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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.
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Outlook & Prospects for General Practitioners and Family Physicians in Lower Mainland - Southwest Region
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Local Employment Potential Information
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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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