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Field Physician Volunteers

Date Posted
5th January 2018
Healthcare & Medical
Job Type
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

CMMB is seeking professionals, 21 years and older, who can serve for a minimum of 6 months in the public health volunteer position of Field Physician Volunteer.

Job Description

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
  • Familiarity and interest in global health issues, especially maternal and child health issues
  • Familiarity and interest in public and community health, as well as preventative medicine
  • 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
  • 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

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