Internist Job Description

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

Last update : July 14, 2023

Internist Job Description

An internist is a doctor who diagnoses and treats illnesses and diseases in adults.

Internists work in a variety of settings, including hospitals and private practices.

Internists must complete four years of medical school, followed by an additional three to seven years of training, depending on their specialization.

Some also choose to specialize in an area of internal medicine, such as cardiology, oncology, nephrology, and pulmonary medicine.

Internists are sometimes referred to as family doctors.

General internists treat adults of all ages, while subspecialists focus on particular age groups.

Internists diagnose and manage medical conditions, such as high cholesterol, diabetes

Job Brief:

We’re looking for Internists to help us provide the best possible care for our patients. We need your help to ensure that our patients receive the best possible care.

Internist Duties:

  • Evaluate and manage patients suffering from a variety of medical conditions
  • Evaluate patient’s medical history, symptoms, and lifestyles
  • Interpret lab data and diagnostic tests and formulate diagnoses
  • Perform advanced diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
  • Protect, promote, and develop the health and well being of patients
  • Manage patient’s care by providing referrals for other services

Internist Responsibilities:

  • Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree
  • 2+ years of experience in internal medicine
  • Excellent clinical judgment capabilities
  • High commitment to working with people
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including communication, problem solving, listening

Requirements And Skills:

  • Assist physicians with medical diagnoses and treatments, or perform medical procedures to care for patients
  • Perform hospital rounds and rounds on intensive care unit patients
  • Perform general laboratory tests and procedures, such as blood analysis, urinalysis, electrocardiograms, X-rays, and other diagnostic imaging
  • Perform EKGs, stress tests, and echocardiograms, and take electrocardiograms
  • Perform minor surgical procedures, such as suturing wounds, removing splinters, removing cysts and tumors, and inserting catheters
  • Perform minor outpatient surgical procedures, such as removing tonsils, appendix, gallbladder, sutures and staples, and removing skin lesions
  • Perform electrocardiograms and echocardiograms, and prescribe medications, as needed, in emergency situations
  • Conduct physical examinations for preliminary evaluations, or basic physicals for admission to school, employment, or fitness examinations

Our company is dedicated to equal opportunity in employment and we’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals.

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