253514 - Orthopaedic Surgeon
Performs surgery to treat muscular and skeletal diseases and injuries. Registration or licensing is required.
Skills Assessment Authority
No caveats apply to this occupation.
Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations
Group: 2535 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.
- 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 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.
Occupations in this Group
- 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