UNIT GROUP 2534 PSYCHIATRISTS
PSYCHIATRISTS diagnose, assess, treat and prevent human mental, emotional and behavioural disorders. Psychiatric Registrars training as Psychiatrists are included in this unit group.

Indicative Skill Level:
In Australia:

Occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification, two years hospital-based training, and at least five years specialist study and training (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:

      • assessing patients’ mental and physical status to determine the nature and extent of mental, emotional and behavioural disorders
      • assessing patients’ medical, psychiatric and psychological histories
      • examining patients to determine general physical condition
      • ordering laboratory tests, imaging, neuropsychological tests and other diagnostic procedures
      • examining the results of tests and examinations to determine the most appropriate forms of treatment
      • prescribing and administering medication, psychotherapy, and other physical treatments and rehabilitation programs
      • arranging admission to hospitals and providing in-patient treatment
      • consulting, supervising and working with other Medical Practitioners and Health Professionals
      • determining whether patients require involuntary treatment in accordance with relevant mental health acts
      • assisting courts and other statutory bodies in managing patients in legal and forensic settings
      • teaching medical students and registrars, and assessing their progress by administering tests

Occupation:

253411 Psychiatrist


253411 PSYCHIATRIST

Diagnoses, assesses, treats and prevents human mental, emotional and behavioural disorders. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 1

Specialisations:

Adolescent Psychiatrist
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Child Psychiatrist
Forensic Psychiatrist
Geriatric Psychiatrist
Medical Psychotherapist