To provide competent, patient-centred care that addresses health needs and promotes wellness. A general practitioner is a doctor who is responsible for diagnosing and treating a variety of injuries and diseases that fall under the general practice category. General Practitioners will diagnose patients by examining them and performing tests using medical
equipment and instruments. After examining and testing patients, General Practitioners will analyze these tests to determine the correct course of treatment or refer a patient to a specialist. A General Practitioner must conduct a functional relationships with the Practice Manager, Practice Nurses, Office Manager and Reception Team; in addition to community and secondary service providers.
- To provide high level clinical care
- Providing skilled health assessment, diagnosis and treatment services to patients.
- Ordering diagnostic tests as needed, checking and following-up of results in a timely manner.
- Referring patients appropriately to other providers if their needs exceed the range of care you are able to provide.
- Consulting and collaborating with colleagues to provide optimal care.
- Documenting all care provided and education/information given to patients
- Prescribe medicines to treat specific conditions.
- Administer general health and lifestyle advice to prevent illness and/or speed recovery.
- Administrative duties such as writing sick notes, updating patient records and writing referrals.
Other skills include:
- Ability to analyse complex problems.
- A natural empathy and desire to help people.
- The ability to work under extreme pressure in less than ideal circumstances.
- Confidence when making tough decisions.
- High levels of numeracy and mathematical ability.
- Must be emotionally stable.
- Should have good interpersonal skills with patients as well as staff.
To maintain good medical practice:
- Having a working knowledge of legislation that affects medical practice.
- Understanding and implementing the Health Professionals Council of South Africa Good Medical Practice guidelines
- Providing services courteously and respectfully, with regard to cultural belief and needs of patients.
- Responding openly to complaints or feedback.
Protect all patients:
- Recognising when they are unwell of overburdened and taking action.
- Reporting as required by legislation when you believe patients or their families are at risk.
- Consulting, supporting, and (if needed) reporting colleagues who you feel are not competent.
To apply for this position, send your CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 021 448 5958