As a doctor at SOS AERZTE, your clinical spectrum will cover all aspects of basic medical care across all age groups.
The patients you encounter will generally be in good overall health, but have suffered an acute medical problem, often relating to the gastrointestinal tract, the cardiovascular system, the lungs, the nervous system or the musculoskeletal system. You will, however, also encounter chronically ill patients or patients with recurring illnesses whose condition is deteriorating. Such cases will regularly require you to deal with psychological symptom complexes occurring either as accessory symptoms or as symptoms characteristic of the respective illness. On a less frequent basis, you will treat injuries caused by accidents.
You will commonly encounter patients who are overwhelmed and bewildered by the situation, sometimes due to the symptoms themselves, sometimes due to the personal or social context in which the health problem has arisen.
Your job will therefore be to assess the individual case’s complexity and to come up with solutions for how best to treat the patients in their familiar environment.
Around 5% of our patients have life-threatening conditions (myocardial infarction, pulmonary oedema, stroke, coma); 15% need to be hospitalised.
As a doctor with SOS AERZTE, your role is to predominantly convey medical reassurance, but also calm patients on a personal level. In addition to diagnostic aids such as rapid diagnostic tests, a 12-lead ECG or blood sampling materials, your medical response kit will include an ampoule kit, initial medication, infusion materials, a urinary catheter, a wound care set and dressing materials.
Your work for SOS AERZTE – whether mobile, regular or irregular – will be extremely varied.
As a doctor on call, you travel out to patients across the entire canton of Zurich, treating them wherever they need your help. And while you work on your own, you will never be left alone. Support is available any time, with our operations staff assuming all administrative work.
As a doctor, you can also choose to work as part of a personalised team with recurring assignments, such as scheduled consultation hours.
Other forms of regular assignment include tutoring and teaching as well as support services. Here, you are responsible for providing instructional, consulting and quality assurance services, ensuring that our mobile doctors always have a qualified support team to consult with.
Would you like to work full-time, part-time or only on specific days? SOS AERZTE affords you the flexibility you need. We offer accommodation close to our operations centre, which is available for individual overnight stays or assignments lasting several days.
We believe in promoting individual development, and as such encourage case-based learning and close contact with the doctors leading our response assignments.
We also offer interesting project management and medical team management roles to staff who have been with us for longer periods. A one-year period working for us will count towards your specialisation as an internist, or count to your one-year period spent working in a medical field other than the one you intend to specialise in.
The cases dealt with by SOS AERZTE are extremely varied. Working for us therefore requires openness, equanimity and flexibility. Because you will work at various locations, you will need to adapt to the different circumstances you encounter, and to do so unwaveringly, exhibiting pragmatism and target-orientation. You will also need to have two years of clinic experience under your belt as well as a valid driving licence.