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Monday, October 23, 2006

Clearing Misconceptions: Hospital evangelism in action

20 October, 2006
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Most of the people around the world have a misconception that Christian hospitals are a pure charity activity though missionaries openly claim their true intentions (i.e., to convert people to Christianity). Here is a list of current (asof 10/20/2006) job openings in India in hospitals operated by Southern Baptists of USA. Every job description clearly defines the role the medical practitioner is expected in play.


Job IMB Job# 78299 clearly states the intention for setting up hospital. In their own words "Since its founding, the hospital has been the avenue and door for evangelism and church planting efforts by Southern Baptists in S. India."

JOB LISTINGS

Xray Technician
IMB Job# 81650
Ministry Type: Medical Ministries / Community Outreach Ministry /
Location: India
Arrival Date: 12-31-2007
Job Duration: 30
Description:
The Xray department performs about 900 studies per month including routine films, special procedures, and mammograms, Ultrasound exams are done by a radiologist. The volunteer would participate in the work of the department and give additional training to staff. A training program for technicians was begun in 1991. The volunteer can also participate n teaching students. Evangelism is a priority in the ministry of the hospital.




Medical Receptor
IMB Job# 81649
Ministry Type: Medical Ministries / Community Outreach Ministry /
Location: India
Arrival Date: 12-31-2007
Job Duration: 30
Description:
The receptor will function as an intern according to his/her capabilities, experience, and interests. He/She will be given as much responsibility as she is able to assume. Receptors may work on any or all medical services. The receptor will be involved in inpatient and outpatient care, and may also serve in the community health divison. Due to license restrictions the receptor will function under cover of a local physician.




Family Practitioner
IMB Job# 81648
Ministry Type: Medical Ministries / Community Outreach Ministry /
Location: India
Arrival Date: 12-31-2007
Job Duration: 30
Description:
The volunteer would be involved in inpatient and outpatient care, especially in medicine or pediatirics, according to be under the cover of local physician due to licesing restructions. Evangelism is a priority in the ministry of the hospital. All Christian staff and volunteers have opportunities for personal witness to patients. There would be opportunities to lead in Bible studies and participate in services for planting efforts by Southern Baptist in South India




Clinical Psychologist
IMB Job# 81647
Ministry Type: Medical Ministries / Community Outreach Ministry /
Location: India
Arrival Date: 12-31-2007
Job Duration: 30
Description:
There is a full time psycheatrist on the staff. The volunteer would do assessments (personality, IQ, diagnostic) and also behavioral therapy sessions with patients. Evangelism is a priority in the ministry of the hospital. All volunteers have opportunities for personal witness to patients.




Medical team
IMB Job# 79788
Ministry Type: Medical Ministries / Children's Ministry / Ethnographic Research / Survey
Location: India
Arrival Date: 12-11-2006
Job Duration: 11
Description:
Lucknow is a wonderful city to serve God. The city has a population of about 3.5 million; 20% or 700,000 are Muslim and only 12,000 are Christians. There is a group of Ashmir Muslim people who live in slums and collect the city's garbage. This garbage is then separated and recycled by them. The people make very little money and are the outcasts of the city. They have many of the typical problems that go along with unsanitary living conditions and drinking polluted water.




Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor
IMB Job# 78427
Ministry Type: Medical Ministries / Community Outreach Ministry /
Location: India
Arrival Date: 12-31-2006
Job Duration: 90
Description:
This person would teach Clinical Pastoral Education to chaplain trainees. These trainees are in a diploma course which includes 3 units of CPE. The volunteer could also teach some of the didactic requirements. This person would need to stay at least 3 months to cover one unit of CPE. The volunteer should have CPE and hospital chaplaincy experience and preferably be trained as a CPE supervisor. He would also have opportunity to share in the pastoral care ministry of the hospital.




Nurse Educator
IMB Job# 78426
Ministry Type: Medical Ministries / Community Outreach Ministry /
Location: India
Arrival Date: 12-31-2006
Job Duration: 120
Description:
The School of Nursing was established in 1996. In a 3.5 year curriculum the student completes a certificate in nursing and midwifery. There are 20 students per class. All classes are in English medium. It would be great if this person could stay a semester. Otherwise they could be involved in student teaching and also in faculty training. There would be a great opportunity to interact with students both academically and spiritually.




Physician - Pallative Care Specialist
IMB Job# 78355
Ministry Type: Medical Ministries / Community Outreach Ministry /
Location: India
Arrival Date: 12-31-2006
Job Duration: 28
Description:
The Hospice and Home Care project began in 1998 with a multidisciplinary team led by an Indian Palliative Care physician. The program is growing rapidly with good scope for expansion. The volunteer would provide training for staff and participate in patient management. Evangelism is a priority in the ministry of the hospital. All Christian staff and volunteers have opportunities for personal witness to patients




Dermatologist
IMB Job# 78354
Ministry Type: Medical Ministries / Community Outreach Ministry /
Location: India
Arrival Date: 12-31-2006
Job Duration: 28
Description:
The Volunteer would be involved in inpatient and outpatient care under cover of a local physician due to licensing restrictions. There are approximately 250 patients per month. The medicine department has been recognized since 1993 for residency training. The volunteer would have opportunity for teaching residents as well. Evangelism is a priority in the ministry of the hospital. All Christian staff and volunteers have opportunities for personal witness to patients.



