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London, UK

Job Type: Temporary/Part-Time/Full-Time

About the Role

A doctor is responsible for all sides of care of a patient. They diagnose, educate, and treat patients to ensure that they have the best possible care. A few of the main duties of a doctor are performing diagnostic tests, recommending specialists for patients, document patient's medical history, and educating patients. They also have to administer vaccines and other treatments. Some of the jobs titles that a doctor could grow into are head of research or hospital president.

A doctor should have at least 4 years of experience in residency as well as a doctorate degree from an accredited medical school. One of the most important skills that a doctor will have is their ability to diagnose their patients. Another skill is empathy as the doctor will need to relate to their patients. They also need to be able to multitask by working with several different patients.

Hospital doctors treat those who have been admitted or referred to hospital. Specific responsibilities vary greatly depending on the area of specialism, but can include the following:

undertaking patient consultations and physical examinations

organising workloads

performing surgical procedures

providing general pre- and post-operative care

monitoring and administering medication

assessing and planning treatment requirements

liaising daily with staff including other doctors, non-medical management staff and healthcare professionals

writing reports and maintaining records

promoting health education

managing a department

leading a medical team

keeping GPs informed about the care of their patients

teaching and supervising trainee doctors

Hospital doctors can work in a number of specialties, including the following:


emergency medicine

general medicine

obstetrics and gynecology





trauma and orthopedics

Key skills

Ability to work long hours, often under pressure

Good practical skills

Ability to solve problems

Effective decision-making skills

Leadership and management skills

Communication skills, compassion and a good bedside manner

Drive to continue learning throughout career

Analytical ability

Time management

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