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Become An Occupational Health Physician

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Working As An Occupational Health Physician

  • Getting Information
  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • Make Decisions

  • $98,180

    Average Salary

What Does An Occupational Health Physician Do At Bristol Hospital

* Evaluates the patient's health care needs and provides necessary services as are indicated.
* Performs pre-placement physical examinations (including D
* O.T., respirator, and asbestos).
* Performs evaluations of workplace injuries, including care of burns and suturing of lacerations.
* Performs evaluations of workplace exposures.
* Performs examinations of company requested second opinions (usually for occupational injuries).
* Performs follow-up and return-to-work evaluations on occupational injuries.
* May perform return-to-work evaluations following non-occupational absence (to assess whether duties may be safely resumed).
* Performs Fitness for Duty Evaluations
* Proficient in back evaluations, pulmonary evaluations, neurologic evaluations, and dermatologic evaluations.
* Reads and interprets electrocardiograms, pulmonary function tests, audiograms, and radiographs.
* Is proficient in eye care procedures, including trauma and removal of foreign bodies.
* Refers the patient to other appropriate physicians for definitive care when indicated.
* With employee's consent, referral to and communication with the private physician regarding occupational and nonoccupational problems detected during examinations.
* Explanation of laboratory results for health evaluations and referrals made as indicated.
* Performs occupational evaluations and consultations.
* Performs periodic required evaluations for ongoing occupational exposures in compliance with OSHA regulations.
* Performs on-site occupational consultations, for general evaluation of the workplace or occupational health problems in the workplace.
* Discusses/dictates findings regarding examination results; completes appropriate medical forms.
* Discusses findings and workplace restrictions in regards to an injured employee with Human Resources, medical providers and Worker’s Compensation carriers.
* Provides letters to companies and individuals in regard to the results of examinations.
* Completes insurance and Worker's Compensation forms.
* Dictates medical and legal correspondence (to lawyers and insurance companies).
* Participates in appropriate conferences/seminars and is familiar with appropriate state and federal guidelines.
* Familiar with State and Federal Occupational Safety and Health Guidelines as well as Occupational Medicine textbooks and journals.
* Participates in yearly CME's in Occupational Medicine

What Does An Occupational Health Physician Do At Glaxosmithkline

* Occupational Health Physician
* We are currently recruiting for a Occupational Health Physician to join our Global Manufacturing & Supply plant based in Ulu Klang.
* This role will mainly be responsible for GSK KL site operations to ensure there is adequate employee health services to enable them to effectively assess and manage employee health’s risks and impacts

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How To Become An Occupational Health Physician

Physician assistants typically need a master’s degree from an accredited educational program. Earning that degree usually takes at least 2 years of full-time postgraduate study. All states require physician assistants to be licensed.


Most applicants to physician assistant education programs already have a bachelor’s degree and some healthcare-related work experience. Although admissions requirements vary from program to program, most programs require 2 to 4 years of undergraduate coursework with a focus in science. Many applicants already have experience as registered nurses or as EMTs and paramedics before they apply to a physician assistant program.

Physician assistant education programs usually take at least 2 years of full-time study. About 200 education programs were accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) in 2014. Almost all of these accredited programs offer a master’s degree.

Physician assistant education includes classroom and laboratory instruction in subjects such as pathology, human anatomy, physiology, clinical medicine, pharmacology, physical diagnosis, and medical ethics. The programs also include supervised clinical training in several areas, including family medicine, internal medicine, emergency medicine, and pediatrics.

Sometimes students serve in one or more clinical rotations in these areas under the supervision of a physician who is looking to hire a physician assistant. In this way, clinical rotations may lead to permanent employment.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

All states and the District of Columbia require physician assistants to be licensed. To become licensed, candidates must pass the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE) from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). A physician assistant who passes the exam may use the credential “Physician Assistant-Certified (PA-C).”

To keep their certification, physician assistants must complete 100 hours of continuing education every 2 years. The recertification exam is required every 10 years.

In addition, state licensure laws require physician assistants to hold an agreement with a supervising physician. Although the physician does not need to be onsite at all times, collaboration between physicians and physician assistants is required for practice.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Physician assistants must explain complex medical issues in a way that patients can understand. They must also effectively communicate with doctors and other healthcare workers to ensure that they provide the best possible patient care.

Compassion. Physician assistants deal with patients who are sick or injured and may be in extreme pain or distress. They must be able to treat patients and their families with compassion and understanding.

Detail oriented. Physician assistants should be observant and have a strong ability to focus when evaluating and treating patients.

Emotional stability. Physician assistants, particularly those working in surgery or emergency medicine, should be able to work well under pressure. They must remain calm in stressful situations in order to provide quality care.

Problem-solving skills. Physician assistants need to evaluate patients’ symptoms and administer the appropriate treatments. They must be diligent when investigating complicated medical issues so that they can determine the best course of treatment for each patient.


Some physician assistants pursue additional education in a specialty. Postgraduate educational programs are available in areas such as emergency medicine and psychiatry. To enter one of these programs, a physician assistant must be a graduate of an accredited program and be certified by the NCCPA.

As they gain greater clinical knowledge and experience, physician assistants can earn new responsibilities and higher wages. For example, experienced physician assistants may supervise other staff and physician assistant students or they may become an executive leader of a healthcare organization.

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Occupational Health Physician Demographics


  • Female

  • Male

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • French

  • Spanish


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Top Skills for An Occupational Health Physician


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Top Occupational Health Physician Skills

  1. Occupational Health
  2. Physical Exams
  3. All-In-One Comp Care/Therapy
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Review all ECG, pulmonary function tests, visual examinations and laboratory results as part of periodic occupational health examinations.
  • Organized quarterly meeting with Security and Safety Services.
  • Conduct drug test/screening.HIV/TB counseling testing and treatment.Coordinator for Post needle stick care.
  • Teach skills and develop health education programs that encourage workers to take responsibility for their own health.
  • Ordered appropriate lab work, X-ray, EKG, pulmonary function, drug testing, follow up and convalescent plans.

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