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Mikoko Development Foundation | Dar es salaam, Tanzania
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Mikoko Development Foundation


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Published 16 days ago

April 15, 2020
July 14, 2020
March 4, 2020
30Hours/Week

Administrative Duties

During the internship, you will be expected to perform certain administrative duties under the direction and guidance of a healthcare supervisor. While the specific duties may vary from one internship opportunity to the next, you can expect to do any or all of the following:

  • Manage communications. You will likely be required to convey a large variety of information to patients, supervisors, coworkers, and others through postal mail, e-mail, telephone communication, video conferencing, and personal communication.
  • Maintaining health records. As an intern, you will help in the completion and updating of patient charts and other records.
  • Relaying messages. As part of your duties, you may be expected to answer phone calls, take messages, and relay messages to doctors, nurses, and other staff members accurately.
  • Scheduling appointments. Many interns spend some time learning to effectively schedule patient appointments according to the guidelines and practices of the office.
  • Handle insurance, billing, and finances. This may include coordinating benefits, verifying patient insurance coverage, calculating patient financial responsibility, filing insurance claims, processing billing statements, making collections calls, and more.
  • Order supplies. Some internship may require you to order and purchase clinical and office supplies from a variety of vendors.
  • Documenting information.  Medical assistant interns are often responsible for documenting a variety of information in both written and electronic formats. This involves the ability to use computers and software programs.

Clinical Duties

In addition to the administrative tasks involved in an internship, you will also be expected to perform a variety of clinical duties. These duties will be completed under the supervision of a physician, nurse, or established medical assistant (depending upon the task), and will be performed to very specific standards. Clinical duties of a medical assistant intern may include:

  • Preparing patients for examinations. This may include leading patients to examination rooms, taking and logging patient vital signs and medical histories, explaining procedures, and setting up equipment for the doctor’s arrival. Interns are also often responsible for cleaning and preparing examination rooms after a patient’s departure.
  • Laboratory tasks. In many cases, interns are required to collect and handle samples for pathological testing as well as assisting with injectable medications or patients.
  • Managing supplies. Interns are often trained and responsible for sorting and organizing laboratory materials, keeping examination rooms stocked, and inspecting the structure and integrity of medical implements.

As a medical assistant intern, you will be responsible for a wide variety of clinical and administrative tasks under the direction and guidance of experienced professionals. This allows you to hone your skills under ‘Mikoko Internship Program’ conditions so you will be fully prepared to enter the workforce as a competent, skilled professional.

Administrative Duties

During the internship, you will be expected to perform certain administrative duties under the direction and guidance of a healthcare supervisor. While the specific duties may vary from one internship…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Academic Credits

Benefits

Benefits

Volunteers are guaranteed with full services available for their own cost. The positions offered by Mikoko Development Foundation will provie full technical capabilities that will give chance to the volunteers themselves to be inspired by self motivational duties and self driven goals towards achieve specific task based on his/her career strategies.

Benefits

Volunteers are guaranteed with full services available for their own cost. The positions offered by Mikoko Development Foundation will provie full technical…

How to Apply

Travel: Volunteers will be expected to travel to Mikoko Program field sites on a regular basis. All work-related travel expenses will be covered by the Mikoko Internship Program. Travel done outside of work will be the responsibility of the volunteer. There will be no vacation or annual leave time awarded to this position.

About Fees: A 30% nonrefundable deposit will be due six weeks prior to departure with the remaining 70% of the program fee will be due two weeks prior to departure. Covered by fee:

·        Accommodation

·        Basic Kiswahili Language Lessons (mandatory unless fluent in Kiswahili)

·        Local Travel & Communication (including simcard)

·        Airport Pick Up & Drop Off

·        Program orientation, training and materials

·        Staff coordination and support

·        Work related travel and expenses

·        Administrative fees

·        Residence permit

·        Work Visa Not covered by fee:

·         Immunizations (routine immunizations are recommended) Not covered by fee

o  If you plan travel elsewhere in Africa before/after your volunteer experience you may need proof of other immunizations.

o  If you are traveling to Tanzania from a country with a risk of Yellow Fever Virus transmission (including layovers greater than 12 hours), proof of Yellow Fever immunization is required.

Travel: Volunteers will be expected to travel to Mikoko Program field sites on a regular basis. All work-related travel expenses will be covered by the Mikoko Internship…

Location

Kisiwani, Ubungo - Tanzania, Dar es salaam 14115, TZ

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