Anaesthetist – Mogadishu, Somalia

CTG

Anaesthetist – Mogadishu, Somalia

VAC-7575 Anaesthetist

  • Organization: CTG – Committed To Good
  • Location: Mogadishu
  • Closing Date: 2022-06-30

Job description

CTG overview CTG staff and support humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world, providing a rapid and cost-effective service for development and humanitarian missions. With past performance in 17 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Asia, we have placed more than 20,000 staff all over the world since operations began in 2006.

CTG recruits, deploys and manages the right people with the right skills to implement humanitarian and development projects, from cleaners to obstetricians, and mechanics to infection specialists, we’re skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Key to successful project delivery is the ability to mobilise at speed; CTG can source and deploy anyone, anywhere, in less than 2 weeks and have done so in 48 hours on a number of occasions.

Through our efficient and agile HR, logistical and operational services, CTG saves multilateral organisations time and money. We handle all our clients’ HR related issues, so they are free to focus on their core services.

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Overview of position
  • Response Med is seeking to provide health professionals to deliver clinical services in UN facilities located in Somalia.
  • Personnel shall deliver primary care & hospital level services, including emergency, surgical, diagnostic, intensive care & general hospital services.
  • Personnel shall provide the services at the UN level 1+ health facility located in the UNSOS camp within the AAIA in Mogadishu & in sector health facilities, as & when required.
  • Additionally, personnel may be deployed to reinforce AMISOM level 2 hospitals during emergency situations that severely stress these facilities.
  • The UN level 1+ health facility is a capability that was established in 2012 with the objective of providing emergency & primary health care for the UN international personnel deployed in Somalia.
  • The facility has since been supporting UNSOS, UNSOM & AMISOM FHQ personnel.
  • Additionally, the facility is available to international personnel from other UN entities, diplomatic missions & UNSOS contracted vendors, on a cost recovery basis.
  • Services may, on occasion, also be extended to the SNA.

Role objectives We are looking for a qualified Anesthetist to be responsible for administering the appropriate anesthetics before medical procedures. The duties of the anesthetist will include assessing the health of a patient before surgery, monitoring patients’ well being post surgery & providing assistance in emergencies. The successful candidate will demonstrate extensive knowledge of anesthetics & procedures, have solid hand eye coordination & be a team player with the ability to effectively add value to enabling good patient outcomes & shape best clinical & non clinical practice. Key responsibilities include:

  • Schedule & maintain use of surgical suites, including operating, wash up, waiting rooms & anesthetic & sterilizing equipment.
  • Review patients’ medical histories & records in order to determine anesthesia procedure before surgical operations & other medical procedures in the anesthesia centers of the hospital.
  • Prepare patients for surgical operations & other medical procedures as required in the surgical theatres.
  • Examine patient medical history & records & use diagnostic results to determine risk related to surgical operations & other medical procedures.
  • Administer anesthesia to patients in order to prepare them for surgical operations & other surgical procedures in the anesthesia centers.
  • Administer anesthesia or sedation during medical procedures, using local, intravenous, spinal, or caudal methods.
  • Collaborate with other medical professionals to determine type & method of anesthesia or sedation to render patient insensible to pain.
  • Monitor patients before, during & after anesthesia & counteract adverse reactions or complications in the anesthesia centers.
  • Record type & amount of anesthesia & patient condition throughout surgical operations & other medical procedure in the surgical theatres.
  • Povide & maintain life support & airway management & help prepare patients for emergency surgery.
  • Determine when patients have recovered or stabilized enough to be moved from the recovery room or ward or to be discharged following outpatient surgical procedures.

Project reporting This role reports to the line manager.
Key competencies
  • A first level degree in Medicine & Surgery with a minimum of 3 years progressive post qualification clinical experience.
  • Board certified / postgraduate certified by an appropriate body following the successful completion of specialist training in anaesthetics / critical or intensive care / pulmonology or equivalent, with a minimum of three years’ progressive post specialist qualification.
  • Experience in damage control resuscitation is a requirement.
  • Currently registered & licensed to practice medicine & apply specialty without supervision in own country or another UN member state.
  • English proficiency, a minimum of level B 2 is required.
  • Preference / desire to live & work in Somalila.
Team management This role does not have any team management responsibility.
Further information
  • Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply for this role.
  • CTG is open to reviewing applications of both expats as well as Somali nationals for this role.
Disclaimer: At no stage of the recruitment process will CTG ask candidates for a fee. This includes during the application stage, interview, assessment and training.

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