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.
Other Job Titles Hospitalists May Have
Academic Hospitalist, Consultant Physician, Hospitalist, Hospitalist Medical Doctor (Hospitalist MD), MD (Medical Doctor), Physician
Tasks & Responsibilities May Include
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.
Level of Education Attained by Hospitalists
Most common level of education among people in this career: Post-Doctoral Training (60%)
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