Adult Surgeon (Kabul, Afghanistan) 126 views

Job Description:

Regular Responsibilities:

  • Conduct consultation/clinic for adult surgery patients.
  • Visit the patients of adult surgery in Emergency unit.
  • Refer patients to other medical specialists or other practitioners (inside the hospital) when necessary, if specialty was available inside the hospital.
  • Assess and examine patients to establish if an operation is necessary
  • Speak to patients and their families before surgery to go through the procedures that will be carried out with them to provide reassurance.
  • Practice of adult surgery cases.
  • Follow established surgical technique during the operation.
  • Direct and coordinate the activities of other health staff within the multidisciplinary team, including junior doctors, nurses and operating department practitioners.
  • Work in operation theater and assist team members in operations as per need/schedule/complication.
  • Work within multidisciplinary team which includes Nurses, OT Department practitioners, Radiologists, Anesthetist and other medical and healthcare staff.
  • Contact with variety of adult surgery patients and take part in daily rounds of ward.
  • Follow up in-patients in ward (manage and monitor pre-operative and post-operative treatments and procedures, such as use of sedatives and antibiotics.
  • Assure continuity of care 24 hour a day and 7 days a week.
  • Assure quality of cares as defined standards of the institution and JCIA requirements.
  • Help, teach and train other junior doctors/medical students and other members of the department/multidisciplinary team.
  • Undertake associated administrative work and any other relevant assignment defined by the supervisor.

Periodic responsibilities:

  • Conduct research to help develop and test surgical techniques and equipment that can improve operating procedures and outcomes.
  • Conduct CMEs for educational or marketing purposes.
  • Assist HoD in departmental and PGME activities.
  • Prepare lecture for residents.
  • Attend necessary related meetings.
About French Medical Institute for Mothers and Children:

French Medical Institute for Mothers and Children (FMIC) is a non-governmental tertiary hospital established in 2006 as the product of a unique four-way partnership between the Governments of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GOIRA) and France (GoF), and two private, international development organizations – La Chaine de l’Espoir (CDE) and Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).  FMIC started its operations in a volatile situation when security condition was deteriorating and accessing a modest tertiary healthcare facility was a tall order for the Afghans. There was serious lack of human resources in various specialities hence the Afghans highly depended upon medical tourism abroad. In such circumstances the presence of FMIC was no less than a miracle. For the last 14 years, FMIC has been catering to the healthcare needs of Afghanistan with a vibrant vision, “to be a leading institute of excellence and innovation in healthcare, research and education, providing exemplary, safe, comprehensive, accessible and sustainable services to Afghanistan and surrounding regions, while positively impacting the lives of patients and all others Whom it serves.”


Despite many challenges, FMIC has achieved remarkable success over the past 14 years. In 2009, it became the first hospital in Afghanistan to be ISO certified whereas the first open heart surgery was performed by indigenous doctors at FMIC in 2010. Since 2011 it has annually sponsored an international scientific conference as well as a quality and patient safety convention, both of which showcase Afghan health professionals’ high capacity for critical thinking. The Post Graduate Medical Education Program (PGME) is a flagship program of FMIC established in 2012, with the support of the Aga Khan University (AKU), Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) and financial support of the Government of Canada. FMIC has so far served over 1.5 million patients from all parts of Afghanistan through its in-patient and out-patient services to children, mothers and adults. FMIC’s Patient Welfare Programme underwrites the cost of care for people who cannot afford to pay for all or part of their treatment. Access to remotest areas for tele-consultation and training of human resources has been ensured through eHealth program since 2007.  While responding to the Covid-19 pandemic; FMIC also offers PCR based Covid-19 testing and treatment facility besides its routine services.

In future, FMIC plans to grow from a 169-bed facility to a 550-bed teaching hospital that offers a full complement of tertiary specialized services, trains new healthcare providers and supports a substantial research programme. The Expanded Medical Complex, currently under design, will begin to offer services in the near future. The new facilities will provide space for research activities, additional Postgraduate Medical Education programmes and enhanced diagnostic facilities and medical services, including in adult general surgery, cardiology, gastroenterology, internal medicine, neurosciences, oncology, orthopaedics and renal diseases.

Job Requirements:

Knowledge and Competencies:

  • Good communication and interpersonal skill in English, local languages Dari/Pashto (with the ability to adapt hi/her communication style to suit the situation)
  • Having good knowledge in adult general surgery (technical knowledge and clinical expertise in order to elicit the necessary information from patients and identify key issues and the appropriate options)
  • Skill in adult general surgery like, good hand-eye coordination to perform operations
  • Leadership and team involvement skill to positively deal with problems in non-confrontational away
  • Ability to remain calm and control under pressure
  • Problem-solving skill to think ahead and plan for different contingencies, anticipating different situation that might occur
  • Professional integrity and honesty, respecting both patients and colleagues

At least 2-3 years of experience as Adult Surgeon.

Submission Guideline:

Please send your resume along with relevant degree at and mark the subject with the position applied for. Only short listed candidates will be notified.

Applications should be submitted latest by June 02, 2021.

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