Visiting Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon (Locum Tenen)

  • Part-time
  • Published: 2020-01-22 06:00:00Z

CURE has exceptional locum tenen opportunities for Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeons to visit the hospitals within its network on a periodic basis.  These contract positions represent unique opportunities for Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeons who want to be involved in caring for disabled children and play a vital role in improving the quality of health in a community.  These surgeons will be responsible for providing hands-on surgical care to our patients, which adheres to the quality standards of CURE.  

These opportunities are ideal for surgeons who have the availability to take time away from their current practice, or for surgeons who are in retirement and want to continue using their skills in a meaningful way!  Surgeons for these opportunities will be required to sign a contract, which commits them to be available for assignments at CURE hospitals for up to three (3) months per year.  CURE will work with these surgeons to identify suitable placements based on the surgeon's skill sets, as well as the needs of our hospitals at any given time.  Visits to hospitals could be for as short as two (2) weeks or as long as three (3) months.  

Responsibilities include:

  • Prepare and review case histories and obtain data through the evaluation of pediatric patients and consult with family members.
  • Examine pediatric patients, determine the need for clinical laboratory tests and interpret examination findings and test results.
  • Prescribe appropriate orthopedic treatments based on findings and results.
  • Determine procedures for preoperative and postoperative care, including the administration of sedatives, prescription of diets and preparation of the patient's operative area.
  • Apply surgical procedures and coordinate operations with the anesthesiologist.
  • Treat pediatric patients suffering from surgical shock, postoperative hemorrhage, and other complications.
  • Direct other operating room staff in procedures for preoperative and postoperative care and operating room techniques.
  • Instruct resident orthopedic surgeons in orthopedic procedures.
  • Accurately and thoroughly chart pertinent patient information.
  • Ensure the safety of patients during consultations, surgical interventions and in the postoperative environment.
  • Assist the Medical Director in ensuring the maintenance of an accurate and adequate supply of medications and supplies.

Qualified candidates for this position will possess the following:

  • Medical degree (MD or DO) from a qualified, recognized medical institution.
  • Board certification, or board eligible, preferred.
  • Current and unrestricted medical license.
  • Two (2) years experience in a private or hospital practice.
  • Significant experience in pediatric orthopedic surgery; Completion of a pediatric orthopedic surgery fellowship strongly preferred.  
  • Experience in the developing world strongly preferred.
  • Moderate ability with the English language required fluency preferred.  Fluency in one of the local language(s) may also be required depending on the location.  
  • Strong communication skills, especially with those of different cultures.
  • Competency and proficiency in orthopedic procedures.
  • Strong interest in teaching and training.

This is a contract position that offers a modest stipend along with coverage of expenses including airfare, accommodations, travel insurance, visa and work permit expenses, and in-country transportation.  

Please visit www.cure.org to learn more about, and to apply for, this opportunity!  Have questions? Feel free to contact us at hr@cure.org.  We look forward to hearing from you! 

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