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Job Description:

  • 1) Diagnoses and treats variety of diseases and injuries in general practice: Examines patients, using medical instruments and equipment.

  • 2) Orders or executes various tests, analyses, and diagnostic images to provide information on patient's condition.

  • 3) Analyzes reports and findings of tests and of examination, and diagnoses condition.

  • 4) Administers or prescribes treatments and drugs.

  • 5) Inoculates and vaccinates patients to immunize patients from communicable diseases.

  • 6) Advises patients concerning diet, hygiene, and methods for prevention of disease.

  • 7) Provides prenatal care to pregnant women, delivers babies, and provides postnatal care to mother and infant.

  • 8) Reports births, deaths, and outbreak of contagious diseases to governmental authorities.

  • 9) Refers patients to medical specialist or other practitioner for specialized treatment.

  • 10) Performs minor surgery.

  • 11) May make house and emergency calls to attend to patients unable to visit office or clinic.

  • 12) May conduct physical examinations to provide information needed for admission to school, consideration for jobs, or eligibility for insurance coverage.

  • 13) May provide care for passengers and crew aboard ship and be designated Ship's Doctor.




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Job Number: 4483