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Child Psychiatrist Jobs in Australia

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
  • Psychiatrist
  • Forensic Psychiatrist
  • Geriatric Psychiatrist
  • Medical Psychotherapist

ANZSCO CODE - 253411

Major Group 2 - Professionals
Sub-Major Group 25 - Health Professionals
Minor Group 253 - Medical Practitioners
Unit Group 2534 - Psychiatrists

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

Occupations in this unit group

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