Obstetric Doctor


Start Date:           November 2017

Department:        Humanitarian Volunteer

Job Description:

The Shoklo Malaria Research Unit provides free medical care for migrants and refugees from Myanmar in three clinics along the Thailand-Myanmar border.  Clinical work is often done in combination with research activities.   At the moment a position is available for a clinical general doctor and an obstetric doctor to supervise locally trained staff. We are looking for caring enthusiastic physicians with at least 2 years of clinical experience who would like to strengthen the team and improve the delivery of medical care in this low resource setting. It is preferable for a physician to stay long term (> 6 months), but shorter periods (minimum 3 months) can be discussed.  

Main Objectives:

  1. Supervise the management of pregnant women and women with basic gynecological problems
  2. Help with the management of the antenatal care and delivery department
  3. Respect the procedures and policies of the clinic and SMRU

Description of Responsibilities:

  1. Outpatient, inpatient and emergency patient care for pregnant women and their neonates
    1. Supervise locally trained medics, nurses and midwifes
    2. Follow the local obstetric guidelines
    3. Supervise and assist midwifes to do basic procedures (assisted vaginal deliveries, management of complicated deliveries, minor obstetric procedures as curettage, sterilization)
  2. Collaborate with physician colleagues for patient care, management of the medical department and possibly support research activities
  3. Supervise the referral of patients to hospital or to other organizations
  4. Provide weekly teaching sessions for local staff
  5. Treat staff and patients with dignity and respect.  Keep in mind that their life and work experiences may give them knowledge and wisdom that is very different from yours.


Application Deadline: 

Open Until Filled


Shoklo Malaria Research Unit
68/30 Bantung Road, PO Box 46
Mae Sot, Tak 63110 Thailand

Tel: +66 (0) 55 532 026
       +66 (0) 55 532 028
Fax: +66 (0) 55 532 027
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