ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Duties include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- – Maintain a personal, active relationship with Jesus Christ and be a consistent witness for Jesus Christ.
- – Attend daily morning devotions and participate in prayer support for the ministry and ongoing response.
- – Deploy internationally to disaster settings as part of the DART team, serving with fellow members to further Samaritan’s Purse’s mission.
- – Follow the policies and procedures of Samaritan’s Purse as set forth in the Policy Manual.
- – Collaborate with emergency, medical, critical care, and surgical teams.
- – Complete clinical assessments and diagnoses with the use of basic laboratory tests and basic imaging.
- – Analyse medical histories and patient records to develop the best plan of care.
- – Independently intubate and manage airways.
- – Provide anaesthesia services during surgical procedures, including conscious sedation.
- – Manage anaesthesia machine settings and ween patients from anaesthesia.
- – Conduct and supervise direct patient care, including some non-surgical treatment options.
- – Monitor patients following surgery and coordinate changes to the plan of care with other medical and nursing staff.
- – Prescribe medications in accordance with the Samaritan’s Purse formularies.
- – Maintain patients’ medical records and participate in data collection as requested.
- – Practice standard precautions and maintain the integrity of sterile supplies and equipment.
- – Provide both outpatient consultation and inpatient hospital services.
- – Consult with local providers and health officials as requested by Clinical Director.
- – Minister to patients with a bedside manner reflective of the Christian witness.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
- – Minimum of two years of anaesthesia experience in a hospital setting. (Time spent in anaesthesia residency is applicable to meet the minimum requirement.)
- – Completion of accredited training as an anaesthesiologist or certified registered nurse anaesthetist with current active licensure and board certification.
- – Experience within the last five years in a primary anaesthesia provider role.
- – Available on short notice for a 3–4-week deployment, once or twice per year.
- – Able to serve within a very fast-paced environment, 7 days/week for extended hours while on deployment.
- – Highly detail-oriented in all areas of work.
- – Able to work as a member of a team, particularly cross-culturally.
- – Willingness to work in unstable, insecure areas.
- – Experience working in a low-resource setting.