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Hospitalists
District Of Columbia

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Provide inpatient care predominantly in settings such as medical wards, acute care units, intensive care units, rehabilitation centers, or emergency rooms. Manage and coordinate patient care throughout treatment.

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Currently Employed: 2,060

Projected Annual Job Openings: 60

Typical Hourly Wage: $26.91 - $80+

Typical Annual Salary: $56,000 - $166,400+

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Typical education needed for entry: Doctoral or professional degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Internship/residency

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typical job duties

  • Diagnose, treat, or provide continuous care to hospital inpatients.
  • Prescribe medications or treatment regimens to hospital inpatients.
  • Admit patients for hospital stays.
  • Order or interpret the results of tests such as laboratory tests and radiographs (x-rays).
  • Conduct discharge planning and discharge patients.
  • Write patient discharge summaries and send them to primary care physicians.
  • Refer patients to medical specialists, social services or other professionals as appropriate.
  • Attend inpatient consultations in areas of specialty.
  • Communicate with patients' primary care physicians upon admission, when treatment plans change, or at discharge to maintain continuity and quality of care.
  • Participate in continuing education activities to maintain or enhance knowledge and skills.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Bronchoscopes or accessories
  • Medical suction cannulas or tubes or accessories
  • Ophthalmoscopes or otoscopes or scope sets
  • Surgical clamps or clips or forceps or accessories
  • Surgical microscopes or loops or magnifiers or accessories

Technology:
  • Accounting software
  • Medical software
  • Presentation software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word processing software

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