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Hospitalists

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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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Diagnose, treat, or provide continuous care to hospital inpatients.
    • Prescribe medications or treatment regimens to hospital inpatients.
    • Order or interpret the results of tests such as laboratory tests and radiographs (x-rays).
    • Admit patients for hospital stays.
    • 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.
    • Direct, coordinate, or supervise the patient care activities of nursing or support staff.
    • 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.
    • Direct or support quality improvement projects or safety programs.
    • Direct the operations of short stay or specialty units.
    • Train or supervise medical students, residents, or other health professionals.

    Skills

    • Active Learning

      Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Complex Problem Solving

      Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    N/A
    Workplace Documents
    N/A
    Graphic Literacy
    N/A

    Abilities

    • Inductive Reasoning

      The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    Knowledge

    • Medicine and Dentistry

      Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.

    • Biology

      Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 208,000+/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 100+/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

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    • Yearly Projected Openings Not Available

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    Personality

    Social: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Integrity
    • Dependability
    • Attention to Detail
    • Concern for Others
    • Stress Tolerance
    • Self Control

    Tools

    • Surgical microscopes or loops or magnifiers or accessories
    • Surgical clamps or clips or forceps or accessories
    • Endoscopic cytology or microbiology brushes
    • Cardiac ultrasound or doppler or echo units or cardioscopes
    • Bronchoscopes or accessories

    Technology

    • Medical software
    • Internet browser software
    • Information retrieval or search software
    • Electronic mail software
    • Accounting software
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