Médicos Sin Fronteras en México A.C.

SEEKS

 ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON

 to work in INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN MISSIONS

 To join our team in International Projects

(Minimum availability of 6 months)

 

*** Please upload your CV and motivation letter in English ***

THIS JOB PROFILE IS IN ENGLISH SINCE THIS IS THE REQUIRED LANGUAGE FOR THE JOB

 

OBJECTIVE OF THE POSITION

Surgeons are responsible for surgery intervention and post-operative surgical care in line with MSF protocols. They work in close collaboration with the operating theatre staff and interact with doctors and nurses from the emergency, intensive care surgical departments and/or other medical departments. They provide guidance to and oversee training for the surgical team. Surgeons account for their work to the medical advisor, the hospital director or the project coordinator depending on the programme's organisation.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

A night duty roster ensures 24/7 care.

Pre-operative consultations

  • Provides surgical consultations,

  • Informs the patient about his condition and the surgery proposed,

  • Obtains the patient's signed agreement to surgery,

  • Evaluates the risk of operating, in collaboration with the anaesthetist.

Surgery

  • Performs emergency and elective surgical procedures in line with MSF protocols,

  • Coordinates surgical activities and takes responsibility for the quality of interventions,

  • Oversees the rational use of surgical supplies and instruments during procedures,

  • Draws up a post-operative report following each procedure.

Post-operative patient follow-up

  • Checks that patients are re-allocated to the appropriate hospital department depending on the different pathologies (infected, non-affected, orthopaedic, burns, etc.),

  • Conducts rounds and follow-up rounds in the surgical and intensive care departments in collaboration with the anaesthetist, the operating theatre nurse and the department supervisor,

  • Ensures the application of MSF protocols (antibiotherapy, dressing protocols, etc.) and rational medicine use.

  • Ensures proper pre and post-operative prescription follow-up in liaison with the anaesthetist,

  • Follows up patients hospitalised in associated departments (gynaecology-obstetrics, eg) in collaboration with the healthcare team.

Hygiene

  • Oversees and monitors his own and his colleagues' adherence to hygiene rules concerning the protection of patients and staff in the operating theatre (decontamination, sterilisation, etc.) knows the steps to take in the event of accidental exposure to blood (AEB).

Data collection

  • Collaborates with the anaesthetist in the collection of quantitative surgical and anaesthetist data, check the quality of the data encoding,

  • Participates in drawing up and analysing morbidity-mortality reports with the anaesthetist, the medical advisor and/or the hospital director or project coordinator.

Collaboration with the other departments

  • Participates in medical meetings, notably the peri-operative morbidity-mortality meeting,

  • Works in close collaboration with the emergency, intensive care etc. departments,

  • Provides support to other departments if needed.

Management/training

  • Provides ongoing guidance and training to the surgical team in line with MSF guidelines and protocols,

  • Can be asked to support training projects (e.g.: first aid, etc.)

The surgeon upholds medical confidentiality in all areas of his activity.

He is vigilant at all times and informs his line manager in the event of medical error.

 

PROFILE

Education and formation

  • Essential degree in orthopedic surgery, trauma surgery
  • Current matriculation in Medical Council/Board (or equivalent)

Experience

 2 years of professional experience subsequent to obtaining the speciality diploma

Solid surgical skills: traumatology of limbs in the aftermath of natural disasters or conflicts

Languages

English as primary language (B1 or B2 level minimum)

Knowledge of French will be an asset

Knowledge

•        Essential computer literacy (word, excel, internet)

Competencies

•        People Management

•        Commitment

•        Flexibility

•        Results

•        Teamwork

 

POSITION CONDITIONS

Work Venue:                       Where the needs of the project require it

Profits:                                Monthly remuneration: in the first 12 months, the bonus approximate gross monthly is USD $1,500. From the second year remuneration increases based on experience (previous and acquired) and the level of responsibility in the field. Private insurance coverage that includes medical coverage and hospital, temporary disability and life insurance. The organization also has an arranged medical evacuation if necessary. The expenses of stay in the land are covered: housing, basic services, cleaning and washing. Other expenses such as transportation, visas, transfer to the country of destination and Displacements in the field will also be covered by MSF. Per diem or monthly per diem: mainly to cover meals and small personal expenses.

Start:                                    Depending on the needs of the project

Duration:                              Minimum 6 months

Working day:                       Full time

 

HOW TO APPLY

***Please upload your CV and motivation letter in English***

 

The vacancy remains open all year round due to the needs within the Humanitarian Missions

To learn more about life within Humanitarian Missions, we invite you to enter the following link: https://www.msf.mx/proyectos-internacionales

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