The Orthopaedic Surgeon is responsible for providing pre-op, surgical, and post-op care to patients requiring treatment of the musculoskeletal system. This includes the care of trauma patients in an emergency setting. The Orthopaedic Surgeon will follow Samaritan’s Purse protocols.

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Includes the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • – Maintain a personal, active relationship with Jesus Christ and is 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.
  • – Examine, diagnose, and treat diseases and injuries to the musculoskeletal system.
  • – Analyse medical history and patient records to develop the best plan of care.
  • – Complete clinical assessments and diagnoses with the use of basic laboratory tests and basic imaging.
  • – Prescribe course of treatment for patients with injuries, disorders, or malformations and performs required surgeries.
  • – Conduct and supervise direct patient care, including surgical and non-surgical treatment options.
  • – Maintain historical records by documenting symptoms, medications, treatment events, and summaries.
  • – Practice standard precautions and maintain the integrity of sterile supplies and equipment.
  • – Collaborate with emergency, medical, critical care, and specialty teams.
  • – Provide both outpatient consultation and inpatient hospital services.
  • – Prescribe medications in accordance with the Samaritan’s Purse formularies.
  • – Consult with local providers and health officials as requested by Clinical Director.
  • – Minister to patients with a bedside manner reflective of the Christian witness.



  • – Post-resident with a minimum of two years of Orthopaedic Surgical experience in a hospital setting (time spent in orthopaedic surgical residency is applicable to meet the minimum requirement).
  • – Surgical experience within the last five years in a primary operating role.
  • – Completion of accredited training as a physician specialising in Orthopaedic Surgery with a current active licence.
  • – Available on short notice for deployment of 3–4 weeks, once or twice per year.
  • – Able to serve within a very fast-paced environment, 7 days a week for extended hours while on deployment.
  • – Previous surgical experience in developing countries.
  • – Willingness to work in unstable, insecure areas.
  • – Able to work as a member of a team, particularly cross-culturally.
  • – Teaching experience.

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