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Surgeons: Volunteer with CMMB in South Sudan

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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: CMMB


Join our growing team of global health volunteers!

Change the lives of women and children, and change your own life as well!

Volunteer Position: Surgeon

Term: 6 - 12 months

Locations: Nzara or Yambio, South Sudan

Contact & Application:

Apply online at: https://cmmb.org/get-involved/volunteer/

Email: volunteer@cmmb.org

Are you a Surgeon wanting to make a huge difference to women, children and communities in South Sudan? Join our CMMB team in South Sudan! Surgeons are invited to join our community health programs to improve the health and well being of the most vulnerable.


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Evaluate patients to determine if/what surgical intervention is necessary
  • Review medical history to determine best plan for treatment
  • Responsibilities include general surgery, surgical-needs assessment, and training of local staff.
  • Prescribe preoperative and postoperative treatments and procedures, preparation and treatment of the patient’s operation area.
  • Operate on patients to correct deformities, repair injuries, prevent and treat diseases, or improve/restore patients’ functions.
  • Monitor patients’ conditions and progress and reevaluate treatment as necessary.
  • Monitor sterility of the operating room including equipment and tools
  • Function appropriately as part of the care delivery team through efficient use of resources and skills, both their own and those of other providers and staff.
  • Volunteers work directly with hospital leadership and clinical staff on health service delivery, capacity building, on the job training and various outreach projects within the community setting.
  • Utilize quality improvement tools to develop processes that promote continuous improvement in delivery of patient care, patient outcomes or workflows.
  • Actively participates in multidisciplinary team approach to case management
  • Conduct needs assessment on staff education, develop trainings and deliver trainings to clinical staff within facility
  • Create formalized education materials for Hospital staff
  • All other duties as assigned


Qualifications & Skill Requirements

  • Relevant M.D or D.O
  • Board Certification through American Board of Medical Specialties
  • Completion of residency program
  • Current state medical license
  • Completed U.S. Medical Licensing Examination
  • Knowledge of professional and ethical standard of health care delivery and practice
  • Capacity to administer treatment to patients while dealing with them in a sympathetic and tactful manner
  • Ability to work and live with a diverse group of professionals
  • Familiarity and interest in global health issues, especially maternal and child health issues
  • Willingness to endure resource-limited working conditions and evening/weekend hours
  • International experience or experience working in developing countries is preferred
  • Experience as a supervisor, manager, teacher, trainer and/or any relevant leadership activities is preferred


Benefits & Conditions: Each international volunteer who serves 6 months or longer in the field receives a round-trip ticket to their placement site, housing, a monthly stipend, insurance coverage, storytelling and fundraising training, and the opportunity to contribute to vital community development initiatives for under-served populations while building a longstanding legacy for the community. Volunteers are required to share stories from the field and cover part of the cost of their placement through fundraising ($5,000).

Program Description:

CMMB - Healthier Lives Worldwide is an international, faith-based NGO providing long-term, co-operative, medical and development aid to communities affected by poverty and unequal access to healthcare. For over a century, we have worked to strengthen and support communities through healthcare programs and initiatives, the distribution of medicines and medical supplies, and the placement of volunteers.

CMMB’s Volunteer Program addresses the critical need for professionals in areas that lack sufficient resources for quality preventive and curative health services, especially for women and children. Our Volunteer Program has placed thousands of practitioners around the world to help develop and implement community health interventions, work at local hospitals and health facilities, conduct clinical training for host country counterparts, and deliver essential medicines and supplies. The ultimate goal of CMMB's Volunteer Program is to support our country teams and local healthcare workers by sending volunteers that are dedicated to strengthening local health systems and supporting a pattern of sustainable development.


CMMB in South Sudan:

CMMB has been working in the Republic of South Sudan, the world’s newest nation, since 2009. South Sudan has recently suffered from devastating civil conflict that has destroyed social services and health infrastructure. Compounding matters, conflict in countries bordering South Sudan has also spilled over into the country. CMMB currently works in Mvolo, Ezo, Yambio and Ibba counties in the greater Western Equatoria region.

CMMB’s CHAMPS areas in South Sudan serve the towns and surrounding areas of Ezo, Nzara, and Yambio. The initiative focuses on safe motherhood, child protection, safe water and sanitation, and women’s empowerment. CMMB provides HIV/AIDS care and treatment and community health workers conduct health information sessions, testing and adherence counseling. The CMMB team provides training and mentorship to local healthcare workers and water committees and manages the supply and distribution of medications and water purification tablets.


Country Offices: Nzara & Yambio, South Sudan

Learn More About Nzara: https://cmmb.org/champs-community/nzara-south-sudan/

Learn More About Yambio: https://cmmb.org/champs-community/yambio-south-sudan/

Contact & Application:

Apply online at: https://cmmb.org/get-involved/volunteer/

Email: volunteer@cmmb.org



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Community, Employment, Health & Medicine

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WHERE

Nzara, Western Equatoria 10005South Sudan

(4.63401,28.26436)
 

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  • WEEKDAYS, FULL_TIME

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