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6 Feb 2024

Medical Specialist II (Trauma Surgeon) at DCMC Hospital

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Job Description



The mission of DCMC Trust is to provide accessible and sustainable quality health care through a Tanzanian comprehensive health system which encompasses community-based prevention and primary, secondary and selected specialized and super-specialized care.

DCMC Hospital is a Christian Health Ministry owned by the Registered Trustees of Dodoma Christian Medical Center Trust (DCMCT) located at Imagi Hill, Ntyuka Dodoma. Since its establishment it has served thousands of patients as a multispecialty hospital offering quality health care for the people of Central Tanzania and in collaboration with other stake holders and in line with the Government policies.

DCMC Trust is an equal opportunity employer offering stable and professional working environment with competitive remuneration and benefits.

DCMC Hospital invites qualified Tanzanians to fill in the following vacant positions:

MEDICAL SPECIALIST II (Trauma Surgeon) – 1 position

8.1. Job Summary

The incumbent is responsible for to perform emergency surgeries on patients suffering from acute injuries and illnesses. To diagnose and surgically treat patients who have sustained critical, life-threatening, penetrating, and blunt force injuries. S/he will perform emergency surgeries and diagnostic tests, take patients’ histories, and prescribe medications.

8.2. Duties and responsibilities:

To examine patients, make initial assessments, and question patients and family members on complaints, symptoms, and medical history.
To conduct diagnostic tests and determine instruments and methods of surgery.
To perform emergency procedures, such as endotracheal tube intubation, pericardiocentesis, and ultrasonographic evaluations.
To perform operations on critical, often multiple, injuries to different organ systems.
To work with other specialized Surgeons to stabilize patients in critical condition.
To coordinate nurses, assistants, anaesthesiologists, specialists, and other medical staff required for surgery.
To provide in-service training on new surgical technology.
To implement and oversee trauma surgical procedures, including pre and post-op care
To interpret surgical plans, algorithms, and outcomes data, ensuring adherence to protocol
To develop and implement clinical plans and guidelines
To recommend new and alternative procedures or equipment to address new patient treatment needs
To review surgical outcomes, ensuring improvements in patient care quality
8.3. Qualification and experience
Holder of Master of Medicine Degree (M.Med) in Orthopedics and Trauma
Must be registered with the Medical Council of Tanganyika.
Must be a holder of a Doctor of Medicine Degree.
Must have a valid practicing license
At least two (2) years working experience as a medical doctor
Two (2) years of working experience as a Medical Specialist in Orthopedics and Trauma in a related field in busy and reputable institution


Applicants must attach an up-to-date current Curriculum Vitae (CV) having reliable contact postal address, email address, and reachable telephone numbers.
Applicants should apply on the strengths of the information given in this advertisement.
The title of the position applied for should be written in the subject of the application letter/email and marked on the envelope
Applicants must attach their detailed relevant certified copies of Academic certificates/ transcripts as follows:
Postgraduate Degree, First Degree/Advanced Diploma, Diploma/Certificates.
Form IV and Form VI National Examination Certificates.
Computer Certificates where applicable.
Professional Certificates/Licenses from respective boards where applicable.
One recent passport size picture and copy of birth certificate.
Form IV and Form VI result slips are strictly not accepted. Presentation of forged academic certificates and other information in the CV will necessitate to legal action.
Applicants should indicate three reputable work-related referees with their reliable contacts.
Only shortlisted candidates will be informed the date of the interview

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Method of Application

Application letters should be POSTED or HAND DELIVERED to the Following address on or before 04.00 p.m. on 15 February 2024 (i.e., Deadline for receiving applications)


DCMC Hospital

Imagi Hill, Ntyuka P O Box 658


Those using e-mail should submit their applications to [email protected]

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