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The United State Peace Corps program in the Philippines seeks qualified candidates for the following position for an intermittent service under a Personal Services Contract
Ad-hoc Peace Corps Medical Contractor
(Code: Ad-hoc PCMC)
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION The ad-hoc Peace Corps Medical Contractor (PCMC) shall provide professional medical services and has responsibility for the health care, medical orientation, health education, physical examination, and immunization program for the Peace Corps Trainees and Volunteers. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES A. Health Care Services to Volunteers 1. Provides routine primary health care to Peace Corps Trainees and Volunteers 2. Arranges for prompt diagnostic consultation with medical specialists, dentists, and medical laboratories or other medical facility. 3. Maintains a specialist referral system. 4. Assesses medical problems requiring special evaluation and/or difficult treatments. 5. Performs annual and termination medical exams. 6. Maintains current, complete and accurate records of all volunteers’ consultations and treatment 7. Conducts health orientation to Trainees 8. Review Trainees health records with regards to allergies and current medical problems. 9. Conducts continuous in-service health education program to all volunteers 10. Administers immunization to trainees and volunteers 11. Conduct interview for clinical assessment of common illnesses and injuries 12. Makes arrangement for emergency care, treatment and medications at approved medical facilities. 13. Visits hospitalized Trainees/Volunteers 14. Provides short-term counseling sessions to trainees/Volunteers in need. 15. Suggests revisions to the medical handbook and advises Volunteers of changes. 16. Writes weekly updates for distribution to all Volunteers/Trainees. 17. Dispenses pharmaceuticals for treatment of minor illnesses and injuries. B. Medical Administrative Services 1. Participates in meetings and assists in the formulation of all local Peace Corps policies regarding the health and safety of volunteers. 2. Keeps volunteer and trainee overseas health jackets under combination lock, limiting access to authorized personnel to ensure medical confidentiality. 3. Evaluates the health and living conditions at volunteer/trainee living and training sites.
4. Evaluates local medical services including physicians, laboratories, hospitals and clinics to ensure care is adequate. 5. Gathers medical information from different health agencies to get the latest trends in statistics and to keep informed of current health issues. 6. Assists in the quarterly inventory of medical supplies and equipment. 7. Establishes effective communication and cooperation regarding medical services with Peace Corps Director and other members of the Peace Corps staff. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR EFFECTIVE PERFORMANCE a. b. Education: degree in nursing or medicine from accredited schools with a valid/up-to-date license from the Professional Regulation Commission Prior Work Experience: at least 5 years of active professional nursing or medical practice in a clinic or hospital setting; experience in counseling, designing and conducting health trainings is an advantage. Experience in working with foreign nationals is an advantage. Language Proficiency: Level 4 (Fluent) speaking/reading English and Tagalog is required. Job Knowledge: knowledge of professional nursing and/or medical principles, procedures and their application in the PC health unit setting; knowledge of the different provisions of the Technical Guidelines; up-to-date knowledge of the pathophysiology and primary care treatment modalities of the common diseases in the different areas of the country; basic knowledge of the country’s health care delivery system; knowledge of basic counseling principles and techniques; knowledge of first aid and basic life support (CPR) principles and procedures; knowledge of the different types of immunizations needed in-country for disease prevention; knowledge of reputable medical facilities and physicians for the referral network; working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook Skills and Abilities: Ability to do a comprehensive medical history and physical examination; monitoring and management of stable chronic conditions; Evaluation and stabilization for acute, severe illnesses and trauma cases; SOAP note documentation; ability to use the different types of medical equipment like oxygen regulator, EKG machine, diagnostic sets, peak flow device, glucometer, ear irrigation set and tympanogram; ability to interpret the results of the diagnostic tests; First aid and basic life support skills (CPR); administration of immunizations, administration and interpretation of PPD skin test; selection of malaria prophylaxis; evaluation and limited counseling for common mental health problems; skills in planning, conducting and evaluating group health education session; skills in using the most commonly used computer programs; basic skills in planning, implementing and evaluating health programs of the health unit ; maintaining medial confidentiality; hospital/clinic and physician assessment; Reporting of cases for epidemiological/public health analysis.
POSITION ELEMENTS a. Supervision Received: Performs independently with a variety of responsibilities with guidance from the PCMO and Office of Medical Services. Works under the supervision of the Country Director, who serves as the supervisor. Generally performs tasks independently and in accordance with U.S. Department of Health standard, consulting with the PCMO and the supervisor on matters which require policy interpretation.
Supervision Exercised: supervision over the medical technologist, medical secretary and ad hoc nurse. Available Guidelines: Guidelines from the Peace Corps Manual and Technical Guidelines of the Office of Medical Services provide instructions on systems and procedures. Catalogues for medical supply requisition are available for reference. Exercise of Judgment: Uses judgment in determining the extent or seriousness of an illness or injury and whether to treat at the health unit or to refer them to appropriate specialists.
Time Expected to Reach Full Performance Level: after a 1 week mentoring period
HOW TO APPLY Send your application letter and latest resume to email@example.com. The closing date for applications is Friday, May 10, 2013 5:00PM. Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.