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United States Peace Corps Entry Level Jobs – Medical Assistant

Job Title:     Medical Assistant
Organisation: United
States Peace Corps
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Peace Corps
Country Director
About US Embassy:
Welcome to the United States
Embassy in Kampala, Uganda.  The United
States has enjoyed diplomatic relations with Uganda for over 30 years.  Ambassador Scott H. DeLisi currently heads
the U.S Mission to Uganda.  The Mission
is composed of several offices and organizations all working under the auspices
of the Embassy and at the direction of the Ambassador.
Among the offices operating
under the U.S Mission to Uganda are:
  • United
    States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Centers
    for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Peace
    Corps
About Peace Corps in Uganda:
Peace Corps is an international
autonomous agency of the US Government with operations in over 65 countries. It
operates in Uganda by the invitation of the Government of Uganda. Peace Corps
Uganda has a memoranda of understanding with government ministries that outline
broad areas of agreement of cooperation regarding the work of Peace Corps
Volunteers in Uganda. Volunteers are assigned to government and non-government
agencies and organizations, community based organizations, universities,
colleges and schools who partner to enable Volunteers to provide capacity
building in Literacy Education, Health, Agriculture and Medical and Nursing
Education; also aims to build cultural understanding between Americans and
Ugandans.
Job Summary: The United
States Peace Corps Medical Assistant (MA) performs a variety of clinical and administrative
duties in support of the health unit. The MA reports to the Country Director
(CD) for administrative issues and works under the direction of the Peace Corps
Medical Officer (PCMO). The MA is responsible for providing administrative
support and to the extent credentialed, clinical support, including but not
limited to; working as the health unit receptionist, actively assisting the
PCMO in clinical procedures, screening phone calls, taking messages,
maintaining records of all international phone calls and faxes, coordinating
requests, medical appointments, distribution of medicines to PCVs (includes
Peace Corps Trainees and Response Volunteers) under PCMO oversight and other
clerical and administrative functions in support of the PCMO(s). Clinical
duties will be performed as approved by the Medical Director/Chief of Clinical
Programs, Volunteer Support with clinical oversight by the PCMO.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Clinical Support:
  • Serves
    as chaperone.
  • Responsible
    for sterilization of equipment.
  • Responsible
    for follow up on results and consultation forms from medical service
    providers. Ensure this information is relayed to the PCMO for review.
  • Conducts
    follow up with laboratories when results are not received. Files all
    results in corresponding medical charts when requested by the PCMOs.
  • Actively
    coordinates with support staff to retrieve PCV laboratory results and
    delivers PCV laboratory samples to ensure smooth processing of required
    tests.
  • Performs
    clinical privileges as approved by the Medical Director/Chief of Clinical
    programs, Volunteer Support with oversight by the PCMO.
2.   Administrative Support:
  • Screens
    office phone calls and takes messages when PCMO is unavailable
  • Places
    and returns telephone calls in the health unit, including scheduling,
    modifying and canceling appointments in coordination with PCVs, PCMO and
    other personnel such as clinicians and laboratories
  • Drafts
    correspondence such as letters, memos, fax covers etc at the request of
    the clinical staff to PCVS, laboratories, hospitals etc.
  • Routes
    incoming correspondences to PCMO, stamps and files routine correspondence
  • Prepares
    mailings, including laboratory samples and medical supplies to be sent to
    PCVs, training sites and other destinations and forwards them to the appropriate
    administrative staff for mailing by courier or ground transportation.
  • Responsible
    for photocopying for the health unit
  • Responsible
    for requesting office supplies and materials for use at the health unit
  • Regularly
    updates the list of medical facilities and medical service providers under
    the instruction and oversight by PCMO
  • Supports
    the PCMO in reviewing the PCV handbook in the areas corresponding to
    medical information given to PCVs during Pre-Service Training (PST).
    Updates medical facilities and medical providers’ addresses, contact
    information and any other information required in this handbook.
  • Manages
    the medical library in the health unit. Maintains a detailed list of all
    books and media materials such as CDs, DVDs, etc
  • Responsible
    for the reception, registration and filing of all medical bills submitted
    by PCVs and local medical service providers. Submits bills to PCMO for
    approval, verifying name of Volunteer, date of services rendered and that
    services were requested by PCMO.
3. Medical Supply Duties:
  • Ensures
    an adequate supply of disposable materials, maintains inventory within the
    medical unit and keeps PCMO informed.
  • Responsible
    for updating medical inventory when medication/supplies are delivered:
  • Routinely
    informs the Medical Supply Inventory Control Clerk (MSICC)/General
    Services Manager (GSM) of any updates or modifications to the medical
    supply inventory in order to maintain the Medical Inventory Workbook.
  • Keeps
    an accurate control of the expiration dates of all medicines and alerts the
    PCMO of upcoming expired medications
  • Upon
    receipt of ordered medicines, medical kits and vaccines by Acceptance
    Point Clerk (APC) ensures their transfer to the health unit by the APC
  • Responsible
    for organization and re-shelving
  • Drafts
    and prepares orders for supplies based on needs, historical data, and
    inventory availability.
  • Collaborates
    with the PCMO to order medical supplies from PC/HQ
  • Prints
    completed form and files with all completed PL 2006 forms according to
    fiscal year. Supports the medical staff in the monitoring of the medical
    supplies budget. Files a copy of each transfer form from APC to the health
    unit in accordance with the corresponding order.
4. Other Duties:
  • Attends
    staff meetings, In-Service trainings and retreats when indicated.
  • Understands
    and complies with Peace Corps Safety and Security policies and procedures
  • Complies
    with Peace Corps code of ethics
  • Files
    all documents produced by the position in accordance with the Peace Corps
    rules and regulations
  • Performs
    other assignments considered as necessary by the supervisor
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    applicant for the US Peace Corps Medical Assistant should have completed
    nursing school with a technical/university degree, general medical school,
    medical assistant program and valid registered clinical licensure/diploma
    OR working knowledge and experience obtained through on-the-job training
    or under the direct guidance of a provider (supporting documentation must
    be submitted)
  • At
    least two years progressively responsible related experience with
    knowledge of administrative medical duties related to health services.
  • Clerical
    and secretarial experience desirable.
  • Basic
    knowledge of administration of health units/facilities, including
    procurement of medical supplies and inventory control
  • Computer
    literacy skills i.e. Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Power
    Point, Access, Outlook and Excel)
  • English
    fluency required
How to Apply: 
All candidates should send
their applications via Email. (Please do not attach academic credentials to the
email).  The complete applications should
include a Microsoft Word formatted letter of interest, resume, these forms (TG
110 Attachment B
and Attachment
C
), names and contacts information for three references which should be
sent to: applications@ug.peacecorps.gov.
Please clearly indicate ONLY the POSITION applied for on the subject line of
your cover email as well on all the attachments. For example “Katungu
Bonita_PM-GHSP” for the Program Manager, GHSP position. 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. All applicants must be
legally able to work in Uganda.
Deadline: 27th July, 2015
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