Physician with Obstetric/Midwifery Skills

Women throughout the world deliver their babies at home, alone and unassisted. Other times, they deliver in facilities that are understocked in equipment, medications and professional resources. In both instances, when complications arise, disaster ensues. Babies die, women die, children are orphaned and families are broken. Madagascar is no different. A woman’s lifetime risk that she’ll die in childbirth in Madagascar is 1 in 45.
The Sarobidy Maternity Center is slowly and passionately working to change this– one mother and one baby at a time.
Sarobidy is the word for precious in Malagasy. Founded in 2013, the heartbeat of the Sarobidy Maternity Center is two-fold. First, that women and babies would have healthy outcomes during this precious time in their lives. Second, that women would come to know that they are precious in the sight of the Lord and they would come to a life-saving knowledge and relationship with Christ.
We’re looking for a physician with obstetrical skills to join a team of Malagasy and foreign midwives at the Sarobidy Maternity Center to provide quality and compassionate prenatal care, laboratory and ultrasound services, safe labor and delivery support as well as postpartum care and health education to women in the community.

For more information on this ministry: https://redislandrestoration.com/health/

REQUIREMENTS:
Experienced physician with current medical license and obstetrical skills and minimum 2 years experience after residency. Female physician preferable. Must possess spirit of learning, flexibility, dependability, healthy communication and self-reflection skills and be a team player. Must know French prior to arrival in country. Learn Malagasy once in country. Minimum commitment of 4 years. Vision trip is required.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Perform all aspects of prenatal care, laboratory screening, sonography services, labor and delivery support for mother and baby as well as postpartum care, well-baby care and education regarding nutrition, family planning and a variety of health topics. Provide outpatient assessment and treatment of common concerns and illnesses in pregnancy and the newborn. Mentor Malagasy midwives through continued education and emergency skills training. Develop relationships with staff, patients and families that allow you to share Christ in authentic and culturally appropriate ways.
LANGUAGE NEEDS:
English, willing to learn Malagasy, French helpful
LANGUAGE USED:
English, Malagasy, French
LIVING ENVIRONMENT:
The Sarobidy Maternity Center is located in the large city of Mahajanga on the northwest coast of Madagascar. This modern city lines the beautiful Mozambique Channel and offers several grocery stores, hotels and pools, a French school (preschool through 9th grade) and various outdoor activities. Living arrangements will be in a modern house with running water, electricity, internet, etc. The landscape of this island nation is as varied and beautiful as it's people and culture.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT:
Work alongside a team of dedicated Malagasy and foreign midwives with a similar vision to see women, their babies and their families supported and protected during a precious yet often scary time in their lives. The Sarobidy Maternity Center is a full-scope free-standing maternity center with 9 beds, 2 maternal waiting rooms, a small laboratory and pharmacy as well as an education classroom.
INTERNSHIP:
No
Location:
Madagascar, Africa

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