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Paediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship Opportunity

BethanyKids of Kijabe Hospital (BKKH) is a specialized unit dedicated to the medical and spiritual care of children with surgical disabilities.

As a distinct unit within AIC Kijabe Hospital it includes a 65-bed inpatient unit, an outpatient facility, and a network of 14 mobile clinics spanning across Kenya.

The hospital treats large numbers of children with spina bifida and hydrocephalus, as well as children with tethered spinal cords, encephaloceles, brain tumors and the broad spectrum of pediatric neurosurgical disorders.

BKKH is offering one-year fellowships at the Kijabe Hospital under the direction of Prof. Leland Albright, an internationally known pediatric neurosurgeon and the senior editor of the textbook, Principles and
Practice of Pediatric Neurosurgery. Applicants must have completed an accredited neurosurgery residency and desire subspecialty training in paediatric neurosurgery.

Key responsibilities:
 • Assess children in the outpatient area and triage admissions;
• Perform daily ward rounds and assess patients preoperatively;
• Assist in the operating theatre and perform procedures with appropriate supervision;
• Keep computerized records of both outpatients and inpatients;
• Assist in the professional development of the BKKH paediatric surgery residents;
• Be involved in research activities aimed at improving the care of children with neurosurgical disorders;
• Participate in the spiritual ministry of BKKH through informal and formal activities;
• Reflect Jesus Christ through compassionate care, love, commitment to the disabled and the needy, and through personal testimony.

Required qualifications:
• University degree in Human Medicine from a recognized university;
• Completion of an accredited neurosurgery residency
• Computer literacy.

The tentative start date is September 15th, 2010. Applications including cover letter and a CV with names and contacts of 3 referees should be submitted to:
The Administrator
Bethany Kids at Kijabe Hospital
P.O.Box 20, 00220
Kijabe
Tel: 254-20-3246-599
bkkhadmin.kh@kijabe.net

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