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Provide inpatient care predominantly in settings such as medical wards, acute care units, intensive care units, rehabilitation centers, or emergency rooms. Manage and coordinate patient care throughout treatment.

    Work Activities
    • 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.
    • Social Perceptiveness

      Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    Applied Math
    Workplace Documents
    Graphic Literacy
    • Inductive Reasoning

      The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    • Medicine and Dentistry

      Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.

    • Biology

      Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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    • Ohio Annual Salary $187,200+/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage $90.00+/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed 15,630
    • Yearly Projected Openings 530
    Typical Education
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    • Attention to Detail
    • Concern for Others
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