Geriatrician Job Description

geriatrician job description includes a detailed overview of the key requirements, duties, responsibilities, and skills for this role.

Last update : July 14, 2023

Geriatrician Job Description

A geriatrician is a physician who specializes in the medical care of older adults.

A geriatrician typically focuses on the treatment of diseases and conditions common in this age group, as well as the coordination of care provided by other healthcare professionals.

Geriatricians are sometimes referred to as geriatricians or geriatric physicians, but the term geriatrics is not used when referring to physicians specifically.

The term geriatrician is more common in medical literature in the United States.

Job Brief:

We’re looking for a Geriatrician to join our team and provide care for our elderly patients. The ideal candidate will have experience in working with this patient population and be able to provide compassionate and skilled care. If you are interested in joining our team, please submit your CV and we will be in touch.

Geriatrician Duties:

  • Advise private patients, their families, and caregivers on medical matters
  • Perform medical evaluations to diagnose medical conditions and prescribe appropriate treatment
  • Provide preventative health advice, including immunizations, and screening for high blood pressure, diabetes, and other chronic conditions
  • Manage the diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions
  • Manage medication treatment plans
  • Treat physical conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease
  • Provide specialized care to terminally ill patients
  • Monitor and evaluate patients’ medical progress
  • Advise patients on diet and nutrition
  • Perform routine physicals
  • Review or revise treatment plans and treatment plans as required
  • Perform other related duties as required

Geriatrician Responsibilities:

  • Medical degree (M.D. or D.O.)
  • Registered with American Board of Internal Medicine
  • 2-4 years’ clinical experience in geriatrics
  • Strong knowledge of geriatric medicine, clinical care, and healthcare research
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • ~

Requirements And Skills:

  • Diagnose, treat, and manage a wide range of medical conditions and diseases in elderly patients
  • Perform annual physical exams, complete health assessments, and prescribe medications
  • Offer advice on disease prevention
  • Advise patients and their families on nutritional and lifestyle changes
  • Maintain and update medical records
  • Advise on inpatient and outpatient treatment options
  • Perform procedures that require aseptic technique
  • Prepare patients for surgery
  • Monitor patients’ progress after surgery
  • Provide follow-up care for patients who require long-term care
  • Provide consultations for hospitalized patients
  • Perform procedures that require the use of sterile equipment
  • Evaluate patients’ responses to therapy
  • Consult with medical personnel regarding diagnosis and treatment options
  • Maintain and update patient records
  • Diagnose, treat, and manage a wide range of medical conditions and diseases in elderly patients
  • Perform annual physical exams, complete health assessments, and prescribe

Company Name is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We believe that diversity and inclusion are key to building a strong and successful team. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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