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Surgeon

Andre Quillien/MSF

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 caesarean 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. 

Responsibilities 

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 nurse, paramedics and others.

Requirements
  • High level surgical training and an ability to work autonomously 
  • Full registration with an appropriate professional body 
  • Ability to perform general surgery including Paediatrics and Caesarean sections. Some experience in A&E and orthopaedics 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 
  • Minimum of three months’ work, volunteering or travelling experience in developing countries 
  • Fluency in English is essential, French and Arabic are an asset 

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