Hospital Doctor

Job Description

Hospital Doctors are required to apply their medical knowledge and skills in order to diagnose, prevent and manage diseases. They usually work in wards, outpatient clinics, predominantly in the public sector and sometimes in the privte sector.

Specialities within Doctors

Anaesthetics, Emergency, Medicine, General medicine, General surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Psychiatry, Trauma and Orthopaedics.

Typical Work Activities

All specific tasks depend on speciality. However, there are responsiblities that are likely to be carried out on a daily/weekly basis, for all doctors regardless of their speciality. Some of which include:
Monitoring and providing general care to patients on hospital wards and in outpatient clinics. Admitting patients requiring special care followed by investigations and treatment. Examining and talking to patients to diagnose their medical conditions. Carrying out specific procedures, e.g. performing operations and specialist investigations. Making notes, both as a legal record of treatment and for the benefit of other healthcare professionals. Working with other doctors as part of a team, either in the same department or within other specialties.
Big image


Salary & Conditions

Junior doctors in their first year of postgraduate foundation training earn a basic salary of around £22,400 a year. The basic salary in Foundation Year 2 increases to £27,800.                          Doctors in specialist training earn a basic salary of around £29,700 plus supplement.                     Consultants earn a basic annual salary of between around £74,500 and £100,400 depending on length of service and payment of additional performance-related awards.
Big image