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Become An Ob/Gyn

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Working As An Ob/Gyn

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • Make Decisions

  • $57,440

    Average Salary

What Does An Ob/Gyn Do At Highmark Health

* Provides appropriate patient care to include recording patient medical history and physical assessment, developing therapeutic care plan, ordering diagnostic tests, interpreting test results, discharge planning and providing accurate medical record documentation. (35%)
* Communicates and coordinates patient care with patient, family, community health services and interdisciplinary team.
* Involves attending physician regarding plan of care and involves physician in clinical decision making of any issues that are outside the CRNP's knowledge base or scope of practice. (15%)
* Prepares written prescription orders for drugs and controlled substances, administers medication and injections, sutures wounds and provides wound care. (10%)
* Educates patients and family members regarding health and preventive medicine, medications prescribed, treatment instructions and recommends community resources as appropriate. (10%)
* Triages patient telephone calls, provides monitoring and continuity of care. (10%)
* Participates, develops, and implements performance and/or quality improvement initiatives.
* Ensures compliance with all regulatory agencies. (10%)
* Serves as the clinical expert and acts as a clinical resource. (10%)
* May perform other duties such as daily rounding of patients, manage outpatient concerns and any other duty specific to specialty

What Does An Ob/Gyn Do At Penn State Milton Hershey Medical Center

* Register patients efficiently and accurately, obtaining appropriate signatures, completing all required forms and providing patient information as required by state and federal regulations.
* Verify insurance information according to department procedures and ensure that required pre-authorizations/pre-certifications have been obtained, if applicable.
* Coordinate registration and diagnosis information with physician offices and service areas to minimize the inconvenience to the patient.
* Requests and collects payment from patients according to policy and procedures.
* Inform patients of their payment options, including payment plans, financial assistance programs and compassionate care program.
* When necessary, visit patients in their room to complete or validate account information

What Does An Ob/Gyn Do At Rochester Regional Health

* This position includes assessing triage patients on labor and delivery, formulating treatment plans in collaboration with the covering attending, admitting and managing patients in labor or with acute obstetrical problems.
* Managing labor patients in collaboration with the in-house attending physician, including high risk patient groups.
* First assisting on both cesarean and vaginal deliveries and performing vaginal deliveries in any emergent situation where the physician is not immediately available.
* This also includes first assisting with any ob/gyn surgery including minimally invasive/robotic procedures.
* The position also requires rounding on all postpartum, postoperative and any other patients admitted to the ob/gyn service.
* The expectation is to also perform ob/gyn consults in the emergency department or for any other service requiring consultation

What Does An Ob/Gyn Do At Valley View Medical Center

* checking in and out patients- obtains and enters complete and accurate patient demographic, guarantor, insurance information.
* Assures completion of forms for signatures, authorization and consents.
* Collects office visit co-pay, provides receipt(s), answers telephone, medical records filing and pulling charts, handling patient requests and other general front office duties.
* Job includes many multi-tasking and ability to prioritize in a busy, high volume, Multi
* Physician office.
* Some schedule flexibility required.
* Front office duties

What Does An Ob/Gyn Do At St. Mary's Good Samaritan

* Creates a positive patient care experience by greeting, preparing, exiting and following up with patients for providers according to established competency guidelines, policies and procedures.
* Creates an atmosphere of teamwork by contributing to opportunities to improve employee and customer satisfaction, including self- development, continuing education (personal and technical), and achieving department objectives and passport goals.
* Provides support, both expected and directed, and collaborates with physicians and multi-disciplinary care team(s) for Best Care / Best Results.
* Assures accuracy of data collection and reporting for Quality Initiatives.
* Maintains accountability for maximizing revenue capture and growth while optimizing cost savings.
* Communicates opportunities for organizational growth and improvement

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How To Become An Ob/Gyn

Registered nurses usually take one of three education paths: a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing (BSN), an associate’s degree in nursing (ADN), or a diploma from an approved nursing program. Registered nurses also must be licensed.

Education

In all nursing education programs, students take courses in anatomy, physiology, microbiology, chemistry, nutrition, psychology, and other social and behavioral sciences, as well as in liberal arts. BSN programs typically take 4 years to complete; ADN and diploma programs usually take 2 to 3 years to complete. All programs include supervised clinical experience.

