Essential Job Functions and Requirements

Accurately observe a patient, take a history and perform a physical examination.
Acquire information through written documents such as patient medical records, either in print or in electronic format.
Visualize images from paper, films, slides or video.
Observe student and peers' knowledge, skills, and attitude for feedback and evaluation.


Communicate with verbal, written and reading skills effectively, efficiently, and sensitively with patient, families and other members of the health care team.
Perform documentation procedures, such as chart dictation and written / electronic documentation in a timely fashion.
Demonstrate timely, consistent, and reliable follow-up on patient care issues, such as laboratory results, patient phone calls, or other requests.
Input and retrieve computer data through a keyboard and read a computer screen.
Read charts and monitors.
Present well-organized case presentations to other physicians or supervisors.
Dictate procedure and progress notes and consults.
Communicate through email and able to document data on electronic system.


Palpate, percuss, auscultate, and perform diagnostic maneuvers.
Administer injections and obtain blood samples.
Execute motor movements reasonably required to provide general and emergency medical care such as airway management, placement of intravenous catheters, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, lumbar puncture.
Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Move throughout the hospital and clinics to address routine and emergent patient care needs.
Provide services in remote locations assigned.
Mobilize into patient care areas (such as hospital inpatient rooms, emergency department, ICU, outpatient clinic areas and similar) and remain in such rooms for sufficient time to appropriately obtain history, perform exam and provide treatment.
Apply and wear protective equipment mandated by regulation or hospital policy.
Perform lumbar puncture.
Use an ophthalmoscope, reflex hammer and other equipment as necessary to perform appropriate neurological examination.
Use a computer, telephone and pager.


Interpret x-ray and other graphic images and digital or analog representations of physiologic phenomenon (such as EEGs).
Measure, calculate, reason, analyze, and synthesize.
Comprehend three dimensional relationships and understanding spatial relationships of structure.
Manage multiple patient care duties at the same time.
Make judgments and decisions regarding complicated, undifferentiated disease presentations in a timely fashion in emergency, ambulatory, and hospital settings.
Demonstrate organizational skills required to care for 10 or more patients per half day.
Must be able to organize and communicate (verbally and in writing) appropriate sign out.
Must design, perform, and present a research project.
Demonstrate ability to document and code for patient billing for visits and procedures indicated.
Access and assimilate medical information from appropriate medical texts, journals and on-line (electronic) sources.
Understand and apply all ethical and moral principle for patient care.
Apply and follow all ethical and legal standard for human research.


Demonstrate emotional health required for full utilization of their intellectual abilities, the exercise of good judgment, the prompt completion of all responsibilities attendant to the diagnosis and care of patients and the development of mature, sensitive, and effective relationships with patients.
Tolerate physically taxing work loads and function effectively under stress.
Adapt to changing environments, display flexibility and function in the face of uncertainties, inherent in the clinical problems of patients.
Teach peers and subordinates.
Complete all required documentation including medical records, enter statistics and patient logs, and duty hours for bookkeeping.
Appropriately prioritize patient care with other obligation.
When off duty, take necessary measures to ensure preparedness, physically and mentally, for high-paced patient care.
Be responsive to needs of patients and other healthcare providers by being readily available to respond to calls, pages and requests for consultation.
Function as a member and eventually a leader of the health care team.
Demonstrate time management skills.
Graciously accept and incorporate feedback from peers, faculty, other health-care team members and students.
Demonstrate professional work habits including arrival at assignments on time, properly attired, and remain at the assigned location for the assigned period.


Make rounds and provide patient care in the hospital or outpatient settings for up to 12 consecutive hours.
Take in-hospital call which requires inpatient work stretches of up to 28 hours.
Participate in and satisfactorily complete all required rotations in the curriculum.
Return to hospital within 30 minutes in order to take at-home (beeper) call.
Must wear masks, flexible fitting goggles with sideshields ,gloves, gowns, boots as required in the OR and during procedures, as indicated.
Lead group education sessions.