Soddo Christian Hospital, Ethiopia – Orthopedic Surgeon

Soddo Christian Hospital – Sponsored by the St. Luke’s Healthcare Foundation, Soddo is located 250 miles south of the capital city of Addis Ababa in a mountainous area at an elevation of 7,000 feet.  Soddo Christian hospital is a 120 bed facility with five wards (2) surgical, (1) maternity, (1) small ICU and (1) general/pediatrics.  Current long term expatriate staff include (2) general surgeons, (1) orthopedic surgeon, (1) OBG, (1) pediatrician, (1) ER specialist and (1) geriatric specialist.  There are currently (5) Ethiopian FPs and (5) African general surgery residents.

URGENT NEED:  Recruiting a Orthopedic Surgeon to work at least 2 weeks, but preferably 2-3 months to cover an urgent need, and in order to maintain the orthopedic surgery resident program active. Coverage needed for November 2019 as no surgeon will be present at the hospital. Ethiopian medical licensure can be complex and is very detailed. Please contact the Placement Coordinator for details.

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.