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, film, slides, or video


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 cases, 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 12 hours/day 
Assist at operations and demonstrate bimanual dexterity
Perform and/or assist at operations requiring standing for up to 12 hours 
Wear protective equipment mandated by regulation or hospital policy 
Must be able to immerse hands in water and scrub for surgical preparation 
Tie a knot 
Utilize operating microscope and perform microsurgery skills 


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 evaluate and care for at least 12 outpatients/ half day
Demonstrate organizational skills to required to care for at least 15 inpatients at a time 
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 


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. 


Provide patient care in inpatient and outpatient settings, and by call from home for up to 30 hours at a time 
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 
Must be able to maintain an unrestricted license to practice medicine in New Jersey, and an active DEA and CDS 
Must be able to work continuously for 14 hours/day on regular basis, up to 28 continuous hours as needed on infrequent basis. 
Must be capable of taking call from home, transporting self to hospital at all hours, and working intermittently throughout the night.