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Become A Staff Physician In El Paso, TX

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Working As A Staff Physician In El Paso, TX

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

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • Stressful

  • Make Decisions

  • $254,317

    Average Salary

What Does A Staff Physician Do

A Staff Physician oversees and directs the work of physicians and mid-level practitioners, and assists in internal quality control audits. They are also responsible for making diagnoses and prescribing specialized treatment plans.

How To Become A Staff Physician

Physicians and surgeons have demanding education and training requirements. Almost all physicians complete at least 4 years of undergraduate school, 4 years of medical school, and, depending on their specialty, 3 to 7 years in internship and residency programs.

Education

Most applicants to medical school have at least a bachelor's degree, and many have advanced degrees. Although no specific major is required, all students must complete undergraduate work in biology, chemistry, physics, math, and English. Students also take courses in the humanities and social sciences. In addition, some students volunteer at local hospitals or clinics to gain experience in a healthcare setting.

Medical schools are highly competitive. Most applicants must submit transcripts, scores from the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), and letters of recommendation. Schools also consider an applicant’s personality, leadership qualities, and participation in extracurricular activities. Most schools require applicants to interview with members of the admissions committee.

A few medical schools offer combined undergraduate and medical school programs that last 6 or 7 years.

Students spend most of the first 2 years of medical school in laboratories and classrooms, taking courses such as anatomy, biochemistry, pharmacology, psychology, medical ethics, and the laws governing medicine. They also gain practical skills, learning to take medical histories, examine patients, and diagnose illnesses.

During their last 2 years, medical students work with patients under the supervision of experienced physicians in hospitals and clinics. Through rotations in internal medicine, family practice, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry, and surgery, they gain experience in diagnosing and treating illnesses in a variety of areas.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Physicians and surgeons need to be excellent communicators. They must be able to communicate effectively with their patients and other healthcare support staff.

Compassion. Physicians and surgeons deal with patients who are sick or injured and may be in extreme pain or distress. Physicians and surgeons must be able to treat patients and their families with compassion and understanding.

Detail oriented. Physicians and surgeons must ensure that patients are receiving appropriate treatment and medications. They must also monitor and record various pieces of information related to patient care.

Dexterity. Physicians and surgeons must be good at working with their hands. They may work with very precise and sometimes sharp tools, and mistakes can have serious consequences.

Leadership skills. Physicians who work in their own practice need to be effective leaders. They must be able to manage a staff of other professionals to run their practice.

Organizational skills. Some physicians own their own practice. Strong organizational skills, including good recordkeeping, are critical in both medical and business settings.

Patience. Physicians and surgeons may work for long periods with patients who need special attention. Persons who fear medical treatment may require more patience.

Physical stamina. Physicians and surgeons should be comfortable performing physical tasks, such as lifting or turning disabled patients. Surgeons may spend a great deal of time bending over patients during surgery.

Problem-solving skills. Physicians and surgeons need to evaluate patients’ symptoms and administer the appropriate treatments. They need to do this quickly if a patient’s life is threatened.

Training

After medical school, almost all graduates enter a residency program in their specialty of interest. A residency usually takes place in a hospital and varies in duration, generally lasting from 3 to 7 years, depending on the specialty.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

All states require physicians and surgeons to be licensed; requirements vary by state. To qualify for a license, candidates must graduate from an accredited medical school and complete residency training in their specialty.

All physicians and surgeons also must pass a standardized national licensure exam. M.D.s take the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). D.O.s take the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX-USA). For specific state information about licensing, contact your state’s medical board. 

Certification is not required for physicians and surgeons; however, it may increase their employment opportunities. M.D.s and D.O.s seeking board certification in a specialty may spend up to 7 years in residency training; the length of time varies with the specialty. To become board certified, candidates must complete a residency program and pass a specialty certification exam from the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), or the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS).

