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Job Description

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation. We are seeking qualified and highly motivated applicants for: Timergara Lower Dir project.


To provide proper care, preparation and safety to patients for surgery in the area of pre-operation visit, surgery proper, transfer to recovery room and after surgery care.


Initial assessment of patient

Introduces him/herself to the patient

Checks patient: ensures patient/medical file/operating schedule match

Ensures modesty and a comfortable temperature for the patient

Reassures the patient

Ensuring a pre-operation visit is always carried out. Assisting/ accompanying/ interpreting for the expat anaesthetist in explaining the procedures and risks, and answering questions from the patient and relative/s  during the pre-operative assessment and/or before securing consent

Patient care

Induction of anaesthesia, maintaining anaesthesia and patient homeostasis

Ensuring the implementation of MSF protocols and guidelines in the Operating Theatre and Recovery Room

Collaborating with the implementation of MSF protocols and guidelines in the post-operative care and pain assessment of patients in collaboration with the anaesthetist/s, surgeon or gynaecologist

Accompanying the post-operative patient to the High Dependency Unit with the completed patient’s file/operative and anaesthesia records/referral form

Optimize patient condition whenever possible before elective and emergency operations

Systematic application of antibiotherapy and pain protocol

Terminating anaesthesia

Monitoring the patient in the recovery room and/or during the first 24 hours

Assist the nurse in neonatal resuscitation and refer the neonate needing further assistance and monitoring to HDU/ neonatal unit of MCH

Management of materials, consumables, operating theatre

Contributing to proper management of stocks, inventories, materials and consumables, (according to the pre-determined list) and renewing orders

Checking that anaesthetics equipment in the operating theatre functions properly (oxygen concentrator, oxymeter, suction, etc.)

Regular checking of the Anaesthesia Machine and the Oxygen Cylinder and it’s back up

Checking that medical fluid circuits (O2, vacuum, etc.) function properly

Checking cleanliness and disinfection of the operating theatre

Collection and immersion of anaesthetics material to be sterilised

Removal of needles and other sharps into the containers provided

Ensuring the implementation of infection control in the Operating Theatre and Recovery Room

Reporting and Recording

Ensuring information is handed over to the next nursing shift

Keeping the patient’s file up to date

Timely recording of statistical data collected after each operation

Other Responsibilities

Wearing correct work clothing

Taking part in trainings and internal evaluations.

Job Details

Total Positions:
1 Post
Job Shift:
Job Type:
Full Time/Permanent
MSF - Belgium
Job Location:
Dir Road, Timergara, Pakistan
No Preference
Minimum Education:
Degree Title:
Specialized Nurse (post RNRM or other relevant nursing option) + anesthesia specialization
Career Level:
Experienced Professional
Minimum Experience:
1 Year (Valid PNC Registration + 1 year experience)
Apply Before:
Nov 24, 2017
Posting Date:
Nov 14, 2017
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