OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates
POSITION: Peace Corps Medical Officer
OPENING DATE: April 28, 2017
CLOSING DATE: May 26, 2017
WORK HOURS: 40 Hrs/Week
The United States Peace Corps seeks a Medical Doctor or Nurse Practitioner to serve as a contracted Peace Corps Medical Officer (PCMO) based in Conakry, Guinea. The PCMO will provide health care to U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers in Guinea and will work under the supervision of the Peace Corps Country Director in Guinea and the Peace Corps Office of Medical Services in Washington DC.
Benefits will be offered for this position in accordance with guidance provided by Peace Corps’ Office of Acquisition and Contract Management. Of particular note, relocation costs and certain other benefits will not be provided for applicants residing in the United States when applying for this position and may not be provided for other applicants.
Routine primary health care to Peace Corps Trainees and Volunteers including treatment of common illnesses and injuries in accordance with Peace Corps medical guidelines
Individual short-term counseling on disease prevention, adjustment issues, stress management and cross-cultural problems
Response to emergency medical situations
Member of Senior Peace Corps staff in Guinea
Ability to conduct trainings on health related issues
Site visits to Peace Corps Volunteers throughout Guinea
Administrative tasks of the medical office including budget management
Inventory of medical supplies and equipment
Alternate 24 hour on- call duty with the other PCMO
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: https://search.wdoms.org/
Current license to practice
Relevant clinical experience in primary care after medical school
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 remote sites in Guinea
Ability to work with minimal supervision
Must be able to obtain an American visa
Interested applicants for this position must submit the following or the application will not be considered:
A completed PCMO Application form, a completed PCMO applicant skills survey, a completed Privileging form. The applicant must complete this request for privileges depending on their professional qualifications.
A resume or C.V. that includes:
Professional positions held, identifying duties, responsibilities, dates of employment and reason for leaving
Education and training, identifying universities attended, dates of attendance, degrees and diplomas.
Professional licenses, certificates, registrations
An accounting for periods of unemployment longer than three months
Three professional medical references, with at least two being from medical colleagues who have directly observed the applicant in a clinical setting. (One must also be from the current employer.)
Academic diplomas. Pease note, in addition to a copy of the academic diploma, the applicant must submit an official academic transcript and curriculum.
Professional licenses. If the license does not have an expiration date, written confirmation must be submitted directly from the issuing authority. Please note, if a license is not required, rather, the medical diploma is the license to practice, written confirmation, issued directly from the professional medical board, Ministry of Health or other appropriate regulatory authority establishing that the candidate is properly credentialed for medical practice, is required.
Certificates of all post graduate training, internships, residencies, fellowships
A cover letter
Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards, copies of degrees earned) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
The candidate should also provide the following:
Date of birth
Place of birth
Passport issue date
Passport expiration date
All documents must be in English. Official translation is not required.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO:
Attention: Director of Management and Operations
Applications will only be accepted by e-mail to email@example.com. Applications must be received no later than May 26, 2017 at 00:00 hrs.
The United States Peace Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer.