Hospitalist - Job Description, Duties, Education, Skills, Salary, & Growth

Hospitalist


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Job Description

 

Hospitalists are medical doctors (M.D.) who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of patients in the hospital.

They are the primary individual who oversees and handles all aspects of a patient's hospitalization, treatment, and recovery.

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Responsibilities

 

Hospitalist have many responsibilities and functions. They are responsible with every aspect of bedside care while a patient is hospitalized.

Not only do you supervise all patient services and coordinate with other doctors, but you also must do the following:

  • Ensure treatment plans are compatible with other professionals

  • Maintain efficiency and accuracy

  • Manage administrative tasks

  • Diagnose illness

  • Create comprehensive care plans

  • Manage information and patient histories

  • Coordinate with other doctors on treatment plans

  • Manage follow ups

  • Provide bedside care throughout a patient's hospital stay

  • Manage consultations and communications with specialists

  • Order labs

  • Manage the discharge of patients

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Skills

 

Communication Must be able to clearly explain test results and treatment path to patients. Must correspond with other members of the medical team to ensure the best care for the patient. 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing patient to make sure they are responding well to treatment and make improvements or take corrective action when necessary. 
Critical Thinking Must use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Detail Oriented  Must be able to pinpoint small details that could make or break patient diagnosis and evaluation. 
Complex Problem Solving Must be able to identify complex problems and develop and evaluate corrective options and implement solutions. 
Empathy Must be able to empathize with a patient's pain and difficulties. Need to make people feel comfortable and meet them at their emotional level to humanize themselves since they deal with people with medical needs. 
Science Must know all about the human body and interactions it has with it's environment. Must know chemicals and reactions. 
Troubleshooting Must be able to hypothesize and test theories to ensure that the proper diagnosis is found and the best treatment path is taken. 
Patience Must be able to put in long hours and have patience when it comes to trying to create comprehensive treatment plans. 

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Working Conditions

 

Most hospitalists work in hospitals facilitating bedside care with patients. They work long hours and can be on-call, work weekends, holidays, and nights.

They are the main point of contact with patients and work with other medical professionals, so they must be able to coordinate with others and work with others constantly. 

You can also work in private practices by contracting with the practice and providing the same functions you would in a hospital.

The job has a ton of stress that comes with it since you are a medical doctor and have to ensure proper patient care. 

