As an anesthesiologist you will carry out clinical work and collaborate closely with local health staff, to whom you will provide training, supervision and coordination.
As an anesthesiologist, you will carry out clinical work and collaborate closely with local health staff, to whom you will provide training, supervision and coordination. Your duties may include in-theatre work, pre-operative assessment and resuscitation, and post-operative care along with pain management. This will most often be accomplished while supervising national staff in recovery rooms and wards, and training and sharing expertise with local doctors and nurses. Your duties may also include technical and theoretical support to the Emergency Department and ICU on airways and ventilator management, sedation and pain management (especially in the absence of an ICU/ER expat MD post). You will also need to be prepared to collaborate with pharmacists with regards to the safekeeping and inventory of anesthesia medicament.
Be prepared to be flexible. You might work in a low-resource setting, where diagnostic equipment and facilities in the operating rooms often are limited. You will need to be open to new cultures and show understanding towards new contexts. The level of formal medical/nursing education may be less than basic, which can be a challenge in training/coaching provision.
At Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) / Artsen zonder Grenzen, we are committed to an inclusive culture that encourages and supports the diverse voices of our employees. Our diversity fuels our innovation and connects us closer to our beneficiaries and the communities in which we work. We welcome applications from individuals of all genders, ages, sexual orientations, nationalities, races, religions, beliefs, ability status, and all other diversity characteristics.
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