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1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.2  
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UNIT GROUP 2534 PSYCHIATRISTS


    PSYCHIATRISTS diagnose, assess, treat and prevent human mental, emotional and behavioural disorders. Psychiatric Registrars training as Psychiatrists are included in this unit group.

    Indicative Skill Level:
    In Australia and New Zealand:

      Occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification, two years hospital-based training, and at least five years specialist study and training (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

    Registration or licensing is required.

    Tasks Include:

    • assessing patients' mental and physical status to determine the nature and extent of mental, emotional and behavioural disorders
    • assessing patients' medical, psychiatric and psychological histories
    • examining patients to determine general physical condition
    • ordering laboratory tests, imaging, neuropsychological tests and other diagnostic procedures
    • examining the results of tests and examinations to determine the most appropriate forms of treatment
    • prescribing and administering medication, psychotherapy, and other physical treatments and rehabilitation programs
    • arranging admission to hospitals and providing in-patient treatment
    • consulting, supervising and working with other Medical Practitioners and Health Professionals
    • determining whether patients require involuntary treatment in accordance with relevant mental health acts
    • assisting courts and other statutory bodies in managing patients in legal and forensic settings
    • teaching medical students and registrars, and assessing their progress by administering tests

    Occupation:
      253411 Psychiatrist

253411 PSYCHIATRIST

    Diagnoses, assesses, treats and prevents human mental, emotional and behavioural disorders. Registration or licensing is required.

    Skill Level: 1

    Specialisations:

      Adolescent Psychiatrist
      Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
      Child Psychiatrist
      Forensic Psychiatrist
      Geriatric Psychiatrist
      Medical Psychotherapist


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