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

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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
04.24.2019
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...
04.24.2019
Casual Hospitalist position
04.24.2019
Pen Bay Physicians & Associates Department: MaineHealth Pen Bay Physicians & Associates/PBPA Providers Hospitalists Std Hrs/Wk: Per Diem Shift: Flexible (As Needed) Full/Part Time: Apply Internal Apply Create Job Alert Add...
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...
04.24.2019
Hospital Port Townsend, WA, USA $124,750 Salary Part-Time Comprehensive Benefits Package Email Me Similar Jobs Email Me This Job Hospitalist Jefferson Healthcare Announcement #19-03-22-101 Jefferson Healthcare, an innovative and award...
04.18.2019
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...
04.24.2019
Franklin Community Health Network Department: MaineHealth Franklin Community Health Network/Hospitalist Std Hrs/Wk: Full Time Shift: Rotating Shift Full/Part Time: 40 Apply Internal Apply Create Job Alert Add to Cart Job Details:...
04.24.2019
PositionSummary Provides high quality patient care in their respective specialty to patients. Collaborates and works effectively with other providers and staff to provide effective team based medical care. Primary Position Responsibilities...
09.05.2018
Seeking a Hospitalist for Stillwater Medical. If interested, please contact: Nat Cooper, VP of Business Development/Community Outreach nhcooper@stillwater-medical.org 405-742-5911
01.10.2019
The Mayo Clinic Health System Internal Medicine Department in Mankato, Minnesota is seeking a Physician to join our Hospitalist team. Position Details: - Dedicated Nocturnist position - 7 days on/ 7 days off - 12 hour shifts - Nurse...
12.20.2018
Physician Assistant for Hospitalist Program PA accountable for practice and work in collaboration with a Hospitalist physician. Duties include but are not limited to rounding on inpatients, meeting with patients and families, facilitating...
04.24.2019
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...
04.24.2019
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...
04.24.2019
Hospitalist IM/FM 15 shifts per month Hospitalist 35 Medical Center Parkway Augusta, Maine, 04330 United States MaineGeneral Medical Center is seeking a full time Hospitalist to join our dynamic Hospitalist team at our brand new state...
04.24.2019
Physician who is interested in providing strictly inpatient care as part of St. Tammany Parish Hospital's Hospitalist program. Must be Louisiana licensed and Board Certified, or Board eligible, in Internal Medicine or Family Practice. Will report...
  1. Hospitalist Portland, ME MaineHealth
    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...
  2. Hospitalist Duluth, MN Essentia Health
    Casual Hospitalist position
  3. Hospitalist Portland, ME MaineHealth
    Pen Bay Physicians & Associates Department: MaineHealth Pen Bay Physicians & Associates/PBPA Providers Hospitalists Std Hrs/Wk: Per Diem Shift: Flexible (As Needed) Full/Part Time: Apply Internal Apply Create Job Alert Add...
  4. Hospitalist Hamilton, MT Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital
    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...
  5. Hospitalist Port Townsend, WA Jefferson Healthcare
    Hospital Port Townsend, WA, USA $124,750 Salary Part-Time Comprehensive Benefits Package Email Me Similar Jobs Email Me This Job Hospitalist Jefferson Healthcare Announcement #19-03-22-101 Jefferson Healthcare, an innovative and award...
  6. Academic Hospitalist Rochester, MN Mayo Clinic 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...
  7. Physician - Hospitalist Portland, ME MaineHealth
    Franklin Community Health Network Department: MaineHealth Franklin Community Health Network/Hospitalist Std Hrs/Wk: Full Time Shift: Rotating Shift Full/Part Time: 40 Apply Internal Apply Create Job Alert Add to Cart Job Details:...
  8. Hospitalist Flemington, NJ Hunterdon Healthcare
    PositionSummary Provides high quality patient care in their respective specialty to patients. Collaborates and works effectively with other providers and staff to provide effective team based medical care. Primary Position Responsibilities...
  9. Physician, Hospitalist Stillwater, OK Stillwater Medical
    Seeking a Hospitalist for Stillwater Medical. If interested, please contact: Nat Cooper, VP of Business Development/Community Outreach nhcooper@stillwater-medical.org 405-742-5911
  10. Hospitalist Nocturnist Rochester, MN Mayo Clinic Campus in Minnesota
    The Mayo Clinic Health System Internal Medicine Department in Mankato, Minnesota is seeking a Physician to join our Hospitalist team. Position Details: - Dedicated Nocturnist position - 7 days on/ 7 days off - 12 hour shifts - Nurse...
  11. Physician Assistant-Hospitalist Brockton, MA Signature Healthcare
    Physician Assistant for Hospitalist Program PA accountable for practice and work in collaboration with a Hospitalist physician. Duties include but are not limited to rounding on inpatients, meeting with patients and families, facilitating...
  12. PHYSICIAN - Hospitalist - Fargo, ND Fargo, ND Essentia Health-Fargo
    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...
  13. PHYSICIAN - Hospitalist - Fargo, ND Fargo, ND Essentia Health-Fargo
    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...
  14. Hospitalist IM/FM Augusta, ME MaineGeneral Health
    Hospitalist IM/FM 15 shifts per month Hospitalist 35 Medical Center Parkway Augusta, Maine, 04330 United States MaineGeneral Medical Center is seeking a full time Hospitalist to join our dynamic Hospitalist team at our brand new state...
  15. Hospitalist Physician Covington, LA St. Tammany Parish Hospital
    Physician who is interested in providing strictly inpatient care as part of St. Tammany Parish Hospital's Hospitalist program. Must be Louisiana licensed and Board Certified, or Board eligible, in Internal Medicine or Family Practice. Will report...