In collaboration with the Ministry of Health, MSF has opened a pediatric unit in a Lebanese public hospital located in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. The goal is to provide free of charge pediatric care to Syrian and Palestinian refugees, as well as vulnerable Lebanese children aged 1 month - 15 years old. This unit includes a general ward, an intensive and intermediate care unit and surgical capacities.
The intensive and intermediate care unit has, respectively, 2 beds (possible expansion to 4) and 4 beds (possible expansion to 6). The role of the intensive care specialist will be to run, in collaboration with Lebanese intensivists, the unit, to participate in the implementation of MSF medical protocols and bed-side care and to work in conjunction and as part of a referral system with other hospitals, health facilities and universities. The candidate will be part of a medical team and will work as part of the pediatric service.
- Compliance with Essential Requirements for all potential candidates
- Commitment to work in the field for a minimum of 4 week assignments (12 weeks in preferred)
- Certified pediatric critical care physician with active license
- Previous experience in a low resource setting (priority given to those with experience working in a humanitarian context)
- Minimum of two years relevant professional experience post training
- At least 6 months of practical experience within the last two years
- Ability to work autonomously with limited materials and resources
- Arabic language (B2 or above)
- Availability to leave on short notice for field assignments