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
04.25.2018
Hospitalist Location: Boston, MA Category: Nurse Practitioner Department: NEBMA Hospitalist - 765700 Position Type: Regular Shift: Rotating Shift Hours Per Week: Part time 24 hours per week FT/PT/PD: Regular Hospitalist needed to help...
04.25.2018
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. WCGHs Hospitalists work in a...
04.25.2018
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,...
07.15.2013
Blue Hill Memorial Hospital (BHMH) is recruiting for a per diem Hospitalist to work in our critical access hospital. Hospitalist physicians at BHMH work in the Inpatient and SCU departments. The ideal candidate is a Family Physician with...
07.12.2017
  Jefferson County Health Center is a Critical Access Hospital looking for a ARNP or Physician Assistant to join our Hospitalist program.   Providing medical care to patients in our inpatient unit with an average daily...
07.24.2017
The Department of Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida is seeking a board-certified, experienced Hospitalist to join our Division of Hospital Medicine. Ideal qualifications include the following: Two or more years of...
11.02.2017
Per Diem Hospitalist, Signature Healthcare Medical Group, Inc., Brockton, MA Hospitalist sought to provide in-hospital patient care as an internal medicine physician in accordance with requirements of the Hospital's Hospitalist Program. The...
04.25.2018
Seeking a Hospitalist for Stillwater Medical Center!
04.02.2018
Eastern Maine Medical Center, located in Bangor, Maine, offers exceptional inpatient medicine opportunities. Seeking BC/BE physician for part-time hospitalist position. Our thriving practice includes 40 physicians. A collegial ethic, block...
04.02.2018
Eastern Maine Medical Center, located in Bangor, Maine, offers exceptional inpatient medicine opportunities. Seeking BC/BE physician for part-time hospitalist position. Our thriving practice includes 40 physicians. A collegial ethic, block...
06.05.2017
Eastern Maine Medical Center, located in Bangor, Maine offers exceptional inpatient medicine opportunities. Seeking BC/BE physician for full-time hospitalist medicine position. Our thriving practice includes 40 physicians. A collegial ethic,...
03.07.2018
Working in partnership with the Chief of the Hospitalist Team and the Hospitalist Director, oversee the day-to-day operations of the team. The position will ensure effective and efficient patient flow, incorporate a high standard of customer...
04.25.2018
Board Certified/Eligible Hospitalist Franklin Memorial Hospitalis seeking a Board Certified/Eligible Hospitalistto join our current highly-skilled Hospitalist team of six physicians and one nurse practitioner. The Hospitalists service has a...
04.25.2018
Hospitalist Fargo, ND Essentia Health is an integrated health system serving patients in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and Idaho. Essentia began fully integrating operations in the summer of 2010, bringing together the resources of its...
04.25.2018
This physician will join an employed group of over 600 physicians in Indianapolis, IN Highlights Community Physician Network is seeking a Hospitalist physician to join our well established group at Community Hospital North in Indianapolis, IN....
  1. Hospitalist Boston, MA New England Baptist Hospital
    Hospitalist Location: Boston, MA Category: Nurse Practitioner Department: NEBMA Hospitalist - 765700 Position Type: Regular Shift: Rotating Shift Hours Per Week: Part time 24 hours per week FT/PT/PD: Regular Hospitalist needed to help...
  2. 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. WCGHs Hospitalists work in a...
  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,...
  4. Hospitalist Blue Hill, ME Blue Hill Memorial Hospital
    Blue Hill Memorial Hospital (BHMH) is recruiting for a per diem Hospitalist to work in our critical access hospital. Hospitalist physicians at BHMH work in the Inpatient and SCU departments. The ideal candidate is a Family Physician with...
  5. Hospitalist Fairfield, IA Jefferson County Health Center
      Jefferson County Health Center is a Critical Access Hospital looking for a ARNP or Physician Assistant to join our Hospitalist program.   Providing medical care to patients in our inpatient unit with an average daily...
  6. Hospitalist Jacksonville, FL Mayo Clinic's Campus in Florida
    The Department of Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida is seeking a board-certified, experienced Hospitalist to join our Division of Hospital Medicine. Ideal qualifications include the following: Two or more years of...
  7. Hospitalist Physician Brockton, MA Signature Healthcare
    Per Diem Hospitalist, Signature Healthcare Medical Group, Inc., Brockton, MA Hospitalist sought to provide in-hospital patient care as an internal medicine physician in accordance with requirements of the Hospital's Hospitalist Program. The...
  8. PHYSICIAN, HOSPITALIST Stillwater, OK Stillwater Medical Center
    Seeking a Hospitalist for Stillwater Medical Center!
  9. Hospitalist Bangor, ME Eastern Maine Medical Center
    Eastern Maine Medical Center, located in Bangor, Maine, offers exceptional inpatient medicine opportunities. Seeking BC/BE physician for part-time hospitalist position. Our thriving practice includes 40 physicians. A collegial ethic, block...
  10. Hospitalist Bangor, ME Eastern Maine Medical Center
    Eastern Maine Medical Center, located in Bangor, Maine, offers exceptional inpatient medicine opportunities. Seeking BC/BE physician for part-time hospitalist position. Our thriving practice includes 40 physicians. A collegial ethic, block...
  11. Hospitalist Bangor, ME Eastern Maine Medical Center
    Eastern Maine Medical Center, located in Bangor, Maine offers exceptional inpatient medicine opportunities. Seeking BC/BE physician for full-time hospitalist medicine position. Our thriving practice includes 40 physicians. A collegial ethic,...
  12. Coordinator, Hospitalist Department Brockton, MA Signature Healthcare
    Working in partnership with the Chief of the Hospitalist Team and the Hospitalist Director, oversee the day-to-day operations of the team. The position will ensure effective and efficient patient flow, incorporate a high standard of customer...
  13. Physician - Hospitalist Portland, ME MaineHealth
    Board Certified/Eligible Hospitalist Franklin Memorial Hospitalis seeking a Board Certified/Eligible Hospitalistto join our current highly-skilled Hospitalist team of six physicians and one nurse practitioner. The Hospitalists service has a...
  14. Hospitalist, Fargo Fargo, ND Essentia Health-Fargo
    Hospitalist Fargo, ND Essentia Health is an integrated health system serving patients in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and Idaho. Essentia began fully integrating operations in the summer of 2010, bringing together the resources of its...
  15. Hospitalist Indianapolis, IN Community Health Network
    This physician will join an employed group of over 600 physicians in Indianapolis, IN Highlights Community Physician Network is seeking a Hospitalist physician to join our well established group at Community Hospital North in Indianapolis, IN....