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2533 Specialist Physicians

ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
Reference period
2021

Specialist Physicians diagnose and treat internal human disorders and diseases using specialist testing, diagnostic and medical techniques. Medical Registrars training as Specialist Physicians 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:

  • examining patients to determine the nature and extent of problems after referral from General Medical Practitioners and other medical specialists, and undertaking laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures
  • analysing test results and other medical information to make diagnoses
  • prescribing and administering drugs, and remedial and therapeutic treatment and procedures
  • recording medical information and data
  • reporting specified contagious and notifiable diseases to government health and immigration authorities
  • may admit or refer patients to hospitals
  • may consult other medical specialists

Occupations:

  • 253311 Specialist Physician (General Medicine)
  • 253312 Cardiologist
  • 253313 Clinical Haematologist
  • 253314 Medical Oncologist
  • 253315 Endocrinologist
  • 253316 Gastroenterologist
  • 253317 Intensive Care Specialist
  • 253318 Neurologist
  • 253321 Paediatrician
  • 253322 Renal Medicine Specialist
  • 253323 Rheumatologist
  • 253324 Thoracic Medicine Specialist
  • 253399 Specialist Physicians nec

253311 Specialist Physician (General Medicine)

Investigates and diagnoses internal human disorders and diseases, and administers treatment. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 1

253312 Cardiologist

Investigates, diagnoses and treats diseases of the human heart. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 1

253313 Clinical Haematologist

Investigates and diagnoses blood and other genetic disorders by studying cellular composition of blood and blood-producing tissues. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 1

253314 Medical Oncologist

Alternative Title:

  • Medical Oncology Physician

Investigates, diagnoses and treats patients with cancer using chemotherapy and biological therapy. Registration or licensing is required.

Gynaecological, Radiation and Surgical Oncologists are excluded from this occupation. Gynaecological Oncologists are included in Unit Group 2539 Other Medical Practitioners, in Occupation 253913 Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. Radiation Oncologists are included in Unit Group 2539 Other Medical Practitioners, in Occupation 253918 Radiation Oncologist. Surgical Oncologists are included in Unit Group 2535 Surgeons, in Occupation 253511 Surgeon (General).

Skill Level: 1

253315 Endocrinologist

Investigates, diagnoses and treats disorders of the human glandular and hormonal systems. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 1

Specialisation:

  • Diabetologist

253316 Gastroenterologist

Investigates, diagnoses and treats diseases and disorders of the human liver, stomach and associated organs. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 1

253317 Intensive Care Specialist

Alternative Titles:

  • Intensive Care Medicine Specialist
  • Intensivist

Investigates, diagnoses and treats patients in need of intensive and critical care. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 1

253318 Neurologist

Investigates, diagnoses and treats diseases and injuries of the human brain, spinal cord, nervous system and muscle tissue. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 1

253321 Paediatrician

Investigates, diagnoses and treats internal diseases and disorders in children from birth up to, and including, adolescence. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 1

Specialisations:

  • Neonatologist
  • Paediatric Thoracic Physician

253322 Renal Medicine Specialist

Alternative Titles:

  • Nephrologist
  • Renal Medicine Physician

Investigates, diagnoses and treats disorders of the human kidney. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 1

253323 Rheumatologist

Investigates, diagnoses and treats diseases, injuries and deficiencies of human joints, muscles and soft tissue. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 1

253324 Thoracic Medicine Specialist

Alternative Titles:

  • Respiratory Medicine Physician
  • Thoracic Medicine Physician

Investigates, diagnoses and treats diseases and disorders of the human respiratory system. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 1

Specialisations:

  • Pulmonary Specialist
  • Respiratory Physician

253399 Specialist Physicians nec

This occupation group covers Specialist Physicians not elsewhere classified. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 1

Occupations in this group include:

  • Clinical Allergist
  • Clinical Geneticist
  • Clinical Immunologist
  • Clinical Pharmacologist
  • Geriatrician
  • Infectious Diseases Physician
  • Musculoskeletal Physician (NZ)
  • Occupational Medicine Physician
  • Palliative Medicine Physician
  • Public Health Physician
  • Rehabilitation Medicine Physician
  • Sexual Health Physician
  • Sleep Medicine Physician