London, Greater London
Permanent, Part-time, Full-time
Job description

Internationally mobile

Do you want to be part of an organisation that fights for children every single day? Join Save the Children as an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist for our Emergency Health Unit (EHU) and provide invaluable inpatient and outpatient obstetric services in a humanitarian crisis setting.

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 Obstetrician and Gynaecologist you will be regularly deployed to humanitarian emergencies where you will be the key reference point for obstetric complications. You will lead a multi-disciplinary clinical team, working in close collaboration with national and international staff. You will provide consultations, treatment and follow-up according to internationally accepted standards, as well as providing wider reproductive health services. You will provide high quality care for patients based on their history, physical examination and testing. In addition, you will:

  • Perform emergency/elective obstetric and gynaecological surgery with post-operative follow-up
  • Provide technical support and assistance in program design and proposal developments
  • Conduct daily rounds on patients and document patient progress, ensuring patients records are completed to both Save the Children and Ministry of Health requirements
  • Advise if further testing is required, ensuring referral systems are established and adhered to by staff
  • Ensure notifiable disease reporting and follow-up system is used if required.

To be successful you will have previous experience of managing obstetric complications often associated with humanitarian emergencies. You will be familiar with the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) for reproductive health in humanitarian settings. You will have a medical degree with current registration to practice, as well as at least 5 years relevant post-graduation experience (ST5 or equivalent), with at least 2 of these being in a medical setting in a developing country. In addition you will have:

  • Advanced life support, paediatric life support and neonatal life support training (BEMONC, CEMONC, MISP)
  • Experience supervising medical teams
  • The ability to relate to and motivate local staff effectively
  • The ability to exercise sound judgement and make decisions independently under difficult conditions in a low-resource setting
  • The availability to be deployed at short notice for up to three months at a time.

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: 6th October 2019

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Tags: Vocational/Services, Practitioner