Emergency Health Unit Roster - Anaesthetist

Posted by Save the Children

Emergency Health Unit Roster - Anaesthetist

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Permanent, Part-time, Full-time

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Do you want to play a key role in an organisation which stands up for children? Join the Save the Children Emergency Health Unit as an Anaesthetist and perform safe anaesthesia procedures for emergency and elective surgical interventions.

In our Humanitarian department, we fight for children every single day. We integrate emergency and development work, through our country programmes. We increase our capacity to meet the assistance and protection needs of children and their families affected by crises. We go the extra mile - and we don’t rest until the work is done.

As an EHU Anaesthetist you will provide both direct medical care and technical leadership for the national staff anaesthetics team, working in close collaboration with national and international staff. You will perform anaesthesia during surgical interventions in line with internationally/WHO recognized standards. In addition you will:

  • Provide high quality care for patients based on their history, appropriate physical examination, available laboratory test, imaging tests, and formulary for treatment of acute and chronic conditions
  • Utilize appropriate checklists and ensure adequate pre-operative and post-operative care for patients
  • Ensure clinical governance systems are in place for anaesthesia
  • Organize, coordinate and ensure that all required resources are available to conduct safe anaesthesia procedures
  • Provide training for EHU nursing and medical staff e.g. resuscitation, pain management and the care and management of spinal anaesthesia

To be successful you will have current clinical experience of ST5 level or equivalent, as well as a Full GMC or Irish Medical Council Registration or a transcript of training. You will be a flexible self-motivator with a willingness to work in unstable areas, as well as the ability to adapt and work within a multi-cultural team. In addition you will have:

  • ATLS, ETC, ALS/ACLS, PLS and NLS
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff
  • A minimum of three months’ work/volunteering experience in developing countries
  • The ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently under difficult conditions
  • Specific experience in obstetrics anaesthesia would be an advantage
  • Previous experience of NGO work in humanitarian settings is desirable

Working knowledge of French, Arabic or Spanish is desirable.

The roster does not automatically translate to a paid role as it is dependent on the scale of our response and the availability of the roster members. Deployments with Save the Children are paid, unless specifically identified as a volunteer role.

At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

If you share our belief in the power of children, join the fight. It takes relentless determination, creativity and a real commitment to real change. Because every child should be able to make their mark on their world, and help to build a better future. We look forward to hearing from you.

Jobs are positioned within the salary structure on the basis of evaluation. New employees would normally be appointed at the bottom of the grade, however the appointed salary may also take into account the relevant experience a candidate brings to a role. Save the Children is committed to paying staff in a fair and equitable way and will benchmark all salary offers in line with the pay of existing staff.

This role requires the right to work in the UK and UK residency.

To apply please visit our website.

Closing date: Sunday 15th September 2019

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