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This unit group includes specialist physicians in clinical medicine, in laboratory medicine and in surgery. Specialists in clinical medicine diagnose and treat diseases and physiological or psychiatric disorders and act as consultants to other physicians. Specialists in laboratory medicine study the nature, cause and development of diseases in humans. Specialists in surgery perform and supervise surgical procedures. Specialists in clinical medicine usually work in private practice or in a hospital while those in laboratory medicine and in surgery usually work in hospitals. Residents in training to become specialist physicians are included in this unit group.
anatomical pathologist, anesthetist, cardiac surgeon, cardiologist, clinical immunologist-allergist, dermatologist, diagnostic radiologist, emergency physician, endocrinologist, gastroenterologist, general pathologist, general surgeon, geriatrician, hematologist, hematopathologist, medical microbiologist, nephrologist, neurologist, neuropathologist, neurosurgeon, obstetrician-gynecologist, oncologist, ophthalmologist, orthopedic surgeon, orthopedist, otolaryngologist, otorhinolaryngologist, pediatric surgeon, pediatrician, physiatrist, plastic surgeon, pneumologist, psychiatrist, radiation oncologist, respirologist, rheumatologist, thoracic surgeon, urologist, vascular surgeon.
- Diagnose and treat diseases and physiological or psychiatric disorders
- Order laboratory tests, X-rays and other diagnostic procedures
- Prescribe medication and treatment and refer patients for surgery
- Act as consultants to other physicians
- May conduct medical research.
- Study the nature, cause and development of diseases in humans and the structural and functional changes caused by diseases
- Conduct microscopic and chemical analyses of laboratory samples and specimens
- Supervise laboratory activities
- Act as consultants to other physicians.
- Assess patients' diseases or disorders to determine appropriate surgical procedures
- Perform and supervise surgical procedures to correct physical abnormalities and deficiencies and repair injuries
- Act as consultants to other physicians.
Abbotsford, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver, Chilliwack, Langley, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, White Rock, Gibsons, Mission, Aldergrove, Brunswick Beach, Crescent, Crescent Beach, Cultus Lake, Elgin, Fort Langley, Grandview, Lions Bay, McMillan Island, Ocean Park, South Surrey, Sunnyside, Willoughby
Outlook & Prospects for Specialist Physicians in Lower Mainland - Southwest Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Lower Mainland - Southwest Region||(3 of 3 stars)||2011-02-23|
Currently the chances of qualified Specialist Physicians finding employment are considered to be good in the local area. There is generally a national shortage of specialist physicians in Canada.
Budget restraints usually keep the number of openings relatively small, however extensive recruiting is usually necessary to fill the positions. Increased health needs from an aging population contributes to opportunities for this occupation.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Oct 14 - Oct 18, 2013
- BC¿s only government-owned fertility clinic in Vancouver has been closed and clinic staff have been issued layoff notices. The Provincial Health Services Authority based its decision on the availability of private clinics.
- The Vancouver Coastal Health Authority is reported to have issued 17 layoff notices covering positions that include professional nutritionists and therapists who serve East Vancouver residents
- A tentative four-year contract has been reached between the BC Hospital Employees Union and US-based Aramark, which employs nearly 1,300 cleaning staff in Lower Mainland hospitals and extended care facilities. The agreement includes significant improvements in benefits and a modest wage increase.
- Fraser Health is planning to lay off six part-time nurses, and hire one full-time nurse as part of an amalgamation of health units in Delta
- George Derby Centre in Burnaby has suspended its decision to lay off 90 long-term, unionized non-medical support staff
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