Gynecologist - Job Description, Duties, Education, Skills, Salary, & Growth

Gynecologist


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Job Description

 

Obstetrician-gynecologists (OBGYNs) specialize in woman's reproductive health. They help their patients with family planning, pregnancy, childbirth, and other woman's issues.

They screen patients and test them for a list of complications and provide preventative care to catch cancer and other problems before they become serious.

They administer tests to help patients deal with complications that include fibroid tumors, infertility, preterm labor, and caesarean births.

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Responsibilities

 

OBGYNs conduct a series of physical examinations and provide medical care for women's reproductive health. Their responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Diagnose reproductive health issues

  • Prescribe medication

  • Administer treatments

  • Monitor pregnancy

  • Attend childbirth

  • Counsel women on reproductive issues

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Skills

 

Communication Must be able to clearly convey thoughts and ideas about patient's treatment plans and diagnoses. Must correspond with other medical professionals to ensure patient care. 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing patient to make sure they are responding well to treatment plans and make improvements or take corrective action when necessary. 
Critical Thinking Must use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Judgment and Decision Making Needs to be able to act autonomously and make difficult decisions that would benefit the patient or make corrections. Must consider all benefits and repercussions of potential actions and choose the appropriate one. 
Complex Problem Solving Must be able to identify complex problems and develop and evaluate corrective options and implement solutions. 
Empathy Must be able to empathize with a patient's pain and difficulties. Need to make people feel comfortable and meet them at their emotional level to humanize themselves since they deal with sensitive issues.
Trustworthiness Must be trustworthy because you have people's lives in your hands and what you do could help or hurt them. They are entrusted with a great responsibility and must live up to it. 
Operation Monitoring Must be able to monitor gauges and dials and use medical software to give the best updated medical care. 

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Working Conditions

 

OBGYN doctors generally work in private practices and hospitals; sometimes they go back and forth between the two.

OBGYNs can have irregular schedules and can work nights, weekends, and early mornings depending on the need and their on-call schedules. 

Typically the work week for someone working full-time is 40 – 60 hours plus one to two nights of call per month. Many OBGYNs work 4 days per week, but those hours are longer. 

 

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Salary Outlook

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05.28.2019
Obstetrics & Gynecology opening in Everett, Washington. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com Want to join an exceptional organization? The Everett Clinic is looking for a full-time, licensed and experienced OB/GYN...
06.21.2019
Obstetrics & Gynecology opening in Everett, Washington. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com Want to join an exceptional organization? The Everett Clinic is looking for a full-time, licensed and experienced OB/GYN...
07.11.2016
Gynecology opening in Virginia Beach, Virginia. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com We are currently recruiting a BC/BE gynecologist or urogynecologis t interested in assuming a private practice in Virginia Beach,...
06.26.2019
The University of Virginia Department of Student Health and Wellness invites qualified applicants for a full-time salaried staff gynecologist position with an anticipated start date of July, 2019. The physician hired for this position will be...
05.28.2019
Obstetrics & Gynecology opening in Everett, Washington. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com Want to join an exceptional organization? You will love the Northwest. Why not love your career, too? The Everett Clinic is...
06.21.2019
Obstetrics & Gynecology opening in Everett, Washington. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com Want to join an exceptional organization? You will love the Northwest. Why not love your career, too? The Everett Clinic is...
06.26.2019
The University of Virginia Department of Student Health and Wellness invites qualified applicants for a part-time (0.6 effort/ 3 days per week) salaried staff gynecologist position with an anticipated start date of July, 2019. The physician hired...
04.17.2019
Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares...
06.03.2019
Obstetrics opening in Worcester, Massachusetts. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com Reliant Medical Group is seeking a talented Obstetrician / Gynecologist (Ob/Gyn) to join our team oriented group in Worcester, MA....
06.04.2019
Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares...
04.01.2019
Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares...
06.10.2019
Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares...
06.14.2019
Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares...
06.14.2019
Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares...
06.04.2019
Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares...
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    The University of Virginia Department of Student Health and Wellness invites qualified applicants for a part-time (0.6 effort/ 3 days per week) salaried staff gynecologist position with an anticipated start date of July, 2019. The physician hired...
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