland
Posted Date:
13-Nov-2018
Township The township of Blackwater is located in Central Queensland, approximately 200 kms inland from Rockhampton and approximately 235 kms from ...
Blackwater QLD 4717
About Medical Doctor jobs in Australia

Find Medical Doctor jobs in Australia with doctors specialising in General Practice (GP), General Medicine, Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Acute Care and more.


Purpose and Mission

Medical doctors (MDs) treat people for illnesses and injuries and are typically employed in hospitals, clinics, medical centres or private practices. Doctors may also work for schools, companies, sports teams or the military. The primary responsibilities of medical doctors includes prescribing medications, diagnosing ailments, ordering diagnostic tests, performing treatments (including surgeries) and keeping track of patient healthcare information.

Medical doctors can specialise in a number of areas:

·   General Practice / Family Medicine·   General Medicine / Specialist·   Surgery·   Emergency Medicine / Acute Care·   Anaesthetists General·   Obstetrics and Gynaecology·   Medical ICU·   Psychiatry / Mental Health·   Oncology·   Paediatrics·   Orthopaedics/TR·   Urology·   Geriatric·   Cardiology·   Endocrinology·   Gastroenterology·   Respiratory·   Orthopaedics·   Psychiatry / Mental Health·   Rheumatology·   ENT·   Nephrology

A doctor’s job varies by specialty and work environment. Medical doctors who work in a private family practice are often able to set their own schedules and work hours that suit them best. However, emergency room doctors typically work in a fast-paced, high-stress environment. They often see urgent cases with very short notice and need to think quickly on their feet. Surgeons are doctors who perform procedures like putting a titanium pin in a broken bone or a liver or heart transplant.

Although most medical doctors see patients in their offices or in hospitals, some doctors also make house calls to treat bed-ridden patients.

 

Qualifications

Becoming a medical doctor requires an undergraduate degree, graduating from medical school and completing a residency program in her specialty of choice. Continuing education is required to maintain licensure.

All doctors must be registered with the Medical Board of Australia (MBA) to practise in Australia, as well as with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), which provides administrative and policy support to the National Health Practitioners Boards.

 

Responsibilities of Medical Doctors

The responsibilities of medical doctors varies based on their specialty and where they practice. A general practitioner focuses on the care of general medical illnesses, chronic health problems, providing preventative care such as health education, immunisations and early detection of serious illnesses, which involves referrals to specialists such as oncologists, cardiologists, paediatricians, psychiatrists, etc.

Most surgeons specialise in a specific type of procedure (brain surgeon, heart surgeon, etc.). Family practice doctors are playing a larger role in the modern healthcare system in Australia and across the globe. These generalist physicians act as gatekeepers to triage patients into the healthcare system. As well as diagnosing and treating patients for illnesses, GPs play a big role in providing advice on preventative treatments and wellness programs to minimise long-term demand on the healthcare system.


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