General Surgeon

Location: United States
URM #: 1884
# of openings: 1



The Role:  This project site is located at the U.S. Army Garrison Hospital on the island of Kwajalein Atoll.  The hospital serves more than 1,400 residents, which include military personnel, Army Civilians, contractors, and family members.  Kwajalein is home to one of the world’s largest coral atolls and surrounds one of the largest lagoons in the world.  Kwajalein’s year round warm, sunny weather supports a variety of activities, such as scuba diving, sport fishing, sailing, and water skiing.  Kwajalein also boasts entertainment areas like a movie theater, bowling alley, gym, and small shopping areas. 

Description: Bicycles are the primary mode of transportation on the island. 

The Surgeon is responsible for preoperative diagnosis, performing operations, and providing the patient with postsurgical care and treatment.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Reviews patient records and makes diagnoses to determine if there is a need for surgery as a preventative or corrective measure.

  • Assesses and provides patient with risk factors involved with going through or not going through with surgery.

  • Performs surgical procedures to prevent or correct injury, diseases, deformities, patient function, and or quality of life following all regulatory and ethical protocols.

  • Examines all instruments, equipment and the operating room to ensure sterility.

  • Directs and coordinates activities of hospital staff including nurses, assistants, and specialist for proper patient care.

  • Coordinate with CMO for treatment capabilities pre and post-surgery and identify potential risks

  • May be required to assist in stabilization of patient and coordination of evacuation of patient to medevac center or CONUS.


Experience Required:

  • Minimum five (5) years of experience as a general surgeon.

  • Preferably in a remote site.

  • Preferred completion of fellowship in Trauma, Critical Care or General Surgery.


Education Required:

Other Special Qualifications:



  • On call requirements as part of a rotation

  • Must be able to read, write and speak English to effectively communicate

  • This position is unaccompanied.

  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident Card is required.

  • US DOD CNACI clearance or the ability to obtain one is required.

  • Must be able to relocate to the United States Army Kwajalein Atoll.

  • A valid passport is required and must be in your possession prior to relocation. You must maintain a current passport during your stay on Kwajalein Atoll.

International SOS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or job applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.


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