Pediatric Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Full Time

 CURE International has an exciting opportunity for a pediatric orthopedic spine surgeon at its hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. CURE is a faith-based non-profit organization operating a network of eight children’s hospitals throughout Africa and the Philippines. We provide world-class surgical care and intentional spiritual care to children living with treatable disabilities, all of which is free of charge to the patients and their families. 

The pediatric spine specialist will be charged with starting a first-of-its-kind operative program in Ethiopia that will transform the lives of many children who would otherwise face a lifetime of disability, pain and discrimination. We are seeking a missionally-aligned spine specialist who will embrace this unique opportunity and who possesses a desire to eventually train the next generation of specialists in Ethiopia. 

If you are a pediatric orthopedic spine surgeon looking to make a life-changing difference in the lives of children and in future generations of surgeons throughout Ethiopia (and beyond), apply today to learn more! 


  1. Assess patients with musculoskeletal disability, taking and recording a salient history, examination and formulating an appropriate management plan including relevant investigations and surgical or non-operative management.
  2. Diagnose and treat spinal disorders, identifying ways to preserve pain-free function through treatment and surgical intervention.
  3. Participate in traveling to mobile clinics in different parts of the country as organized by the hospital and assigned to by the head of orthopedics.
  4. Treat patients and families with care and respect, adhering to the highest standards of medical ethics.
  5. When surgical management is appropriate, undertaking careful consent, clarifying to the patient (where appropriate) and family member the nature of the condition and procedure that is advised, the risks, possible alternatives and nature of anesthesia required.
  6. Create pre-operative plans for each surgery, and where necessary, discuss with colleagues the surgical plans.
  7. Provide a high standard of surgical care, adhering to the highest standards of sterile operative technique while creating a cohesive team environment centered on safety and quality care.
  8. Record each step of patient care in the Electronic Medical Record and inpatient paper charts.
  9. Recognize complications that arise and respond appropriately, including discussing the event with the Medical Director and reporting it in the quarterly Morbidity and Mortality meetings.
  10. Ensure a high level of patient and staff safety is upheld at all times.
  11. Participate actively in the training activities of the hospital and willingly engage in quality improvement projects, audit and research.
  12. Be instrumental in developing the spine service at CURE Ethiopia that is safe and sustainable with training an integral part of the practice.
  13. Collaborate with international institutions to further support the development of a spine program.


  1. Medical degree from a qualified, recognized medical institution.
  2. Completed an accredited residency in orthopedic surgery.
  3. Completed a pediatric orthopedic fellowship with training in spinal surgery.
  4. Minimum of 2 years post-fellowship experience
  5. Current and unrestricted medical license.
  6. At least 3 years experience in a private or hospital practice.
  7. Willing to perform/learn other deformity cases in pediatric orthopedics, as needed.
  8. Willing to make a 3-5 year commitment to serving in this role.
  9. Moderate ability with the English language required, fluency preferred.
  10. Ability to communicate effectively and professionally across cultures and language barriers.
  11. Strong interest in teaching and training.
  12. Demonstration of a mature Christian faith with a close personal relationship to and love for the Word of God.

In addition, all candidates should be familiar with CURE’s Statement of Faith and will be required to agree with the declarations of the Statement of Faith to be considered for this position.   



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