Osteopathic Doctors take a holistic approach to medicine and strive to heal the body by aligning all bodily systems. Also called Osteopathic Physicians, Osteopathic Doctors (DOs) use manipulative techniques to treat patients. Like medical doctors, they also perform surgery, prescribe medication, and recommend exercise regimes and diets.
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Osteopathic Doctor Job Description Template
We are searching for a skilled Osteopathic Doctor to join our medical team. As the Osteopathic Doctor, you will identify factors that inhibit the body’s natural healing process, perform palpation assessments, and use manipulative techniques on the musculoskeletal system. You should be able to accurately prescribe medication and measure results.
To be successful as an Osteopathic Doctor, you should be highly analytical, perceptive, and detail-oriented. Exceptional Osteopathic Doctors are meticulous in their approach to holistic healthcare and able to efficiently diagnose illnesses and injuries.
Osteopathic Doctor Responsibilities:
- Taking detailed patient histories and asking a range of questions to determine the root cause of illnesses and injuries.
- Performing palpations and using a variety of movements to help diagnose illnesses.
- Using manipulative therapy to correct and treat issues related to the muscles, bones, and other systems in the body.
- Using x-rays, MRI scans, and other diagnostic aids to treat patients.
- Developing treatment plans and providing medical advice to patients and their caregivers or family.
- Prescribing medicine and performing surgery if necessary.
- Establishing rapport with patients.
- Scheduling follow-ups and monitoring patients’ progress.
- Keeping abreast of developments in the medical field by attending conferences and expanding professional networks.
- Collaborating with other healthcare professionals and seeking advice where appropriate.
Osteopathic Doctor Requirements:
- Doctorate degree in Osteopathic Medicine.
- A completed residency or internship.
- Previous experience as an Osteopathic doctor.
- Strong observational, analytical, and people skills.
- Detail-oriented, with the ability to see the bigger picture.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Superb report-writing skills.
- A growth mindset and commitment to excellence in the field.
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