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Anesthetist - Garowe Hospital (CCM)
« on: January 29, 2015, 01:58:22 PM »
CCM - Comitato di Collaborazione Medica is an international non-governmental organization founded in 1968 in Turin, Italy by a group of doctors and specialized in the health sector. Its core mission is contributing to the development processes which safeguard and promote the right to health, by acting with an integrated approach on the health needs and by influencing the social-economical determinants. CCM aims at the improvement of health conditions of the population in low-income countries and intervenes through projects of international cooperation, education to the world citizenship, advocacy activities and interventions of health promotion in the context of migration processes.

CCM cooperates with the local communities and authorities in order to strengthen and develop the health systems, to improve the accessibility and the quality of prevention and health care services. CCM works also to promote health in the communities cooperating with local organizations and promotes an integrated approach to the health by working directly or by cooperating with other local and international organizations in the fields of water, education, veterinary, food safety which help the complete well-being of the individual. Where present, CCM gives an immediate answer to the essential needs also in emergency situations.

In Garowe/Puntland CCM (in partnership and funded by UNOPS) is supporting Garowe General Hospital since 2010, by contributing to the payment of its recurrent costs, procuring drugs and supplies and providing continuous technical support to the hospital management. In 2014 (in Partnership and funded by UNFPA and PLMOH) CCM is implementing the project:****Expanding and enhancing the quality and integration of CEmONC services in Garowe (Nugaal Region – Puntland).****The proposed action intends contributing to the expansion, integration and enhancement of CEmONC services in Garowe, serving Nugaal Region population

Type:Expat Position

Contract duration: 5 months

Starting date: March 2015

Objectives and general characteristics

Caring for patients before, during and immediately following a surgical or medical procedure by administering appropriate anesthesia;
Monitoring the patient for reactions and complications and respond accordingly, in coordination with the surgical and medical team;
Ensuring comfort and management of pain;
Collaborating with CCM project team for the timely and effective implementation of project activities.
Reports to:Medical Coordinator in Garowe (MC)

Areas of responsibility

· Meet with the patient prior to the procedure to evaluate his/her condition and review his/her medical history;
· Inform the patient about the procedure s/he will undertake, its potential risks and adverse effects, and outcome;
· Timely prepare the patients scheduled for procedure, in close coordination and collaboration with the surgical team;
· Carefully monitor the patient's vital signs and comfort and make the appropriate adjustments in anesthesia, throughout the surgical procedure;
· Responsible for administering anesthesia and monitoring the patient before, during and after the procedure;
· Promptly and adequately manage any possible post operation pains;
· Make sure all necessary equipment and medications are in place and ready to use;
· Give written instructions concerning each patient to the nurse in the post op room and closely supervise their timely and correct application;
· Assess training needs of the staff of OT/Surgical department and propose a training plan to the MC;
· Continuous supportive supervision of the OT/Surgical department and daily on the job coaching of the staff;
· Discuss with the MC issues of concern as they arise, to ensure the identification and application of feasible corrective measures;
· Write monthly reports on project activities as per CCM template;
· Ensure data collection, compilation, analysis and reporting according to MoH tools and schedule, and in line with CCM procedures


· Relevant BSC and/or academic qualification in Nursing and Anaesthesia;
· At least 5 years of relevant work experience in a hospital set-up, carrying out Anaesthetist responsibilities;
· At least 2 years of relevant work experience in remote and disadvantaged settings;
· Fluent in both oral and written English;
· Basic IT skills;
· Flexibility and willingness to work in remote areas;
· Comfortable working in a multicultural team;
· Teamwork inclination

Additional preferable qualifications:

· Trainings on Anaesthesia related topics;
· Previous work experience with an INGO;
· Previous experience as a trainer;
· Knowledge of Somali language.

Interested applicants are requested to submit cover letter (max 1 page) and updated CV (max 4pages) with the indication of 3 references to the following CCM contact:

Francesca Pieralli
Country Representative Kenya/Somalia
Please specify in the subject line application for: Anesthetist GGH
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the next step of the recruitment process.

"you never cure a patient, you treat pain often but you always comfort the patient."


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