Trauma Surgeon Job Description

A trauma surgeon specializes in diagnosing and treating injuries, diseases, and disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems that occur after an accident.

Trauma surgeons treat patients who may suffer from lacerations, fractures, or burns; spinal injuries; amputation; severe head injuries; and serious internal injuries.

Updated on:     
October 7, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a talented Trauma Surgeon to join our team. You will be responsible for helping to save lives and provide care for patients who have suffered serious injuries. If you have the skills and compassion required for this important role, we hope you will apply to join us.

Trauma Surgeon Duties:

  • Implement and oversee trauma surgical procedures, including pre and post-op care
  • Interpret surgical plans, algorithms, and outcomes data, ensuring adherence to protocol
  • Develop and implement clinical plans and guidelines
  • Recommend new and alternative procedures or equipment to address new patient treatment needs
  • Staff, train, and evaluate all trauma surgery staff
  • Review surgical outcomes, ensuring improvements in patient care quality
  • Develop and implement protocols and policies

Trauma Surgeon Responsibilities:

  • Board certification in Surgery
  • 3+ years trauma surgery experience, including 1+ year of trauma center experience
  • Experience in operative procedures, general trauma, critical care, trauma resuscitation, and trauma research
  • Knowledge of trauma center policies, procedures

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Provide trauma care including operative and nonoperative treatment
  • Deliver lectures
  • Attend resident, medical student, and continuing education programs
  • Assess patient needs
  • Evaluating patients
  • Gathering patient history
  • Certifying patients for surgery
  • Performing surgery
  • Performing anesthesia
  • Attending hospital rounds
  • Counseling patients
  • Performing postoperative follow-up

At Company Name, we believe that diversity and inclusion are critical to success. We are committed to building a team that reflects our values and encourages applications from people of all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.