Bachelor’s degree programs usually include additional education in the physical and social sciences, communication, leadership, and critical thinking. These programs also offer more clinical experience in nonhospital settings. A bachelor’s degree or higher is often necessary for administrative positions, research, consulting, and teaching.

Generally, licensed graduates of any of the three types of education programs (bachelor’s, associate’s, or diploma) qualify for entry-level positions as a staff nurse. However, employers—particularly those in hospitals—may require a bachelor’s degree.

Many registered nurses with an ADN or diploma choose to go back to school to earn a bachelor’s degree through an RN-to-BSN program. There are also master’s degree programs in nursing, combined bachelor’s and master’s programs, and accelerated programs for those who wish to enter the nursing profession and already hold a bachelor’s degree in another field. Some employers offer tuition reimbursement.

Clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) must earn a master’s degree in nursing and typically already have 1 or more years of work experience as an RN or in a related field. CNSs who conduct research typically need a doctoral degree.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

In all states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories, registered nurses must have a nursing license. To become licensed, nurses must graduate from an approved nursing program and pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).

Other requirements for licensing vary by state. Each state’s board of nursing can give details. For more information on the NCLEX-RN and a list of state boards of nursing, visit the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.

Nurses may become certified through professional associations in specific areas, such as ambulatory care, gerontology, and pediatrics, among others. Although certification is usually voluntary, it demonstrates adherence to a higher standard, and some employers require it.

CNSs must satisfy additional state licensing requirements, such as earning specialty certifications. Contact state boards of nursing for specific requirements.

Important Qualities

Critical-thinking skills. Registered nurses must be able to assess changes in the health status of patients, including determining when to take corrective action and when to make referrals.

Communication skills. Registered nurses must be able to communicate effectively with patients in order to understand their concerns and assess their health conditions. Nurses need to explain instructions, such as how to take medication, clearly. They must be able to work in teams with other health professionals and communicate the patients’ needs.

Compassion. Registered nurses should be caring and empathetic when caring for patients.

Detail oriented. Registered nurses must be responsible and detail oriented because they must make sure that patients get the correct treatments and medicines at the right time.

Emotional stability. Registered nurses need emotional resilience and the ability to manage their emotions to cope with human suffering, emergencies, and other stresses.

Organizational skills. Nurses often work with multiple patients with various health needs. Organizational skills are critical to ensure that each patient is given appropriate care.

Physical stamina. Nurses should be comfortable performing physical tasks, such as moving patients. They may be on their feet for most of their shift.

Advancement

Most registered nurses begin as staff nurses in hospitals or community health settings. With experience, good performance, and continuous education, they can move to other settings or be promoted to positions with more responsibility.

In management, nurses can advance from assistant clinical nurse manager, charge nurse, or head nurse to more senior-level administrative roles, such as assistant director or director of nursing, vice president of nursing, or chief nursing officer. Increasingly, management-level nursing positions are requiring a graduate degree in nursing or health services administration. Administrative positions require leadership, communication skills, negotiation skills, and good judgment.

Some nurses move into the business side of healthcare. Their nursing expertise and experience on a healthcare team equip them to manage ambulatory, acute, home-based, and chronic care businesses. Employers—including hospitals, insurance companies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and managed care organizations, among others—need registered nurses for jobs in health planning and development, marketing, consulting, policy development, and quality assurance.

Some RNs choose to become nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, or nurse practitioners, which, along with clinical nurse specialists, are types of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). APRNs may provide primary and specialty care, and in many states they may prescribe medications.

Other nurses work as postsecondary teachers in colleges and universities.

