United States Peace Corps Jobs – Peace Corps Medical Contractor (PCMC)



Organisation: United States Government Peace Corps
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
About Peace Corps:
The Peace Corps is an agency of the United States Government, which sends
American Volunteer development workers to assist in capacity building and
technical assistance activities in over 70 countries worldwide.  Peace
Corps Uganda invites applicants for the position listed above which is based in
Kampala, Uganda.
Job Summary:  The United States Peace Corps seeks a
physician, Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to serve as a contracted
Peace Corps Medical Officer (PCMO) in Kampala, Uganda. The PCMC will provide
health care to U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers in Uganda and will work under the
supervision of the Peace Corps Country Director (CD) in Uganda and the Peace
Corps Office of Medical Services in Washington DC.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Routine primary health care to Peace Corps
    Trainees and Volunteers including treatment of common illnesses and
    injuries in accordance with Peace Corps medical guidelines.
  • Individual short term counseling on
    disease prevention, adjustment issues, stress management and
    cross-cultural problems.
  • Quickly respond to emergency medical
    situations
  • Member of Senior Peace Corps staff in
    Uganda
  • Design and presentation of health training
    sessions
  • Site visits to Peace Corps Volunteers
    throughout Uganda
  • Provide administrative tasks of the
    medical office including budget management
  • Inventory of medical supplies and
    equipment
  • Alternate 24 hour on-call duty with the
    other PCMO
 Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The United States Peace Corps Medical
    Contractor (PCMC) should be a Graduate of accredited school. MDs must be a
    graduate of a school listed in this link, Foundation for Advancement of
    International Medical Education and Current license to practice
  • A minimum of three or more years’
    experience in a professional practice, hospital or clinic setting
  • Ability to communicate effectively in
    oral/written English
  • Significant experience in managing mental
    health issues including counseling of patients
  • Past experience in training design and
    presentation of health related material
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word,
    Excel, Access, Outlook
  • Possess the ability to work effectively as
    part of an intercultural team
  • Hardworking, reliable and diligent with
    good inter-personal skills
  • Willingness to travel to sites in Uganda
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ugandan work permit required
How to Apply:
All interested applicants for this position must follow the
instructions below. See guidance here for forms that must be submitted as part
of the application:
ALL submissions must be electronic. (Please do not attach academic
credentials to the email)
Please submit a Microsoft Word formatted letter of interest, resume,
names and contacts information for three references to
applications@ug.peacecorps.gov. Please clearly indicate the position applied
for on the subject line of your cover email. Submitted documents become the
property of Peace Corps and will not be returned. You will be contacted ONLY if
you are deem qualified. If called for an interview, you will be expected to
bring copies of your academic credentials. Finalists from the first interview
will be expected to bring a reference letter from their Local Council (LC1) as
part of the final review process.
Deadline: 29th December, 2014
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