January 29th, 2015
Year-Long physicians are being recruited for in the following areas:
- Emergency Medicine
- Internal Medicine
- Obstetrics and Gynecology (Ob/Gyn)
*For a list of available positions, click here.
The goals of the partnership between the Ministry of Health and the affiliated US schools in the Rwanda HRH consortium include the following:
- Support the development of the clinical, teaching, and research skills of current and future faculty and specialists
- Support the creation of a strong cadre of specialists to meet patient care needs at district, provincial, and referral hospitals
- Support those responsible for the delivery of care to patients with training
Terms of Reference
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Each member of the US faculty for the Rwanda HRH program will be an employee of an affiliated 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 College of Medicine and Health Sciences in Rwanda. US faculty will have an appointment at their respective “home institution” and an appointment within the College of Medicine and Health Sciences.
The position will pursue the following objectives:
- To enhance the quality of education of Rwandan trainees rotating through clinical services in Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, ENT, Internal Medicine, Ob/Gyn, Pathology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Radiology, and Surgery. The focus will be on postgraduate trainees, but will also include interns and medical students;
- 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; and
- To support those responsible for the delivery of care to patients in his/her specialties with training.
Educational/clinical responsibility (70%):
- Actively participate in bedside-teaching, as well as seminar-based teaching
- Participate in the development and implementation of materials, programs and tools to enhance learning and teaching, and provide continuing medical education
- Assist in development of curriculum and pedagogical enhancements for the specific subspecialties of Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, ENT, Internal Medicine, Ob/Gyn, Pathology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Radiology, and Surgery
- Organize and conduct seminars on evidence-based medicine
- Participate in the formal evaluation of trainees at different stages of clinical rotations to determine if they have met the requirements set by Rwanda’s educational programs
- Engage in co-mentorship with Rwanda faculty to develop clinical and teaching skills
- Supervise postgraduate students in the delivery of care to patients for training purposes (both inpatients and outpatients)
- In collaboration with Rwandan faculty, assist in development and/or enhancement of clinical guidelines, as well as innovative therapeutic and diagnostic approaches in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Surgery, Anesthesiology, Pathology, Emergency Medicine, Dentistry, Radiology, ENT, Oncology, and Psychiatry
Research (10%): Provide training and mentorship of Rwandan faculty in research methodology. In some cases, work in partnership with Rwanda counterparts to identify and develop opportunities for research.
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
- 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
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 a 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 12 months, full-time, starting in August 2015. Longer commitments are encouraged but not required.