Catholic Health Initiatives Trauma Surgeon in DES MOINES, Iowa

Trauma Surgeon


Mercy is seeking a BC/BE Trauma Surgeon with a passion for teaching to join our acute care surgery service. The selected candidate will receive an academic appointment at Des Moines University and will be faculty of the Mercy General Surgery Residency program. The role offers competitive compensation including a sign on/retention bonus, paid malpractice and a generous retirement program.

Candidate Requirements

  • BC/BE General Surgery w/Fellowship Training in Surgical Critical Care and or Trauma

  • Teaching and research experience

Faculty Responsibilities

  • Emergent general surgery & trauma

  • In-patient rounding including critical care

  • Continuity clinic for follow up & post op patients

  • Facilitates education of residents & med students

  • Scholarly activity

  • Trauma/ACS call rotation (one location)

  • Supervision of Advanced Practice Clinicians

Mercy General Surgery Residency

  • Founded in 1936

  • AOA accredited seeking ACGME accreditation

  • 5 year non-pyramidal program

  • Graduates span the US serving rural & urban communities

Mercy Medical Center

  • Level II ACS accredited trauma center

  • 86,865 ED visits annually

  • 1,947 trauma patients /year

  • 600 acute care surgery cases per annum

  • 17 OR’s (Mercy Medical Center)(One Hybrid/DaVinci)

  • Leading referral for CT and Neurosurgical surgery

  • Rural network of 16 Hospitals

  • Member of the statewide Mercy Health Network

Des Moines

  • #1 Best State to Live in America - US News & World Report

  • #1 Place to Live and Work - Physicians Thrive

  • #1 Best State to Practice Medicine in US – WalletHub

  • #1 City with an Up-and-Coming Downtown - Fortune

  • #4 Best City to Live in America - US News & World Report

  • Best City for Families – Kiplinger

  • Voted as the Safest City in America – Gallup

  • Best City for Young Professionals – Forbes

  • Leading place for Business and Careers – Forbes

  • Wealthiest City in America – The Today Show


Job Physician


Daily Schedule 8-5

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2017-R0144140

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.