General surgeons

Tansen Mission Hospital in Nepal can sometimes use short term surgeons.

Brief job description:

Elective and emergency general surgical cases,

Post-op care of patients on the wards and to see referrals to the surgical consult clinic.

To teach and supervise Nepali Intern doctors and Residents and mentor newly qualified Nepali Surgeons.

To be on call for surgical cases approximately 2 times per week.


Skills and qualifications needed: 

Full post graduate certification in general surgery. Current registration with own national regulating body. Flexibility and an interest in teaching required, as well as the ability to work in a more resource-limited setting.


What types of cases can you expect to see?

1. You will encounter tropical infectious diseases you may not have seen in your country (rabies, tetanus, TB, typhoid, liver abscess, and a host of parasitic illnesses).

2. You will see the typical set of general surgical problems (Cholelithiasis, appendicitis, hernias, varix bleeding, trauma, ano-rectal diseases, intestinal obstruction, extremity wounds and infection, thyroid diseases, and cancer)

3. You will see many burns of varying severity in all ages.

4. You will see a variety of urologic and gynecologic cases, including C-section.


Length of term: short and long term vacancies available from 2 months to 3 years +

Languages needed: English

Salary or Self Funded: Self-funded

Is accommodation / flights provided?: No, however furnished accommodation is cheaply available for rent on the hospital compound.

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