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01-04-2013 Job Opportunity Ref. fd-anaesthetist

Location: Field

French and/or English speaking

Your task

The ICRC anaesthetist works as part of surgical teams deployed when existing facilities are unable to care for persons injured as a result of war. He/she may also treat victims of accident and illness. The teams work either in hospitals built, equipped, supplied and managed by the ICRC, or in existing hospitals to which the ICRC provides supplies and equipment, reinforces local personnel and, in some cases, assists with training.

Selection requirements

  • ideal age: 30 to 50
  • prepare to accept unaccompanied posting for the duration of the assignment (minimum 3 months)
  • excellent command of English and/or French
  • qualified anaesthetist
  • minimum 2 years postgraduate experience as an anaesthetist
  • ICU and resuscitation experience required
  • driving licence (for manual transmission vehicles)
  • valid specialist registration in their home country is mandatory

Your profile

  • strongly motivated by humanitarian work
  • able to work under pressure in a dangerous environment
  • able to supervise others and to work in a team
  • able to administer general and local anaesthetics without supervision
  • able to train/supervise local anaesthetists and supervise post-operative care
  • organisational skills

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