Trauma Surgery Physician Jobs

A trauma surgeon focuses on both operative and non-operative means of treating traumatic injuries. Many injuries treated by a trauma surgeon are severe, life threatening, penetrating, and blunt force, resulting in operating on critical organs in the abdomen such as the pancreas, spleen, stomach, and colon. Trauma surgeons also work with other specialty surgeons to make sure patients are in stable conditions.

Education and Training

Before becoming a trauma surgeon, one must earn a Bachelor of Science in biology, pre-med, or other scientific related discipline. After completion of a B.S., one must complete four years of medical school to earn a M.D. During these four years of medical school, there must be two years of laboratory work and two or more years of clinical clerkships. After M.D. training, one must then complete three or more years in a general surgery residency. Upon completion, one must take a General Surgery Qualifying Examination, followed by the General Surgery Certifying Examination. Once completing both exams, one must take the Surgical Critical Care (SCC) Certifying Examination to become a board certified trauma surgeon.

Personality of a Trauma Surgeon

If you thrive in a fast paced environment, trauma surgery may be a good fit. Trauma surgeons need to be natural leaders, considering they are in charge of a team of nurses, therapists, x-ray technicians, and other medical staffers. A trauma surgeon must also be confident and be able to collaborate with other medical professionals. Also, it is important to possess compassion and empathy since trauma surgeons treat and console injured, and often confused or depressed patients and their families.

Employment Outlook

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates that demand for physicians and surgeons will increase by 18% between 2012 and 2022. The field is expected to see an additional 123,300 new jobs over that decade, according to the BLS. In July 2015, Payscale.com reported a median annual income of $301,774 for trauma surgeons.

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Sep 18, 2018

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VeloSource - Madison, WI

Large health system in Madison, Wisconsin has an opening for Board Eligible/Board Certified Trauma Surgeon in growing community.Located in the state capital, there are endless recreational opportunities in this highly desirable city which is ranked as one of the best places to live in America.- Acute Care...
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Sep 18, 2018
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Medicus Healthcare Solutions - CA

Medicus Healthcare Solutions is working with an expanding trauma program in California that is seeking an interim Trauma Medical Director. If you do not currently have a CA license but are interested, please contact us, and we can facilitate this process for you. Details:• Flexible scheduling• 24/7 APP support&...
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Sep 25, 2018
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Barton Associates - CA

A Barton Associates client in California needs a trauma surgeon who can provide locum tenens coverage for approximately four months starting in the beginning of June. Candidates with experience in the ICU and ER are preferred. On a typical day, the provider can expect to see eight patients for a...
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Sep 25, 2018
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Barton Associates - CA

A Barton Associates client in California needs a trauma surgeon who can provide locum tenens coverage for approximately four months starting in the beginning of June. Candidates with experience in the ICU and ER are preferred. On a typical day, the provider can expect to see eight patients for a...
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Sep 18, 2018
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Medicus Healthcare Solutions - OH

Medicus Healthcare Solutions is collaborating with a well-known hospital in Ohio that needs a Trauma Surgeon to provide coverage for their facility. If you do not currently have an OH license but are interested, please contact us and we can facilitate this process for you. Highlights: • Schedule: 5:00pm-8:00am;...
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Sep 21, 2018

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LocumTenens.com - FL

Trauma Surgeon needed 1st call 7a - 5p, 2nd call 7a - 5p; 1st call 5p - 7a, 2nd call 5p - 7p. Full day of primary, then full day of back up.Dates Needed:  ASAP - ongoingCall Ratio/Schedule:  24 hr call - not in houseHours...
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Sep 21, 2018

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LocumTenens.com - CO

Surgeon needed in Colorado for 1-2 weekends per month for Level II trauma. Must be Board Certified in General Surgery. An active CO license is preferred.Dates Needed:  ASAPHours Per Day:  8Provider Availability:  24-Hour CallAssignment Duration:  LocumsFacility Type:  Management CompanyCall...
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Sep 21, 2018

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LocumTenens.com - FL

Trauma Surgeon needed 1st call 7a - 5p, 2nd call 7a - 5p; 1st call 5p - 7a, 2nd call 5p - 7p. Full day of primary, then full day of back up.Dates Needed:  ASAP - ongoingCall Ratio/Schedule:  24 hr call - not in houseHours...
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Sep 21, 2018

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LocumTenens.com - CO

Surgeon needed in Colorado for 1-2 weekends per month for Level II trauma. Must be Board Certified in General Surgery. An active CO license is preferred.Dates Needed:  ASAPHours Per Day:  8Provider Availability:  24-Hour CallAssignment Duration:  LocumsFacility Type:  Management CompanyCall...
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Sep 21, 2018

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LocumTenens.com - IN

A facility in Indiana is seeking a locum tenens trauma surgeon for ongoing coverage through the end of October. Schedule rotation will be 7 on/7 off (or possibly shorter stretches). 24-hour call shifts will be split in-house from 7am-7pm, and back up from 7pm-7am. Candidates with plenty of flexibility...
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Sep 21, 2018

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LocumTenens.com - NH

Locum tenens trauma surgeon needed in New Hampshire for 15 shifts/month ongoing. Shifts will be 12-hours in-house, followed by 12-hours back up call. Candidates must have current ATLS certification. Board certification in general surgery and additional BC/BE in surgical critical care is preferred but not required.Dates Needed: &...
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Sep 19, 2018

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Fidelis Partners - Kahului, HI

Hawaii – General/Trauma Surgeon - Location, Location, Location Enjoy a Great Quality of Life Mixed with a Great Quality of Practice Practice in a Level III Trauma and Build a Practice Out in the CommunityA Trauma Surgeon is needed to join this well-established and thriving health system dedicated to...
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