This is a development project situated in a rural area. It has a training school for midwives nurses and community workers a community development work a research hub an English-speaking school up to age 16 and a 150-bed hospital (with obstetric gynaecology surgical medical and paediatric departments).
The project is seeking a qualified anaesthetist (consultant/attending or senior trainee) to support the team of non-medical anaesthetists here. The anaesthetic team consists of 1 senior nurse anaesthetist (trained by visiting foreigners over the years) 2 medical assistant anaesthetists and several nurses. The hospital has 3 operating theatres one for mainly general/gynaecology one for obstetrics and one for small procedures and endoscopies. Most of the caseload is obstetrics (with many high risk cases) gynae and general surgery. There are 3600 deliveries per year with a 20 Caesarean section rate. We occasionally operate on neonates as well as all other age groups.
There is a need for a physician anaesthetist to expand the teaching of the newer anaesthesia nurses to improve the skills of existing nurses to help manage complex patients within a limited resource setting and to maintain resuscitation skills.