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Psychiatrist – ANZSCO 253411

Description
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
Skills Assessment Authority
MedBA
Caveats
No caveats apply to this occupation.
Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations
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Group: 2534 Psychiatrists

 

Description
diagnose, assess, treat and prevent human mental, emotional and behavioural disorders. Psychiatric Registrars training as Psychiatrists are included in this unit group.
Tasks
  • 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
Skill Level
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.

Occupations in this Group
  • 253411 Psychiatrist
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