Medical specialists are needed continuously in our projects around the world.
As a surgeon you will be treating trauma patients who are victims of war, violence, or accidents. Your work may include burns care, caesarean sections, or gastro surgery. Your work will include a lot of surgical operations. In addition, you will be training and supervising local colleagues. You will be working closely with local doctors and nurses and other international aid workers. Read more about orthopaedic surgery.
As a gynaecologist your work will include both planned and emergency caesarean sections. In your work you will focus on challenging deliveries and complications during delivery. You will be working closely with local doctors and nurses and other international aid workers. Further information.
As an anaesthesiologist and intensive care doctor, you will be responsible for anaesthesia in different surgical operations. In some projects, you will be our only anaesthesiologist, but in bigger projects you may run a big anaesthesia care team. Your work will include intensive care in addition to anaesthesia and you will be working closely with local colleagues and other international aid workers. Further information.
As an emergency medical specialist you will treat patients in need of urgent care. Your work will include triage, stabilising the patients, and follow-up treatment or referring to follow-up treatment. You will train local staff in emergency treatment and evaluating treatment needs. Further information.
As a paediatrician you will often treat tropical diseases along with the familiar communicable diseases. Our paediatric patients may have e.g., malaria or tuberculosis. Your patients may be malnourished children in a therapeutic feeding centre, or you may treat mostly upper respiratory infections in a refugee camp. You will be working closely with local doctors and nurses and supervise and support their paediatric work. Read more about our paediatric work.
Requirements for Medical Specialists:
- You have graduated as a medical specialist
- You are a licensed medical specialist in Finland
- You have good English skills, knowledge of French or Arabic is an asset
- You have strong clinical skills, and you are able to work in circumstances where the equipment and diagnostic tools available in Finland are not present
- You have experience in training and supervising others
Please read the general requirements for all aid workers here.
The duration of your assignment will depend on your role
- Assignments for surgeons, anaesthesiologists, and gynaecologists last for six to eight weeks
- For emergency medical specialists and paediatricians, the duration is six months
We hope that all our aid workers commit to going on more than one assignment.