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.
Visualize images from paper, films, slides or video.
Perform and interpret ultrasound for nerve blocks.


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 other paperwork, 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.
Interpret x-ray and other graphic images and digital or analog representations of physiologic phenomenon (such as EKGs).
Assess and interpret heart sounds and breath sounds.
Visualize surgical field accurately with precision.
Dictate operative procedures and consults.


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, 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.
Stand and walk for at least four hours/day.
Perform emergent oral (nasal) tracheal intubations.
Placement of an Laryngeal Mask Airway.
Independently perform operations, including standing for a minimum of four hours.
Wear protective equipment mandated by regulation or hospital policy.
Must be able to immerse hands in water and scrub for an anesthesia procedure.
Placement of conduction blockade (epidural, spinal).
Order diagnostic tests on a computer.
Order medications on a computer.
Tie a knot.
Must be able to perform a fiberoptic intubation.


Intellectual-Conceptual, Integrative, and Quantitative Abilities:
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 outpatient cases.
Must demonstrate that they can see at least four patients per hour in an outpatient setting.
Demonstrate organizational skills required to develop and organize a pain management plan for any patient.
Must be able to organize and communicate 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.


Behavioral and Social Attributes:  
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.
Function as a member and eventually a leader of the health care team.
Demonstrate 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 12 consecutive hours.
Take home phone-call which requires managing emergencies as they appear over the phone.
Participate in and satisfactorily complete all required rotations in the curriculum.
Get from home to hospital within 30 minutes in order to take at-home (beeper) call.
Must be able to tolerate excessive heat and humidity for up to 12 hours/day in operating room.
Must wear flexible fitting goggles with sideshields in OR as indicated.
Must wear specific laser goggles when OR laser is in use.
Must wear grounded shoes/shoe covers in OR as required.
Must wear surgical masks in OR.
Must wear gloves, gowns, boots as required in the OR and during procedures.
Must be able to lead group education sessions.