Volunteer role – Paediatrician – VSO

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Volunteer role – Paediatrician – VSO

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Volunteer role – Paediatrician – VSO

Role overview

This is a volunteer role. The objectives of the volunteer placement include but are not limited to:

  • Build the capacity of health workers and clinical senior staff in management of essential newborn and maternal care through training, coaching and mentoring to improve the quality of health services.
  • Support development of manuals and protocols for Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU). Advising, where needed, on the NICU refurbishment and set-up process.
  • Take the lead in the design of all specialist paediatric medical services (specifically for newborns) working together with hospital/health facility staff
  • Strengthen the VSO established NICU to ensure consistent, quality care, including the referral system.

Skills, qualifications and experience

  • Qualified medical professional (MD) specialised in pediatrics and preferable further specialisation in neonatology.
  • Medical degree (MBBS or equivalent)
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of proven specialist experience and training in paediatrics within a hospital setting of which at least 2 years in neonatal care and department management
  • In the UK you need to have completed ST5 prior to departure for most roles, however doctors at ST3 and ST4 level might be accepted for some placements.
  • Prior experience in clinical teaching and mentoring in the area of paediatric care is desirable.
  • For roles in Ethiopia please note we require fully qualified paediatricians
  • Work experience as paediatrician in Africa.
  • Experience of department management
  • Excellent team management and leadership skills
  • Resource management: optimisation of specialist medical

Countries where VSO is currently running Health programmes needing Pediatricians are Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Sierraleon.

Closing date for applications 30 June 2020 before midnight.

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