Explore Careers - Job Market Report
General practitioners and family physicians diagnose and treat the diseases, physiological disorders and injuries of patients. They provide primary contact and continuous care toward the management of patients' health. They usually work in private practice, including group or team practices, hospitals and clinics. Residents in training to be general practitioners and family physicians are included in this unit group.
- Examine patients and take their histories, order laboratory tests, X-rays and other diagnostic procedures and consult with other medical practitioners to evaluate patients' physical and mental health
- Prescribe and administer medications and treatments
- Perform and assist in routine surgery
- Provide emergency care
- Provide acute care management
- Inoculate and vaccinate patients
- Deliver babies and provide pre-natal and post-natal care
- Advise patients and their families on health care including health promotion, disease, illness and accident prevention
- Provide counselling and support to patients and their families on a wide range of health and lifestyle issues
- Perform patient advocacy role
- Co-ordinate or manage primary patient care
- Provide continuous care to patients
- Supervise home care services
- Report births, deaths, and contagious and other diseases to governmental authorities.
Outlook & Prospects for General Practitioners and Family Physicians in Iqaluit Region
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Provincial Employment Potential Information
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Labour Market Reviews
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market News
Week of May 20 – May 24, 2013
- The Akausisarvik Mental Health Treatment Centre in Iqaluit, which recently opened, will employ 18 people once it is fully staffed
Week of May 13 – May 17, 2013
- A $23.5M health centre in Repulse Bay has officially opened. The centre contains 5 apartment units for nurses and social workers.
Week of Mar 18 – Mar 22, 2013
Week of Dec 17 – Dec 21, 2012
- The Qikiqtani Hospital in Iqaluit will begin a $32M renovation on January 2. Once the upgrades are complete in May 2014, the hospital will hire approximately 10 new staff members in areas such as housekeeping and dietary nutrition.
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