Internship posted by: Otra Cosa Network
Posted on: February 13, 2013
30 years ago, the government opened Huanchaco clinic in order to look after the health of the local people, as they used to go to Trujillo for medical/ health services, and it was too far for people in Huanchaco. As time went by, the community of Huanchaco wanted to have more active role in the management of the health service. As a result, CLAS (Comunidad Local de Administración de Salud) Huanchaco was started in February, 1992.
Clas is a way to manage public health system. It includes people from the community involved in administration, and also giving their opinions on how the budget needs to be used.
Speaking of budget, all the issues and needs that CLAS Huanchaco is currently having are the consequences of tight budget they have in order to serve about 13,306 people with only 45 employees, which makes it so hard for them to achieve their goal.
The mission of CLAS Huanchaco is to serve people's needs related to health at all times, placing the groups at risk as the top priority, and also call for community participation to assure a great and warm service, oriented to satisfy the users with certified staff, and to utilize proper technology. They also evaluate the health level and life quality of local population.
With volunteers, CLAS Huanchaco envisages to be able to have more contact with community trough outreach/ public campaigns. With their diverse cultural/ professional backgrounds, volunteers can also get involved in solving rare health related cases, as well as in promoting healthy life-styles.
Internship Roles/ Working Hour• Physiotherapy: 2 positions (only for certified doctors) • Geriatrics: 2 positions • Language Therapy: 2 positions • Psychomotor Development: 2 positions • Pediatry: 2 positions • Odontology: 2 positions • Medical Volunteers can also take part in ER under the supervision of the doctors • Morning shift: 8am - 2pm • Afternoon shift: 2pm - 8pm
Internship Requirements- Spanish level to Start the project: intermediate - Time commitment: min. 2 months - Minimum age: 20 years old - Medical students: recommendation letter from the university (and then its translation in Spanish. it doesn't have to be officially translated) - Certified doctors/ nurses: copy of the certificate - CV and Motivation letter in Spanish