UNIT GROUP 2535 SURGEONS
SURGEONS perform surgery to correct deformities, repair injuries, prevent and treat diseases, and improve human functioning and appearance. Medical Registrars training as Surgeons 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:

      • examining patients to determine the necessity of operations, estimating and explaining risks to patients, and selecting the best operational procedures
      • reviewing reports on patients’ general physical condition, reactions to medications and medical histories
      • consulting with Anaesthetists regarding the correct anaesthesia for patients
      • performing surgical operations
      • examining instruments, equipment, and surgical set-up to ensure that antiseptic and aseptic methods have been followed
      • instructing other medical, nursing and associated staff regarding the preparation of patients and instrument and equipment requirements
      • prescribing post-operative care, and observing and investigating patients’ progress
      • maintaining records of operations performed
      • may specialise in particular types of operations

Occupations:253511 Surgeon (General)
253512 Cardiothoracic Surgeon
253513 Neurosurgeon
253514 Orthopaedic Surgeon
253515 Otorhinolaryngologist
253516 Paediatric Surgeon
253517 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
253518 Urologist
253521 Vascular Surgeon


253511 SURGEON (GENERAL)

Performs surgery to correct diseases and disorders covering a broad range of medical conditions. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 1


253512 CARDIOTHORACIC SURGEON

Performs heart and lung surgery. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 1


253513 NEUROSURGEON

Performs surgery to correct disorders of the brain, spine and nervous system. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 1


253514 ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON

Performs surgery to treat muscular and skeletal diseases and injuries. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 1


253515 OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGIST

Alternative Titles:Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist
Head and Neck Surgeon
Performs surgery to correct diseases and disorders of the ear, nose and throat. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 1

Specialisations:

Laryngologist
Otologist
Rhinologist


253516 PAEDIATRIC SURGEON

Provides surgical care and treatment to children from birth up to, and including, adolescence. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 1


253517 PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGEON

Performs surgery to repair and reconstruct muscle and tissue injuries and congenital deformities. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 1


253518 UROLOGIST

Provides medical and surgical treatment to patients with disorders of the kidney, urinary bladder and urethra, and treats disorders of the male sex organs. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 1


253521 VASCULAR SURGEON

Performs surgery to treat patients with conditions affecting their arteries and veins. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 1