Our surgeons provide practical, life-saving care to vulnerable people all over the world.?
As an MSF surgeon, you could be called to?perform a?cesarean section in a temporary tented health facility for displaced people in South Sudan,?through to performing a highly technical operation?on a child disfigured by noma in Nigeria. Surgical work with MSF is incredibly varied.
• Specialization in general surgery post-medical degree qualification
• Valid registration with the appropriate professional body
• Ability to perform general surgery including Paediatrics and Caesarean sections. Some experience in A&E and orthopedics is desirable
• Current or recent practical experience
• Ability to work with limited resources?
• Experience in managing, supervising, and training others
• Able to work well as a part of a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team
• Willing to work in unstable areas and ability to cope in a difficult and unpredictable environment
• Availability for a minimum period of four to six weeks
• Computer literacy
• Fluency in English
In MSF, surgeons are tasked with organizing and carrying out surgery activities and ensuring 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, intensive wards, and operation theatre in order to improve patients’ health conditions.
Our surgeons are always based in the project (unless it is managed at distance due to security concerns), and perform a wide range of surgical interventions and non-surgical care, from burns care and dressings through to fistula surgeries and managing spear wounds.
It’s an exciting and diverse role and our surgeons?are usually responsible for tasks such as performing obstetric surgeries, management of war wounds (bullet removal, amputations, etc), general surgery, and burns management. Our surgeons will also be responsible for training/managing national staff, including operation theatre nurses, paramedics, and others.