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18-072: Volunteer - Medical Doctor Anesthetist
Country:South Sudan
Department:Humanitarian Response
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:


The Anesthetist shall work as a part of the Surgical and Medical care team and help in performing surgeries. He/she is responsible for delivering anesthesia for both surgical and medical procedures. The Anesthetist cares for a patient before, during and after a medical procedure or surgery by performing a patient assessment, preparing the patient for anesthesia, administering and maintaining the anesthesia to ensure proper sedation and pain management, overseeing patient recovery from anesthesia and caring for the patient’s immediate post-operative needs.


Primary Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Prepare preoperative assessments including health histories, physical examination, any allergies and tests to determine if giving anesthesia to the patient would meet desire objective;
  • Inform the patient about the process and effects of anesthesia before surgery;
  • Must be experienced in administering anesthesia, which can be local, inhalation, spinal, intravenous and other anaesthetics whenever it is applicable;
  • Accurately measuring, mixing and putting together the appropriate concentration of anaesthetics to administer;
  • Administering anesthesia during General, Orthopaedics, Gynaecological and Obstetric surgery, Neurosurgery, Plastic and other medical and dental procedures to ensure proper sedation and pain management at appropriate levels of anesthesia during surgery;
  • Initiates remedial measures to prevent surgical shock or other adverse conditions;
  • Ensure that the patient’s vital signs stay healthy and normal and inform the surgeon immediately if anything seems unusual before, during and after anesthesia;
  • Overseeing patient recovery from anesthesia, pain management, caring for the patient’s immediate postoperative needs and ensuring that the patient is responding well and getting back to normal;
  • Document patient’s reports: preoperative assessment, intra and postoperative anesthesia procedures;
  • Provide training periodically and on-job training that will ensure quality anaesthetic support services for the benefit of other medical staff;
  • Participate in compiling, analysing and submitting reports;
  • Perform other duties as may be required by the supervisor.

 Prevention of Sexual Explotation and Abuse
Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.

Compliance & Ethics: Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity.



  • Medical degree and post graduate degree in anesthesia;
  • Minimum of five years of experience required; or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Experience in anesthetics for complex polytrauma including chest and neurotrauma;
  • Previous anesthesia experience in a developing world country and field hospital experience preferred;
  • Experience in overseas programs at a manager level preferred;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English required; working knowledge Arabic skills desirable;
  • Must be able to demonstrate cross-cultural awareness and maintain a positive working relationship with clients and colleagues with professionalism and integrity;
  • Demonstrated skills in creative problem solving particularly in limited resource settings;
  • Experience in managing, training and motivating multiethnic and multicultural teams.
  • Able to work well under pressure and in harsh environment.
  • Good computer skills; MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and email/internet software.
  • Willing to work in hardship area with limited resources.




OTHER COMMENTS:  International Medical Corps is a ‘first-responder’ both to natural, men-made and complex disasters having its mandate of working in remote locations.  The organization has a comprehensive security management policy and plan in place and committed to do everything possible within its remit to ensure safety and security of its personnel.  Notwithstanding, the mandate and programming choices of International Medical Corps require staff with high degree of resilience, decisive quality and ability to move fast.  All need to work under precarious conditions involving stress and at times living and working with basic amenities.