Trauma Critical Care Surgeon Job at Desert Trauma Surgeons, Inc. —Palm Springs, CA, Palm Springs, CA

  • Desert Trauma Surgeons, Inc. —Palm Springs, CA
  • Palm Springs, CA

Job Description


Desert Trauma Surgeons, Inc. Posted May 6, 2024

Palm Springs, CA

Trauma Critical Care Surgeon

Position Details:

Employed position with Desert Trauma Surgeons, Inc. a private practice group that contracts with Desert Regional Medical Center (DRMC) in Palm Springs, CA. The group is a shared Trauma/ICU/ACS/General Surgery practice comprised of 22 surgeons, a fully staffed NP/APP service, ACGME Surgical Critical Care fellows, and ER residents from DRMC and Eisenhower Medical Center. DRMC is a County Level I Trauma Center with an upcoming ACS Level I site visit in 2024. It is part of the Riverside County Trauma System - encatchment includes two countries, three states and is the fourth largest county in California. Approximately 5000 trauma evaluations annually (10% penetrating, 90% blunt, with a high volume of blunt operative trauma). ACS volume is commensurate: approximately 1000 acute care surgery evaluations/annually (~50% operative), and ICU volume ~ 500 annually. Modernized ED and trauma infrastructure (whole blood, TEG, rib plating program, advanced wound care, robotics, and a full range of surgical subspecialists.). General surgery private practice opportunity as well. Service is busy but with a lot of help (average census 40-80 patients/day), the staffing model is three surgeons (one Trauma, one ACS, and on SICU) on during the daytime and nighttime with backup coverage (attending/fellow/resident). Full-time work requirements are 16 twelve-hour shifts/month, with the opportunity for additional shifts/overtime pay if desired. The group expanded trauma/ACS services to JFK Memorial Medical center in Indio, CA to establish a Level IV trauma program (surgeons cover both sites). The group also manages a General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care Fellowship. Opportunities in the near future for fellowship and residency directorships are potential opportunities for those interested in such a career path.

Applicant Requirements:

MD or DO and must be certified by the American Board of Surgery. The ideal candidate will be Board-Certified in Surgical Critical Care as well. We are looking for candidates who are highly motivated, have excellent communication skills, and are goal-oriented. This position calls for someone with a strong commitment to education for residents and fellows as well as strong leadership skills.

Compensation Package:

· Competitive Compensation (negotiable depending on experience and credentials)
· Paid Malpractice (Professional Liability Insurance)


Southern California lifestyle at its best. Largely regarded as a resort and vacation getaway location for retirees, snowbirds, Hollywood stars, and politicians, Palm Springs is no longer a posh getaway but is now home to many young adults who are working in remote environments post-COVID. The ideal mix for families and young alike, Palm Springs has many local recreational activities (hiking, biking, camping, horseback riding, numerous parks, and museums) as well as annual attractions/festivals – Coachella, Stagecoach, Indian Wells BNP Paribas, and the Palm Springs International Film Festival. Palm Springs is also home to multiple boutique hotels, and world-renown resorts, restaurants, and is regarded by some to be the golf capital of the world. For families, Palm Springs offers affordable living, excellent schools (private/public), and the optimal work-life balance with built-in 2 weeks of free time in the structure of the schedule, allowing you to customize your work-life schedule to your needs. Some of our surgeons live in the area, but many of our surgeons also commute from outside of Palm Springs (Orange County, Redlands, San Bernardino, Los Angeles County, San Diego).

How to apply

Please direct all CVs, inquiries, and referrals to:
Rita Hernandez, Director of Administration


380 E. Paseo El Mirador
Palm Springs, CA 92262


This information is provided by the party posting the listing and is solely responsible for its content. EAST is not responsible for the accuracy of the listing.

Job Tags

Full time, Private practice, Local area, Remote job, Shift work, Night shift,

Similar Jobs

Liberty Personnel Services, Inc.

Environmental Health & Safety Specialist Job at Liberty Personnel Services, Inc.

 ...Job Details: One of the premier Environmental Engineering firms in NYC has a red-hot need for an Environmental Health & Safety Specialist . Position is full time/perm with great benefits. Basic Qualifications: Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Hygiene... 

PENN Entertainment, Inc.

Overnight Casino Cashier Job at PENN Entertainment, Inc.

 ...Reimbursement, Lindenwood University Discounts, & Diversity Scholarship for Team Members children. As an Overnight Casino Cashier , you will: Shift: Start: 6:00pm to 10:00pm End Time: 2:00am to 6:00am (Must be able to start/end anytime between time frame listed... 


[Hybrid] Marketing Manager 1 (12876-2) Job at JND

 ...experience in print marketing, project management, marketing, or product management in cross functional environment ~ Prior experience at Samsung preferred but not required. Please provide former reporting manager's name for rehire eligibility check. Location ~6625... 

Arch Systems

Sr. DevOps Engineer Job at Arch Systems

 ...Arch Systems ( is seeking a talented Senior DevOps engineer to join our rapidly scaling team and help guide our customers in successfully... Stanford Engineering PhDs and emerging from impactful non-profit endeavors in Africa, Arch is a venture-backed organization collaborating... 

Kelly Services

Compliance/Fraud Investigator Job at Kelly Services

Looking for a great new job opportunity?Our client, who handles payroll, HR, and tax services, is hiring several Compliance Analysts. Sound intriguing? Read on to learn more and apply! Pay: $21-$24/hr Shift: 8am-5pm, M-F Location : Remote, East Coast (preferably...