General Practitioners and Resident Medical Officers

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General Practitioners and Resident Medical Officers

General Practitioners and Resident Medical Officers diagnose and treat physical and mental illnesses, disorders and injuries, recommend preventative action and refer patients to specialist Medical Practitioners, other health care workers, and social, welfare and support workers.

Fun facts

  • Strong Future Growth
  • 2535 Weekly Pay Before Tax
  • 76% full-time Full-Time Share
  • 46% female Gender Share


There are many tasks done by general practitioners and resident medical officers. A few are listed below:

  • conducting examinations and questioning patients to determine the nature of disorders and illnesses, and recording patients' medical information
  • ordering laboratory tests, X-rays and other diagnostic procedures, and interpreting findings to assist in diagnosis
  • providing overall care for patients, and prescribing and administering treatments, medications and other remedial measures
  • monitoring patients' progress and response to treatment
  • advising on diet, exercise and other habits which aid prevention and treatment of disease and disorders
  • referring patients to, and exchanging medical information with, specialist Medical Practitioners
  • reporting births, deaths and notifiable diseases to government authorities
  • arranging the admission of patients to hospitals

Specific occupations

  • General Practitioner
  • Resident Medical Officer
  • General Medical Practitioner
  • Medical Officer (Navy)
  • Medical Intern