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Opportunities for Intensivist and Critical Care Jobs

For any intensivist or critical care specialist who is seeking a new position, Doctor’s Choice Placement Services is the best place to start. We represent hundreds of critical care and intensivist positions that are both permanent or locum tenens. If you see a position that looks promising for you, our team of extremely experienced recruiters will be more than happy to help you with your needs regarding critical care jobs.

About Critical Care Physicians

Critical care specialists, or intensivists, are the doctors you go to see if something is seriously wrong. Critical care medicine is the diagnosis and/or treatment of the wide variety of clinical problems that arise with the extremes of human disease. Patients who are critically ill are treated by a team of professionals trained to deal with organ shutdown and respiratory or cardiac arrest. The intensivist may either be the head of the critical care team or may act as a consultant.

Successful critical care doctor careers entail ongoing education about the many conditions that arise with the critically ill, as well as the equipment used to treat those conditions. On top of that, the intensivist must also be aware of the many ethical and social issues that come with treating critically ill patients:

  • End-of-life Decisions
  • Advance Directives
  • Estimating Prognosis
  • Counseling Patients and Their Families

Critical care jobs entail a fast paced medical treatment environment. Thus, they need to have knowledge, skill, and extensive experience in the following medical and procedural skills:

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Arterial Blood Gas Sampling and Interpretation
  • Bedside Pulmonary Function
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Placement of Arterial and Central Venous Lines
  • Insertion of Temporary Pacemaker
  • Endotracheal Intubation
  • Placement of Pulmonary Artery Catheter
  • Interpretation of Waveforms

After four years of both undergraduate and med school, a future intensivist or critical care specialist must complete a three to five year residency and become board certified in one of the following; surgery, internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, or pediatrics. After that, they must complete an additional three year fellowship in critical care medicine and receive certification.

For Those Seeking Critical Care Physician Opportunities

Here at Doctor’s Choice Placement, we have a extensive list of intensivist or critical care jobs that is free to view and does not require registration. Our database of critical care jobs is updated daily and shows employment opportunities in every state. All our doctor job search services are free and we have physician opportunities in critical care medicine, pulmonology/critical care, and pediatric critical care. If you are an intensivist or critical care professional in any speciality, we have the resources to get you the job you are looking for. We work hard every day at advancing medical doctor careers and keeping clinics and hospitals staffed. Come and see what we can do for you today.

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