Physician

Employer: Catholic Medical Mission Board
Location: South Sudan , Haiti , Kenya
Closing date: 31 Dec 2016


Positions:
Physicians: Family Medicine, OB-GYN, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Emergency Medicine

Term:
6 – 12 Months

Expenses & Conditions:
Volunteers who serve for 6 months or longer receive housing, monthly stipend, and insurance coverage. Volunteers are required to share stories and photos from the field, cover part of the cost of their placement through fundraising or individual contributions ($2500.00), and build a legacy project for the community where they serve.

Program Description

CMMB is an international NGO providing long-term, co-operative medical and development aid to communities affected by poverty and unequal access to healthcare. For over a century, CMMB has worked to strengthen and support communities through healthcare programs and initiatives, the distribution of medicines and medical supplies, and the placement of volunteers.

CMMB’s Volunteer Program addresses the critical need for health service professionals in areas that lack sufficient resources for quality preventive and curative health services, especially for women and children. Our Volunteer Program has placed thousands of licensed medical practitioners around the world to help develop and implement community health interventions, work at local hospitals and health facilities, conduct clinical training for host country counterparts, and deliver essential medicines and supplies. The ultimate goal of CMMB's Volunteer Program is to support our country teams and local healthcare workers by sending volunteers that are dedicated to strengthening local health systems and supporting a pattern of sustainable development.

We believe in a world in which every human life is valued, and health and human dignity are shared by all. We work tirelessly for women’s and children’s health because they are disproportionately affected by illness and poverty. We know that healthy, educated, and empowered women are better able to raise healthy, educated and confident children, and that communities depend on their livelihoods.

In 2015, CMMB:

· Volunteers dedicated 101,353 hours valued at almost $4.9 million

· Assisted 43,969 pregnant women

· Provided health services to 447,566 people

· Trained 4,734 health workers (1,400 were trained by volunteers)

· Provided critical health services to 91,013 children

· Delivered medicines & medical supplies valued at $266 million

We invite you to join our movement for Healthier Lives Worldwide!

Position Summary: Physicians

General Duties and Responsibilities (specific duties will vary based on position, location and facility):

· Examine patients or order, perform and interpret diagnostic tests to obtain information on medical condition and determine diagnosis

· Prescribe or administer therapy, medication, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury

· Monitor patients’ conditions and progress, and reevaluate treatment as necessary

· Provide primary care as needed

· Provide guidance and assistance to medical assistants and other staff

· Plan, implement or administer health programs in hospitals or communities for prevention and treatment of injuries or illnesses

· Perform routine medical administrative duties (medical notes, review laboratory results, address telephone encounters and correct billing claims) in efficient and well-organized manner

· Other duties as assigned

Requirements and Qualifications:

· Medical degree from an accredited school of medicine

· Current license to practice medicine

· Completion of an approved Graduate Medical Education internship in relevant specialty

· Knowledge and practice of professional and ethical standards of health care delivery

· Capacity to administer treatment to patients while working with them in a sympathetic and tactful manner

· Ability to work collaboratively and professionally while navigating cultural and language barriers
Ability to be flexible and prioritize projects and tasks effectively; self-starter; takes initiative

· Problem solver, able to identify needs, and develop solutions

· Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills

· Adaptable and flexible

· Familiarity and interest in global health issues, especially maternal and child health issues

· Must be able to be on rotation for hospital rounds and take call

· Dedication to delivering quality efficient care through group camaraderie and teamwork

· Familiarity and interest in global health issues, especially maternal and child health issues

· Willingness to endure resource-limited working conditions and evening/weekend hours, mostly in rural settings

· Proficiency in English; strong communication skills

· French or Creole required for Haiti



HOW TO APPLY:
Contact & Application:

Apply online at www.cmmb.org/volunteer

Email: volunteer@cmmb.org Phone: 212-242-7757