However, the following responsibilities are likely to be carried out on a daily or weekly basis, regardless of the doctors specialty:
Undertaking patient consultations and physical examinations
Performing surgical procedures
Providing general pre- and post-operative care
Monitoring and administering medication
Assessing and planning treatment requirements
Liaising daily with staff including other doctors, non-medical management staff and healthcare professionals
Writing reports and maintaining records
Promoting health education.
Bonuses are paid for work outside the hours of 7am to 7pm, Monday to Friday or if more than 40 hours are worked per week. The amount varies according to the situation but it is typically 20 to 50 of the basic salary.
To become a hospital doctor, you must complete:
A degree in medicine, recognized by the General Medical Council GMC
Specialist training in a chosen area of medicine.
You will need to show evidence of the following:
Personal qualities such as commitment to caring for others, resourcefulness and stamina.
A willingness to accept responsibility.
The ability to priorities workload and work under pressure.
Motivation and perseverance.
The ability to communicate well with people, demonstrating empathy and reflection.
Team working and leadership skills.
You will be required to have related experience in a caring or health environment before applying for the degree course. This is to show that you have an understanding of what working in medicine is like and that you appreciate the emotional and physicals demands, as well as the skills required.
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