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Mercy Ships, Guinea, West Africa

Duration: 01/01/2014 until Open End Date. Contact NGO for details.
Clinical Focus: General Surgery

Mission Details
Provide anesthetic care to patients undergoing surgical and diagnostic procedures as well as manage patients in Intensive Care Unit. Minimum 2 week commitment. 1 long term position. Must have working skills with Paeds, ICU & difficult airways. Will be the physician -in-charge of the Recovery Room and Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

Hospital ship with 50Rs, 78 hospital beds, 6 Paragon Platinum anesthesia machines with circle systems

Expenses: Currently $680/month + cost of airfare to the ship’s location (crew fees are pro-rated for shorter service). Crew fees include meals, housing, and emergency evacuation/repatriation insurance.
Meals Provided: Y

Security: Y
Teaching Opportunity: Y
Religious Affiliation: Y

On board the ship, 3-4 berth cabin

Spouse/Partner/Family Permitted: N
Available for Faculty/Resident: Y
Patient Care: N

NGO Profile Info: Mercy Ships
Description Mercy Ships is a charity organization that has operated hospital ships in developing nations since 1978. Our mission is to bring hope and healing to the forgotten poor following the example of Jesus. Mercy Ships does this by mobilizing people and resources worldwide, and by serving all people without regard for race, gender, or religion. The M/V Africa Mercy currently has a crew of around 450 people who volunteer from about 30 different nations.

PO Box 2020

Garden Valley, Texas 75771

Contact Name: Dawn Crowther
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 903.939.7078
About ASA: The American Society of Anesthesiologists is an educational, research and scientific association of physicians organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology and improve the care of the patient. Since its founding in 1905, the Society's achievements have made it an important voice in American Medicine and the foremost advocate for all patients who require anesthesia or relief from pain.