Full Time Internal Medicine Job Houston, TX
As a procedural internist, provides full treatment to cases involving patient medical care. Also furnishes expert professional consultative assistance to colleagues, other clinical services, as well as outlying medical treatment facilities for patient care involving esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) /flexible sigmoidoscopy/colonoscopy, transthoracic echocardiography and continuous holter monitoring. In this capacity performs the following: 1. Evaluates outpatient and inpatients for gastrointestinal problems. Performs the following gastrointestinal sub-specialty procedures: esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) and colonoscopy with or without cold or hot biopsy and polypectomy with cold biopsy forceps or hot snares and hemostasis of gastrointestinal bleeding with non-variceal sclerotherapy with/without hemoclips. Provides EGD, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy with or without biopsy to aid in the diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal conditions as appropriate. Provides routine endoscopic and non-endoscopic procedures and integrates their results in the overall management of the patient. Provides ancillary tests/procedures in the work-up and management of patients with gastroenterological conditions. This includes appropriate indications for the investigation, what the investigation practically entails, common side effects and significant risks and the precautions patients should take before and after the procedure is completed. Provides both diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures as clinically indicated. 2. Performs and interprets Transthoracic Echocardiogram with M-mode/Two-Dimensional (2D), color Doppler and Tissue Doppler Imaging and interprets Holter Monitoring to aid in the management of conditions as appropriate. 3. Responsible for all administrative activities normally associated with inpatient and outpatient health care delivery within the military setting. Also responsible for participating in various hospital meetings, including, but not limited to, quality assurance meetings. Ensure medical records are updated with in-depth evaluation of patients, their treatments and their prognoses. Maintain required continuing medical education (CME) hours by attending conferences and other approved CME events.
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