Medical Doctor

Position Avalable :                 Médical Doctor (Lao National)

Institution:                             Lao Friends Hospital for Children

Location:                                 Luang Prabang, Lao PDR

Application’s Closing Date:   22/08/2021

Lao Friends Hospital for Children (LFHC) is a 61-bed acute pediatric hospital situated in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR. It is operated by a New York based non-profit organisation, Friends Without A Border, which is dedicated to providing high-quality and compassionate healthcare to children in remote areas of Southeast Asia. In 2015 the hospital was opened on the same campus as the Luang Prabang Provincial Hospital and has been developing its services since then.

LFHC is a teaching hospital offering emergency, inpatient, outpatient and surgical services to neonates and children throughout Northern Laos. Limited on-site radiology, pathology and pharmacy together with a homecare program complement these clinical activities. A major goal of this hospital is to promote clinical learning and professional development of the local staff such that key positions in the hospital are progressively filled by a well-trained and dedicated local workforce.

Position Summary

This is an entry-level position to work as a junior doctor in paediatrics. Successful applicants will receive all the necessary training for this job. They are expected to work in the outpatient, inpatient, emergency and neonatal departments. Doctors work 192 hours per month and overtime is payable if this is exceeded. Shifts range in length from 8 – 13 hours and include night shifts. Doctors are sometimes expected to work at weekends and on public holidays. As a junior doctor, clinical support, supervision, teaching and guidance is always available on site, from senior Lao doctors and expatriate staff.

LFHC is a teaching hospital and some protected teaching time is scheduled every month. Successful applicants are expected to commit to participate in hospital training programmes and other educational and extracurricular activities. Progression to more senor positions is possible, depending on performance and academic achievement. The hospital is the provincial paediatric unit for Luang Prabang province and has supported 1-2 doctors to attend the paediatric residency programme in Vientiane each year.

LFHC is committed to provided compassionate, high quality care to all patients and to looking after the well being of its staff.


  • Completed a medical degree and is a qualified medical doctor

Benefit: Salary, health insurance, 15 days of annual leaves and 10 days of public holidays

Application: Please email a cover letter, resume and three references from past employers to

More info please contract at 071 211071; 020 93384410

REMARK: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.


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