Diploma   Afghanistan, Kunduz Full Time 1016
Date Posted:Nov 29, 2021
Closing Date:Dec 2, 2021
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Health/Medical
Salary Range:As per company salary scale
Years of Experience:1 Year
Contract Duration:1 year(s)
Possibility of Contract Extension: Yes
Contract Type:Fixed-term
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF):


Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Doctors Without Borders) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, healthcare exclusion, and natural or man-made disasters to populations in danger in more than 70 countries.

Company Benefits:
Health Assurance

Job Summary:

With the Medical Doctor Specialist Anaesthetist when present, perform all anaesthetic medical activities (pre-anaesthesia evaluation, administration of anaesthesia, recovery period, specific pharmacy, equipment, general organization, etc.), according to MSF policies, protocols and universal hygiene standards, in order to ensure the quality of pre, during and post-operative care of patients.

Duties & Responsibilities:

·      Perform consultations to patients due to undergo surgery, evaluating the risks of operating in collaboration with the surgeon, checking that patients authorize their operations in writing, providing them with appropriate information on their illness and treatments, and deciding on what type of anaesthetics to be used, in order to collaborate in setting everything up before surgery

·      Evaluates the risk of operating in collaboration with the Surgeon Doctor

·      Respects, promotes and ensures medical confidentiality

·      Carry-out all nursing anaesthetics related activities during surgery, according to the procedures set before-hand by the doctor anaesthetist (if any), in order collaborate in patient’s adequate anaesthetized state and safety during the process.

·      Preparing beforehand the drugs, material, and equipment required

·      Administering and maintains anaesthetics following the rules of hygiene and asepsis in force

·      Monitoring patients throughout the whole intervention

·      Provide post-operative care, including immediate post-operative surveillance in the recovery room (ensuring patient’s recovery of consciousness and setting analgesic protocol) and special patients present in the intensive care unit, in order to adapt the prescriptions (hydric resuscitation, anti-biotherapies, analgesics), with special focus on patient’s pain relief, during the stabilization and recovery process

·      Does round consultations with the Surgeon Doctor once or twice a day, discussing therapeutic orientations with the department manager, renewing prescriptions and ensuring they are followed and systematically evaluating patients’ pain to adapt prescriptions and/or therapies for their relief

·      Implement and follow at all times hygiene rules, procedures and protocols, as well as look after the integrity of anaesthesia material (decontamination, sterilisation, storage conditions, etc.) and other equipment, in order to ensure the safety and protection of patients and other staff. Knows accidental blood exposure policy and procedure and implements them when necessary

·      Carry out all pharmacy related activities (stock control, station’s re-stocking, inventories, expired drugs, etc.) and other equipment of anaesthetic ward, doing special follow-up of narcotics and sedatives (register, consumptions, empty phials, etc.), ensuring enough stock-up and the good functioning to carry-out the medical activities. Draws up pharmacy orders according to needs

·      Collaborate with other departments within the project (responding to accident emergency department requests, intervening in support of other services when needed, etc.), in order to support the overall MSF project with his/her expertise and capabilities

·      Carry out administrative procedures and documents (fill in of patients files, forms, statistics, data base, etc.), in order to have updated and correct information about the day-to-day activities

·      In collaboration with the Surgeon Doctor, carry out quantitative surgical-anaesthesia data collection, draw up and send out reports for the monthly follow up of peri-surgical mortality and for the quality of anaesthesia/pain management and informs immediately the direct supervisor in the event of medical error

·      Supports other medical services whenever needed, and works particularly in close collaboration with the accident and emergency department and midwifery and obstetrics team in the maternity department (specially to resuscitate new-borns).

·      Is the reference person for pain problems within the health facility

·      When applicable train other medical staff

·      Give regular feedback to the line manager and report directly any issue or incident

Job Requirement:



-         Nursing diploma essential

-         Anaesthesia Nurse certification essential


-         Other experience in similar position Essential

-         MSF and Other NGO experience desirable



-         Dari/Pashtu: oral and written essential

-         English: oral and written desirable

Working hours

Working hours: Full Time 40 hours a week: 5 days a week

Salary: will be paid according to MSF salary grid

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kunduz
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