Physician Job Description

A Physician job description template to hire for your Healthcare department.

About the Physician Position

We're looking for a qualified Physician to provide high-quality medical care by examining patients and treating diseases. We'll also encourage you to aim for proactive prevention and promotion of healthy habits. The job is one of the most demanding٫ but also most rewarding professions.

A great physician is an educated professional and a compassionate individual. You must be knowledgeable in regards to diseases٫ epidemiology and other medical conditions so you can interpret symptoms and diagnose conditions. The job can be demanding٫ so you'll need lots of patience and physical endurance.

Physician Responsibilities

  • Handle routine check-ups to patients to assess their health condition and discover possible issues
  • Provide appropriate advice for healthy habits (dietŮ« hygieneŮ« etc.) and preventative actions to promote overall health
  • Conduct examinations to ill patients and evaluate symptoms to determine their condition
  • Ask intuitive questions to discover causes of illness
  • Reach an informed diagnosis based on scientific knowledge and the patient’s medical history
  • Prescribe and interpret lab tests to obtain more information for underlying infections or abnormalities
  • Prescribe medications or drugs and provide comprehensive instructions for administration
  • Collaborate with other physiciansŮ« physician assistants and nurses to form a high performing medical team
  • Examine and provide treatments to injuries and refer patients to other physicians when needed (ophthalmologistsŮ« orthopedistsŮ« neurologistsŮ« etc.)
  • Keep records of patients’ diseasesŮ« operations or other significant information (e.g. allergic episodes)
  • Cultivate a climate of trust and compassion for patients
  • Remain up-to-speed with developments and best practices in medicine by attending conferences and seminars

Physician Requirements

  • Proven experience as a physician
  • Strong understanding of examination methodologies and diagnostics
  • Excellent understanding of infectious diseasesŮ« their symptoms and epidemiology
  • Broad knowledge of standard medicationŮ« side effects and contraindications
  • In-depth knowledge of legal medical guidelines and medicine best practices
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Respect for patient’s confidentiality
  • Compassionate and approachable
  • Responsible and trustworthy
  • Doctor of Medicine degree (MD) and valid license to practice the profession

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