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Tasks

  • (a) conducting physical examinations of patients and interviewing them and their families to determine their health status
  • (b) performing basic or more routine medical and surgical procedures, including prescribing and administering treatments, medications and other preventive or curative measures, especially for common diseases and disorders
  • (c) administering or ordering diagnostic tests, such as x-ray, electrocardiogram, and laboratory tests
  • (d) performing therapeutic procedures, such as injections, immunizations, suturing and wound care, and infection management
  • (e) assisting medical doctors with complex surgical procedures
  • (f) monitoring patients' progress and response to treatment, and identifying signs and symptoms requiring referral to medical doctors
  • (g) advising patients and families on diet, exercise and other habits which aid prevention or treatment of disease and disorders
  • (h) identifying and referring complex or unusual cases to medical doctors, hospitals or other places for specialized care
  • (i) reporting births, deaths and notifiable diseases to government authorities to meet legal and professional requirements
  • (j) recording patients' medical information

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    Educational level

    • Unskilled
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