Essential Job Functions and Requirements

Accurately observe a patient, including obtaining a complete history and performing a thorough physical examination
Assimilate information from medical records, both written and electronic
Visualize images from all media (paper, film, slides, video, etc.)
Visualize surgical fields accurately, including using loupes, microscopes, video monitors and flouroscopy


Communicate effectively, efficiently, and with sensitivity with patients, their families, as well as with all members of the healthcare team using spoken, written, and non-verbal means
Perform documentation tasks, including written, typed and dictated H&P's, consults, progress notes, operative notes, and discharge summaries in a timely fashion
Perform follow-up on patient care issues, such as laboratory results and patient phone calls in a timely, consistent, and reliable fashion
Present well organized case presentations orally both in person and on the phone
Interpret radiologic and other graphic images and digital or analog representations of physiologic phenomenon (such as EKGs)


Perform maneuvers necessary for thorough physical examination
Administer injections and obtain blood samples
Perform tasks reasonably required to provide general and emergency medical care such as airway management, placement of intravenous catheters, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and suturing of wounds
Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Move throughout the hospital and clinics to address routine and emergent patient care needs
Provide services in remote locations assigned
Maintain the strength, stamina, focus, and bimanual dexterity to perform surgical operations - including those that exceed six hours duration
Wear protective equipment mandated by regulation or hospital policy
Must be able to immerse hands in water and scrub for surgical preparation


Measure, calculate, reason, analyze, and synthesize
Comprehend three dimensional relationships and understand 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 outpatient cases per half day
Demonstrate organizational skills required to evaluate and care for at least 3 ED patients per hour
Organize and communicate appropriate sign out
Design, perform, and present annual research projects
Access limits of knowledge and determine areas of need for further inquiry and/or study


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 and co-workers
Tolerate physically taxing work loads and function effectively under emotional and psychologic stress
Adapt to changing environments, display flexibility and function effectively 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
Function as a member and, when appropriate, as a leader of the health care team
Demonstrate effective time management skills
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 24 consecutive hours, plus additional 4 hours for continuity of care, if necessary
Take in-hospital call which requires inpatient work stretches of up to 24 hours, plus additional 4 hours for continuity of care, if necessary
Participate in and satisfactorily complete all assigned rotations in the curriculum
Get from home to hospital within 30 minutes when taking at-home call
Tolerate increased heat and humidity for up to 12 hours/day in operating room
Wear appropriate eye protection as required
Wear surgical masks as required
Wear gloves, gowns, boots as required
Lead group education sessions