Specialised doctor

Description

Specialised doctors prevent, diagnose and treat diseases depending on their medical or surgical specialty.

Other titles

The following job titles also refer to specialised doctor:

neurosurgeon
oncologist
gynaecologist
doctor with special interest
coroner
pediatrician
radiologist
psychiatrist
surgeon
g.p. with special interest
rheumatologist
toxicologist
parasitologists
anaesthesiologist
virologist
urologist
otolaryngologist
gastroenterologists
venereologist
specialty registrar
obstetrician
pulmonologist
cardiologist
serologist
physician
traumatologist
haematologist
pathologist
dermatologist
podiatrist
anesthesiologist
endocrinologists
neurologist
paediatrician
immunologist
foundation doctor

Minimum qualifications

Doctoral or equivalent level is generally required to work as specialised doctor. However, this requirement may differ in some countries.

ISCO skill level

ISCO skill level is defined as a function of the complexity and range of tasks and duties to be performed in an occupation. It is measured on a scale from 1 to 4, with 1 the lowest level and 4 the highest, by considering:

  • the nature of the work performed in an occupation in relation to the characteristic tasks and duties
  • the level of formal education required for competent performance of the tasks and duties involved and
  • the amount of informal on-the-job training and/or previous experience in a related occupation required for competent performance of these tasks and duties.

Specialised doctor is a Skill level 4 occupation.

Specialised doctor career path

Similar occupations

These occupations, although different, require a lot of knowledge and skills similar to specialised doctor.

general practitioner
medicine lecturer
specialist dentist
podiatrist
specialist chiropractor

Long term prospects

These occupations require some skills and knowledge of specialised doctor. They also require other skills and knowledge, but at a higher ISCO skill level, meaning these occupations are accessible from a position of specialised doctor with a significant experience and/or extensive training.

Essential knowledge and skills

Essential knowledge

This knowledge should be acquired through learning to fulfill the role of specialised doctor.

Essential skills and competences

These skills are necessary for the role of specialised doctor.

Provide healthcare services to patients in specialised medicine: In the exercise of the medical doctor`s profession, provide healthcare services to patients within a special field of medicine in order to assess, maintain or restore patients` state of health.

Optional knowledge and skills

Optional knowledge

This knowledge is sometimes, but not always, required for the role of specialised doctor. However, mastering this knowledge allows you to have more opportunities for career development.

Renal diseases: Reneal diseases is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.
Microbiology-bacteriology: Microbiology-Bacteriology is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.
Neurological surgery: Neurological surgery is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.
Occupational medicine: Occupational medicine is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.
Dermatology: Dermatology is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.
Biological haematology: Biological haematology is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.
Maxillo-facial, oral, and dental surgery: Maxillo-facial, oral and dental surgery is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.
Biological chemistry: Biological chemistry is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.
Nuclear medicine: Nuclear medicine is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.
Gastroenterology: Gastroenterology is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.
Orthopaedics: Orthopaedics is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.
Radiology: Radiology is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.
Ophthalmology: Ophthalmology is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.
Community medicine: Community medicine is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.
Radiotherapy: Radiotherapy is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.
General medicine: General medicine is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.
Clinical biology: Clinical biology is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.
Geriatrics: Geriatrics is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.
Plastic surgery: Plastic surgery is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.
Diagnostic radiology: Diagnostic radiology is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.
Neurology: Neurology is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.
Pharmacology: Pharmacology is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.
Vascular surgery: Vascular surgery is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.
Dermato-venereology: Dermato-venereology is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.
Gastroenterological surgery: Gastroenterological surgery is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.
Obstetrics and gynaecology: Obstetrics and gynaecology is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.
Communicable diseases: Communicable diseases is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.
Otorhinolaryngology: Otorhinolaryngology is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.
Allergology: Allergology is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.
Tropical medicine: Tropical medicine is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.
Paediatrics: Paediatrics is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.
Immunology: Immunology is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.
Rheumatology: Rheumatology is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.
Urology: Urology is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.
Child psychiatry: Child psychiatry is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.
Paediatric surgery: Paediatric surgery is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.
Thoracic surgery: Thoracic surgery is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.
Stomatology: Stomatology is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.
Pathological anatomy: Pathological anatomy is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.
Respiratory medicine: Respiratory medicine is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.
General haematology: The medical specialty dealing with the diagnosis, aetiology and treatment of blood diseases.
Cardiology: Cardiology is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.
General surgery: General surgery is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.
Endocrinology: Endocrinology is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.
Neuropsychiatry: Neuropsychiatry is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.
Maxillofacial surgery: Maxillo-facial surgery is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.
Clinical neurophysiology: Clinical neurophysiology is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC
Venereology: Venereology is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.
Physiotherapy: Physiotherapy is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.
Anaesthetics: Anaesthetics is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.
Psychiatry: Psychiatry is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.
Emergency medicine: Emergency medicine is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.

Optional skills and competences

These skills and competences are sometimes, but not always, required for the role of specialised doctor. However, mastering these skills and competences allows you to have more opportunities for career development.

Manage a healthcare unit budget: Manage a healthcare unit budget. Collaborate in budget planning processes including cost of supplies needed for adequate health services and management.
Manage a multidisciplinary team involved in patient care: Manage, oversee and work with a multidisciplinary team involved in patient care such as nurses and interns. This includes ensuring effective communication, organising work, and providing support for the team members.
Contribute to education in medicine: Contribute to the education process by activities such as assisting interns or giving lectures.
Provide care for a patient group with specific characteristics: Care for patients with specific features, needs or characteristics such as children, older patients or patients with special needs.
Advise on pregnancies at risk: Identify and provide advice on the early signs of risk pregnancies.
Conduct health related research: Conduct research in health related topics and communicate findings orally, through public presentations or by writing reports and other publications.
Employ foreign languages for health-related research: Use foreign languages for conducting and collaborating in health-related research.
Employ foreign languages in care: Communicate in foreign languages with healthcare users, their carers, or services providers. Use foreign languages to faciliate patient care according to the needs of the patient.

ISCO group and title

2212 – Specialist medical practitioners

 

 


 

 

References
  1. Specialised doctor – ESCO
Last updated on August 8, 2022

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