Medical Doctor

Zambia, Full Time o/a ZMW 2,743.00/Day May 31, 2022

Peace Corps Zambia seeks the services of a Medical Doctor to serve as a Back-up Medical Provider based in Lusaka, Zambia. This is a part-time and intermittent work contract to be activated only during staffing gaps and/or in the absence of Peace Corps Medical Officers.
Daily Rate: o/a ZMW 2,743.00/Day
The Back-up Medical Provider shall provide clinical care to Peace Corps Volunteers and Trainees in the absence of a Peace Corps Medical Officer (PCMO) or assist the PCMO during busy times.
Main responsibilities will include but not limited to the following:

Provide direct patient care, referrals to outside medical consultants or facilities, i.e. hospital or emergency department, depending on the specific in-country arrangements, and assist with administrative duties and health education when indicated.
The back-up provider will also function as a PCMO and perform any or all of the PCMO duties.
Be accessible by telephone around-the-clock when on call, and to be available to work in the Peace Corps Health Unit when required.
May also be required to provide consultative or prescriptive services to Registered Nurse (RN) Medical Officer.

Qualifications and Requirements:

Graduate of accredited school, MDs must be a graduate of a school listed in this link, Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research
Current HPCZ license to practice in Zambia
Relevant clinical experience in primary care
Ability to communicate effectively in oral /written English.
Experience in managing mental health issues including counseling of patients
Experience in training design and presentation of health related material
Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook
Program management, administrative experience
Ability to work effectively as part of an intercultural team
Hardworking, reliable and diligent with good inter-personal skills
Willing to travel to rural sites in Zambia
Ability to work with minimal supervision

Interested applicants must submit the following forms or the application may not be considered:

Completed Peace Corps Medical Officer application form,
Completed Peace Corps Medical Officer applicant skills survey,
Completed Privilege Form; the applicant must complete this request for privileges depending on their professional qualifications.

The forms may be obtained through the links above or by contacting the Human Resources Office by emailing [email protected]
Applications and supporting documentation including a typed cover letter, CV that clearly documents how you meet each of the above requirements, completed forms as detailed above, and three (3) written work references/recommendations must be submitted by close of business May 31, 2022.
Only email applications will be accepted and should be addressed to:
Email: [email protected]
Clearly stating your name and position applied for in the subject line of your email. (E.g. John Doe, Back – Up Medical Officer).
Applicants that applied for the full-time position may also apply for this position if they are willing to accept a contract for short-term, intermittent work.
Only short-listed candidates will be notified and no telephone inquiries will be entertained.
The United States Peace Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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