Physician (Hospitalist)

Defense Health Agency
Fort Hood, Texas
Apr 07, 2021
Apr 07, 2022
Full Time
Position Type


  • A Physician whose primary professional focus is the general medical care of hospitalized patients.
  • Hospitalists may engage in clinical care, teaching, research or leadership in the field of general hospital medicine.
  • This specialty examines, diagnoses, and treats hospitalized patients as their "case manager".
  • Is responsible for treatment management to ensure that a patient with multiple medical problems, receiving medication and treatment from multiple specialists, does not receive conflicting care, e.g., medications prescribed by one specialist having an adverse impact on a problem being treated by a different specialist; different specialists ordering the same test repeated, or a needed diagnostic test ignored when each specialist thinks the other would order it.  
  • Performs highly responsible duties in the advanced examination, diagnosis and treatment of inpatients on medicine service.
  • Follows through to ensure effectiveness of treatment, post discharge follow up and collaborates with specialists when indicated.
  • Attends discharge planning, key medical staff meetings and conferences serving as an authority on inpatient medicine and adult medical critical care.
  • Duties also include ICU medicine such as advanced access techniques, invasive diagnostic procedures such as paracentesis and thoracentesis, and application of nationally recognized current medicine practices.
  • Incumbent manages ventilators and central lines independently.
  • Manage and coordinate the entire inpatient episode of care, and works cooperatively with the inpatients Primary Care Managers, Surgeons, and Specialty Consultants.
  • Responsible for over-site of medical care given by midlevel providers (Physician Assistants or Nurse Practitioners) working on the Medicine Inpatient Service.
  • Serves as a representative for Inpatient Medicine areas of quality improvement, budgets, billing, equipment, staffing, yearly goals, practice guideline compliance, and public relations.
  • Promotes and ensures inpatient safety and patient satisfaction.
  • Assist in the educational programs for the hospital providers, staff and patients.

Travel Required Not required

Supervisory status No    

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