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Surgical (OT) nurse

Ett operationsteam med sjuksköterskor och läkare under en operation på ett sjukhus i Sydsudan.
Photo: Isabel Corthier/MSF
A MSF surgical team operating on a patient in South Sudan.

Surgical or OT nurses are a part of surgical teams and are needed in precarious situations such as armed conflicts or in isolated areas, where medical staff with that specialisation and competence is hard to find. 

Our surgical projects deal with trauma, orthopaedic, gynaecology and general surgery. As a surgical nurse with MSF you will face new challenges that will test your abilities in different ways.

Role description surgical nurse

MSF surgical nurses are responsible for sterilization of instruments, hygiene, coaching and training of locally hired staff. In some projects the role is of a more coordinating nature, focusing on organisation and activity management rather than direct clinical care.  

Role requirements

In addition to the general requirements to work for MSF, you need:

  • Proof of specialisation
  • Nurse registration in Sweden or Finland  
  • Ability to work with limited technical resources

Desirable qualifications

  • French speaking
  • Knowledge of Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic and/or Russian
  • Experience of people management and/or activity management
  • Experience of providing training and/or coaching others
  • Previous humanitarian work experience

Your safety and security 

We take safety and security seriously. This video explains the risks our staff face and the lengths we go to keep them safe.

Please watch this before you decide whether or not to apply for this job.

Ready to apply?

Working for MSF is a commitment, rather than just an adventure or a job opportunity. Make sure you have read and understood the information on Life on assignment. 

We can only accept applications from Swedish and Finnish residents (Swedish/Finnish citizens and those eligible to work in Sweden or Finland).