Aside from the full-time positions posted below, LFHC welcomes medical volunteers of all specialties on a rolling basis throughout the year. Doctors, nurses, and other trained medical specialists are welcome to send their resume to firstname.lastname@example.org at any time. Please visit Volunteer in Laos for more information.
Institution: Lao Friends Hospital for Children
Location: Luang Prabang, Lao PDR
Date posted: March 2017
Starting Date: July 2017
Period: Two years
Reports to: Executive Director, LFHC
Lao Friends Hospital for Children (LFHC) is a 26 bed acute pediatric hospital situated in Luang Prabang Lao PDR. It is operated by a New York based non-profit organization Friends Without A Border that is dedicated to providing high-quality and compassionate healthcare to the children in remote areas of Southeast Asia. In 2015 the hospital was opened on the same campus as the Luang Prabang Provincial and it has been developing its services since then.
LFHC is a teaching hospital offering emergency, inpatient, outpatient and surgical services to babies and children throughout Northern Lao. Limited on-site radiology, pathology and pharmacy together with a homecare program complement these clinical activities. A major goal of this hospital is to promote the clinical learning and professional development of the local staff such that key positions within the hospital are progressively filled by a well-trained and dedicated local workforce.
The Medical Director of LFHC has primary responsibilities in three main areas. These are firstly maintaining and improving the quality of healthcare delivered within LFHC, secondly managing the allied health services and thirdly managing the occupational health service.
Together with the other members of the LFHC Executive, the Medical Director will provide leadership and strategic direction to the hospital. They will be actively involved in the planning, development and operationalization of new clinical services. They will work closely with the Medical Education Director and the Director of Nursing to ensure a coordinated approach to patient care and the delivery of high quality medical education to all staff in accordance with the principles and values of LFHC.
In order to achieve this successfully the position requires a minimum two-year commitment.
Qualifications and Attributes:
1) A Medical Degree from an internationally recognized university.
2) Registration to practice clinical medicine in the applicant’s home country.
3) 5 years experience in acute clinical medicine.
1) A higher qualification in one or more of pediatrics, adult internal medicine, emergency medicine, tropical medicine or public health.
2) Experience in managing a hospital or hospital department.
3) Experience working in a developing country.
4) Commitment to providing compassionate and nurturing care to patients.
5) A high degree of cultural awareness.
6) Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills.
Salary and Benefits
Housing allowance; travel allowance; and salary competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Please email a cover letter, resume and three references from past employers to email@example.com
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviewing.