Peace Corps Medical Officer – United States Peace Corps


OPEN
TO: All Interested Candidates

POSITION: Peace Corps Medical Officer OPENING
DATE:  17 January 2012

CLOSING
DATE:  27 January 2012

WORK
HOURS: 40

The United
States Peace Corps seeks a Medical Doctor,  Nurse Practitioner, Physician
Assistant or Registered Nurse ( the first three qualifications being the
preferred ) to serve as a contracted Peace Corps Medical Officer (PCMO) in
Kampala, Uganda .  The PCMO will provide health care to U.S. Peace Corps
Volunteers in Uganda and will work under the supervision of the Peace Corps
Country Director in Uganda and the Peace Corps Office of Medical Services in
Washington DC.

http://www.uganda.peacecorps.gov/


Duties
include:
(All
clinical duties will be performed in accordance with the practitioner’s scope
of practice).

• Comprehensive
primary health care to Peace Corps Trainees and Volunteers including treatment
of common illnesses and injuries in accordance with Peace Corps medical
guidelines.

• The
clinical tasks of this job include:

• Telephone
triage’

• All
aspects of women’s health;

• Common
infectious disease treatment;

• managing
insect envenomations and reactions

• All
aspects of health promotion and disease prevention;

• emergency
response incuding triage and treatment

• ;
complete physical exams documented to professional standards

• Individual
short-term counseling  for adjustment issues, stress management and
cross-cultural problems

• Design
and presentation of health training sessions

• Site
visits to Peace Corps Volunteers throughout   Uganda

• Administrative
tasks of the medical office including LOGISTICS of all kinds: transport of
volunteers and medications, medical supply ordering; contract management;
financial

• Alternate
24 hour on- call duty with the other PCMO

Qualifications
and Requirements:

• Graduate
of accredited school of nursing or medicine that is equivalent to US/Canadian
standards

• Current
license to practice

• At least
3 years experience in a professional practice, hospital or clinic setting;
however, with also a preference of some work experiences having occurred in
settings involving patients and staff of varied cultural and professional
training backgrounds.   

• Ability
to communicate effectively in oral /written No American English.

• Experience
in managing mental health issues including counseling of patients

• Experience
in training design and presentation of health related material

• Working
knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook

• Ability
to work effectively as part of an intercultural team

• Hardworking,
reliable and diligent with good inter-personal skills

• Willing
to travel to sites in (name country)

• Ability
to work with minimal supervision

Interested
applicants for this position must submit the following or the application will
not be considered:

1. A
completed PCMO Application form, a completed PCMO applicant skills survey, a
completed Privileging from.  The applicant must complete this request for
privileges depending on their professional qualifications.

2. A
resume or C.V. that includes:

• Professional
positions held, identifying duties, responsibilities, dates of employment and
reason for leaving

• Education
and training, identifying universities attended, dates of attendance, degrees
and diplomas.

• Professional
licenses, certificates, registrations

• An
accounting for periods of unemployment longer than three months

3. Three
professional medical references, with at least two being from medical
colleagues who have directly observed the applicant in a clinical
setting.  (One must also be from the current employer.)

4. Photocopies
of Academic diplomas.  Pease note, in addition to a copy of the academic
diploma, the applicant must submit an official academic transcript and
curriculum. Professional licenses.  If the license does not have an
expiration date, written confirmation must be submitted directly from the
issuing authority.  Please note, if a license is not required, rather, the
medical diploma is the license to practice, written confirmation, issued
directly from the professional medical board, Ministry of Health or other
appropriate regulatory authority establishing that the candidate is properly
credentialed for medical practice, is required.

 Certificates
of all post graduate training, internships, residencies, fellowships,
Professional registrations

5. A cover
letter

6. Any
other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards, copies of degrees
earned) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed
above.

7. The
candidate should also provide the following:

a. Date of
birth

b. Place
of birth

c. Citizenship
d. Passport
number

e. Passport
issue date

f. Passport
expiration date

All documents
must be in English with official translation.



SUBMIT
APPLICATION TO

Attention:
Administrative Officer

Peace Corps /
Uganda

PO Box 7007
Plot  48
Malcom X Avenue, Kololo

Kampala, Uganda

application@ug.peacecorps.gov
Applications to
be received or postmarked by  27 January 2012 to be considered.



The United
States Peace Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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