General Practitioner Job Description

general practitioner job description includes a detailed overview of the key requirements, duties, responsibilities, and skills for this role.

Last update : July 14, 2023

General Practitioner Job Description

A general practitioner (GP) is a general practitioner.

An M.


or D.


(Doctor of Osteopathy) is a general practitioner (GP), but so is a PA (Physician Assistant).

A D.


is a doctor that has additional training in osteopathic manipulative medicine, and is no longer solely focused on diagnosing and treating illness, but on maintaining a person’s health.

Job Brief:

We’re looking for a General Practitioner to work in our clinic.

General Practitioner Duties:

  • Perform surgical and non-surgical procedures such as removing tumors, treating injuries and illnesses, and performing minor surgical procedures
  • Perform diagnostic procedures such as taking x-rays, blood tests, and biopsies
  • Perform procedural and operative skills such as suturing and inserting needles
  • Perform examinations of the eyes, ears, nose, throat, and skin
  • Perform medical examinations such as blood pressure screenings, urine/serum tests, and electrocardiograms
  • Prosecute x-rays and laboratory samples
  • Perform other duties that may be required

General Practitioner Responsibilities:

  • Prescribe medications and treatments, including IVs, and oversee their administration
  • Identify patients’ needs, develop treatment plans, and order additional therapies
  • Evaluate diagnostic data to develop treatment plans
  • Hire, supervise, and evaluate medical assistants, nurses, and therapists
  • Perform general surgery, including repair of hernias, gallbladders, and anal fissures
  • Enroll new patients into insurance plans
  • Maintain accurate patient files
  • Perform administrative functions, including scheduling, billing, and insurance billing
  • Meet with patients, their families, and other care team members
  • Administer vaccines and tests

Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or foreign equivalent) preferred
  • 3+ years’ experience as a general practitioner
  • Demonstrated ability to diagnose, treat, and manage simple and complex medical issues
  • Demonstrated ability to obtain medical clearance authorizations from insurance providers

[Company Name] is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that diversity and inclusion are key to building a strong and successful team. We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, races, religions, nationalities, genders, and expressions, as well as veterans and individuals with different abilities.

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