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Mbale, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

October 25, 2023 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

Officially opened in Mbale, Uganda on January 19, 2001, CURE Uganda is one of Africa’s leading pediatric hospitals for brain surgery and the treatment of neurological conditions. It provides minimally-invasive endoscopic neurosurgical procedures and attracts surgeons from around the world to its prestigious CURE Neuro Fellowship Program. The teaching hospital consists of three operating rooms, an 18-bed Intensive Care Unit, and 68 Ward beds. Hospital staff complete approximately 1,900 surgical procedures annually for children with conditions including hydrocephalus, spina bifida, brain tumors, and other neural tube defects. In addition to world-class clinical service, CURE Uganda ministers to the emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their communities.

Job Title

Anesthesiologist job at CURE Children's Hospital

Job Description

To administer and manage anesthesia during a surgical procedure.

Duties and Responsibilities

KEY RESULT AREAS

ACTIVITIES

  • Pre & post-operative anesthesia evaluation of patients done.

  • Reports to the Consultant Anesthesiologist in a timely fashion when surgical schedule changes are instituted and/or a case needs to be cancelled.

  • Maintains effective communication with consultant Anesthesiologist/ Medical Director to ensure a continuum of quality and efficient delivery of surgical/anesthesia services.

  • Accurately and thoroughly charts pertinent patient information pre, intra, and post operatively.

  • Identifies and treats intra operative & post-operative anesthesia complications.

  • Oversees the Post Anesthesia Care Unit and keeps an anesthesia provider available to the nurse until the last patient is discharged verifies a valid surgical/anesthesia consent has been obtained from the patient (age 18 or older), parent or legal guardian as required by law or institutional policy.

  • Reports to the Consultant Anesthesiologist at any time when it appears to be unsafe to operate the ORs - i.e. lack of oxygen.


Patient Management done

  • Responsible for completion of preoperative anesthesia evaluation of patients and orders necessary lab work/consultation.

  • Maintains confidentiality of all CURE patient records and only discusses patient data that is pertinent to the involved health care provider.

  • Reviews preoperative patient chart for pertinent lab work, history and physical, vital sign chart, fluid status and medication sheet.

  • Consistently utilizes appropriate monitors and constantly monitors patient intra operatively.

  • Safely performs induction, maintenance & emergence of general anesthesia

  • Manages the patient airway adequately utilizing the mask, bag-valve mask, intubation, LMA, and other emergency airway procedures.

  • Accurately manages fluid resuscitation in the pediatric patient.

  • Maintains the anesthesia machine, oxygen supply, suction, and is prepared to manage the airway.

  • Performs and maintains various regional anesthesia techniques.

  • Assesses and implements pain management in the post-operative recovery period.

  • Protects the patient from harm utilizing proper positioning techniques and is an advocate for the patient’s welfare.

  • Oversight management of critical ill patient in the ICU.


Training and Development done.

  • Keeps current in anesthesia by reading professional literature, attending seminars, etc.

  • Seeks opportunities to teach staff both clinically and didactically with regards to pediatric advanced life support, anesthesia, & pain management.

  • Maintains competency of anesthesia practice in accordance with professional standards established by the profession.

  • Participates in resuscitation of patient when required.

  • In collaboration with nursing management work towards training/ CME for critical care nurses and Medical officers.

  • Ensures own professional development to enhance own competencies through self-assessment and/or formal performance appraisal on regular basis according to the hospital (and own) professional development plan;

  • Maintains professional records that provide evidence of competency and lifelong learning.

  • Identifies personal development and training needs and work with the supervisor to, help facilitate education and professional development where possible.

  • Maintains a good quality learning environment that supports continuing professional development, creativity and being proactive.


Spiritual Ministry participation

  • Participates in the hospital’s Spiritual Ministry programs.

  • Attend chapel and departmental bible studies with staff (depending on weekly schedule)


Any other official duties

  • This position description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the HRM. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Qualifications and Competencies

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master's in medicine in Anesthesiology or its equivalent from a recognized institution

  • 2 years’ additional pediatric anesthesia and critical care experience required.

  • Must be registered with the Medical and Dental Practitioners Council

  • Desire to research and advance the field.

  • Compassionate attitude with a focus on outstanding patient care.

  • Excellent communication skills to listen and speak with patients and colleagues.

  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills.

  • Keen attention to detail.

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and oftentimes high-pressure environment.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS COMPETENCES & ABILITIES:

  • Good communication skills with peers, superiors, physicians, patients and their families

  • Ability and willingness to learn new techniques and procedures as are added to Imaging section from time to time.

  • Leadership skills

  • Ability to handle or process confidential documents or material in an appropriate manner

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, establish priorities, and proceed with objectives without supervision

  • Flexible attitude to duties and to hours of work with ability to remain calm under pressure.

  • Highly organized and meticulous

How to Apply

APPLICATION FOR THIS POSITION MUST BE DONE ONLINE:

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