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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Internist Job Description Template
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.
- 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.
- 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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