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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May 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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May 21, 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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May 22, 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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May 22, 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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May 18, 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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May 18, 2018

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LocumTenens.com - NC

North Carolina trauma center is seeking an experienced nurse practitioner to assist with ICU coverage and OR work.Dates Needed:  OngoingHours Per Day:  12Provider Availability:  Day Shift; Night ShiftAssignment Type:  Inpatient; ORAssignment Duration:  LocumsFacility Type:  Health...
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May 18, 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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May 18, 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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May 18, 2018

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LocumTenens.com - CA

*Dates Needed: ASAP - ongoing (6 months - 1 year)*Shift/Schedule: 1 week/month (combination of in-house shifts + back up call)*Call Required: Yes*Certification/Requirements: BC or BE in surgical critical care, current CA license, ATLS certificationHours Per Day:  0Assignment Duration:  LocumsCall Required:  YesBoard Certification...
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May 18, 2018

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LocumTenens.com - TX

A facility in Texas is seeking trauma surgery physician assistants for 24-hour call coverage. Qualified candidates will have 2-5 years of trauma experience, as well as surgical first assist experience. Locum PAs will perform initial consults and daily rounds. Required procedures will include arterial lines, central lines, and chest tubes....
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May 18, 2018

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LocumTenens.com - NC

North Carolina trauma center is seeking an experienced physician assistant to assist with ICU coverage and OR work.Dates Needed:  OngoingHours Per Day:  12Provider Availability:  Day Shift; Night ShiftAssignment Type:  Inpatient; ORAssignment Duration:  LocumsFacility Type:  Health...
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May 15, 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; primarily...
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