Medical Students

South Asia, Medical / Health, 1-11 months / Job ID: 721

This started as a community health and development project expanded to include a hospital and now has training and research departments. Their wholistic health approach works for spiritual physical social and emotional transformation.

Duties would include participation (under staff supervision) in all the daily activities of ward rounds outpatient clinics surgery and emergency calls. Participants would develop skills in history-taking (through available translation) physical examination appropriate lab x-ray evaluation and differential diagnoses in a rural hospital context as well as common procedures and would assist in surgeries when possible. There would be opportunity to study the diseases and conditions encountered each day especially those endemic to developing countries and most importantly be a model of Christian compassion in attitudes and actions toward patients and staff.

Qualifying participants will be enrolled in the final year of an accredited medical school in their country of origin and have a personal commitment to Christ and a desire to be involved in advancing his kingdom.

Obstetrician

South Asia, Medical / Health, 1-11 months, 12-23 months, 2+ years / Job ID: 300

This rural 150-bed hospital does nearly 4000 deliveries each year. The hospital has an active community health program and there are opportunities to be involved in research as well as clinical obstetrics. It is an integrated rural health and development program with extensive community work and there are strong links between the community antenatal clinics and the hospital.

An obstetrician is urgently needed for the hospital after the departure of a long-term senior obstetrician. The post includes a significant training component as national junior doctors are part of the team and come expecting postgraduate training. The hospital is nationally known for its training of nurse-midwives and community midwives as well as doctors. The existing obstetric team is about 50 per cent national and 50 per cent international doctors.

A capacity-building attitude will be a daily necessity (sometimes it is easier to do it yourself than teach someone else) but the hospital is in a unique position for holistic ministry at a number of levels.

Internal Medicine doctors

South Asia, Medical / Health, 1-11 months, 12-23 months, 2+ years / Job ID: 709

Started as a community health and development project this organisation expanded to include a 150-bed hospital and now has training and research departments. A holistic health approach seeks spiritual physical social and emotional transformation.

The hospital has a busy inpatient and outpatient Medicine department with outpatient visits and inpatient admissions. Patients are usually seen first by medical assistants and then by trainee doctors who consult senior doctors when needed. They are looking for an experienced senior doctor for long term or a mature trainee for shorter periods to provide patient care and support the national staff ensuring quality service for the rural poor. A long-term doctor would help give clinical leadership to a team of 1 senior and 4-5 junior national doctors.

Doctors are needed who are prepared to meet clinical need as it arises as well as to contribute to training in particular. Those with research interests will find opportunity to work on existing projects.

Paediatricians

South Asia, Medical / Health, 1-11 months, 12-23 months, 2+ years / Job ID: 719

Started as a community health and development project this organisation expanded to include a 150-bed hospital and now has training and research departments. A holistic health approach seeks spiritual physical social and emotional transformation.

The hospital has a very busy paediatric department with over 3600 deliveries per year and a busy outpatient and inpatient unit for general paediatrics as well as an inpatient and outpatient unit for disabled children. They are looking for a second paediatrician or senior trainee to support its existing long-term consultant in ensuring quality service for the rural poor and helping give clinical leadership to a team of 2 senior and 4-5 junior national doctors

Doctors are needed who are prepared to meet clinical needs as they arise as well as contribute to training. Those with research interests will find opportunity to work on existing projects.

Orthotics specialist

South Asia, Medical / Health, 1-11 months / Job ID: 1412

This project has served for many years in the rehabilitation of children affected by disability. Our vision is That all may have abundant life our purpose Serve God through serving the poor. Round 2000 children are seen annually at the hospital central clinic and 4000 in community clinics. Over 500 assistive devices were produced last year and nearly 400 club feet were treated by the Ponsetti method.

The rehab center staff including one pediatric doctor (part-time) a pediatric rehab physio and an occupational therapist would welcome a qualified orthotist with pediatric experience to come and initiate a service for CP chidren and complicated club-feet children. We need to start making our own AFOs (ankle foot orthoses). At present children are sent to a center approximately 1 hour away by vehicle but the quality of the work there is not good and the splints often break. We need someone to set up a small workshop within the assistive devices work and train local staff.

You need pediatric experience in making orthotics and an interest in training local staff to provide such services on an ongoing basis. Flexibility and willingness to work at practical solutions with limited resources are essential qualities

Psychiatric Nurse

South Asia, Medical / Health, 1-11 months, 12-23 months, 2+ years / Job ID: 1462

The project 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 provides holistic health services including mental/ emotional health services. To expand and further develop this work a psychiatric nurse is being sought. The nurse will look at current services and advise current healthcare providers as well as further develop community-based grassroots initiatives for mental and emotional healthcare.

Psychiatric Nurse willing to work at developing the expansion of the mental/emotional health service. Experience in Trauma Healing and disaster response would be appreciated.

Anaesthetist

South Asia, Medical / Health, 1-11 months, 12-23 months, 2+ years / Job ID: 1465

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.

Laboratory Physician

South Asia, Medical / Health, 1-11 months, 12-23 months, 2+ years / Job ID: 1467

The project 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 Hospital offers laboratory services to support its 150 inpatient beds and an average of 200+ outpatients daily. Basic haematology biochemistry immunohaematology serology and microbiology services are offered. The Hospital seeks a Laboratory Physician to support our trained national laboratory staff to offer a quality-assured laboratory service for this busy general hospital.

The Hospital seeks a Laboratory Physician ideally for 6 to 12 months or more.

Nurse (general)

Arab World, Medical / Health, 1-11 months, 12-23 months, 2+ years / Job ID: 1431

A Christian hospital provides ministry and medical services to local people in a beautiful town.

A registered nurse is needed to provide patient care in an inpatient setting and to participate in training and discipling the local nursing assistants.

The person must be flexible and willing to work in a team.

General doctors and nurses

Arab World, Medical / Health, 1-11 months, 12-23 months, 2+ years / Job ID: 1448

A Christian hospital provides ministry and medical services to local people in a beautiful town.

The hospital needs general doctors and nurses. English ability is a must and the candidate will need to learn Arabic.

The person should be confident in being able to work independently be flexible and adaptable. Duration not less than 3 months.