Trauma Surgeon Call

Melrose, Massachusetts
Nov 17, 2023
Surgery, Trauma
Position Type
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Job Profile Summary

​This role focuses on performing health assessments, running diagnostic tests, prescribing medication and creating treatment plans as well as providing health and wellness education to patients.In addition, this role focuses on performing the following Physician duties: Diagnoses and treats injuries or illnesses and address health maintenance of patients. Responsibilities also include examining patients, taking medical histories, prescribing medications and ordering, performing and interpreting diagnostic tests.A professional individual contributor role that may direct the work of other lower level professionals or manage processes and programs.The majority of time is spent overseeing the design, implementation or delivery of processes, programs and policies using specialized knowledge and skills typically acquired through advanced education.A specialist level role that is a recognized subject matter expert in job area typically obtained through advanced education and work experience.Typically manages large projects or processes with limited oversight from manager, coaches, reviews and delegates work to lower level professionals, resolving difficult and often complex problems.

Job Overview

A Medical Doctor is a healthcare professional who is responsible for diagnosing, treating, and managing patients' health conditions. This position collaborates closely with interdisciplinary teams, including nurses, specialists, and support staff, to ensure the delivery of excellent healthcare services to patients.

Job Description

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO).

2.Successful completion of a Residency Program.

3. Successful completion of a Fellowship, if appropriate for medical specialty.

4. Licensure to practice medicine.

5. Board certification in relevant medical specialty.

6. Hospital approved credentials (medical license, clinical privileges).

7. Unrestricted DEA number.

8. Appropriate certificate necessary for area of practice (BLS, ACLS, ATLS, PALS, etc.)

Duties and Responsibilities:The duties and responsibilities listed below are intended to describe the general nature of work and are not intended to be an all-inclusive list.Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned.

1. Conducts comprehensive patient evaluations, including medical history review, physical examinations, and interpretation of diagnostic tests, to diagnose and determine appropriate treatment plans for hospitalized patients.

2. Develops and implements individualized treatment plans for patients, considering their medical condition, co-morbidities, and overall well-being, while collaborating with specialists and healthcare teams.

3. Provides continuous inpatient care by conducting regular rounds, monitoring patients' progress, assessing response to treatment, and addressing any complications or changes in their conditions.

4. Prescribes and administers medications, therapies, and medical interventions according to established protocols, ensuring accurate dosages and timely administration.

5. Performs various medical procedures and interventions within area of expertise.

6. Orders and interprets diagnostic tests, including laboratory tests, imaging studies, and other relevant investigations, to aid in accurate diagnosis and treatment monitoring.

7. Collaborates with interdisciplinary teams, including nurses, specialists, pharmacists, and support staff, to ensure coordinated patient care, discuss treatment plans, and address any clinical concerns.

8. Communicates effectively with patients and their families, providing clear explanations of diagnoses, treatment options, and prognosis, and addressing any questions or concerns they may have.

9. Educates patients and their families on self-care, medication management, lifestyle modifications, and post-discharge instructions to facilitate their understanding and active participation in their healthcare.

10. Documents accurate and complete medical records, including patient histories, physical examination findings, treatment plans, progress notes, and discharge summaries, in accordance with legal and ethical standards.

11. Participates in hospital committees, case conferences, and multidisciplinary rounds to discuss complex cases, review treatment outcomes, and contribute to the overall quality improvement of patient care.

12. Attends conferences, seminars, and continuing medical education programs to stay updated on the latest medical research, guidelines, and advancements in the medical field.

13. Adheres to hospital policies and protocols, including infection control measures, patient safety initiatives, and regulatory requirements, to ensure a safe and conducive healthcare environment.

14. Provides leadership and supervision to medical residents, interns, and medical students, offering guidance, mentorship, and support in their clinical learning and professional development.

15. Maintains professionalism, ethics, and confidentiality in all aspects of patient care, promoting trust, empathy, and respect in interactions with patients, families, and colleagues.

Physical Requirements:

1. Prolonged, extensive, or considerable standing/walking.

2. Lifts, positions, pushes and or transfer patients and equipment.

3. Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching.

4. Frequent exposure to hazardous chemicals, sick patients, bodily substances, noise and possible exposure to radiation, lasers, electric shock etc.

5. Regularly exposed to the risk of bloodborne diseases and other transmissible infections.

6. Contact with patients under a wide variety of circumstances including interhospital transport in emergency vehicles, ambulances, helicopters and fixed wing aircraft.

7. Subject to varying and unpredictable situations.

8. Handle emergency crisis situations.

9. May have contact with hazardous materials

Skills & Abilities:

1. Demonstrated clinical competence and expertise in managing acute and chronic medical conditions.

2. Ability to provide patient care throughout the life span, with consideration of aging processes, human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.

3.EffectiveInterpersonal skills needed for interacting with physicians, staff, patients and their families.

4. Excellent analytical skills needed for evaluating patients and determining appropriate treatment(s).

5.Maintains sensitivity and flexibility in coping with difficult situations.

6. Attention to detail and commitment to maintaining accurate medical records.

7. Ability to work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team.

8. Adherence to professional ethics and confidentiality guidelines.

Tufts Medicine is a leading integrated health system bringing together the best of academic and community healthcare to deliver exceptional, connected and accessible care experiences to consumers across Massachusetts. Comprised of Tufts Medical Center, Lowell General Hospital, MelroseWakefield Hospital, Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford, Care at Home - an expansive home care network, and large integrated physician network. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at Tufts Medicine. Tufts Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation by emailing us at .

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