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Ob/Gyn Demographic

Gender

  • Female

    84.5%
  • Male

    13.1%
  • Unknown

    2.4%

Ethnicity

  • White

    76.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    12.6%
  • Asian

    7.9%
  • Unknown

    2.3%
  • Black or African American

    0.7%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    65.0%
  • French

    5.6%
  • Hindi

    5.1%
  • Russian

    3.4%
  • Urdu

    3.0%
  • Vietnamese

    2.1%
  • Arabic

    2.1%
  • Korean

    1.7%
  • Italian

    1.7%
  • Portuguese

    1.7%
  • Chinese

    1.3%
  • Gujarati

    1.3%
  • Polish

    1.3%
  • Hmong

    0.9%
  • Mandarin

    0.9%
  • Japanese

    0.9%
  • German

    0.9%
  • Swedish

    0.4%
  • Romanian

    0.4%
  • Akan

    0.4%
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Real Ob/Gyn Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Physician, Ob/Gyn The Mount Sinai Community Foundation Chicago, IL Jul 01, 2014 $340,000
Physician, Ob/Gyn Geisinger Clinic Wilkes-Barre, PA Aug 12, 2013 $310,000 -
$330,000
Physician, Ob/Gyn Geisinger Clinic Danville, PA Aug 12, 2013 $310,000 -
$330,000
Ob/Gyn Coffeyville Regional Medical Center Coffeyville, KS Jun 15, 2015 $300,000
Physician, Ob/Gyn Spirit Physician Services Inc. Camp Hill, PA Jul 11, 2016 $290,000 -
$350,000
Physician, Ob/Gyn Geisinger Clinic Danville, PA Jan 09, 2016 $290,000 -
$350,000
Physician-Ob-Gyn Physician Groups, L.C. Farmington, MO Aug 01, 2014 $290,000
Physician, Ob/Gyn Geisinger Clinic Danville, PA Jul 15, 2016 $290,000 -
$350,000
Physician Ob/Gyn Specialty Genesis Health System Silvis, IL May 23, 2016 $280,000
Physician Ob/Gyn Specialty Genesis Health System Davenport, IA May 23, 2016 $280,000
Physician Ob/Gyn Specialty Genesis Health System Davenport, IA Jul 25, 2016 $280,000 -
$350,000
Physician, Ob/Gyn Summit Physician Services Waynesboro, PA Jan 07, 2016 $280,000 -
$320,000
Physician Ob/Gyn Specialty Genesis Health System Silvis, IL Oct 08, 2016 $280,000
Physician, Ob/Gyn Rochester General Hospital Newark, NY Jun 20, 2015 $240,000 -
$260,000
Physician-Ob/Gyn Banner Medical Group Colorado Greeley, CO Apr 28, 2016 $240,000
Physician/Ob-Gyn The Eau Claire Cooperative Health Center Columbia, SC Sep 01, 2014 $230,000
Physician/Ob-Gyn The Eau Claire Cooperative Health Center Columbia, SC Jan 09, 2016 $230,000
Physician/Ob-Gyn The Eau Claire Cooperative Health Center Columbia, SC Sep 01, 2015 $230,000
Physician/Ob-Gyn The Eau Claire Cooperative Health Center Columbia, SC Jul 14, 2014 $230,000
Physician, Ob/Gyn Health Access System D/B/A Crozer Keystone Health Drexel Hill, PA Nov 28, 2014 $188,000 -
$200,000
Provider Ob/Gyn Emory Medical Corporation Lake City, FL May 01, 2016 $187,830
Assistant Professor, Ob-Gyn University Physician Associates Kansas City, MO Jul 15, 2016 $187,200 -
$200,000
Physician-Ob-Gyn Logan General Hospital LLC Logan, WV Aug 05, 2014 $187,199 -
$330,000
Ob/Gyn Anesthesiologist Obstetric Anesthesiology Consultants, PSC Louisville, KY Sep 26, 2013 $187,199 -
$275,000
Ob/Gyn Mountain Park Health Center Phoenix, AZ Jun 15, 2014 $185,000 -
$195,000
Ob/Gyn Mountain Park Health Center Goodyear, AZ Jun 15, 2014 $185,000 -
$195,000
Physician, Ob/Gyn Health Access Network Drexel Hill, PA Jun 15, 2015 $185,000

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Top Skills for An Ob/Gyn

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Top Ob/Gyn Skills

  1. Surgery
  2. Ultrasound Equipment
  3. Vital Signs
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Arranged medical clearance with laboratories and radiology before patient surgery.
  • Reported ultrasound equipment issues immediately to management and placed a service call to Siemens.
  • Ensured to take patient's histories, vital signs, and document in patient chart.
  • Created a policy on Children in the Workplace for Department of OB-GYN employees.
  • Served as clinical resource for residents and interns, nurses, and other support staff.

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