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Salary Outlook

Title Company Location Posted
12.13.2019
MAINE COAST HOSPITALIST PER DIEM Located on the shores of Penobscot Bay in Belfast, Maine, Waldo County General Hospital has an opportunity for BC/BE Hospitalist to join our team in a per diem capacity. WCGH's Hospitalists work in a...
12.13.2019
MaineGeneral Medical Center is seeking a full time Neuro Hospitalist NP to join our dynamic Hospitalist team at our brand new state of the art Medical Center in Augusta Maine. Full time is 14 shifts per month and you will receive a base salary...
12.13.2019
Coastal Maine Hospitalist Located on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean in Rockport, Maine, Pen Bay Medical Center is seeking a BC/BE physician to join our Hospitalist team. Enjoy a dynamic practice opportunity featuring 7 on/7 off scheduling, broad...
12.13.2019
RFGH is searching for a Hospitalist to join our team in July, 2020. Must be BE/BC within 5 years of Residency training (IM or FP); 12 hour shifts, 7 on/7 off alternating days/nights. Competitive salary, full benefits package, $4000 CME per year....
12.13.2019
Hospitalist Hunterdon Healthcare System, 2100 Wescott Drive, Flemington, NJ Full-time 7 on/10 off, 12 shifts per month, Evenings, Nights & Weekends Req # 68046 PositionSummary Provides high quality patient care in their respective...
12.13.2019
Hospitalist Hunterdon Healthcare System, 2100 Wescott Drive , Flemington, NJ Full-time 7 on/10 off, 12 shifts per month, Evenings, Nights & Weekends Req # 68047 PositionSummary Provides high quality patient care in their respective...
12.13.2019
Hospitalist Hunterdon Healthcare System, 2100 Wescott Drive , Flemington, NJ Part-time 6 shifts per month; Evening and Nights, Evenings, Nights & Weekends Req # 68048 PositionSummary Provides high quality patient care in their...
11.27.2019
Northfield Hospital & Clinics is an independent organization seeking a BC/BE Internist or Family Medicine Physician to join our hospitalist program at the Northfield Hospital. We are located 45 minutes south of the Twin Cities in a newer...
12.13.2019
Physician - Hospitalist Job Locations US-OK-Norman ID 2019-5258 Category Physicians Position Type Physician Department Clinics - Hospitalist Overview Norman Regional Health System is a team of more than 3,000 healers all...
12.13.2019
BC/BE Internal Medicine. Licensed as such in the State of Arkansas. Experience Experience as Internal Medicine Physician. Meets requirements for medical staff privileges at St. Bernards Medical Center. Physical Normal office environment....
09.19.2019
Private, 250 bed community-based teaching hospital located 20 miles south of Boston, seeks Board Certified and/or Board Eligible internal medicine physician to join progressive Hospitalist program as a Nocturnist. Very competitive salary and...
12.13.2019
MAINE COAST HOSPITALIST LEADER Located on the shores of Penobscot Bay in Belfast Maine, Waldo County General Hospital has an opportunity for BC/BE in Internal Medicine and or Family Medicine to join our team in a leadership capacity. The ideal...
12.13.2019
Education Qualifications: Licensure/Certification Qualifications: PRACTICE SPECIFICS: Hospitalist (primarily day shift) with Flexibility Primarily day shift with 1:8 week rotation to night shift Pay incentive for extra shift(s)...
12.13.2019
Education Qualifications: Licensure/Certification Qualifications: Hospitalist Fargo, ND PRACTICE SPECIFICS Seeking one full-time Hospitalist to be a part of the hospitalist team at Essentia Health Hospital in Fargo, ND. Department of 14...
11.13.2019
RWJBarnabas Health and Childrens Specialized Hospital are seeking a Pediatric Hospitalist for Employment in NJ RWJBarnabas Health is currently seeking a full-time pediatric hospitalist to support services at the Children's Specialized Hospital...
  1. Hospitalist Portland, ME MaineHealth
    MAINE COAST HOSPITALIST PER DIEM Located on the shores of Penobscot Bay in Belfast, Maine, Waldo County General Hospital has an opportunity for BC/BE Hospitalist to join our team in a per diem capacity. WCGH's Hospitalists work in a...
  2. Hospitalist Augusta, ME MaineGeneral Health
    MaineGeneral Medical Center is seeking a full time Neuro Hospitalist NP to join our dynamic Hospitalist team at our brand new state of the art Medical Center in Augusta Maine. Full time is 14 shifts per month and you will receive a base salary...
  3. Hospitalist Portland, ME MaineHealth
    Coastal Maine Hospitalist Located on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean in Rockport, Maine, Pen Bay Medical Center is seeking a BC/BE physician to join our Hospitalist team. Enjoy a dynamic practice opportunity featuring 7 on/7 off scheduling, broad...
  4. Hospitalist Skowhegan, ME Redington Fairview General Hospital
    RFGH is searching for a Hospitalist to join our team in July, 2020. Must be BE/BC within 5 years of Residency training (IM or FP); 12 hour shifts, 7 on/7 off alternating days/nights. Competitive salary, full benefits package, $4000 CME per year....
  5. Hospitalist Flemington, NJ Hunterdon Healthcare
    Hospitalist Hunterdon Healthcare System, 2100 Wescott Drive, Flemington, NJ Full-time 7 on/10 off, 12 shifts per month, Evenings, Nights & Weekends Req # 68046 PositionSummary Provides high quality patient care in their respective...
  6. Hospitalist Flemington, NJ Hunterdon Healthcare
    Hospitalist Hunterdon Healthcare System, 2100 Wescott Drive , Flemington, NJ Full-time 7 on/10 off, 12 shifts per month, Evenings, Nights & Weekends Req # 68047 PositionSummary Provides high quality patient care in their respective...
  7. Hospitalist Flemington, NJ Hunterdon Healthcare
    Hospitalist Hunterdon Healthcare System, 2100 Wescott Drive , Flemington, NJ Part-time 6 shifts per month; Evening and Nights, Evenings, Nights & Weekends Req # 68048 PositionSummary Provides high quality patient care in their...
  8. Hospitalist Northfield, MN Northfield Hospital & Clinics
    Northfield Hospital & Clinics is an independent organization seeking a BC/BE Internist or Family Medicine Physician to join our hospitalist program at the Northfield Hospital. We are located 45 minutes south of the Twin Cities in a newer...
  9. Physician - Hospitalist Norman, OK Norman Regional Health System
    Physician - Hospitalist Job Locations US-OK-Norman ID 2019-5258 Category Physicians Position Type Physician Department Clinics - Hospitalist Overview Norman Regional Health System is a team of more than 3,000 healers all...
  10. HOSPITALIST Jonesboro, AR St. Bernards Healthcare
    BC/BE Internal Medicine. Licensed as such in the State of Arkansas. Experience Experience as Internal Medicine Physician. Meets requirements for medical staff privileges at St. Bernards Medical Center. Physical Normal office environment....
  11. Hospitalist Nocturnist Brockton, MA Signature Healthcare
    Private, 250 bed community-based teaching hospital located 20 miles south of Boston, seeks Board Certified and/or Board Eligible internal medicine physician to join progressive Hospitalist program as a Nocturnist. Very competitive salary and...
  12. Hospitalist Leader Portland, ME MaineHealth
    MAINE COAST HOSPITALIST LEADER Located on the shores of Penobscot Bay in Belfast Maine, Waldo County General Hospital has an opportunity for BC/BE in Internal Medicine and or Family Medicine to join our team in a leadership capacity. The ideal...
  13. PHYSICIAN - Hospitalist - Brainerd, MN Duluth, MN Essentia Health
    Education Qualifications: Licensure/Certification Qualifications: PRACTICE SPECIFICS: Hospitalist (primarily day shift) with Flexibility Primarily day shift with 1:8 week rotation to night shift Pay incentive for extra shift(s)...
  14. PHYSICIAN - Hospitalist - Fargo, ND Duluth, MN Essentia Health
    Education Qualifications: Licensure/Certification Qualifications: Hospitalist Fargo, ND PRACTICE SPECIFICS Seeking one full-time Hospitalist to be a part of the hospitalist team at Essentia Health Hospital in Fargo, ND. Department of 14...
  15. Pediatric Hospitalist Mountainside, NJ Children's Specialized Hospital
    RWJBarnabas Health and Childrens Specialized Hospital are seeking a Pediatric Hospitalist for Employment in NJ RWJBarnabas Health is currently seeking a full-time pediatric hospitalist to support services at the Children's Specialized Hospital...