1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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2312-15

      Emergency Medicine Specialist
      Emergency Physician

Diagnoses and manages patients with acute and urgent illness and injury.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification, one years hospital-based training, and at least 5 years specialist study and training. Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:
  • provides specialised emergency medical care to patients of all ages with acute and urgent illness or injury
  • treats the full range of acute and urgent physical or behavioural disorders
  • examines patients who have acute and urgent illness or injury
  • determines extent and nature of illness or injury
  • recommends treatment for the diagnosed condition
  • coordinates other emergency medical staff to treat patients
  • assists in the development and maintenance of emergency medical systems

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