Responsibilities:

As a surgeon working with Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders(MSF), you can help ensure access to lifesaving healthcare for people in need. MSF surgeons:

  • prepare and carry out surgery according to priorities and MSF protocols
  • manage operating room (OR) staffand resources
  • monitor quality of care and hygienein the OR
  • supervise and train staff

MSF surgeons are in charge of the pre and post-operative follow-up of patient sand are expected to carry out emergency and, at times, elective surgeries while ensuring that protocols are respected and quality standards met.

Essential requirements:

  • full and current registration
  • full surgery specialization and two years of surgery experience
  • experience in emergency surgical situations, including orthopedic, trauma, and obstetric surgery (caesarean section, oophorectomy, dilation and curettage)
  • experience providing pre- and post-operative care
  • ability to work under basic conditions, with few resources and lack of diagnostic equipment (laboratory or X-ray)
  • available to work two to three months
  • experience supervising and training others
  • strong command of English

Desirable experience:

  • relevant travel or work experience in a developing country
  • knowledge of other languages, especially French and Arabic

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