Pediatric Resident Doctor
DAMANHOUR MEDICAL NATIONAL INSTITUTE
- General practitioners (GPs) provide primary and continuing medical care for patients and are usually the first contact for patients needing medical services. They take account of physical, emotional and social factors when diagnosing illness and recommending the required treatment. Patients may be referred to hospital clinics for further assessment and/or treatment.
- GPs may run specialist clinics within the practice for patients with specific conditions. They increasingly work as part of a team alongside other health care professionals to discuss care options for patients and their families and help patients to take responsibility for their own health.
- GPs who are partners in a practice are also responsible for the running of the practice, which involves a range of administrative activities, such as employing staff, managing contracts and working within strict budgets.
- Responding to medical/health problems presented by patients including history taking, diagnosis, investigation, treatment and referral as appropriate
- Maintaining confidentiality and impartiality.
- Commissioning health care by liaising with medical professionals in the community and hospitals
- Promoting health education in conjunction with other health professionals.
- Organizing preventative medical programmers for individual patients
- Providing specialist clinics for specific conditions or for certain groups, e.g., diabetes, smoking cessation, new babies.
- Meeting targets set by the government for specific treatments, e.g., child immunizations.
- Discussing the development of new pharmaceutical products with pharmaceutical sales representatives.
- Managing resources to service targets as effectively as possible - for example, using ‘Choose and Book.
- Using IT skills - some practices have one partner who specializes in the use of IT within the practice, but all will be expected to have basic abilities for work such as maintaining patients' records using specific packages.
- Keeping up to date with medical developments, new drugs, treatments and medications, including complementary medicine.
- Observing and assessing the work of trainee general practitioners (GPs) and medical students and teaching at medical schools or hospitals.
- Maintaining a portfolio of continuing professional development (CPD) activities.