Soddo Christian Hospital, Ethiopia – Orthopedic Surgeon – December 20-29, 2018

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 serve from December 20-29, 2018 to help cover the workload during the absence of full-time surgeon. The Ethiopian medical licensure can be complex and is very detailed. If you do not already have an Ethiopian License, you will be asked to serve under the license of the surgeon in resident. 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.