Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

Pediatric Intensivists (Urgent Need)

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

Job Description

In collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has opened a pediatric unit in a Lebanese public hospital located in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. The goal is to provide free of charge pediatric care to Syrian and Palestinian refugees, as well as vulnerable Lebanese children aged 1 month - 15 years old. This unit includes a general ward, an intensive and intermediate care unit, and surgical capacities. The intensive and intermediate care unit has, respectively, 2 beds (possible expansion to 4) and 4 beds (possible expansion to 6). The role of the intensive care specialist will be to run, in collaboration with Lebanese intensivists, the unit, to participate in the implementation of MSF medical protocols and bed-side care and to work in conjunction and as part of a referral system with other hospitals, health facilities and universities. The candidate will be part of a medical team and will work as part of the pediatric service. For more details about our operations in Lebanon: http://www.msf.org/en/where-we-work/lebanon WHAT WILL I DO? *-*Apply MSF protocols and evidence-based medical knowledge to help diagnose and improve patient care -Provide appropriate patient and family education about diseases and their management -Follow up of hospitalized children and daily consultations in collaboration with the Lebanese medical team (on a shift basis) -Participate in the overall effort of ongoing pediatric training (formal and bedside) of nurses and junior colleagues in order to optimize the quality of pediatric care -Review and discuss selected cases and give technical input -Participate in morbidity and mortality meetings WHAT DO I NEED IN ORDER TO APPLY? -Availability for a minimum of 1 month (3 months is preferred) -At least 2 years of relevant professional experience in pediatric critical care medicine -Valid medical license and certification in pediatric critical care medicine -Speaking Arabic is an asset but not required melissa.bieri@newyork.msf.org
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