Optometrist

Central Asia / Medical / Health / 1-11 months / Job ID: 1537

A non-profit organization where expatriate professionals serve in partnership with local staff to build capacity in the sectors of health and development, working together in hope, for the welfare of the people of the country.

This person will assist in the continued development and implementation of the existing programme for ophthalmic technicians and in eye hospital sites. S/He will assist the project staff to maintain high standards of ophthalmic care in regard to clinical practices and procedures in outpatient clinics. S/He will progress the technicians’ professional development, training, and accreditation program through supervision, direction and discipline of medical staff. S/He will give advice on purchases, personnel, procedures and administrative issues as needed.

S/He is an accredited optometrist, a highly motivated independent worker and thinker, who is still a team player. Self-starter and able to teach theory and demonstrate clinical principals/procedures. S/He is a “people person” with good relational and communication skills, who is able to encourage and motivate others. S/He is able to work in cooperation with, and learn from, national staff/authorities, as well as expatriates from various cultural and professional backgrounds. S/He is able to follow through; likes a challenge; has good organizational skills. S/He is willing to work in, live in, and travel to underdeveloped areas of the country.

Ophthalmologist

Central Asia / Medical / Health / 1-11 months / Job ID: 1536

A non-profit organization where expatriate professionals serve in partnership with local staff to build capacity in the sectors of health and development, working together in hope, for the welfare of the people of the country.

This person will assist in the continued development and implementation of the existing programme for ophthalmic physicians and residents in training in eye hospital sites. S/He will assist the project staff to maintain high standards of ophthalmic care both in regard to clinical and surgical practices and procedures in outpatient clinic, wards and operating theatre. S/He will progress the doctors’ professional development, training, and accreditation program through supervision, direction and discipline of medical staff. S/He will give advice on purchases, personnel, procedures and administrative issues as needed.

S/He is an accredited ophthalmologist, a highly motivated independent worker and thinker, who is still a team player. Self-starter and able to teach theory and demonstrate clinical/surgical principals/procedures. S/He is a “people person” with good relational and communication skills, who is able to encourage and motivate others. S/He is able to work in cooperation with, and learn from, national staff/authorities, as well as expatriates from various cultural and professional backgrounds.

Medical Director for Eye Care

Central Asia / Medical / Health / 2+ years / Job ID: 1535

A non-profit organization where expatriate professionals serve in partnership with local staff to build capacity in the sectors of health and development, working together in hope, for the welfare of the people of the country.

S/He will coordinate and contribute to training of ophthalmologic residents, senior doctors, nurses and ophthalmic technicians, maintaining contact with international eye care professionals, associations and institutions. S/He will supervise senior doctors in medical accuracy and proficiency, confidentiality and copyright issues. S/He will contribute to annual evaluations of program outcomes, propose strategies to improve the quality and efficiency of the programme, and participate in developing evaluation tools to measure the impact and outcomes of activities. S/He will liaise with government health officials and contribute to the development of countrywide eye care policies and services.

S/He will be an ophthalmologist (or senior medical professional) with experience/interest in training. S/He will have fluent written and spoken English and good documentation, management and communication skills. S/He will need to be able to work methodically and effectively without direct supervision. S/He will need to have an ability to speak or willingness to learn the local language.

Therapist (Physio/Occupation.)

South 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

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!

Nurse or Midwife

South Asia / Medical / Health / 12-23 months, 2+ years / Job ID: 1461

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 Training center is running various types of Maternal and Child health care training and the Nursing Institute runs a 3-year Diploma in Nursing and Midwifery program.The Nurse or Midwife is responsible for supervising and working with the Nursing Director and Nursing institute in overseeing Nursing or Midwifery Training and In-service Education. He/she also will make sure quality nursing care is maintained through the nursing department staff.

Trained Nurse or Midwife

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.