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Physician Anesthesiology Mission Trip in Cote d''Ivoire
WorldVenture is people. A network of partners working together with a shared vision to see people of all nations transformed by Jesus Christ. WorldVenture is also a community of more than 500 missionaries working in more than 60 countries around the globe. The WorldVenture community also shares in a 60-year heritage of mission-minded Christians who have given of themselves to see the work of Christ advance around the world. The organization has a history in the Baptist tradition; today our staff and missionaries come from many evangelical Christian backgrounds.
Assist with quality medical and spiritual care to patients and teaching of African staff at the Baptist Hospital. Consult with field before buying or shipping any equipment or supplies. Observe surgical and anesthetic care of patients. Assess needs and make recommendations. Model and teach anesthetic assistants good and safe anesthetic care, including pre-op assessment and patient instructions and post-op follow up. Teach intubation techniques.
Requirements: Evangelical Christian. U.S. citizen. Appropriate training, skill and experience for position and length of stay. Cooperative, dependable, industrious, adaptable, with stamina; having solid prayer base; flexible person willing to work in less than ideal circumstances and with less than up-to-date equipment; willing to train and coach African staff in local context; willing to work long hours as needed. Also appreciated are mature believers, interested and experienced in outreach and active in local church. Final length of stay and timing to be discussed based on available personnel at the hospital. Essential to have direct communication between person and hospital prior to arrival so as to help person know what to bring and how to prepare for the experience. Knowledge of French would be helpful. This opportunity is not available between July - November, 2011.
Length of Service: 1 Month - 6 Months