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PEDIATRICS INTENSIVISTS, Zahleh, Bekaa Valley LEBANON H/F français

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PEDIATRICS INTENSIVISTS, Zahleh, Bekaa Valley LEBANON

WHO WE ARE

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is a private medical organization providing health care to populations in distress (e.g. victims of natural disasters, victims of conflict) without discrimination and with commitment to medical ethics, evidence-based medicine. MSF has a large scope of medical activities: from primary health care to tertiary care such as intensive care or reconstructive surgery. In addition, MSF is involved in operational research; e.g. antibiotic stewardship, non-communicable diseases or Ebola vaccine.

To go further, have a look at our website: http://www.msf.org

CONTEXT

Five years after the start of the Syrian conflict, the impact on neighboring Lebanon is huge - Lebanon is hosting about 1.5 million Syrian refugees, including 400.000 in Bekaa Valley where the MSF project is located. In addition the country is hosting more than 300,000 Palestinian refugees due to earlier waves of displacement.

Syrian, Palestinian and vulnerable Lebanese populations are affected by physical and economic barriers to access affordable, quality health services, especially at secondary and tertiary levels where costs are higher and hospital stay longer.

PICU services in Lebanon are very few countrywide and most of them are private health facilities. Children in need of intensive care are taken to adult intensive care units (sometimes pediatric) where families have to cover the expenses.

WHAT WE DO IN LEBANON

In collaboration with the Ministry of Health, 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 in need. 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



Mission :

WHAT WILL I DO?

→ Apply MSF protocols and evidence-based medical knowledge to help diagnosis and improve patient care

→ Provide appropriate patient and family education about the disease and its management

→ Follow up of hospitalized children and daily consultations in collaboration with the Lebanese medical team (on a shift basis)

→ Participate to 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, discuss selected cases and give technical input

→ Participate to morbidity and mortality meetings



Position's specificities :

Salary according to the MSF salary grid and previous relevant experiences


 


Position to be taken : as soon as possible


 


Only selected candidates will be contacted.



Professional skills :

WHAT DO I NEED IN ORDER TO APPLY?



  • Completed residency/specialisation in pediatrics

  • Certification Pediatric Intensive Care

  • At least 12 months professionnal experience as a PICU consultant is preferable.

  • Fluent in English, (and Arabic an asset)

  • Be available for a minimum of 1 month



Contract type :
Volunteer work

Salary (€) :
Salary according to the MSF salary grid and previous relevant experiences

Deadline for submission :
31 December 2017

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