Paramedical practitioners

Role Responsibilities

  • Conducting physical examinations of patients and interviewing them and their families to determine their health status, and recording patients’ medical information
  • Performing basic or more routine medical and surgical procedures, including prescribing and administering treatments, medications and other preventive or curative measures, especially for common diseases and disorders
  • Administering or ordering diagnostic tests, such as x-ray, electrocardiogram and laboratory tests
  • Performing therapeutic procedures, such as injections, immunizations, suturing and wound care, and infection management
  • Assisting medical doctors with complex surgical procedures
  • Monitoring patients' progress and response to treatment, and identifying signs and symptoms requiring referral to medical doctors
  • Advising patients and families on diet, exercise and other habits which aid prevention or treatment of disease and disorders
  • Identifying and referring complex or unusual cases to medical doctors, hospitals or other places for specialized care
  • Reporting births, deaths and notifiable diseases to government authorities to meet legal and professional reporting requirements

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    Skill level

    Highly skilled