An acute care physician is tasked with providing quality care services for patients in intensive care units, diagnosing them, and administering medications. These physicians work with patients having a short-term illness or those recovering from medical conditions that require ongoing treatment and medications. They monitor the medical histories of patients and plan follow-up checkups. They manage and supervise teams in both trauma and general surgical settings.
Additionally, they manage patient caseload by conducting evaluations and implementing therapeutic interventions through ADL training and exercise. Also, they order medical procedures to increase the accuracy of diagnosis.
Acute care physicians must have communication, interpersonal, problem-solving, and organization skills. Also, you must be compassionate and detail-oriented. To get this job, you need a doctoral degree and a minimum of a year of related experience. Acute care physicians make an average salary of $216,402 per year, equivalent to $104.04 per hour. It falls between $145,000 and $322,000.