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Medical Doctor, Nixon Memorial Hospital, Segbwema, Sierra Leone

Organisation: Nixon Memorial Hospital Sierra Leone

Country: Sierra Leone

Type: Medical & Health Care

Medical Doctor, Nixon Memorial Hospital, Segbwema, Sierra Leone

About the hospital: Nixon Memorial Hospital is a mission hospital in rural eastern Sierra Leone, approximately 330km from Freetown. It serves an estimated population of 30,000 providing daily outpatient and 24 hour inpatient care across 5 wards including paediatrics and maternity. It has a functioning operating theatre and laboratory offering basic investigations. It continues on a programme of rehabilitation and progress after its destruction during the Sierra Leone civil conflict which ended in 2002.

The role will enable the successful candidate to:
• Gain exposure to and develop skills in managing common tropical diseases.
• Improve clinical skills and decision making in a low resource setting with minimal laboratory investigations or imaging support.
• Gain leadership skills and management skills through working with a multi-disciplinary team of nurses, midwives and students and being part of the hospital’s management team, overseeing the day to day running of the hospital and its strategic development.
• Develop teaching skills and experience through working alongside the attached Nixon Memorial Nursing School.
• Develop clinical improvement processes, protocols and guidelines in their area of interest.
• Play a role in guiding and assisting the re-development of the hospital to meet the needs of its community.

A minimum of 2 years post-graduate medical experience is required with experience in obstetrics, paediatrics and emergency medicine desirable as is some experience of working in a low resource setting or an insight into tropical medicine.

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    Applications are sought for the post of a Medical Doctor to assist in the provision of inpatient and outpatient care across medical and surgical specialities in a small mission hospital in the rural east of Sierra Leone currently staffed by one Sierra Leonean doctor and two voluntary visiting doctors. Any budding surgeons would have an excellent opportunity to use their developing skills. Although a voluntary role, a bursary of up to £2,500 will be awarded to contribute towards flights and living costs. Accommodation is provided free of charge, as is transport from Freetown to the hospital on arrival. Applicants should be able to commit for a minimum of 6 months.

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