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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08.17.2019
Obstetrics & Gynecology 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...
08.15.2019
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...
07.30.2019
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...
07.25.2019
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...
05.08.2019
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...
08.22.2019
Obstetrics & Gynecology opening in Miami, Florida. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com Envision Physician Services is seeking a BC Obstetrician / Gynecologist, OB/GYN, to join our Hospitalist group ­at Broward Health...
08.23.2019
Located in the picturesque Mount Washington Valley, Womens Health is seeking a BE/BC Obstetrician/Gynecologist to help grow our practice. Join a 2 physician, 2 midwife full-scope OB/GYN practice while enjoying an excellent work/life balance....
08.16.2019
Obstetrics & Gynecology opening in Hagerstown, Maryland. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com We are looking for an OB/GYN Obstetrics Gynecologist to join our Women's Center in Hagerstown, MD. The practice...
07.11.2019
Obstetrics & Gynecology opening in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com Enjoy an employed opportunity and a 1:7 paid call rotation with an immediate patient base waiting to be seen. We...
08.15.2019
Obstetrics & Gynecology opening in Lehighton, Pennsylvania. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com At Lehigh Valley Health Network, you have the opportunity to make an essential impact on the lives of your patients! We are...
  1. Obstetrician Gynecologist OBGYN - Reliant Medical Group Worcester, MA Ringle, WI DocCafe
    Obstetrics & Gynecology 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...
  2. Obstetrician/Gynecologist Bloomington Clinic Minneapolis, MN Allina Health
    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...
  3. Obstetrician and Gynecologist Shakopee Clinic Minneapolis, MN Allina Health
    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...
  4. Obstetrician and Gynecologist Cambridge Clinic Minneapolis, MN Allina Health
    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...
  5. Obstetrician and Gynecologist Coon Rapids Womens Health Minneapolis, MN Allina Health
    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...
  6. Obstetrician and Gynecologist Coon Rapids Women's Health Minneapolis, MN Allina Health
    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...
  7. Obstetrician and Gynecologist Coon Rapids Women's Health Minneapolis, MN Allina Health
    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...
  8. Obstetrician and Gynecologist Hastings Nininger Clinic Minneapolis, MN Allina Health
    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...
  9. Obstetrician and Gynecologist Shakopee Clinic & West Region Lead Minneapolis, MN Allina Health
    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...
  10. Obstetrician and Gynecologist - Northern Twin Cities Metro Region Minneapolis, MN Allina Health
    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...
  11. Obstetrics and Gynecology - Physician - OB/GYN Ringle, WI DocCafe
    Obstetrics & Gynecology opening in Miami, Florida. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com Envision Physician Services is seeking a BC Obstetrician / Gynecologist, OB/GYN, to join our Hospitalist group ­at Broward Health...
  12. OB/GYN Physician Portland, ME MaineHealth
    Located in the picturesque Mount Washington Valley, Womens Health is seeking a BE/BC Obstetrician/Gynecologist to help grow our practice. Join a 2 physician, 2 midwife full-scope OB/GYN practice while enjoying an excellent work/life balance....
  13. OB/GYN Opportunity Hagerstown, MD; 320 K+ Annual Salary plus benefits Ringle, WI DocCafe
    Obstetrics & Gynecology opening in Hagerstown, Maryland. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com We are looking for an OB/GYN Obstetrics Gynecologist to join our Women's Center in Hagerstown, MD. The practice...
  14. Immediate Need for an OB/GYN in Hilton Head, South Carolina! Ringle, WI DocCafe
    Obstetrics & Gynecology opening in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com Enjoy an employed opportunity and a 1:7 paid call rotation with an immediate patient base waiting to be seen. We...
  15. OB/GYN opportunity with Lehigh Valley Health Network in beautiful Eastern Pennsylvania Ringle, WI DocCafe
    Obstetrics & Gynecology opening in Lehighton, Pennsylvania. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com At Lehigh Valley Health Network, you have the opportunity to make an essential impact on the lives of your patients! We are...