The Ear Centre at Green Pastures Hospital is an excellent purpose-built facility for treating and rehabilitating all adult and child ear-related conditions. Ear disease and deafness are widespread in Nepal due to poverty, dust, wood smoke, viral and other infectious diseases and intermarriage. Increasing urbanisation is leading to more noise exposure and the use of ototoxic drugs. Lack of knowledge in the community and late treatment exacerbate these problems.
The Ear Centre was conceived as a hospital with all facilities but, importantly also as a training centre. We offer audiometric testing, hearing aid fitting, speech therapy, medical outpatients and a wide range of ear surgeries. We would love to recruit those passionate about serving Christ and disadvantaged people in this area with suitable professional qualifications.
We want to develop training packages for volunteer and paramedical ear care workers for the hospital and the community. We hope to start ‘at risk’ testing of newborns in local hospitals, run training for community medical assistants and general doctors, train ENT specialists and upgrade otological services generally in our region and further west. We hope to develop a cochlear implant service. We will need much support and outside input to see these needs met and local services become sustainable.
We are looking for:
Otologist Specialist – Build the capacity of the health services department in their field of otology and deliver and develop ear care and other services for the target group of Nepal. In addition to this, s/he is involved in the development of community outreach services.
Audiologist / Audiology Specialist – Build the capacity of the INF Nepal health services in their field of audiology expertise and deliver and develop audiology care and other services for the target group of remote Nepal who are poor and socially excluded/marginalised, underprivileged and disadvantaged people. In addition to this, s/he is involved in the development of community outreach services.
Speech and Language Specialist – Build the capacity of the INF Nepal health services in their field of SLT expertise and deliver and develop speech and language therapy services and other services for the target group, i.e. poor and marginalized people of Nepal. In addition to this, s/he is involved in the development of community outreach services.
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