Gastroenterologist Job Description

A gastroenterologist is a physician who specializes in diseases of the digestive system, as well as diseases of the pancreas and the liver.

They are also referred to as "gastroenterologists.


Updated on:     
October 7, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Gastroenterologist to work in our hospital. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, and the opportunity to work in a cutting-edge hospital.

Gastroenterologist Duties:

  • Review patient histories, perform physical exams, and make diagnoses regarding patient’s gastrointestinal (digestive and gastrointestinal tracts) problems
  • Create treatment plans for patient’s gastrointestinal problems
  • Explain treatment recommendations to patients
  • Interpret results of diagnostic tests
  • Treatment may include prescribing medications, counseling patients on diet changes, or performing surgery
  • Monitor patients’ progress
  • Doctors specialize in one of two main areas: gastroenterology or hepatology (liver)

Gastroenterologist Responsibilities:

  • Schedule and carry out endoscopic procedures using state-of-the-art endoscopes and equipment
  • Perform and interpret diagnostic tests and biopsies
  • Perform and interpret laboratory tests
  • Develop and maintain medical histories, treatment plans, and patient education materials
  • Communicate effectively with patients, colleagues, and physicians

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Doctorate in gastroenterology
  • 2+ years’ previous gastroenterology experience
  • Knowledge of gastroenterology procedures and care
  • Ability to effectively present information to patients and staff
  • Excellent communication skills with patient/family
  • Strong problem-solving skills

At [Company Name], we are committed to building a strong, diverse team that is inclusive of people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, , , gender expressions, and ages. We believe that a team that is diverse in backgrounds and perspectives is a stronger team, and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.