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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Mar 20, 2019

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Medicus Healthcare Solutions - Southern , CA

Medicus Healthcare Solutions is looking for a Trauma Surgeon to provide coverage for a facility in southern California. If you do not currently have a CA license but are interested, please contact us and we can facilitate this process for you. Summary:-Start date: August 2019 with ongoing coverage needs- Shift...
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Mar 20, 2019

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Medicus Healthcare Solutions - Southern , TX

Medicus Healthcare Solutions is looking for General and Trauma Surgeons to provide coverage for a facility in southern Texas. If you do not currently have a TX license but are interested, please contact us and we can facilitate this process for you. Summary:- Start date: August-ongoing- 24-hour shifts- General &...
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Mar 19, 2019

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Medicus Healthcare Solutions - South Central, CA

Medicus Healthcare Solutions is looking for an Advanced Practitioner to help with trauma coverage in California. If you do not currently have a CA license but are interested, please contact us, and we can facilitate this process for you. Opportunity Details:• 10-hour shifts• Support Trauma & Acute Care...
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Mar 19, 2019

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Medicus Healthcare Solutions - Southern, CA

Medicus Healthcare Solutions is looking for an Advanced Practitioner to help with 24-hour in-house trauma surgery coverage in southern California. If you do not currently have a CA license but are interested, please contact us, and we can facilitate this process for you. Opportunity Highlights:• 24-hour in-house trauma surgery...
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Mar 19, 2019

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Fidelis Partners - Santa Maria, CA

Central Coast of CaliforniaGeneral Surgery Physician - Trauma or Critical Care neededEnjoy the Pristine California Beaches without the High Cost of Living This is the opportunity of a lifetime. Live on the beach and earn a generous income all while enjoying a spectacular quality of life. Opportunities like this...
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Mar 22, 2019

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LocumTenens.com - PA

A Pennsylvania facility is in need of a trauma surgery nurse practitioner to provide 12-hour shift coverage.Hours Per Day:  12Provider Availability:  In-House CallAssignment Type:  Inpatient; ERAssignment Duration:  LocumsFacility Type:  HospitalCall Required:  YesBoard Certification Required:  ...
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Mar 19, 2019

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Fidelis Partners - Altoona, PA

Trauma Surgery OpportunityScenic Western PennsylvaniaFlexible, Family-Friendly SchedulePractice trauma surgery in Western PA. This would be an employed position joining a 400 bed tertiary hospital that is seeking a BC/BE surgeon with fellowship training in surgical critical care, acute care surgery, or trauma critical care. They are a PA Trauma Systems...
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Mar 22, 2019

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LocumTenens.com - PA

A Pennsylvania facility is in need of a trauma surgery nurse practitioner to provide 12-hour shift coverage.Hours Per Day:  12Provider Availability:  In-House CallAssignment Type:  Inpatient; ERAssignment Duration:  LocumsFacility Type:  HospitalCall Required:  YesBoard Certification Required:  ...
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Mar 23, 2019
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Barton Associates - CA

A medical group in California is seeking a trauma surgeon who can provide locum tenens coverage for approximately twelve days starting in mid April, with chance of extension. The provider must have been at a level 1 or 2 within the past 2 years. The provider will be in charge of the floor,...
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Mar 23, 2019
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Barton Associates - VA

A hospital in Virginia is looking for a trauma surgeon who can provide locum tenens coverage for approximately 2 months beginning mid-November and ending in mid-January with a chance for an extension for another month. The provider will work 7 to 14 shifts a month on 12 hour shifts doing in-house call and rounding....
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Mar 23, 2019
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Barton Associates - VA

A hospital in Virginia is looking for a trauma surgeon who can provide locum tenens coverage for approximately 2 months beginning mid-November and ending in mid-January with a chance for an extension for another month. The provider will work 7 to 14 shifts a month on 12 hour shifts doing in-house call and rounding....
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Mar 23, 2019
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Barton Associates - CA

A medical group in California is seeking a trauma surgeon who can provide locum tenens coverage for approximately twelve days starting in mid April, with chance of extension. The provider must have been at a level 1 or 2 within the past 2 years. The provider will be in charge of the floor,...
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Mar 21, 2019
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VISTA Staffing Solutions - Jacksonville, FL

VISTA's client that has been named by U.S. News and World Report best hospital and ranked as one of the safest hospitals is looking for Trauma Surgery locums coverage. Location: Florida Duration: Ongoing while hiring Board requirement: Board certified and Fellowship in Critical Care required Schedule: Will consider any...
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Mar 21, 2019
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VISTA Staffing Solutions - Kissimmee, FL

VISTA's client is seeking Trauma Surgery in-house plus back-up call coverage for a facility just 25 minutes from Orlando. Location: Florida Duration: Ongoing while hiring Board requirement: Board certified and Fellowship trained in Critical Care, ATLS is required Schedule: Will consider any availability Shifts: 12 hour shift Shift Responsibility: 12 hours in-house followed...
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Mar 21, 2019
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VISTA Staffing Solutions - Orange Park, FL

VISTA's client is seeking Trauma Surgery coverage starting in November. Location: Florida Duration: Ongoing while hiring Board requirement: Board certified and Fellowship trained in Critical Care and must hold current ATLS Schedule: Will consider any availability but looking for up to 10-15 shifts per month total Shifts: Days plus call 12...
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Mar 21, 2019
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VISTA Staffing Solutions - Kissimmee, FL

VISTA's client is seeking Trauma Surgery in-house plus back-up call coverage for a facility just 25 minutes from Orlando. Location: Florida Duration: Ongoing while hiring Board requirement: Board certified and Fellowship trained in Critical Care, ATLS is required Schedule: Will consider any availability Shifts: 12 hour shift Shift Responsibility: 12 hours in-house followed...
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Mar 21, 2019
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VISTA Staffing Solutions - Orange Park, FL

VISTA's client is seeking Trauma Surgery coverage starting in November. Location: Florida Duration: Ongoing while hiring Board requirement: Board certified and Fellowship trained in Critical Care and must hold current ATLS Schedule: Will consider any availability but looking for up to 10-15 shifts per month total Shifts: Days plus call 12...
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Mar 21, 2019
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VISTA Staffing Solutions - Jacksonville, FL

VISTA's client that has been named by U.S. News and World Report best hospital and ranked as one of the safest hospitals is looking for Trauma Surgery locums coverage. Location: Florida Duration: Ongoing while hiring Board requirement: Board certified and Fellowship in Critical Care required Schedule: Will consider any...
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Mar 21, 2019
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VISTA Staffing Solutions - Harlingen, TX

VISTA's client is seeking Surgical Critical Care coverage starting in September. Location: Texas Duration: Ongoing while hiring Board requirement: Board certified or Board eligible - Fellowship in Critical Care is a plus but is not required Schedule: Looking for coverage in three-day blocks, has a total of 10 days Shifts: Call...
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Mar 21, 2019
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VISTA Staffing Solutions - Harlingen, TX

VISTA's client is seeking Surgical Critical Care coverage starting in September. Location: Texas Duration: Ongoing while hiring Board requirement: Board certified or Board eligible - Fellowship in Critical Care is a plus but is not required Schedule: Looking for coverage in three-day blocks, has a total of 10 days Shifts: Call...
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