54-Generalist medical practitioners

Job Title: 

Generalist medical practitioners

Job Description: 

Diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases and injuries that commonly occur in the general population. May refer patients to specialists when needed for further diagnosis or treatment.


Generalist medical practitioners (including family and primary care doctors) diagnose, treat and prevent illness, disease, injury, and other physical and mental impairments and maintain general health in humans through application of the principles and procedures of modern medicine. It includes diagnosis of physical and mental illnesses, disorders and injuries, and prescribing medications and treatment to promote or restore good health. They do not limit their practice to certain disease categories or methods of treatment, and may assume responsibility for the provision of continuing and comprehensive medical care to individuals, families and communities.


Job activities and tasks include:

  • conducting physical examinations of patients and interviewing them and their families to determine their health status
  • ordering laboratory tests, X-rays and other diagnostic procedures and analyzing findings to determine the nature of disorders or illnesses
  • providing continuing medical care for patients including prescribing, administering, counselling on and monitoring curative treatments and preventive measures
  • performing surgery and other clinical procedures
  • advising individuals, families and communities on health, nutrition and lifestyle which aid prevention or treatment of disease and disorders
  • providing referrals to patients and families for specialized care in hospitals, rehabilitation centres or other types of health care centres
  • identifying, managing and providing referrals for complications before, during and after childbirth
  • recording patients? medical information and history and exchanging information with specialist practitioners and other health workers as required for continuing medical care
  • reporting births, deaths and notifiable diseases to government authorities to meet legal and professional requirements
  • conducting research in human health and medical services and disseminating the findings such as through scientific reports
  • planning and participating in programs designed to prevent the occurrence and spread of common diseases

Advanced specialized knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in field of work, discipline and/or professional practice

  • Specialized knowledge of analyzing, planning, managing and establishing ideas, policies, strategies, projections and/or conditions in the field of work, discipline and/or professional practice
  • Advanced knowledge of research principles and methods
  • Advanced knowledge of high level governance of systems, processes and procedures including legislative, regulatory, standards, codes and conventions
  • Higher knowledge of recent developments in the field of work, discipline and/or professional practice
  • Higher knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in management, economics, finance, statistics and fiscal disciplines related to the field of work and/or professional practice
  • Higher knowledge of political, government, legislative and regulatory systems related to the field of work
  • Higher knowledge of laws, regulations, standards codes and conventions of the UAE and specific Emirates related to the field of work, discipline and/or professional practice and more general subjects including OHSE and cultural understanding and awareness
  • Higher knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in sensitively recognizing and responding to the management of highly complex ethical issues
  • Leverage information technology, executive information systems, management techniques and tools for optimal field of work performance and/or professional practice
  • Higher skills in research, analysis, consultation and synthesis of information to evaluate ideas, policies, strategies, projections and/or conditions and generate recommendations and/or relevant alternatives
  • Manage advanced relationships and coordinate related activities of respective stakeholders
  • Advanced skills and experience in high level policy analysis, formulation and research, plus strategic planning in sensitive and confidential environment
  • Develop abstract concepts and convey strategic indications from the spectrum of development experience
  • Higher negotiation cultural sensitivity and diplomatic skills
  • Use of information, tools, resources to support high-level and complex work achievement
  • Work sensitively and effectively in a multi-cultural environment
  • Work with others to develop creative solutions to complex unpredictable and/or abstract problems
  • Communicate with influence, and a proven record of developing and maintaining effective partnerships across an organization and with diverse external clients and other key stakeholders
  • Highly developed advanced oral and written communication, interpersonal and representational skills, and a proven ability to use these skills to prepare and present clear, concise, high quality advice
  • Highly developed leadership and effective management skills, with capacity to initiate, implement and sustain improvements within a team environment, as well as the ability to work flexibly and cooperatively as a member of a team
  • Personal drive and integrity, the ability to self-manage and the capacity to identify and effectively manage risks associated with change, as well recognize and implement ethical standards to highly complex ethical issues
  • Achieving results within tight timelines, and capacity to set and implement new policy directions
  • Highly developed higher organizational skills, including the ability to manage priorities and meet tight deadlines
  • Work Context: 

    Medical practitioners sometimes have to deal with unpleasant conditions due to a patient?s illness or injury. Deploying strict hygiene practices is important. Depending on their area of specialization may have to work long, demanding and irregular hours. This may include working on weekends and at night or being on call 24 hours a day. They are involved in a wide range of activities including consultations, attending emergencies, performing operations and arranging medical investigations. As well as caring for patients, medical practitioners work with many other health professionals, and may participate in, and undertake research. They may also be required to be registered or licensed with a relevant government authority or agency. Generalist medical practitioners typically require completion of a university-level degree in basic medical education plus postgraduate clinical training or equivalent to be recognized as a competent performer. Included are medical interns who have completed their university education in basic medical education and are undertaking postgraduate clinical training.


    Bachelor of Medical Science, Medicine or Surgery or relevant field of work/discipline, higher qualification or equivalent.

    Required Work Experience: 

    7 - 10 Years and above.

    Probable Employers: 

    Khalifa Hospital, AL Mafraq Hospital, Towam hospital

    Occupational Size: 
    Less than 5,000
    Expected Earnings: 

    Higher than the industry average

    Projected Growth: 
    Alternate Titles: 

    Examples of job titles:
    District medical doctor - therapist - Family medical practitioner - General practitioner (GP) - Medical doctor (general) - Medical officer (general) - Resident medical officer specializing in general practice - Physician (general) - Primary health care physician
    Examples of some related occupations:
    Specialist physician (internal medicine) - Surgeon - Psychiatrist - Clinical officer - Feldscher - Physician - Family physician - Family practice physician - Family practitioner - Family medicine physician - Medical staff physician - Board certified family physician - Family practice doctor

    UAE Industry Groups: 
    Community, health and social services
    International Careers(ISCO): 
    Source Of Info: 
    Occupations and Careers Handbook for UAE Nationals(Copyright NQA ). Referenced from New York University, Abu Dhabhi