Consultant Anaesthetist

Closing Date: 31 August 2022

Category: Healthcare & Medical

Become a VSA Volunteer and share your experience, knowledge and skills to transform the lives of many, provide greater cultural understanding, and create a fair future for all.
About volunteering with VSA

VSA is New Zealand's largest and most experienced volunteering agency working in international development. We provide skilled Kiwi volunteers to support organisations in the Pacific and beyond through capacity building, both in country and virtually.
Volunteers must be a NZ citizen or permanent resident.

VSA will cover living allowances, accommodation, and utilities. Travel, visas, insurance and medical costs are organised and funded by VSA. 

Our Partner Organisation

The Northern Provincial Hospital (NPH) based in Luganville on the island of Espiritu Santo (Santo) is the second largest hospital in Vanuatu with just over 100 beds. It serves as the main referral centre for the Northern provinces namely Malampa, Torba and Penama. As such it has a significant catchment area and is the main referral centre for emergencies within the Luganville Municipality and Sanma Province. NPH provides paediatric, general medical, general surgical, obstetric/gynaecological services as well as a very busy out-patient and Emergency Department.

The Assignment

To provide safe, high-quality and effective anaesthesiology care to all people using the Northern Provincial Hospital theatre services to ensure improved departmental processes/systems and improved anesthesia skills and knowledge amongst the anesthetic team and junior doctors.

The Volunteer
We're looking for a volunteer with the following:
  • Fellowship in Anaesthesiology
  • Extensive work experience in the field of anaesthesiology
  • Teaching and mentoring skills
  • Willing to apply for Medical Council approval in Vanuatu (paid for and organised by NPH) and a certificate of good standing from the Medical Council in NZ (MCNZ)
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We are looking for a volunteer with:

  • Play a key role in Vanuatu's Northern Provincial Hospital
  • Mentoring and supporting anesthetic team and Medical Officers.
  • Volunteer in Vanuatu for 6 Months (With an option to extend)