Medical Doctor (fixed term) | Vanuatu (closes 10 December)

The Partner Organisation

Churches of Christ Medical Santo (Medical Santo) is a Christian not-for-profit humanitarian aid organisation, registered in Vanuatu as a Charitable Association to provide Primary Health Services and support to the existing health services in Northern Vanuatu. Medical Santo is governed by an Executive Committee that oversees all aspects of the operation and ensures the medical services provided are in line with the needs of communities. They are dedicated to working in partnership with the Vanuatu Ministry of Health to provide support and to build the capacity of local medical staff in a way which respects the local community, meets human needs both physical and spiritual, and works for a lasting change in the lives of all those they interact with.

The Assignment

A VSA doctor would bring a wealth of experience and capability into the clinic by treating the everyday medical conditions and many unusual conditions that some patients have put up with and suffered with for their whole life.

The VSA doctor will also be responsible for:

• Educating staff and providing community awareness especially the disabled and elderly against the possible entry of the COVID-19 virus into Vanuatu.

• Improving the health of the people in the northern islands of Vanuatu through the supply of quality health services based out of the Medical Santo clinic in Luganville.

• Expanding these services into the rural communities of Espiritu Santo and to the outer islands of Northern Vanuatu.

• Providing Continuing Medical Education (CME), training and mentoring to the Ministry of Health staff and bring current international medical information and procedures into the mainstream of Vanuatu services thus encouraging and supporting staff whilst building capacity into the Vanuatu system

The Volunteer

We are looking for a volunteer who will bring the following qualifications, knowledge, skills, and experience to the table:

• Registered Medical Practitioner with no licence restrictions.

• At least 5 years clinical and hospital experience.

• The ability to work independently in a low resource setting with the help of a small but dedicated team

• Some rural, remote, indigenous, acute/emergency or third world medical care experience is desirable.

About volunteering with VSA

VSA is New Zealand's largest and most experienced volunteering agency working in international development. We provide skilled Kiwi volunteers to support organisations in the Pacific and beyond through capacity building, both in country and virtually.

We cover living allowances, accommodation and utilities. Travel, visas, insurance and medical costs are organised and funded by VSA.

Apply Now!

Apply for this amazing opportunity through our website. For more information on this assignment, email volunteer@vsa.org.nz.

To review the full assignment description please visit https://vsa.org.nz/volunteer/vacancy/392746