Internist Job Description

Internist Job Description

May 29th, 2019

Internists, also known as internal medicine physicians or doctors of internal medicine, employ non-surgical methods and procedures to diagnose and treat medical conditions that affect their patients.

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We are looking for a compassionate Internist to provide long-term, comprehensive care to our patients and manage both common and complex diseases. You should be able to effectively diagnose patients and suggest a successful course of treatment.

To be successful as an Internist you must be able to prescribe and administer medications, immunizations, and other non-surgical treatments. You should also be able to develop long-lasting, rewarding relationships with your patients.

Internist Responsibilities:

  • Consulting with patients to understand their symptoms and health concerns.
  • Diagnosing and treating acute illness, such as bacterial and viral infections, as well as chronic diseases and conditions, such as hypertension, heart disease, or diabetes.
  • Prescribing or administering medication, therapy, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury.
  • Explaining procedures and discussing test results or prescribed treatments with patients.
  • Monitoring patients' conditions and progress, and re-evaluating treatments, as necessary.
  • Providing health and wellness advice to patients, including diet, physical activity, hygiene, and disease prevention.
  • Immunizing patients against preventable diseases.
  • Maintaining detailed notes of appointments with patients, including comments, tests and/or treatments prescribed, and test results.
  • Referring patients to other medical specialists, when necessary.
  • Providing support and advice to patients receiving long-term care.
  • Preparing official health documents or records, when necessary.
  • Conducting research into the testing and development of new medications, methods of treatment, or procedures to prevent or control illness, disease, or injury.

Internist Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, physical sciences, or a related field.
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree or a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree.
  • 3 to 7 years’ internship and clinical residency training, specializing in internal medicine.
  • Successful completion of the Internal Medicine Certification Examination.
  • Certification by The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) in internal medicine.
  • Valid and active medical license in the state you wish to practice.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Outstanding research and analytical skills.
  • Excellent communicator who can empathize with patients.
  • Flexible working hours.

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