Pharmacist
IMB Job# 78352
Ministry Type: Medical Ministries / Community Outreach Ministry /
Location: India
Arrival Date: 12-31-2006
Job Duration: 28
Description:
The Pharmacist is needed to improve inventory control system and computerization and to assist in better organization of the pharmacy and pharmacy stores. The volunteer would also provide inservice education for the staff. Evangelism is a priority in the ministry of the hospital. All Christian staff and volunteers have opportunities for personal witness to patients.



Medical Labortory Technologist
IMB Job# 78351
Ministry Type: Medical Ministries / Community Outreach Ministry /
Location: India
Arrival Date: 12-31-2006
Job Duration: 28
Description:
The laboratory performs an average of 13000 to 14000 tests per month including Haematology, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Blood Bank. The technicians would participate in the work of the department give additional training for the staff of the department and review all quality control systems in the department. In 1993 a laboratory technician training program was begun and the volunteer could participate in training. Evangelism is a priority in the ministry of the hospital.




Medical Records Librarian
IMB Job# 78350
Ministry Type: Medical Ministries / Community Outreach Ministry /
Location: India
Arrival Date: 12-31-2006
Job Duration: 28
Description:
The person is needed to give more training to present staff, to up date all systems, to improve statistical reporting, and to assist in better organization of the department. In 1991, a two year course to train medical records technicians was started. The volunteer would also participate in the teaching.The volunteer would be involved in inpatient and outpatient care under cover of a local physician due to licensing restrictions. Evangelism is a priority in the ministry of the hospital.






Pediatrician
IMB Job# 78319
Ministry Type: Medical Ministries / Community Outreach Ministry /
Location: India
Arrival Date: 12-31-2006
Job Duration: 28
Description:
With much complicated obstetrics, there is an active neonatal pratice with with a well equipped neonatal ICU. An Indian trained pediatrician is responsible for the department. Almost 1/4 of admissions to the hospital are pediatric admissions. Malnutrition and infectious disease are predominant. The volunteer would be involved in inpatient and outpatient care under cover of a local physician due to licensing restrictions.




Radiologist / Sonologist
IMB Job# 78318
Ministry Type: Medical Ministries / Community Outreach Ministry /
Location: India
Arrival Date: 12-31-2006
Job Duration: 28
Description:
A two year training course for technicians was started in late 1990. The volunteer would upgrade the technicians and participate in teaching technicians students as well as medical staff. Evangelism is a priority in the ministry of the hospital. All Christian staff and volunteers have opportunities for personal witness to patients. There would be opportunities to lead in Bible studies and participate in services for planting efforts by Southern Baptist in South India.
www.Go2SouthAsia.org




Obstetrician / Gynecologist
IMB Job# 78317
Ministry Type: Medical Ministries / Community Outreach Ministry /
Location: India
Arrival Date: 12-31-2006
Job Duration: 28
Description:
The volunteer would be involved in patient care and consultation under the cover of a local physician due to license restrictions. He/she would particularly train staff in Laparoscopic surgery techniques and assist in development of protocols and audits. Since the department is recognized for residency training, the volunteer would partifipate in teaching. The volunteer would be involved in inpatient and outpatient care under cover of a local physician due to licensing restrictions





General Internist
IMB Job# 78299
Ministry Type: Medical Ministries / Community Outreach Ministry /
Location: India
Arrival Date: 12-31-2006
Job Duration: 28
Description:
recognized since 1993 for residency training. The volunteer would have opportunity for teaching. Evangelism is a priority in the hospital ministry. All Christian staff and volunteers have opportunities for personal witness to patients. There would also be opportunities to lead in Bible studies and participate in services for outpatients and inpatients. Since its founding, the hospital hs been the avenue and door for evangelism and church planting efforts by Southern Baptists in S. India.






Dentist c/w 10 years experience
IMB Job# 75516
Ministry Type: Medical Ministries / Evangelism /
Location: India
Arrival Date: 12/31/2006
Job Duration: 14
Description:
We have a well equipped dental clinic staffed by two young dentists on a full time basis. Direct clinical work will be under the cover of the local dentist due to license restrictions. The dental clinic which has been renovated has three chairs and an Xray unit. Dental camps in the villages may also be arranged. Evangelism is a priority in the ministry of the hospital.




Medical Doctor/Surgeon
IMB Job# 75513
Ministry Type: Medical Ministries / /
Location: India
Arrival Date: 12/31/2006
Job Duration: 14
Description:
The surgical service of the hospital is staffed by a missionary physician and three Indian surgeons. At least 200 procedures of all kinds are done in the operating room each month. The general surgical cases are wide variety including laparoscope surgery. Evangelism is a priority in the ministry of the hospital. All volunteers have opportunities for personal witness to patients.

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At 10/23/2006 07:20:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This guy George Thomas has posted a ahte article in australian onlineopinion.com.
"..They are for the purpose of in-your-face Hindu power rather than for Hindu worship. Unlike Muslims and Buddhists in the US, Hindus are trying to change the physical Christian face and character of America. Indeed, these Hindus are resentful and contemptuous of Christians, Christianity and Jesus....."
http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=4911

 
At 11/04/2006 06:32:00 AM, Blogger Julie and Christina said...

You know who isn't threatened by yoga? This guy.

 

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