Preventive Medicine Physicians
Core Tasks Include:
- Supervise or coordinate the work of physicians, nurses, statisticians, or other professional staff members.
- Identify groups at risk for specific preventable diseases or injuries.
- Design or use surveillance tools, such as screening, lab reports, and vital records, to identify health risks.
- Teach or train medical staff regarding preventive medicine issues.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of prescribed risk reduction measures or other interventions.
- Coordinate or integrate the resources of health care institutions, social service agencies, public safety workers, or other organizations to improve the community health.
- Prepare preventive health reports including problem descriptions, analyses, alternative solutions, and recommendations.
- Develop or implement interventions to address behavioral causes of diseases.
- Design, implement, or evaluate health service delivery systems to improve the health of targeted populations.
- Perform epidemiological investigations of acute and chronic diseases.
- Provide information about potential health hazards and possible interventions to the media, the public, other health care professionals, or local, state, and federal health authorities.
- Direct public health education programs dealing with topics such as preventable diseases, injuries, nutrition, food service sanitation, water supply safety, sewage and waste disposal, insect control, and immunizations.
- Direct or manage prevention programs in specialty areas such as aerospace, occupational, infectious disease, and environmental medicine.
- Deliver presentations to lay or professional audiences.
- Document or review comprehensive patients' histories with an emphasis on occupation or environmental risks.
The data sources for the information displayed here include: O*NET™ 16.0.