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
02.21.2019
Hospitalist opening in Laurinburg, North Carolina. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com Carolinas Hospitalist Group at Scotland Memorial in Laurinburg, NC is searching for a Hospitalist to join their team. Schedules are 7...
08.06.2019
Hospitalist opening in Whiteville, North Carolina. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com Carolinas Hospitalist Group at Columbus Regional in Whiteville, NC is currently searching for a full time Hospitalist to join their...
05.30.2019
Hospitalist opening in Shelby, North Carolina. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com Carolinas Hospitalist Group (CHG) at Atrium Health - Cleveland in Shelby, NC is searching for a hospitalist to join their team. Schedules...
07.31.2019
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. Two or more years of experience in the management of complex...
08.19.2019
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. WCGHs Hospitalists work in a...
06.11.2019
Hospitalist opening in Fort Irwin, California. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com Ghost Rx   is looking to hire qualified   Hospitalists   to work as a civilian contractor at the   Weed Army...
08.19.2019
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,...
08.19.2019
Hospitalist Hunterdon Healthcare System, 2100 Wescott Drive, Flemington, NJ Per Diem primarily day shift, primarily weekends, Days/Evenings & Weekends Req # 67639 PositionSummary Provides high quality patient care in their respective...
08.19.2019
Hospitalist Hunterdon Healthcare System, 2100 Wescott Drive, Flemington, NJ Per Diem day shift, mostly weekends, Days/Evenings & Weekends Req # 67636 PositionSummary Provides high quality patient care in their respective specialty to...
05.31.2019
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota is seeking a Hospitalist physician to join an established department. The Hospitalist will primarily be responsible for managing overall treatment plans for unassigned hospital patients. This includes...
08.19.2019
Hospitalist Hunterdon Healthcare System, 2100 Wescott Drive, Flemington, NJ Full-time Primarily day time hours, Days/Evenings & Weekends Req # 68051 PositionSummary Provides high quality patient care in their respective specialty to...
01.10.2019
Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin is seeking a Board Certified/Board Eligible Hospital Medicine physician to join an established department. This physician will provide comprehensive care from admission to discharge for all...
08.09.2019
Shriners Hospitals for ChildrenSpringfield is looking for qualified Pediatric Hospitalists to join an existing pediatric hospitalist group to provide in-house patient care within our facility. The physician will be responsible for managing...
08.19.2019
MD/DO JOB REQUIREMENTS Education 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....
05.21.2019
The Hospital Medicine Division at Mayo Clinic in Albert Lea / Austin, Minnesota is seeking a Board Certified / Board Eligible Internal Medicine Physician to join their team. This opportunity includes: 7 on / 7 off schedule rotating between days...
  1. Hospitalist Ringle, WI DocCafe
    Hospitalist opening in Laurinburg, North Carolina. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com Carolinas Hospitalist Group at Scotland Memorial in Laurinburg, NC is searching for a Hospitalist to join their team. Schedules are 7...
  2. Hospitalist Ringle, WI DocCafe
    Hospitalist opening in Whiteville, North Carolina. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com Carolinas Hospitalist Group at Columbus Regional in Whiteville, NC is currently searching for a full time Hospitalist to join their...
  3. Hospitalist Ringle, WI DocCafe
    Hospitalist opening in Shelby, North Carolina. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com Carolinas Hospitalist Group (CHG) at Atrium Health - Cleveland in Shelby, NC is searching for a hospitalist to join their team. Schedules...
  4. 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. Two or more years of experience in the management of complex...
  5. 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...
  6. Hospitalist Ringle, WI DocCafe
    Hospitalist opening in Fort Irwin, California. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com Ghost Rx   is looking to hire qualified   Hospitalists   to work as a civilian contractor at the   Weed Army...
  7. 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,...
  8. Hospitalist Flemington, NJ Hunterdon Healthcare
    Hospitalist Hunterdon Healthcare System, 2100 Wescott Drive, Flemington, NJ Per Diem primarily day shift, primarily weekends, Days/Evenings & Weekends Req # 67639 PositionSummary Provides high quality patient care in their respective...
  9. Hospitalist Flemington, NJ Hunterdon Healthcare
    Hospitalist Hunterdon Healthcare System, 2100 Wescott Drive, Flemington, NJ Per Diem day shift, mostly weekends, Days/Evenings & Weekends Req # 67636 PositionSummary Provides high quality patient care in their respective specialty to...
  10. Academic Hospitalist Rochester, MN Mayo Clinic's Campus in Minnesota
    Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota is seeking a Hospitalist physician to join an established department. The Hospitalist will primarily be responsible for managing overall treatment plans for unassigned hospital patients. This includes...
  11. Hospitalist Flemington, NJ Hunterdon Healthcare
    Hospitalist Hunterdon Healthcare System, 2100 Wescott Drive, Flemington, NJ Full-time Primarily day time hours, Days/Evenings & Weekends Req # 68051 PositionSummary Provides high quality patient care in their respective specialty to...
  12. Hospitalist La Crosse, WI Mayo Clinic's Campus in Wisconsin
    Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin is seeking a Board Certified/Board Eligible Hospital Medicine physician to join an established department. This physician will provide comprehensive care from admission to discharge for all...
  13. Pediatric Hospitalist Boston, MA Shriners Hospitals for Children - Boston and Springfield
    Shriners Hospitals for ChildrenSpringfield is looking for qualified Pediatric Hospitalists to join an existing pediatric hospitalist group to provide in-house patient care within our facility. The physician will be responsible for managing...
  14. HOSPITALIST Jonesboro, AR St. Bernards Healthcare
    MD/DO JOB REQUIREMENTS Education 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....
  15. Hospitalist Rochester, MN Mayo Clinic's Campus in Minnesota
    The Hospital Medicine Division at Mayo Clinic in Albert Lea / Austin, Minnesota is seeking a Board Certified / Board Eligible Internal Medicine Physician to join their team. This opportunity includes: 7 on / 7 off schedule rotating between days...