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Job advert: Surgeon at Doctors Without Borders

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Job advert: Surgeon at Doctors Without Borders
Doctors Without Borders is an international non-governmental medical association which providing assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict irrespective of race, religion, creed or political convictions. We observe neutrality and impartiality in the name of universal medical ethics and the right to humanitarian assistance and claim full and unhindered freedom in the exercise of our functions.

Related with our activities we are looking for a Surgeon

Working locations: Based in Bamenda, North West Region

Type of contract: CDD

Salary: According to the organisation´s Salary Grid.

Main Purpose
Organize and carry out quality surgery activities, ensure pre and post-operative surgical care, in accordance with MSF policies, protocols and universal hygiene standards and in close collaboration with medical staff in the emergency, surgical ward and operation theatre ensuring the best outcome

Principal Tasks
  • Coordinates the implementation of MSF clinical policies, tools, guidelines and protocols ( antibiotic prophylaxis, post-operative pain management, thrombo-prophylaxis, blood transfusion, etc) and recommendations (standard hygiene and sterilization rules, prevention to HIV, Syphilis and Hep B exposure) in order to minimize clinical risks.
  • Undertake pre-operative consultations, evaluating the surgical risks with the anaesthetist and/or other medical staff involved, and obtaining the patient’s signed consent to operate.
  • Carry out emergency and programmed surgical intervention following MSF protocols and policies including swab counts, ensuring appropriate use of surgical equipment and proper OT registry entry/documentation of all OT intervention.
  • Carry out post-operative clinical care and ward rounds collaborating with the anaesthetist, the Operating Theatre Nurse and ward staff or other Unit Managers to ensure compliance with MSF protocols and rational use of medicines. Attend emergency room when required.
  • In collaboration with the anaesthetist, carry-out the collection and analysis of quantitative surgical- anaesthesia data, using post-operative observation sheets, routine data collected, patient files, operating department register, patient file, etc to monitor quality. Monthly revue data and analyse clinical trends and comment on adverse events / poor clinical outcome.
  • Support organizing the operating program and with OT staff monitor use of material and equipment and advice on instrument needs and coordinates patient referral.
  • Put in place the mass casualty plan of the hospital along with the anaesthetist and the medical doctor and /or the responsible nurse and run role hospital practical rehearsals, in order to ensure the continuity of the services under any circumstance
  • Knows and helps implement the accidental blood exposure policy.
  • Plan, evaluate, and supervise the training of the staff (emergency and the out-patient teams) in order to ensure the amount of knowledge required and to improve people diagnosing, triage, and early detection capabilities.
  • Supports other medical teams/wards when needed (i.e. midwifes and obstetric teams in the maternity ward, etc.)
Required Qualifications
  • Essential, diploma in surgical specialty recognized by the State.
  • Minimum 5 year experience as a Surgeon preferably experience in trauma, orthopaedic surgery
  • English language and Pidgin English are essential. Knowledge of local languages is an asset.
Competences: Results and quality orientation; teamwork and cooperation; Behavioural flexibility; Commitment to DWB principles; Stress Management; and Service Orientation.

All applications in ENGLISH (CV, cover letter, diplomas, working certificates, telephone number, etc.) must be sent by email to the following address: msfocb-cameroon-recruitment@brussels.msf.org mentioning on the subject: Surgeon or NW.SUR08042020 or else be submitted in a sealed envelope at the Bamenda Office: Opposite Sacred Heart College, Mankon; Bamenda) Ref: Surgeon for the attention of Doctors Without Borders.

Deadline for the reception of applications: Thursday 18th April 2020
NB: written tests and interviews will be done in our offices after the selection of the applications. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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