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
02.23.2018
MAINE COAST HOSPITALIST Full Time Located on the shores of Penobscot Bay in Belfast, Maine, Waldo County General Hospital has an opportunity for a BC/BE Hospitalist to join our team. WCGHs Hospitalists work in a team-oriented, collegial...
02.23.2018
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...
02.23.2018
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,...
07.12.2017
  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...
02.21.2018
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...
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...
02.23.2018
Seeking a Hospitalist for Stillwater Medical Center!
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...
02.13.2018
Community Memorial Hospital is seeking new and experienced Internal Medicine Physicians to join our growing Hospitalist Team, primarily on the day shift. Duties shared with a Hospitalist group of 4 well-established FT Physicians. CMH features a...
11.02.2017
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...
02.23.2018
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...
02.23.2018
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...
02.23.2018
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....
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...
02.23.2018
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. Will report directly to the...
  1. Hospitalist Portland, ME MaineHealth
    MAINE COAST HOSPITALIST Full Time Located on the shores of Penobscot Bay in Belfast, Maine, Waldo County General Hospital has an opportunity for a BC/BE Hospitalist to join our team. WCGHs Hospitalists work in a team-oriented, collegial...
  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 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...
  5. 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...
  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. PHYSICIAN, HOSPITALIST Stillwater, OK Stillwater Medical Center
    Seeking a Hospitalist for Stillwater Medical Center!
  8. 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...
  9. Hospitalist - FT Cloquet, MN Community Memorial Hospital - Cloquet
    Community Memorial Hospital is seeking new and experienced Internal Medicine Physicians to join our growing Hospitalist Team, primarily on the day shift. Duties shared with a Hospitalist group of 4 well-established FT Physicians. CMH features a...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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....
  14. 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...
  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. Will report directly to the...