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Physicians: Volunteer with CMMB in Zambia

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Volunteer Position: Nurse/RN

Term: 6 months

Locations: Mwandi, Zambia

Contact & Application:

Apply online at: https://cmmb.org/get-involved/volunteer/

Email: volunteer@cmmb.org

Are you a Physician wanting to make a huge difference to women, children and communities in Zambia? Join our team CMMB Team in Zambia! Physicians are invited to join our community health programs to improve the health and well being of the most vulnerable.


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Volunteers work directly with hospital leadership and clinical staff on health service delivery, capacity building, on the job training and various outreach projects within the community setting.
  • Responsibilities include general surgery, surgical-needs assessment, and training of local staff.
  • Provide direct patient care for clinical patients for designated specialty.
  • Prescribe preoperative and postoperative treatments and procedures, preparation and treatment of the patient’s operation area.
  • Operate on patients to correct deformities, repair injuries, prevent and treat diseases, or improve or restore patients’ functions.
  • Monitor patients’ conditions and progress and reevaluate treatment as necessary.
  • Function appropriately as part of the care delivery team through efficient use of resources and skills, both their own and those of other providers and staff.
  • Utilize quality improvement tools to develop processes that promote continuous improvement in delivery of patient care, patient outcomes or workflows.
  • Actively participates in multidisciplinary team approach to case management
  • Conduct needs assessment on staff education, develop trainings and deliver trainings to clinical staff within facility
  • Create formalized education materials for Hospital staff
  • All other duties as assigned


Qualifications & Skill Requirements

  • Relevant M.D or D.O
  • Current, active license to practice medicine in good standing with licensing body
  • Board Certification
  • Completion of residency program
  • Minimum 1 year of relevant experience
  • Knowledge of professional and ethical standard of health care delivery and practice
  • Capacity to administer treatment to patients while dealing with them in a sympathetic and tactful manner
  • Ability to work and live with a diverse group of professionals
  • Familiarity and interest in global health issues, especially maternal and child health issues
  • Familiarity and interest in public and community health, or preventative medicine
  • Willingness to endure resource-limited working conditions and evening/weekend hours
  • International experience or experience working in developing countries is preferred
  • Experience as a supervisor, manager, teacher, trainer and/or any relevant leadership activities is preferred
  • Experience in emergency obstetrics and one of the following areas: Trauma, Pediatric, Orthopedic and Reconstructive/Plastic/Maxillofacial and Burn Surgery are preferred
  • Able to perform Caesarean sections is preferred

Benefits & Conditions: Each international volunteer who serves 6 months or longer in the field receives a round-trip ticket to their placement site, housing, a monthly stipend, insurance coverage, storytelling and fundraising training, and the opportunity to contribute to vital community development initiatives for under-served populations while building a longstanding legacy for the community. Volunteers are required to share stories from the field and cover part of the cost of their placement through fundraising ($5,000).


Program Description:

CMMB - Healthier Lives Worldwide is an international, faith-based NGO providing long-term, co-operative, medical and development aid to communities affected by poverty and unequal access to healthcare. For over a century, we have worked to strengthen and support communities through healthcare programs and initiatives, the distribution of medicines and medical supplies, and the placement of volunteers.

CMMB’s Volunteer Program addresses the critical need for professionals in areas that lack sufficient resources for quality preventive and curative health services, especially for women and children. Our Volunteer Program has placed thousands of practitioners around the world to help develop and implement community health interventions, work at local hospitals and health facilities, conduct clinical training for host country counterparts, and deliver essential medicines and supplies. The ultimate goal of CMMB's Volunteer Program is to support our country teams and local healthcare workers by sending volunteers that are dedicated to strengthening local health systems and supporting a pattern of sustainable development.


CMMB in Zambia:

CMMB Zambia has engaged and integrated communities in project planning and implementation in all 10 of Zambia’s provinces to strengthen health-seeking behaviors within families and communities and to improve access to and utilization of health services. CMMB has implemented programs aimed at improving the lives of vulnerable and underserved populations, collaborating with partners to provide life-saving medicines and medical equipment, health services, and health promotion initiatives to better the lives of vulnerable Zambians. Most recently, programs have focused on maternal and child health (including nutrition); community-based HIV prevention, including prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT); child protection, by strengthening systems and families; and voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC).

CMMB’s global strategy strives to improve health outcomes for women and children through its Children and Mothers Partnerships (CHAMPS) program. Each local program site is based at a local health facility and embodies CMMB’s commitment to work in that catchment area over 15 years. In Zambia, CHAMPS got its start in 2014 with a base at Mwandi Mission Hospital, in partnership with the Mwandi District Medical Office. There, activities work to: reduce maternal and child morbidity and mortality; improve nutritional outcomes; prevent HIV and provide adherence support to adults and children living with HIV; refer women with chronic illness for care and treatment; improve water and sanitation; increase livelihoods, reducing poverty and increasing families’ capacity to nurture their children and send them to school; and prevent and promote early detection and treatment of common childhood killers: diarrhea, pneumonia, malaria.


Placement Site: Mwandi, Zambia

Mwandi is a small, traditional and rural town, located on the edge of the Kalihari Desert. The Lozi people are the main inhabitants of the Western Province. There is water and power available at the hospital and the volunteer accommodations. Language can be more of an issue here, given the rural environment, but there are interpreters on the ground to help facilitate communication between the local people and the volunteers.

Learn More: http://mwandimission.org/ , http://mwandi-mission.awardspace.com/Hospital.html , https://cmmb.org/country-office/zambia/


Contact & Application:

Apply online at: https://cmmb.org/get-involved/volunteer/

Email: volunteer@cmmb.org

Volunteer Position: Nurse/RN

Term: 6 months

Locations: Mwandi, Zambia

Contact & Application:

Apply online at: https://cmmb.org/get-involved/volunteer/

Email: volunteer@cmmb.org

Are you a Physician wanting to make a huge difference to women…

Details at a Glance

  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    Full time (30+ hrs/wk)
  • Recurrence
    Recurring

Location

On-site

Country Office

Mwandi, Zambia

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