Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon
CURE International has an exceptional opportunity for a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeons at its hospital in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. 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 Orthopedic Surgeon is responsible for teaching and training on the principles and techniques of orthopedic surgical care to other physicians who may be training at the hospital; overseeing the practice of surgery by these physicians; and continuing to facilitate improvement in the quality of care, education, and administration of the orthopedic surgery department. If you are interested in using your gifts to bring hope and healing to children living with disabilities, contact us today to learn more!
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- 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.
- Treat patients and families with care and respect, adhering to the highest standards of medical ethics.
- Obtain careful consent when surgery is necessary, clarifying to the patient (where appropriate) and family member the nature of the procedure that is advised, the risks, possible alternatives and nature of anesthesia required.
- Create and discuss preoperative plans for each surgery with fellow faculty members.
- 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.
- Record each step of patient care in the Electronic Medical Record and inpatient paper charts.
- 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.
- Ensure a high level of patient and staff safety is upheld at all times.
- Participate actively in the training activities of the hospital and willingly engage in quality improvement projects, audit, and research.
CORE COMPETENCIES/SKILLS/EDUCATION NEEDED
- Medical degree from a qualified, recognized medical institution
- Completed an accredited residency in pediatric orthopedic surgery
- Current and unrestricted medical license
- At least 2 years experience in a private or hospital practice
- Keen interest in pediatric orthopedic surgery
- Moderate ability with the English language is required, fluency preferred.
- Ability to communicate effectively and professionally across cultures and language barriers.
- Competency and proficiency in orthopedic procedures.
- Strong interest in teaching and training.
In addition, all candidates should be familiar with the Statement of Faith and will be required to agree with the declarations of the Statement of Faith to be considered for this position. Please click here to read our Statement of Faith.
This is a full-time, paid position that offers a salary with a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to, health and life insurance, relocation assistance, retirement, housing, in-country transportation, and annual paid leave.