Responsible in receiving patients with certain disabilities in ear, nose and throat.
Examines patients and performs various physical tests or procedure in order to determine their health problem.
Responsible in diagnosing diseases or injuries of the ear, nose, throat, pharynx, sinuses, larynx, thyroid, oral cavity, salivary glands and esophagus. The following diseases may include viral, yeast infections or bacterial infections and also tonsillitis common in children.
Prescribe any medications like antibiotic or antiviral agents in order to help their patient get well.
Perform procedures like biopsy especially of existence of a malignant or cancerous tumor.
Deal with patients suffering from speech, hearing or any other problems or malfunctions caused by the nose, ear or throat.
May recommend hearing aid for people with hearing problems and work with victims of accident suffering from head and neck injuries.
Good listening skills and the ability to work effectively with people who have communication difficulties
Practical skills such as good hand-eye co-ordination and manual dexterity
Excellent vision and visuo-spatial awareness
Good organisational ability and stamina to cope with a busy and demanding role
The ability to both work in a team and manage others effectively
Performs all relevant patient-care clinical interventions related to his/her field of specialization to the extent of his/her delineation of privileges.
Provides care to old and new patients in the specialized clinics
Provides guidance, counsel and consultation to other departments when requested.
Writes, completes and approves medical records and reports for patients, including but not limited to history and physical, progress notes, operative report, consultation note, transfer summary, discharge summary, death summary, etc.
Carries out practical training, academic responsibilities and scientific research
Demonstrated strong analytical and decision making Skills
Uses diagnostic tools, such as X-rays, CT (computed tomography) scans, MRIs (magnetic resonance imaging) and PET (positron emission tomography) scans of the head, neck and jaw areas, to diagnose and treat patients.
Work in conjunction with dentists to conduct clinical exams to find and evaluate diseases, tumors or conditions, such as TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder).
Refer patients to oral surgeons or to work with those injured in accidents.