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
06.15.2018
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...
06.15.2018
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...
06.15.2018
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,...
06.12.2018
The Mayo Clinic Health System Internal Medicine Department in Mankato, Minnesota is seeking a Physician to join our Hospitalist team. Position Details: - 7 days on/ 7 days off - 12 hour shifts - Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant support...
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...
06.18.2018
Hospitalist Schedule-Full-time Job-Physician Daily Schedule-8-5 Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period-80 Weekends Required-Occasional Primary Location-IOWA-DES MOINES-MERCY MEDICAL CENTER Mercy is seeking BC/BE Internal Medicine...
06.18.2018
Seeking a Hospitalist for Stillwater Medical Center!
06.12.2018
Signature Healthcare - Brockton Hospital, is seeking a Hospitalist, to join its progressive Hospitalist Program. The employee will provide in hospital patient care as an internal medicine physician, in accordance with requirements of the...
06.01.2018
Eastern Maine Medical Center, located in Bangor, Maine, offers exceptional inpatient medicine opportunities. Seeking BC/BE physician for part-time hospitalist position. Our thriving practice includes 40 physicians. A collegial ethic, block...
05.14.2018
Eastern Maine Medical Center, located in Bangor, Maine, offers exceptional inpatient medicine opportunities. Seeking BC/BE physician for part-time hospitalist position. Our thriving practice includes 40 physicians. A collegial ethic, block...
06.08.2018
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...
06.15.2018
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...
05.01.2018
The Hospitalist Nurse serves as a consultant, facilitator, practitioner, educator and resource for nursing staff caring for a defined patient population. Responsible for assessing and evaluating patient needs, developing and/or providing...
06.18.2018
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....
06.15.2018
The Hospitalist Service Nurse Practitioner (NP) also known as Advanced Practice Provider (APP) provides patient care services under the supervision of the Hospitalist Physician or Special Care Unit attending physician. This involves 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 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: - 7 days on/ 7 days off - 12 hour shifts - Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant support...
  5. 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...
  6. Hospitalist Des Moines, IA Mercy Medical Center Des Moines
    Hospitalist Schedule-Full-time Job-Physician Daily Schedule-8-5 Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period-80 Weekends Required-Occasional Primary Location-IOWA-DES MOINES-MERCY MEDICAL CENTER Mercy is seeking BC/BE Internal Medicine...
  7. PHYSICIAN, HOSPITALIST Stillwater, OK Stillwater Medical Center
    Seeking a Hospitalist for Stillwater Medical Center!
  8. Hospitalist Physician Brockton, MA Signature Healthcare
    Signature Healthcare - Brockton Hospital, is seeking a Hospitalist, to join its progressive Hospitalist Program. The employee will provide in hospital patient care as an internal medicine physician, in accordance with requirements of the...
  9. Hospitalist Bangor, ME Eastern Maine Medical Center
    Eastern Maine Medical Center, located in Bangor, Maine, offers exceptional inpatient medicine opportunities. Seeking BC/BE physician for part-time hospitalist position. Our thriving practice includes 40 physicians. A collegial ethic, block...
  10. Hospitalist Bangor, ME Eastern Maine Medical Center
    Eastern Maine Medical Center, located in Bangor, Maine, offers exceptional inpatient medicine opportunities. Seeking BC/BE physician for part-time hospitalist position. Our thriving practice includes 40 physicians. A collegial ethic, block...
  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 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...
  13. Hospitalist Nurse Iowa City, IA Mercy Iowa City
    The Hospitalist Nurse serves as a consultant, facilitator, practitioner, educator and resource for nursing staff caring for a defined patient population. Responsible for assessing and evaluating patient needs, developing and/or providing...
  14. 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....
  15. Nurse Practitioner-Hospitalist Facility Portland, ME MaineHealth
    The Hospitalist Service Nurse Practitioner (NP) also known as Advanced Practice Provider (APP) provides patient care services under the supervision of the Hospitalist Physician or Special Care Unit attending physician. This involves the...