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Become A Trauma Surgeon

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Working As A Trauma Surgeon

  • 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

  • $76,060

    Average Salary

What Does A Trauma Surgeon Do At Lancaster General Health

* Patient Care, Policies, Procedures, and Admission Criteria:_ Facilitates, in conjunction with the TPMD, the utilization of patient care and admission criteria policies and procedures for the Lancaster General Hospital Trauma Program.
* Implements and assures compliance with all approved policies and procedures.
* Participates in the development of protocols and management guidelines necessary for the care of the trauma patient.
* Patient Care Management:_ In conjunction with the TPMD manages the medical and surgical care of trauma patients and intervenes on active cases where there are variances from the standard of care.
* Surgical assistant to the TPMD for elective trauma cases.
* Performance Improvement Activities:_ In conjunction with the TPMD is accountable for trauma related Quality and Performance Improvement activities such as;
* Evaluation of patient care and outcome data to provide direction and oversight at trauma service performance improvement meetings.
* Participation in Trauma Mortality and Morbidity (M & M) conference.
* Evaluation of Trauma Registry data appropriate to their provider outcomes and program outcomes
* Utilizes reviewed data and meeting results to improve the system of care

What Does A Trauma Surgeon Do At Emory University

* medical directorship of a 30 bed SICU (proposed plan for 30 more beds in next two years); member of the hospital wide Critical Care Committee; program director for the Surgical Critical Care (SCC) Fellowship.
* Emory’s SCC fellowship at Grady is a part of the AAST Acute Care Surgery Fellowship.
* Clinical responsibilities include medical director oversight of the SICU, trauma, emergency general surgery and surgical critical care coverage at Grady Memorial Hospital and the Marcus Trauma Center, a Level I Trauma Center responsible for a population of 5,000,000 in northwest Georgia.
* The trauma center admits more than 1,100 patients with ISS greater than 16 and is one of the busiest in the Nation

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How To Become A Trauma Surgeon

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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Trauma Surgeon Demographics

Gender

  • Male

    61.5%
  • Female

    38.5%

Ethnicity

  • White

    77.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    12.9%
  • Asian

    8.5%
  • Black or African American

    0.7%
  • Unknown

    0.7%
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Real Trauma Surgeon Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon Altru Health System Grand Forks, ND Jan 08, 2016 $550,000
Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon Altru Health System Grand Forks, ND Mar 11, 2016 $550,000
Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon Pikeville Medical Center, Inc. Pikeville, KY Dec 10, 2012 $500,000
Cardiothoracic Surgeon/Trauma Surgeon Pikeville Medical Center, Inc. Pikeville, KY Jul 01, 2013 $500,000
Cardiothoracic Surgeon/Trauma Surgeon Pikeville Medical Center, Inc. Pikeville, KY Jan 07, 2016 $500,000
Cardiothoracic Surgeon/Trauma Surgeon Pikeville Medical Center, Inc. Pikeville, KY Jun 15, 2016 $500,000
Trauma Surgeon Pikeville Medical Center, Inc. Pikeville, KY May 07, 2016 $450,000
Trauma Surgeon St. Vincent Hospital Santa Fe, NM Jul 01, 2013 $420,000
Trauma Surgeon St. Vincent Hospital Santa Fe, NM Jan 07, 2016 $420,000
Pediatric Trauma Surgeon (Physician) South Broward Hospital District D/B/A Memorial HEA Hollywood, FL Jul 02, 2012 $402,278 -
$603,418
Pediatric Trauma Surgeon (Physician) South Broward Hosptial District Hollywood, FL Aug 02, 2012 $402,278 -
$603,418
Trauma/Critical Care Surgeon VHS Outpatient Clinics Inc. Goodyear, AZ Nov 12, 2015 $400,000
Trauma Surgeon Marshfield Clinic Marshfield, WI Jul 13, 2015 $400,000
General Trauma Surgeon Eastern Maine Medical Center Bangor, ME Jul 08, 2016 $395,000
Microvascular Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon Denver Health and Hospital Authority Denver, CO May 07, 2012 $387,784
Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon Denver Health and Hospital Authority Denver, CO Oct 21, 2014 $381,490
Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon Denver Health and Hospital Authority Denver, CO May 07, 2011 $370,866
General Trauma Surgeon Eastern Maine Medical Center Bangor, ME Jul 17, 2016 $360,000
General Trauma Surgeon Eastern Maine Medical Center Bangor, ME Jul 24, 2014 $359,405
General Trauma Surgeon Eastern Maine Medical Center Bangor, ME Jul 03, 2014 $359,405
Trauma Surgeon Sanford Clinic North Fargo, ND Jan 16, 2015 $325,000
Trauma Surgeon Sanford Clinic North Fargo, ND Nov 19, 2014 $325,000
Trauma Surgeon Sanford Clinic North Fargo, ND Jan 01, 2014 $325,000
General Trauma Surgeon Eastern Maine Medical Center Bangor, ME Aug 22, 2013 $325,000
Trauma Surgeon McAllen Medical Physicians McAllen, TX Jul 01, 2012 $325,000 -
$350,000
Trauma Surgeon Mary Washington Healthcare Physicians Fredericksburg, VA Jul 29, 2010 $325,000 -
$355,000
Trauma/Critical Care Surgeon The Iowa Clinic, P.C. Des Moines, IA Jul 14, 2011 $325,000
General Trauma Surgeon Eastern Maine Medical Center Bangor, ME Aug 22, 2010 $325,000

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Top Skills for A Trauma Surgeon

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Top Trauma Surgeon Skills

  1. Office/Office Surgical Procedures
  2. Billing Claims
  3. FY
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Verify insurance and get authorization for all surgical and medical procedures.
  • Complete physical therapy prescriptions, DME orders and disability forms.
  • Provided critical care to US, Coalition and Iraqi Army service members injured in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
  • General and Trauma Surgery, Employed, St. John's Regional Medical Center
  • Ordered all office supplies/medical surgical supplies.

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