How to write a Doctor job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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Doctor job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimise your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialised, consider including the specialisation in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of Doctor job titles

    Doctor
    Managing Physician
    Paediatrician
    Doctor (Part-Time)
    General Practitioner

Doctor job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of a Doctor job summary

Our busy medical facility is dedicated to providing top quality care to our patients of all ages. We currently have an opening for a talented and compassionate doctor to join our growing healthcare practice. The ideal candidate will have 5 or more years’ experience in clinical medicine, preferably in a primary care capacity. If you are strongly committed to providing top-notch, compassionate patient care, we encourage you to apply for this position.

Doctor responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organisation and who the employee reports to.

Examples of Doctor responsibilities

    Evaluate patients and provide appropriate medical treatment for various illnesses and injuries
    Document all patient evaluations, treatments, medications and transactions according to company policies and procedures
    Supervise Medical Assistants to ensure compliance with all applicable regulations
    Evaluate effectiveness of current care methods and procedures and suggest improvements
    Prescribe, administer and dispense medication in accordance with state and national statutes
    Assist Medical Director in identifying and resolving workplace issues

Doctor qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of Doctor skills

    M.D. required
    Current registration
    Board certification in emergency medicine or general medicine an asset
    Previous clinical experience as a primary care provider preferred
    Friendly and compassionate disposition
    Strong leadership skills and attention to detail

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