General Surgeon - Iraq (Travel)

Comprehensive Health Services - United States (30+ days ago)

The General Surgeon reports to the MSSI Program Manager and is supervised clinically by the designated site medical director at the Diplomatic Support Hospital (DSH) at the Surgeon’s work setting – normally a Diplomatic Support Hospital in Baghdad, Mosul, Basrah or Kirkuk, Iraq. The General Surgeon will be assigned to treat patients in this largest DOS medical/trauma hospital.

This setting may require the General Surgeon to coordinate with local hospitals to determine local capabilities, coordinate admission, monitor and arrange final disposition. In addition, this setting may require stabilization of patient and coordination of evacuation of patient to medevac center or CONUS. The General Surgeon may have a leadership role (Site Medical Director).


  • The General Surgeon will provide preoperative, operative, and post-operative management of patient care.
  • In addition, General Surgeons may be required to assist in stabilization of patient and coordination of evacuation of patient to medevac center or CONUS.
  • General Surgeons provide a U.S. standard of care for our patient care/treatment model.
  • All services shall be provided in accordance with established standards, principles and ethics of the profession, applicable professional specialty organizations, and the high-quality standard for which CHS is recognized.


  • A minimum of 5 years or experience is required.
  • U.S. board certified or recently American Board of Surgery (ABS) qualified General Surgeon with interest, training and experience managing the full range of emergency surgical cases including vascular, neurologic, orthopedic and soft-tissue, as well as the full-range of general surgical cases including abdominal, urologic, vascular and soft-tissue.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must have and maintain current certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Recent completion of Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) or comparable advanced trauma course featuring “live tissue” or exceptional simulation training is desirable. Completion of a trauma fellowship will merit particular consideration.
  • All healthcare providers must have current clinical experience in direct patient care and have worked a minimum of 6 of the last 12 months in desired career field.


  • Must sign a CHS Foreign Service Agreement (FSA) and is bound to the terms and conditions of the FSA.
  • Work hours are based on a 72 hr. work week; typically six 12 hour days but other variations may apply.
  • Requires a favorably adjudicated Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT) investigation conducted by the Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security.
  • Shall attend a Pre-deployment Counter Terrorism training course prior to deployment to Iraq..
  • Licenses are in good standing, are without restrictions, and are kept current through the period of employment.
  • ACLS and ATLS will be current throughout the period of employment. A 90-day window is permitted for recertification.
  • Surgeons must be licensed in the United States
  • Participate in training, (including HIPAA training) that may be required by DOS or CHS prior to deployment to Iraq.
  • Must complete a Foreign Affairs Counter Terrorism training course prior to deployment to Iraq for work on the MSSI contract. Training will include: Combat First Aid, Weapons Familiarization, Defensive Tactics/Driving, IED recognition, Surveillance Detection and Hostage Survival and Personnel Recovery
  • Must have a current U.S. Passport
  • Shall be proficient in the ability to speak, write and communicate in English.
  • All shall demonstrate proficiency in the use of basic word processing programs and the CHS Medical Management System software.


  • Must be confirmed by a medical examination to be “medically and dentally fit” in accordance CHS Medical Readiness Guidelines and Policies and/or as dictated by the Client.
  • No conditions that would prevent the wear of personal protective equipment; including protective mask, ballistic helmet, body armor and chemical/biological protective garments or conditions that would prevent the capability of donning, lifting or carrying of up to 70 lbs. of referenced gear while running to a bunker or protected area in the face of perceived or imminent danger.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment; travel in Iraq is required by surface or air.
  • The climate is desert-like, hot, and prone to dust storms.

Comprehensive Health Services (CHSi) supports the health and well-being of civilian and military workforce partners in austere, remote, and security challenged environments outside the continental United States. With over 40 years of experience providing a full range of medical services, Comprehensive Health Services (CHSi) medical management solutions are comprehensive, responsive, and reliable.
Comprehensive Health Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, gender identity, and sexual orientation, and other statuses protected by law.

Job Type: Full-time


  • general surgery: 5 years (Required)


  • State Medical License (Required)