Job Description Consultant Gastroenterologist
EXPERIENCES: 3-4 Yrs
REPORTING: Medical Director
- Ø Gastroenterologists have extensive knowledge about the movement of food and nutrients through the body. They most commonly treat such conditions as colon polyps, colon cancer, hepatitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, pancreatitis, colitis, gallbladder disease, peptic ulcer disease and other medical conditions that disrupt the normal function of the digestive tract
- Ø A gastroenterologist is often in charge of a team of other nurse practioners or physician assistants, so he or she must be able to work well with others and be a confident leader. Family doctors often refer their patients to gastroenterologists whenever a problem with the digestive system is unclear.
- Ø Gastroenterologists can perform a number of more specialized tests to make accurate diagnoses. During treatment, they may confer with a patient's primary doctor or other specialists, such as oncologists when dealing with cancer or endocrinologists when dealing with the pancreas (such as diabetes) and hormone problems
- Ø The gastroenterologist provides patients medical advice and prescribes treatments. Gastroenterologists are responsible for educating his patients on the proper ways to live with disorders. The gastroenterologist is generally responsible for communicating all of the patients' medical information to the appropriate general practitioner or primary care physician.
- Ø Gastroenterologists diagnose digestive system illnesses and prescribe and administer treatment for people suffering from these kinds of conditions. Gastroenterologists work with nurses, medical technologists and administrative personnel daily. The doctor must come into direct contact with human fluids and secretions as well as tissue.
- A gastroenterologist receives extensive training in various types of endoscopic procedures.
- Most often, endoscopy involves using a long, thin tube with a light and tiny camera on the end; the scope is maneuvered inside of a person's body to get a clear, up-close view of internal organs.
- Endoscopy is used to visually search for internal problems, to remove polyps in the colon, to widen narrow areas of the intestinal tract and esophagus, to perform biopsies to test for cancer, and to fix internal bleeding problems.
- A gastroenterologist must be an expert in performing all of those procedures safely, as well as in interpreting images and deciding upon treatment options.
- Some gastroenterologists undergo specific training to perform endoscopic surgeries
- Good Oral and Written Skills
- Quick and Accurate Decision Making Skills
- Time Management Skills
- Grievances Handling Skills