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
07.18.2017
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. Hospitalist experience preferred. We are located 45 minutes...
07.18.2017
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. Hospitalist experience preferred. We are located 45 minutes...
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...
10.16.2017
Responsible for providing Hospitalist NP/PA services at FirstHealth's 25-bed critical access hospital in Troy, NC. Day shift position with desirable block schedule. Previous inpatient experience required, and at least two years of clinical...
09.26.2017
The Hospitalist of Methodist Healthcare shall be responsible for provision and management of direct inpatient care and implementation of the objectives of the Methodist Hospitalist Group. The Hospitalist shall be responsible for implementation...
10.07.2017
The Hospitalist of Methodist Healthcare shall be responsible for provision and management of direct inpatient care and implementation of the objectives of the Methodist Hospitalist Group. The Hospitalist shall be responsible for implementation...
10.16.2017
Seeking a Hospitalist for Stillwater Medical Center!
10.02.2017
The PA/ARNP Hospitalist functions as an independent healthcare provider who, working collaboratively within a multidisciplinary health team, is responsible for providing comprehensive care to patients on the Pediatric Surgery Service. The PA/...
10.16.2017
This physician will join an employed group of over 600 physicians in Kokomo, IN Highlights Community Physician Network is seeking an Internal Medicine physician to work as a daytime hospitalist with our established group at Community Howard...
10.16.2017
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...
10.15.2015
The Stead Family Department of Pediatrics at the University of Iowa seeks pediatric hospitalists at the rank of Associate, (non-tenure); or Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor (tenure or non-tenure track). The individual...
08.28.2017
Internal Medicine- Hospitalist Opportunity- Bozeman, MT Bozeman, Montana: With six major mountain ranges surrounding the community, three blue ribbon rivers, five golf courses, three world class skiing resorts, 284 mountain trails, Montana...
10.16.2017
Physician- Hospitalist Schedule-Full-time Job-Physicians Daily Schedule-8-5 Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period-80 Weekends Required-Occasional Primary Location-IOWA-DES MOINES-MERCY MEDICAL CENTER Job Summary: Essential Duties:...
10.16.2017
Physician- Hospitalist Schedule-Part-time Job-Physicians Daily Schedule-8-5 Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period-0 Weekends Required-Occasional Primary Location-IOWA-DES MOINES-MERCY MEDICAL CENTER Job Summary: Essential Duties:...
10.16.2017
HOSPITALIST Brainerd, Minnesota Essentia Health, headquartered in Duluth, Minn., is an integrated health system serving patients in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and Idaho. Essentia began fully integrating operations in the summer of...
  1. 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. Hospitalist experience preferred. We are located 45 minutes...
  2. 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. Hospitalist experience preferred. We are located 45 minutes...
  3. 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...
  4. Hospitalist Pinehurst, NC FirstHealth of the Carolinas
    Responsible for providing Hospitalist NP/PA services at FirstHealth's 25-bed critical access hospital in Troy, NC. Day shift position with desirable block schedule. Previous inpatient experience required, and at least two years of clinical...
  5. Hospitalist Job Memphis, TN Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
    The Hospitalist of Methodist Healthcare shall be responsible for provision and management of direct inpatient care and implementation of the objectives of the Methodist Hospitalist Group. The Hospitalist shall be responsible for implementation...
  6. Hospitalist Job Memphis, TN Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
    The Hospitalist of Methodist Healthcare shall be responsible for provision and management of direct inpatient care and implementation of the objectives of the Methodist Hospitalist Group. The Hospitalist shall be responsible for implementation...
  7. PHYSICIAN, HOSPITALIST Stillwater, OK Stillwater Medical Center
    Seeking a Hospitalist for Stillwater Medical Center!
  8. PA/ARNP HOSPITALIST Iowa City, IA University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
    The PA/ARNP Hospitalist functions as an independent healthcare provider who, working collaboratively within a multidisciplinary health team, is responsible for providing comprehensive care to patients on the Pediatric Surgery Service. The PA/...
  9. Hospitalist Indianapolis, IN Community Health Network
    This physician will join an employed group of over 600 physicians in Kokomo, IN Highlights Community Physician Network is seeking an Internal Medicine physician to work as a daytime hospitalist with our established group at Community Howard...
  10. 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...
  11. PEDIATRIC HOSPITALIST Iowa City, IA University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
    The Stead Family Department of Pediatrics at the University of Iowa seeks pediatric hospitalists at the rank of Associate, (non-tenure); or Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor (tenure or non-tenure track). The individual...
  12. Hospitalist Bozeman, MT Bozeman Health Services
    Internal Medicine- Hospitalist Opportunity- Bozeman, MT Bozeman, Montana: With six major mountain ranges surrounding the community, three blue ribbon rivers, five golf courses, three world class skiing resorts, 284 mountain trails, Montana...
  13. Physician- Hospitalist Des Moines, IA Mercy Medical Center Des Moines
    Physician- Hospitalist Schedule-Full-time Job-Physicians Daily Schedule-8-5 Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period-80 Weekends Required-Occasional Primary Location-IOWA-DES MOINES-MERCY MEDICAL CENTER Job Summary: Essential Duties:...
  14. Physician- Hospitalist Des Moines, IA Mercy Medical Center Des Moines
    Physician- Hospitalist Schedule-Part-time Job-Physicians Daily Schedule-8-5 Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period-0 Weekends Required-Occasional Primary Location-IOWA-DES MOINES-MERCY MEDICAL CENTER Job Summary: Essential Duties:...
  15. PHYSICIAN - Hospitalist, Brainerd, MN Duluth, MN Essentia Health
    HOSPITALIST Brainerd, Minnesota Essentia Health, headquartered in Duluth, Minn., is an integrated health system serving patients in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and Idaho. Essentia began fully integrating operations in the summer of...