Medical Officer, Papua New Guinea

Posted : Monday, 7th May 2018 - 2:08 pm

Organisation : Australian Doctors International

Location : International

Time required : Full time

Duration of project : 5-6 months

Contact Name : Virpi Tuite

Contact Phone : 0414991820

Contact Email : virpi@adi.org.au

About the Role

Want to expand your practice of medicine beyond your everyday experience?

Australian Doctors International (ADI) demonstrates its commitment to upholding the universal right to health care by working with local partners to provide and strengthen health services in rural and remote communities in Papua New Guinea.

We are seeking Volunteer Medical Officers to our projects for a 5-6 month deployment starting in late January or mid July 2019.

The Volunteer Medical Officer is responsible for providing medical treatment, staff education and outreach support. The Volunteer Medical Officer works as part of a multidisciplinary team providing clinical and preventative healthcare services across remote health centres and aid posts. The patrols are conducted by boat or four-wheel drive and last up to two weeks staying in local guest houses, villages and health facilities. The primary focus for the ADI Medical Officer is to build the clinical capacity of rural health workers through case-based and group training whilst on patrol.

In this role you’ll have the opportunity to improve the quality of health care in low resource settings while testing the limits of your own training. You don’t have to be an expert in tropical medicine, just the interest to operate outside of your standard practice. You’ll have the support of the local PNG health teams while on patrol and the ADI head office during your placement.

With your help we can achieve great outcomes for our neighbours in PNG. Take the step to explore this career opportunity and where this adventure can take you.

Required skills & competence:

  • MB BS from a recognised Australian or New Zealand university (or equivalent);
  • Current national medical registration in Australia, New Zealand or Papua New Guinea;
  • Minimum four (4) years post-graduate experience in primary health care;
  • Successful experience in providing medical services in rural and remote areas;
  • Experience or interest in tropical medicine;
  • Experience in case-based teaching and community education projects in various settings;
  • Awareness of cross cultural issues in providing clinical services in communities using traditional medicine;
  • A preparedness to work with limited resources within a challenging environment;
  • Fit, healthy and able to undertake patrols to remote areas with limited amenities;
  • Proficient swimmer as some travel to health centres is by banana boat;
  • Effective cross cultural communication and team working skills with a passion for improving health outcomes in rural and remote PNG.

ADI provides a monthly living allowance, food allowance, housing, airfares and other travel expenses.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Australian Doctors International
Not for Profit : Yes

Apply for this Position

For details concerning this role , please contact

Virpi Tuite

Phone : 0414991820

Email : virpi@adi.org.au

Please quote in application: Medical Officer, Papua New Guinea via Pro Bono Australia.


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