2215-Specialist Medical Practitioners (Other Specialisations) ? II (Con?td)

Job Title: 

Specialist Medical Practitioners (Other Specialisations) ? II (Con?td)

Job Description: 

Specialist medical practitioners (other specialisations) diagnose, treat and prevent illness, disease, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in humans, using specialised testing, diagnostic, medical, surgical, physical and psychiatric techniques, through application of the principles and procedures of modern medicine. They specialise in certain disease categories, types of patient or methods of treatment and may conduct medical education and research in their chosen areas of specialisation.


Tasks include:

  • conducting physical examinations of patients and interviewing them and their families to determine their health status
  • considering medical information provided by a referring doctor or other healthcare provider
  • ordering specialised diagnostic tests to determine the nature of disorders or illnesses
  • prescribing, administering and monitoring patients' responses to treatments, medications, anaesthetics, psychotherapies, physical rehabilitation programmes and other preventive and curative measures
  • performing surgery of a specialised nature
  • managing complications before, during and after childbirth
  • recording patients' medical information and exchanging information with other health professionals to ensure the provision of comprehensive care
  • reporting births, deaths and notifiable diseases to government authorities to meet legal and professional requirements
  • providing information to patients and families about preventive measures, treatment and care for specific ailments
  • performing autopsies to determine cause of death
  • conducting research into specific human disorders and illnesses and preventive or curative methods and disseminating the findings such as through scientific reports
  • planning and participating in programmes designed to prevent the occurrence and spread of specific diseases
Additional Notes: 

This unit group includes

Emergency physician
Ear, nose, throat (ENT) specialist
Radiation oncologist

This unit group excludes

Cardiologist (2212)
Paediatrician (2212)
General practitioner (2211)
Dental surgeon (2261)
Clinical psychologist (2634)
Internal medicine physician (2212)
Psychiatrist (2212)

Specific Occupations: 

Sports physician

Other specialist medical practitioners (other specialisations) (eg occupational physician, radiation oncologist)

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

Source: SINGAPORE STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 2015, Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore