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Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: HealthcareLink Support
Posted Date:
26-Sep-2018
Two GP's are needed in Bundaberg to join fantastic Family Practice's owned and operated by the same, experienced Doctor! They are currently seeking fu...
Bundaberg QLD 4670
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: HealthcareLink Support
Posted Date:
26-Sep-2018
Rockhampton is situated 636km north of Brisbane. It is the 4th largest regional city in Queensland. Beautiful parks and gardens surround its charming ...
Rockhampton QLD 4700
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: HealthcareLink Support
Posted Date:
26-Sep-2018
Yandina is in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland 20 minutes from the beach. It is one of the oldest towns on the Sunshine Coast and it is the home to the G...
Yandina QLD 4561
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: HealthcareLink Support
Posted Date:
26-Sep-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: HealthcareLink Support
Posted Date:
26-Sep-2018
We are looking for experienced, open minded General Practitioner (GP) to join an established practice in Hervey Bay. We have an experienced registered...
Hervey Bay QLD 4655
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: HealthcareLink Support
Posted Date:
25-Sep-2018
VR GP needed  - Northern Beaches – be booked from day 2 – new patients every week
North Shore & Northern Beaches NSW
Referral Reward : $500.00 AUD
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted Date:
25-Sep-2018
Industry leading firm, excellent salary packaging options, friendly and supportive team
South Australia SA
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: Health Workforce Queensland
Posted Date:
25-Sep-2018
Town Information Townsville is a large regional centre in North Queensland with excellent access to tertiary services, private schooling and James ...
Townsville QLD 4810
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: Health Workforce Queensland
Posted Date:
25-Sep-2018
A General Practitioner is required by a Practice in Gladstone, Queensland. This is a full-time position. Excellent working conditions and competitive ...
Gladstone QLD 4680
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: Health Workforce Queensland
Posted Date:
25-Sep-2018
Township Yungaburra is an idyllic "heritage" town at the heart of the Atherton Tableland. Its lush, rural setting at altitude avoids the heat of th...
Yungaburra QLD 4884
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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