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Trauma and Acute Care Surgeon

Intermountain Health
Lafayette, Colorado
Closing date
May 4, 2025

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Surgery, Surgery, Trauma
Full Time
Position Type

Trauma and Acute Care Surgeon – Come live and work in Colorado!!

Your day.

Winning America’s 50 Best Hospital Award in 2019, 2020, and 2021, Good Samaritan Medical Center in beautiful Lafayette, Colorado, has become the pillar of a growing community.

Our surgery team is currently looking for two Trauma and Acute Care Surgeons to join their team. These are new positions designed as a shift-based model to cover the ED and manage trauma patients in the ICU. Here are some highlights you can expect.

  • You would practice at Good Samaritan Medical Center, a level II trauma center in Lafayette, CO just outside of Denver
  • You will work 16, 12 hour shifts in a month covering the ED and ICU
  • Back up call will be split evenly by the entire surgery team consisting of 3 elective surgeons, the 2 trauma and acute care surgeons, and 1 additional surgeon
  • During your shift, you may also have clinic ~1 time (1/2 day) per week for follow-ups

Your experience.

We hire people, not words on paper. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:

  • MD or DO degree from a fully accredited medical or osteopathic school of medicine
  • Unrestricted Colorado physician license, or able to obtain
  • Residency trained in General Surgery
  • Board certified or eligible in General Surgery
  • A Surgical Critical Care Fellowship is required
  • Must be competent at full spectrum of acute surgeries to include but not limited to ruptured diverticulitis, laparoscopic cholecystectomy, appendicitis, colon resection, perforated ulcers etc

Your next move.

Now that you know more about being a Trauma and Acute Care Surgeon on our team we hope you’ll join us. At SCL Health you’ll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.

Additional Links and Information:

Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage in addition to retirement savings plans. Additionally, we offer our physicians:

  • CME benefits of up to $5,000 annually plus 40 hours of time to take CME plus license reimbursement
  • Front loaded vacation time with a total of 240 hours annually that rolls over
  • An occurrence-based malpractice insurance coverage. You would never have to pay tail coverage.


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The hourly range for this position is listed below. Actual hourly rate dependent upon experience. 

$1.00 - $1,000.00

We care about your well-being – mind, body, and spirit – which is why we provide our caregivers a generous benefits package that covers a wide range of programs to foster a sustainable culture of wellness that encompasses living healthy, happy, secure, connected, and engaged.

Learn more about our comprehensive benefits packages for our Idaho, Nevada, and Utah based caregivers, and for our Colorado, Montana, and Kansas based caregivers; and our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Intermountain Health is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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