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Rotating Sub-Specialist

January 29th, 2015

Rotating sub-specialists are being recruited for in the following areas:

Specialty Year 4 Position Title Teaching Site Duration (Months) Positions Available
Anesthesiology Critical Care CHUK/CHUB  and  RMH/KFH 12 or 6 1 or 2
Anesthesiology Pediatric CHUK 6 1
Anesthesiology Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine Specialist RMH 6 or 3 1 or 2
Anesthesiology Obstetric Anesthesia CHUK/CHUB 6 or 3 1 or 2
Dentistry Prosthodontist CMHS 3 1
ENT Acting Generalist CHUK 12 or 3 min. 1 or more
ENT Otolaryngologist Multiple sites 12 or 3 min. 1 or more
Internal Medicine Cardiologist Kigali/CHUB 3 1
Internal Medicine Endocrinologist Kigali/CHUB 3 1
Internal Medicine Gastroenterologist Kigali/CHUB 3 1
Internal Medicine Haematologist Kigali/CHUB 3 1
Internal Medicine Infectious Diseases Specialist Kigali/CHUB 3 1
Internal Medicine Nephrologist Kigali/CHUB 3 1
Internal Medicine Neurologist Kigali/CHUB 3 1
Internal Medicine Oncologist Kigali/CHUB 3 1
Internal Medicine Palliative Care Specialist Kigali/CHUB 3 1
Internal Medicine Pulmonologist Kigali/CHUB 3 1
Internal Medicine Rheumatologist Kigali/CHUB 3 1
Ob/Gyn Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist CHUK 12 or 6 1 or 2
Ob/Gyn Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist CHUK 12 or 6 1 or 2
Ob/Gyn Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist CHUB 12 or 6 1 or 2
Ob/Gyn Urogynecologist CHUK 12 or 6 1 or 2
Ob/Gyn Oncologist CHUK 12 or 6 1
Pediatrics Cardiologist All sites 3 1
Pediatrics Critical Care Specialist All sites 6 1
Pediatrics Endocrinologist All sites 3 1
Pediatrics Gastroenterologist All sites 3 1
Pediatrics Hemato-Oncologist All sites 3 1
Pediatrics Infectious Diseases Specialist All sites 3 1
Pediatrics Neonatologist All sites 6 1
Pediatrics Nephrologist All sites 3 1
Pediatrics Neurologist All sites 3 1
Pediatrics Pulmonology All sites 3 1
I. Objectives

The goals of the partnership between the Ministry of Health and the affiliated US schools in the Rwanda HRH consortium include the following:

  1. Support the development of the clinical, teaching, and research skills of current and future faculty and specialists
  2. Support the creation of a strong cadre of specialists to meet patient care needs at district, provincial and referral hospitals
  3. Support those responsible for the delivery of care to patients with training
II. Roles and Responsibilities

Each member of the US faculty for the Rwanda HRH program will be an employee of a US institution, i.e. their respective “home institution” and will report to: 1) an identified mentor or supervisor at the “home institution”; and 2) the Rwanda Head of Department, an employee of the Faculty of Medicine in Rwanda. US faculty will have an appointment at their respective “home institution” and an appointment within the Faculty of Medicine.

The position will pursue the following objectives:

  1. To enhance the quality of education of Rwandan trainees rotating through clinical services in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology (Ob/Gyn), Surgery, Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Radiology, Pathology, Oncology and Psychiatry. The focus will be on postgraduate trainees, but will also include interns and medical students;
  2. To improve quality of care of patients through role modeling, enhancement of training programs and development of evidence-based clinical care guidelines and a culture of continuous quality improvement;
  3. To support those responsible for the delivery of care to patients in his/her specialties, for training purposes.

Educational/clinical responsibility (70%):

  1. Actively participate in bedside teaching and clinical care
  2. Organize and/or participate in seminar-based teaching
  3. Participate in continuing medical education
  4. Assist in development of curriculum and associated pedagogical approaches
  5. Organize and conduct seminars in evidence-based medicine, clinical epidemiology and other focused curricular modules
  6. Develop new educational tools to enhance learning and teaching
  7. Participate in formal evaluation of trainees
  8. Engage in co-mentorship with Rwanda faculty to develop clinical and teaching skills
  9. Supervise postgraduate students in the care of patients
  10. Assist in development and/or enhancement of clinical guidelines and therapeutic/diagnostic approaches

Research (10%): Work in partnership with Rwandan counterparts to identify and develop opportunities for collaborative research. In some cases, provide training and mentorship of Rwandan faculty in research methodology.

Administrative responsibilities (20%): Enhance the structure and design of clinical training, including advising on the development and implementation of administrative tools and structures required for residency operations and the creation of trainee, faculty, and program evaluations tools, including revision of curricula and modules.

III. Qualification
  • Board certified in specialty area (or subspecialty for subspecialist applicants). At least 2 years of experience following completion of training preferred
  • Excellent clinical skills, a talent for teaching and interest in medical education
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically, and to work flexibly and independently with multiple reporting relationships
  • Emotional intelligence and personal maturity, enthusiasm for working in a developing country, cultural flexibility and competence, and a passion for making a positive contribution to Rwanda’s healthcare delivery system
  • Strategic and innovative thinking skills, and the ability to foster interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Experience in evidence-based medicine, quality improvement, and data driven decision making and program evaluation
  • Professional experience in cross-cultural and low-income settings is strongly preferred
IV. Compensation

HRH Faculty will be employed by one of the participating US institutions and will be appointed as faculty at this institution during the duration of their contract. HRH faculty are provided with a modest salary and benefits package as well as a monthly housing allowance, an allowance for temporary accommodation upon arrival in Rwanda, and a travel allowance for airfare. Long-term faculty may also receive airfare and housing stipends supplements for qualifying dependents.

Contracts are for 3 or 6 months, full-time, for the August 2015 – July 2016 programmatic year. Start date to be determined. Longer commitments are encouraged but not required.

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