Surgeon, General

Minimum MBBS

Preferably minimum experience of 1 to 5 years in relevant field

The tasks a Surgeon, General is expected to perform include:

Diagnosing and treating injuries, diseases or disorders of human body by both prescribing medicines and surgical operations

Determining nature and extent of injury or ailments for treatment by medicine, through local application or operation

Getting patient X-rayed or histo-pathologically examined in serious and complicated cases

Deciding patient?s ability to withstand surgical operation

Obtaining written permission from legal heir of patient before undertaking major operation for personal safeguards against death of the patient

Ensuring that all precautions have been taken before operation

Administering drugs and anaesthetics as per the requirement and status of the patient

Obtaining opinion of other specialists before diagnosis and performance of major operations

Specializing in thoracic surgery, plastic surgery, etc.

Detailed knowledge of anaesthetics and drugs, prescribed to the patients

Knowledge of Ministry of Health (Mo

H) policies and general system of health management

Proficient in examining patients and conducting blood test

Skilled in science such as biology, human anatomy and biochemistry

Proficient in examining patients and conducting blood tests

Knowledge of all the potential side effects associated with a particular drug and informing the patient accordingly

Skilled in using medical equipment and instruments

M.S/D.N.B General Surgery

Good spoken and written English

Team player

Good listening skills





It is not a desk job

Need to handle a team of nurses and other medical staff

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option maybe available

Working hours

Hospitals usually work for 6/7 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from hospital to company Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

The job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, etc. if not taken care of

For freshers - INR 36,000 to INR 75,000 per monthFor candidates with experience - INR 55,000 to INR 1,60,000 per month(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Healthcare Industry in India

The Indian Brand Equity Foundation in their report on the Healthcare sector of India has stated that healthcare has become one of India's largest sectors - both in terms of revenue and employment. The industry comprises of hospitals, medical devices, clinical trials, outsourcing, telemedicine, medical tourism, health insurance and medical equipment.

The Indian healthcare industry is growing at a tremendous pace due to its strengthening coverage, services and increasing expenditure by public as well private players. The outlook for the Indian healthcare industry looks positive owing to high growth rate in almost all its segments, whether its primary healthcare, secondary and tertiary healthcare, medical equipment, diagnostics, health insurance or medical tourism. The ever growing population, increasing government expenditure on health and growing per capita income will increase the size of this industry in the years to come. Per capita income is expected to increase at a CAGR of 5.7 per cent over 2012-18. Rising incomes mean a steady growth in the ability to access healthcare and related services.

Considering all this it is safe to state that this sector is bound to grow in the coming years, and so the job profile of a Surgeon, General will witness a lot of growth in the future.



Government primary healthcare centres


Cities and towns across India