Therapist (Physio/Occupation.)

Asia, Medical / Health, 1-11 months, 12-23 months, 2+ years, Consultant, Elective / Job ID: 1463

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). There is also a Rehab department for children where mainly children with cerebral palsy are seen but also other children with disabilities. There is a clubfoot program and assistive devices are produced on location.

The project is seeking a physiotherapist or occupational therapist who can support the rehab team with training and with the management of patients with needs outside of the normal problems.

Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist. Some clinical experience is preferred

Medical student elective

Asia, Medical / Health, 1-11 months, Elective / Job ID: 892

A busy obstetric and gynaecological centre with paediatric inpatient care for neonates and infants and outpatient care for under 5s this 100-bed hospital gives government-recognised midwifery training to young women from the Christian community.

There are opportunities for medical midwifery and nursing students at the hospital to observe and participate in all functions of a physician commensurate with abilities. Observership is available in obstetrics gynaecology and neonatal paediatrics midwifery and paediatric nursing. Also opportunity for hands-on involvement.

Only female medical students are accepted due to the nature of the hospital. Junior Doctors with a few years experience particularly in paediatrics obstetrics and gynaecology would be particularly useful. Students should be sensitive to cultural constraints and willing to fit in with expat and national staff.

Medical Students/Elective

Asia, Medical / Health, 1-11 months, Elective / Job ID: 261

Set in the foothills of the Himalayas this sixty-bed hospital provides care to rural families who suffer from diseases common in the West such as diabetes as well as from TB typhoid burns etc. Large numbers of ill children and women with obstetrical emergencies and complications are also attended to. The hospital is in a small village with a population of several thousand located three hours north of the capital city and on an ancient silk route. The area is predominantly agrarian and mountainous with a quite warm summer weather and occasional snow in the winter.The hospital has sixty beds divided into male female obstetric wards a dozen private rooms and 15-bed nursery. Two operating rooms are in use. Several hundred patients are seen each day in outpatient clinics. The hospital was started in 1956 at its present location.

There are opportunities for medical students at the hospital observing and participating in all functions of a physician commensurate with abilities. Only senior medical students are accepted.

The qualified student would be under a staff physician supervision participating in all daily activities of ward rounds outpatient clinics surgery and emergency calls. In this challenging environment it is helpful to have a hardy personality and a good sense of humor. An on-field commitment of at least one month is necessary. Medical students should be in their 4th year.