General practitioners or Gp are medical doctors that offer health education and preventive care to patients. As a primary function of a general practitioner, it is his job to provide an in-depth analysis of a patient’s medical condition. Here the Gp functions with holistic approaches that do not necessarily look at the difference in various social, psychological and biological factors.
Primary role of a GP
In highly developed countries like Canada, New Zealand, etc the primary role of a gp focuses on care of serious health problems. They require focusing on treatment of non life threatening but acute health illnesses while detecting serious diseases and referring them to specialized care. A general practitioner requires offering preventive care to patients suffering from chronic illnesses while providing immunization and health education.
With the emergence of the several service-based companies in the medical field it has definitely become easier to find gp practice jobs. In order to become general practitioners, medical students require completing their undergraduate program, medical program and residency program. Pre-med UG students can choose from a variety of programs including humanities, social sciences, physiology, mathematics, biology, anatomy etc.
During the final year of the med school, med students can easily work as Gp locums under complete supervision of physician who are licensed and work in clinics or hospitals. Gp’s specializes in internal or family medicine and also require passing a written examination before being certified by ABFM. Those looking for high profile gp practice jobs need to be exceptional family or general practitioners who wish to explore and experience international possibilities. These companies look for energetic and innovative practitioners who understand the several needs of medical patients and can efficiently supervise an intricate portfolio of activities.
How GP agencies can help
Practitioners can search for a suitable job through the various Gp agencies; work through freelance Gp chambers or as independent freelance locum Gps. Although the job is slightly demanding, it offers complete independence to choose the workplace and offers firsthand experience in working in various hospitals. Locum Gps can work part time while exploring other career options and look for a more suitable permanent job option. Practitioners working in private clinics and offices are generally assisted by staff of administrators and nurses. These Gps are part of health maintenance organizations (HMO) or large group practice.
The demand for family practitioners has been increasing rapidly and a variety of job options are available for those who wish to seek a full time GP job. Family practitioners are trained to treat and diagnose almost any condition. Their training offers them with extensive knowledge about health care including geriatrics, psychiatry, gynecology, obstetrics, internal medicine, pediatrics, behavioral science, preventive medicine etc. These internists and physicians refer the patients to other community resources whenever necessary.