Date needed: Flexible
Function:Serve in Mennonite-related hospitals.Nearly 100 years ago, Mennonite mission agencies helped to establish hospitals in their areas of activity in India as part of their vision of holistic ministry. The four hospitals that Mennonite Mission Network relates to are all general practice institutions, where medical staff often work outside their areas of primary expertise.Dhamtari Christian Hospital, in a small city in Chhattisgarh State, is a 250-bedded institution with many departments and a solid staff. In addition to the full-service clinic, the hospital also runs at least one remote clinic in a nearby village, as well as a thriving nursing school.
Sewa Bhawan Hospital is a 30-bed hospital in a village in eastern Chhattisgarh. The institution is always struggling to find sufficient medical personnel, but long-time medical director, Dr. Tushar Naik, is passionate about the important ministry provided by SBH in the villages of the region.
Champa Christian Hospital is a 50-bed hospital in a small city in northern Chhattisgarh. The institution has a nice setting in a compound and faithful support from the surrounding Mennonite community.
Nav Jivan Hospital is a 50-bed hospital in a rural area in Jharkhand State. The hospital generally has a solid medical staff, nice compound and facilities. In addition to the clinic, NV has a school to train nurse midwives.
Doctors in all three institutions are generally able to see patients. Any visiting doctor would be called on for teaching in any specialty they feel proficient.
Term: Three months to three years
Position specific qualifications: Appropriate medical degree; teaching ability would be valuable. Must be a member of Mennonite Church USA.