Medical student for a cool clinic in Guatemala!

Published

10/02/2018

Start Date

10/31/2018

End Date

10/31/2019

Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)

Duration

Short-Term (few weeks/months)

Address

Chuinajtajuyub
8502
Guatemala City
GU
10984
Guatemala

Description

Health&Help takes medical care to another level: we do whatever we can to change the quality of lives for those beyond the poverty line. Proper healthcare assistance results in our patients becoming more positive, showing hope and a constant smiles on their faces.

Health&Help believes anybody can make this world a better place, even if there is not much experience or a yet completed degree. That’s why we are always eager to welcome medical students to our mentoring program.

Health&Help’s medical students are not afraid to take responsibility on, finding the strength to provide medical attention 24/7. Your actions and professionalism affect our patients’ loyalty to the clinic and course of treatment. Their well-being is in your hands.


A successful candidate is:

  • Expected to stay for at least 1 week;
  • Is tolerant and accepting of foreign cultures and lifestyles;
  • Has previous experience handling low resources situations (camping, distant places);
  • Is independent and confident when finding themselves in a new situation, e.g. being in a foreign country and/or having to hitchhike;
  • Always ready to assist and good in his/her own field;
  • Detail and goal-oriented;
  • Kind and caring;
  • Believes that the patient is his/her number one concern and does everything to make him/her feel comfortable;
  • Handles emergency and critical situations well;
  • An emerging leader, true team player, a sharer rather than a protector; has the ability to juggle with several matters at one time;
  • Has an appropriate degree and speaks English fairly (B1) and Spanish well (B2); Russian language skills are a plus.

The responsibilities of the role include:

  • Patients’ examinations on-site and in field, assisting doctors during consultations (general practice, gynaecology, obstetrics, pediatrics, endocrinology, dermatology, otolaryngology infectious diseases);
  • Escorting patients to their houses and making home visits;
  • Performing necessary procedures, such as injections, vaccinations, CPR, suture, ingrown nails’ removal, abscess drainage;
  • Carrying out tests, such as pregnancy, blood sugar, hemoglobin, STDs, HIV, Type A and B Hepatitis;
  • Reading vitals by using EKG, doppler, spirometry;
  • Prescribing drugs and purchasing medical supplies;
  • Handling medicine and medical instruments (accounting, sterilizing, donation management);
  • Triaging patients, providing pre-examination assistance if needed;
  • Keeping the papers in order;
  • Being a facilitator between the volunteers and local communities, dissolving problems and neutralizing conflicts;
  • Preparing and giving educational lectures on public healthcare among local citizens, both children and adults, putting up together handout materials, collaterals, posters;
  • Working on infectious and other diseases prevention methods by educating local communities.

We offer:

  • A place to stay and hot meals to eat free of charge;
  • A letter of recommendation upon request;
  • A friendly team, full of professionals;
  • An opportunity to develop your skills and find out more about yourself and other people and cultures;
  • Endless love and gratitude from all the locals, fellow volunteers and all over the world;
  • A 6-8 hours working day, 6 days a week.


Being a part of Health&Help team is an exceptional experience, which gives you the opportunity to make this world a better place at this exact moment. Don’t wait another day, apply now!

Fee Required

Benefits

  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available
  • Language/Cultural Support Available

Benefits

  • Groups
  • Families
  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

mailbox@he-he.org
http://help.he-he.org

To apply please fill out the application form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfzXeMkrLduZA0vj9OdO2Y_BR0ZgAUw7bY1az538x3aOPgJcg/viewform


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