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214 Staff Physician jobs

Kurz Solutions
El Paso, TX
Staff Physician - Primary Care

$254,317 Estimated

Teamhealth.
El Paso, TX
Physician / Hospitalist / Texas / Locum or Permanent / STAFF PHYSICIAN Job

$254,317 Estimated

Walmart
El Paso, TX
Staff Pharmacist

$111,060 Estimated

Robert Half
El Paso, TX
Staff Accountant

$45,000 Estimated

Ab Staffing Solutions, LLC
El Paso, TX
ED Physician

$177,750 Estimated

Teamhealth.
El Paso, TX
Physician / Emergency Medicine / Texas / Locum or Permanent / STAFF PHYSICIAN Job

$249,600 Estimated

Teamhealth.
El Paso, TX
Physician / Emergency Medicine / Texas / Locum or Permanent / STAFF PHYSICIAN Job

$249,600 Estimated

U.S. Army Medical Command
El Paso, TX
Supervisory Physician (Administrative)

$177,750 Estimated

University Medical Center of El Paso
El Paso, TX
Permanent ObGyn Physician in El paso, Texas

$177,750 Estimated

Tenet Healthcare
El Paso, TX
Permanent Surgery Physician in El paso, Texas

$177,750 Estimated

Tenet Healthcare
El Paso, TX
Permanent Rheumatology Physician in El paso, Texas

$177,750 Estimated

HCA Healthcare
El Paso, TX
Permanent Neurology Physician in El paso, Texas

$177,750 Estimated

Mydermrecruiter/Mymdrecruiter
El Paso, TX
Permanent Dermatology Physician in El paso, Texas

$177,750 Estimated

Tenet Healthcare
El Paso, TX
Permanent Gastroenterology Physician in El paso, Texas

$177,750 Estimated

The Medicus Firm
El Paso, TX
Permanent Urology Physician in El paso, Texas

$177,750 Estimated

First Choice Network
El Paso, TX
Permanent ObGyn Physician in El paso, Texas

$177,750 Estimated

Tenet Health
El Paso, TX
Permanent Urology Physician in El paso, Texas

$177,750 Estimated

Shannon Recruiting Partners
El Paso, TX
Neurology Physician Neurologist - Physicians Only Apply - Perm

$177,750 Estimated

FCS-Psychiatric Recruitment
El Paso, TX
Physician / Psychiatry / Texas / Permanent / General Psychiatrist Job

$177,750 Estimated

Tenet Healthcare
El Paso, TX
Permanent Neurology Physician in El paso, Texas

$177,750 Estimated

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Real Staff Physician Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Staff Physician-Neurosurgery Oakwood Healthcare, Inc. Dearborn, MI Jun 09, 2015 $700,000
Associate Staff Physician (Neurosurgery) Cleveland Clinic Foundation Cleveland, OH Mar 01, 2015 $500,000
Staff Physician Medical College of Wisconsin Weston, WI Mar 10, 2016 $425,000
Staff Physician, Cardiac Surgery Washington Hospital Center Washington, DC May 23, 2016 $425,000
Staff Physician Ohio Emergency Professionals, Inc. Findlay, OH Jun 10, 2015 $417,400
Staff Physician Findlay Emergency Physicians Inc. Findlay, OH Jun 25, 2015 $417,400
Staff Physician/Surgeon Iowa City Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) Iowa City, IA Jan 08, 2016 $401,351
Staff Physician Northwell Health New York, NY Nov 15, 2016 $400,000
Staff Physician Northwell Health New Hyde Park, NY Nov 14, 2016 $400,000
Staff Physician New York University School of Medicine New York, NY Sep 01, 2015 $377,246
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Top Skills for A Staff Physician

InternalMedicineOutpatientClinicEmergencyRoomUrgentCarePrimaryCareDirectPatientCareMedicalCareFamilyPracticeInfectiousDiseaseGynecologicalCasesRoutineAccurateMedicalRecordsHospitalStaffFamilyMedicineHealthCareObstetricsPediatricsEMROccupationalMedicineSafety

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Top Staff Physician Skills

  1. Internal Medicine
  2. Outpatient Clinic
  3. Emergency Room
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • EXPERIENCE Cascade Internal Medicine 3915 Cascade Road Suite 330
  • Manage daily operation of outpatient clinic to include medical assistants, radiology staff and ancillary services.
  • Admitted patients at the clinic and emergency room; monitored inpatients; reviewed cases with staff, weekly case discussions.
  • Provided full spectrum of family practice, occupational, and urgent care to a diverse patient population.
  • Provided patient care in the areas of HIV/AIDS, general primary care, transgender medicine and sexual health screening and treatment.

Top Staff Physician Employers

What Kind Of Companies Hire a Staff Physician

  1. Wilson Medical Center
  2. Swope Health Services
  3. Various
  4. Children's National Medical Center
  5. Va Palo Alto
  6. Rex Healthcare
  7. St. Joseph's North Medical Urgent Care
  8. Kaiser Permanente
  9. Family Foot Care Center
  10. Aurora Sinai Medical Center
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