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...
03.19.2019
Hospitalist opening in Whiteville, North Carolina. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com Carolinas Hospitalist Group (CHG), part of Atrium Health, is an exceptional team of physicians that is experiencing tremendous growth...
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...
05.07.2019
Hospitalist opening in Las Vegas, Nevada. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com Overview HealthCare Partners is looking for a Full-Time Hospitalist to join our team in Las Vegas . The clinicians we seek are those who...
06.17.2019
Waldo County General Hospital Department: MaineHealth Waldo County General Hospital/WCGH Hospitalist Physicians Std Hrs/Wk: Per Diem Shift: Flexible (As Needed) Full/Part Time: Apply Internal Apply Create Job Alert Add to Cart...
03.05.2018
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...
05.02.2019
Hospitalist opening in Monett, Missouri. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com CoxHealth is seeking BE/BC Internal Medicine and Family Medicine physicians to join their hospitalist practice in Monett, Missouri.  Cox...
05.31.2019
Hospitalist opening in Pasadena, California. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com HealthCare Partners Medical Group is looking for an experienced Full-Time Hospitalist Physician to join our team in Pasadena . The...
06.17.2019
Casual Hospitalist position
04.17.2019
Hospitalist opening in Torrance, California. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com Overview: HealthCare Partners is looking for a Full-Time Hospitalist to join our Team in Torrance, CA. The clinicians we seek are those...
05.22.2019
Provide comprehensive general internal medicine coverage for patients admitted to Falmouh Hospital. Description: SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide comprehensive general internal medicine coverage for patients admitted to the...
06.17.2019
Pen Bay Physicians & Associates Department: MaineHealth Pen Bay Physicians & Associates/PBPA Providers Hospitalists Std Hrs/Wk: Full Time Shift: Day Shift Full/Part Time: Apply Internal Apply Create Job Alert Add to Cart...
08.01.2018
Hospitalist Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital, a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital, seeks an additional Hospitalist. Features of the practice include: Full-time position Flexible schedule with ample opportunity for 14-day vacations Nearly all...
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...
01.14.2016
Hospitalist opening in Great Falls, Montana. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com BE/BC Hospitalist Benefis Health System in Great Falls, Montana is seeking qualified Board Certified/Board Eligible Hospitalists to...
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