Provide inpatient care predominantly in settings such as medical wards, acute care units, intensive care units, rehabilitation centers, or emergency rooms. Manage and coordinate patient care throughout treatment.

About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $229,120.00
Average Time to Fill 64 days
Typical Education Advanced degree (includes Master's, Professional, and Doctoral degrees)
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 4,235
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 18.54 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Customer Service
Oral Communication
Work Ethic
Written Communication
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Intellectual Risk-taking

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Assisting and Caring for Others

Administer basic health care or medical treatments
Identify patient's current and past drug history
Administer non-intravenous medications
Give medications or immunizations
Treat medical condition of patient
Practice preventive procedures with medical therapy patients or clients
Treat acute illnesses, infections, or injuries
Conduct invasive medical diagnostic assessments
Conduct noninvasive medical diagnostic assessments
Administer blood or other fluids intravenously
Perform medical surgery
Treat chronic diseases or disorders
Prepare patients for tests, therapy, or treatments
Administer anesthetics or sedatives
Perform minor surgery
Operate therapeutic medical instruments or equipment
Develop medical treatment plans
Conduct medical tests
Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources
Test patient nervous system functioning
Test patient heart or lung functioning
Conduct medical x-rays
Develop treatment plans
Administer intravenous medications
Administer medical substances for imaging or other procedures
Test biological specimens to gather information about patient conditions
Perform emergency medical procedures
Solve clinical problems
Test patient vision
Provide in home patient care
Treat psychological disorders and issues
Implement nutritional practices and techniques
Provide care to women during pregnancy and childbirth
Attend to patient's personal care
Administer enemas, irrigations, or douches to patients
Develop treatment plans that use non-medical therapies
Apply traction to patients
Massage patient or client
Develop exercise or conditioning programs
Implement life support procedures

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze patient activity
Interpret medical laboratory test results
Examine test data or images to inform diagnosis or treatment
Analyze medical or health data
Calculate medicine dosages
Analyze patient data to determine patient needs or treatment goals
Calculate medical diagnostic test results
Examine patients
Conduct patient assessments
Calculate numerical data for medical activities
Interpret x-ray images
Conduct physical examinations
Analyze quantitative data to determine effectiveness of treatments or therapies
Take vital signs
Perform medical research
Perform biological testing
Examine evidence and medical data to determine cause of death
Analyze laboratory specimens to detect abnormalities or other problems

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Emergency Medicine
Osteopathic Medicine
Practicing Medicine
General Practice
Electronic Medical Records

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