Medical Doctor – Emergency Medicine – Ukraine

Are you a licensed medical doctor experienced in providing emergency medical care in humanitarian settings?

Role: Medical Doctor – Emergency Medicine – Ukraine

Hours: Work will be full-time. Immediate start required.

Pay: £3,900-£4,025 per month (dependent on experience)

Duration: Various opportunities.  All fixed term. Opportunity short term 4 – 6 weeks, up to 3 months or 12 months.

Location: Ukraine Programme

This role is part of our Ukraine Programme and will be carried out within Ukraine

Applicants must have an existing right to enter Schengen Zone countries in order to transit to Ukraine e.g. citizenship/residence of a Schengen Zone country, or an ETIAS eligible country (https://www.etiasvisa.com/etias-requirements).

UK-Med is a humanitarian NGO that has been responding to disasters for over thirty years.  We prepare and equip medical teams, both in the UK and worldwide, so they are ready to respond when epidemics, conflict and natural disasters hit.  When Ebola struck West Africa in 2014, we recruited and trained UK doctors and nurses who helped local medical teams and other NGOs to bring the outbreak under control.  We are core partners, providing the clinical component and key support structures of the UK Emergency Medical Team (UK EMT) in line with WHO standards.

We are seeking Medical Doctors specialising in Emergency Medicine with previous experience working in humanitarian contexts. You will be able to make yourself available to travel and work internationally at short notice for a minimum of 4-6 weeks (longer availability is highly desirable) to deploy in Ukraine, supporting the health needs of host and internally displaced persons.

Our ideal candidates will be fully licensed and experienced Medical Doctors, who have significant experience working in Emergency Departments providing emergency medical care to patients with a wide range of medical conditions.  You will be confident and capable in treatment of both adults and children, and able to perform a full range of clinical activities including diagnosis and treatment.  You will have experience practicing emergency medicine in low resource / humanitarian contexts.

You must hold a current medical license and able to demonstrate your current and unconditional membership of a suitable registering organisation.  You must hold specific qualifications / professional registrations in Emergency Medicine.

You will be determined, high performing, compassionate and collaborative, as well as being committed to learning and supporting others to learn. Language skills will be an advantage.

We offer excellent learning opportunities and occasional opportunities to work in international humanitarian responses.

To apply:

We strongly recommend that you read the Candidate Information Pack – Medical Doctor – Emergency Medicine – Ukraine – June 2022 before applying for this role.

Please apply below, the closing date for applications is 14th August 2022

The questions you will be asked to answer are:

  • Applicants must have an existing right to enter Schengen Zone countries in order to transit to Ukraine e.g. citizenship/residence of a Schengen Zone country, or an ETIAS eligible country (https://www.etiasvisa.com/etias-requirements). Do you have this?
  • If you do not have the required status we will be unable to progress your application any further. Also, please note that UK-Med is unable to support VISA applications at this time
  • Please describe the experience you have of working in emergency medicine departments (locations, types of facilities, range and numbers of patients you have treated (150 words maximum)
  • Please describe any training / capacity building of medical colleagues you have done in emergency department contexts (in home country or humanitarian responses)  (150 words maximum)
  • Please explain how you plan to be available for deployment with UK-Med i.e. what are your commitments e.g. work, family and how can you be confident that you can leave these at short notice?(150 words maximum)

UK-Med is committed to safeguarding of our personnel and beneficiaries and has a zero-tolerance approach to sexual exploitation and abuse. We conduct thorough vetting before any appointment is confirmed.

UK-Med is committed to the principles of diversity, equality, and inclusion.  We strive to provide an inclusive and supportive environment where employees feel respected and supported to be able to fulfil their potential.