Hospital Shalom, Guatemala – Anesthesiologist/CRNA

Hospital Shalom was founded by missionaries, Tim and Doris Spurrier. Construction began in 1996 and the out-patient clinics were opened in 2006. It became a full-service hospital in 2011. Hospital Shalom is currently operated by New Covenant World Missions and a local staff. The hospital employs approximately 30 Guatemalans, including 2 full-time general practitioners, an on-call surgeon, nurses, kitchen and cleaning staff, as well as administration personnel.

Hospital Shalom is a full-service hospital, open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for surgeries, in-patient medical and emergencies. Currently, Shalom Hospital is a 22-bed facility, with plans to open the second floor in September 2016. The first floor is set for remodel in 2017 to better serve the surgical area and promote improved flow throughout the area. The hospital hosts out-patient clinics from Monday thru Friday, 8 AM to 3 PM, and on Saturday from 8 AM to 12 noon.

Diagnostic equipment is available in the form of an ultrasound machine, two (2) X-ray units of which one is portable, an in-house lab and pharmacy.

URGENT NEED:  Recruiting Anesthesiologist or CRNA to serve for (preferably) 2 weeks or longer, but negotiable. Volunteers are preferred to have at least some knowledge of the Spanish Language, however some hospital staff members do speak English and translators can be hired for a fee.

World Medical Mission (WMM) volunteers are self-funded or raise financial support to cover all expenses associated with their trip.  WMM will assist with coordinating all logistical aspects of the trip including medical licensure, work permits, visas, flights, in-country transportation and accommodations, travel insurance, etc.  There is no charge for our services.

If you are interested in this opportunity please contact Sandy Souto by email or by phone at 828-278-1006.