Physician, General

General Doctor

Minimum MBBS

Minimum experience of 1 to 2 year in relevant field

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

Diagnosing and treating ailments and disorders of the human body

Examining patients using stethoscope, blood pressure measuring instrument or any othermedical instrument

Considering symptoms of the patient and giving prescription accordingly

Making arrangements for clinical tests, X-ray and histo-pathological examination for correct diagnosis of disease or disorder

Prescribing medicines based on results of examination

Consulting other physicians or specialists, as necessary, in complicated and difficult cases

Conducting minor surgeries in required cases

Advising patients on regimen required to restore and maintain health

Keeping records of patients examined, their ailments and treatment given or prescribed

Knowledge of Ministry of Health (Mo

H) policies and general system of health management

Skilled in science such as biology, human anatomy and biochemistry

Proficient in examining patients and conducting blood test Skilled in interpreting tests and accordingly counselling patients on rehabilitative, preventative and dietary care

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

Skilled in using medical equipments and instruments

Will be updated

Prioritizing workload

Good spoken and written English

Team player

Good listening skills





It is a desk job

Need to handlea 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/clinics usually work for 6/7 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from hospital to hospital

Shift system maybe available

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

The job is notlisted 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 - 16,000 to 55,000 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% 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 togrow morein the comingyears,and so the job profile of a Physician, General will witness a lot of growth in the future.



Government primary healthcare centres


Cities and towns across India