Rheumatologist

General Duties

Provide high-quality of diagnosing and treating arthritis and other diseases of the joints, muscles, and bones. You will conduct research to determine the cause and find better treatments for helping your patients fight and overcome these disabling and often fatal diseases. Rheumatologist makes use of various non-surgical techniques and treatment options to diagnose and effectively manage rheumatic conditions.

Accountable for evaluating symptoms, assessing, recommends depending on the disorder and develop a treatment plan for patients. Providing patients with health care services that meet state and national standards in the medical profession. They are responsible for prescribing patients with appropriate medication for treatment, health regimens and lifestyle adjustments that will contribute to their recovery from diagnosed health issues, prevent future health issues and/or promote a healthier life. 

Responsibilities 

  • Treats arthritis, autoimmune diseases, pain disorders affecting joints, and osteoporosis
  • Treats over 200 other types of diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, lupus, gout, back pain, tendinitis, and osteoporosis
  • Treats soft tissue problems related to musculoskeletal systems and sports-related soft tissue disorders
  • Diagnosing diseases of the joints
  • Studies signs and symptoms of rheumatic disease and evaluates its effect on their system
  • Designs customized and individualized treatments, depending on a patient’s disease
  • Studies and gauges the results of a patient’s lab tests
  • Uses technologies and tools like radiographs, MRIs, and ultrasound
  • Maintain historical records by documenting symptoms, medications, and treatment events and writing summaries.
  • Keep abreast of advancements in their specialization as Rheumatologist and best practices by attending seminars and conferences
  • Be prepared to leave at the end of the day only after patient care is completed.
  • Be willing to sign off on PA and Nurse Practitioner notes as well as review lab results and imaging studies during downtime (non-patient care periods during the clinical shift).
  • Maintain a professional appearance.
  • Understand the concepts of universal precautions, HIPAA and OSHA.

Qualifications

  • Holds board certification after specialized training
  • Strong analytical abilities to provide accurate diagnoses.
  • Excellent decision making, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and researching skills.
  • Experience with EHR (electronic health records) preferred
  • Proficiency with computers and medical equipment.
  • Ability to speak multiple languages will be advantageous.
  • Must have a criminal background check.

Education

  • Obtained an M.D. or D.O. through programs or specialist registrar positions equivalent programs 

Experience

  • 5+ years’ experience in the field of Rheumatology

Physical/Environmental Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to type or perform a physical examination on patients. 

The employee is required to stand and walk. Clinical shifts may require a decent amount of physical stamina given the duration of shift work. The employee must occasionally lift/move 30 pounds or more. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. 



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