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18-078: Volunteer - Nurse Anesthetist
Country:South Sudan
Department:Humanitarian Response
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

International Medical Corps (IMC) is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, IMC is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, IMC rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.


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, regional and general (inhalation, spinal, intravenous and other anesthetics).
  • Accurately measuring, mixing and putting together the appropriate concentration of anesthetics to administer.
  • Administering anesthesia during General, Orthopedics, Gynecological and Obstetric surgery, 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 within normal ranges 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 / recovering well from anesthesia.
  • Document patient’s reports: preoperative assessment, intra and postoperative anesthesia procedures.
  • Provide training periodically and on-job training that will ensure quality anesthetic support services for the benefit of other medical staff.
  • Participate in compiling, analyzing and submitting reports.
  • Perform other duties as may be required by the supervisor.

 Prevention of Sexual Exploitation 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.

  • Bachelor degree/Diploma in anesthesia from a recognized institution.
  • Registered to practice with a recognized professional body.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in anaesthesia for surgical obstetrics, general and orthopaedic surgery.
  • Excellent communication skills- English verbally and written, ability to communicate in Arabic is an added advantage.
  • 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.
  • Work experiences in South Sudan or in the region.
  • High level of communication and public relations skills.


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.