Job description Medical Specialist in New Brunswick

Find out what work is like for a medical specialist in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Specialist physicians (NOC 3111).

Specialist physicians

Description

Specialists in clinical medicine diagnose and treat diseases and physiological or psychiatric disorders and act as consultants to other physicians. Specialists in laboratory medicine study the nature, cause and development of diseases in humans. Specialists in surgery perform and supervise surgical procedures. Specialists in clinical medicine usually work in private practice or in a hospital while those in laboratory medicine and in surgery usually work in hospitals. Residents in training to become specialist physicians are included in this unit group.

Job duties

  • This group performs some or all of the following duties:
  • Specialists in clinical medicine
  • Diagnose and treat diseases and physiological or psychiatric disorders
  • Order laboratory tests, X-rays and other diagnostic procedures
  • Prescribe medication and treatment and refer patients for surgery
  • Act as consultants to other physicians
  • May conduct medical research.
  • Specialists in laboratory medicine
  • Study the nature, cause and development of diseases in humans and the structural and functional changes caused by diseases
  • Conduct microscopic and chemical analyses of laboratory samples and specimens
  • Supervise laboratory activities
  • Act as consultants to other physicians.
  • Specialists in surgery
  • Assess patients' diseases or disorders to determine appropriate surgical procedures
  • Perform and supervise surgical procedures to correct physical abnormalities and deficiencies and repair injuries
  • Act as consultants to other physicians.

Job titles

  • thoracic surgeon
  • urologist
  • vascular surgeon
  • medical biochemist - physician
  • cardiac surgeon
  • general surgeon
  • neurosurgeon
  • obstetrician-gynecologist
  • ophthalmologist
  • orthopedic surgeon
  • otorhinolaryngologist
  • pediatric surgeon
  • plastic surgeon
  • anesthetist
  • cardiologist
  • clinical immunologist-allergist
  • dermatologist
  • diagnostic radiologist
  • emergency physician
  • endocrinologist
  • gastroenterologist
  • geriatrician
  • hematologist
  • nephrologist
  • neurologist
  • oncologist
  • orthopedist
  • pediatrician
  • physiatrist
  • pneumologist
  • radiation oncologist
  • psychiatrist
  • respirologist
  • rheumatologist
  • general pathologist
  • anatomical pathologist
  • hematopathologist
  • medical microbiologist
  • neuropathologist

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