- Diagnose, treat, or provide continuous care to hospital inpatients.
- Prescribe medications or treatment regimens to hospital inpatients.
- Admit patients for hospital stays.
- Order or interpret the results of tests such as laboratory tests and radiographs (x-rays).
- Conduct discharge planning and discharge patients.
- Refer patients to medical specialists, social services or other professionals as appropriate.
- Write patient discharge summaries and send them to primary care physicians.
- Attend inpatient consultations in areas of specialty.
- Communicate with patients' primary care physicians upon admission, when treatment plans change, or at discharge to maintain continuity and quality of care.
- Participate in continuing education activities to maintain or enhance knowledge and skills.
- Direct the operations of short stay or specialty units.
- Direct, coordinate, or supervise the patient care activities of nursing or support staff.
- Train or supervise medical students, residents, or other health professionals.
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Five: Extensive Preparation Needed
Highest ($50,000 and up)