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VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

Medical positions

Adult medicine providers

Job Description: 

- Provide medical consultation and treatment to patients 18 and older with more than straightforward complaints and medical issues that may necessitate written referral and follow-up with local doctors and specialists for diagnostic plans and management.

- Provide a written referral to an appropriate emergency facility or hospital for patients with urgent/emergent conditions.

 

Qualifications: MD, DO, NP, PA, PGY 1 & up, MS 3 & 4 (supervised)

Pediatric medicine providers

Job Description: 

- Provide medical consultation and treatment to patients younger than 18 with more than straightforward complaints and medical issues that may necessitate written referral and follow-up with local doctors and specialists.

- Provide a written referral to an appropriate emergency facility or hospital for patients with urgent/emergent conditions.

 

Qualifications: MD, DO, NP, PA, PGY 1 & up, MS 3 & 4 (supervised)

Urgent Care/Family medicine providers

Job Description: 

- Provide medical consultation and treatment to patients of all ages with straightforward complaints and medical issues.

- Provide backup for Adult and Pediatric Medicine Providers if needed.


Qualifications: MD, DO, NP, PA, PGY 1 & up, MS 3 & 4 (supervised)

Minor surgery providers

Job Description: 

- Provide minor surgical care to adult and pediatric patients, meeting Mission 2018 guidelines.

- Provide written referral and follow-up documentation to local health providers for post-op care if necessary.
 

Qualifications: MD, DO, NP, PA, PGY 1 & up, MS 3 & 4 (supervised)

Dental providers

Job Description: 

- Provide routine dental care and tooth extraction to patients of all ages.

 

Qualifications: DMD, DDS.

Triage & Urgent care nurses

Job Description: 

- Document clinical information of patients referred to the Consultation Area in the Patient Encounter Form.

- Use clinical judgment to determine the complexity of a patient's clinical condition and initiate the indicated treatment protocol.

- Pre-order routine and available lab and diagnostic tests.

- Provide routine, urgent care treatments.

- Facilitate transfer of patients deemed to have urgent/emergent conditions. 

 

Qualifications: RN, LPN

Surgical nurses

Job Description: 

- Assist surgical providers.

- Usher patients to the next level of care if needed.

- Circulation of clean/sterilized equipment and supplies.

 

Qualifications: RN, LPN

Surgery Techs/Assistants

Job Description: 

- Assist surgeons in performing minor surgery.

- Usher patients to the next level of care if needed.

- Circulation of clean/sterilized equipment and supplies.

 

Qualifications: Any allied medical professional with relevant background/experience.

Dental Techs

Job Description: 

- Assist dental providers in performing tooth extractions and routine dental care.

- Direct patients to the next point of care.

 

Qualifications: Any allied medical professional with relevant background/experience.

Pharmacist - Pharmacy Supervisor

Job Description: 

- Supervise the physical set-up of the Pharmacy at the start of each clinic day.

- Dispense of prescriptions written by clinic providers.

- Supervise pharmacy staff.

- Advise providers of potential drug interactions.

- Advise providers on alternative drugs available in the formulary.  

- Perform end-of-day accounting of all drugs dispensed.

- Provide recommendations to the Project Coordinator for procuring additional drugs if needed.

 

Qualifications: Registered Pharmacist

Pharmacy Techs/Assistants

Job Description: 

- Assist pharmacists in dispensing and labeling prescriptions.

- Assist Pharmacy Supervisor with end-of-day accounting of dispensed drugs.

- Assist the Pharmacy Supervisor with the physical set-up of the Pharmacy.

 

Qualifications: Any allied medical professional with relevant background/experience.

Laboratory Technologist - Lab Supervisor

Job Description: 

- Supervise the physical set-up of the Laboratory and Diagnostics area.

- Provide routine/available laboratory/diagnostic procedures ordered by clinical staff.

- Document and communicate results to ordering providers.

- Supervise procedures performed by lab staff.

- Perform end-of-day accounting of laboratory supplies.

 

Qualifications: Licensed Laboratory Technologist.

Laboratory Techs/Assistants

Job Description: 

- Assist laboratory technologists in performing laboratory and diagnostic procedures.

- Document and communicate results to ordering providers.

- Assisting the Laboratory Supervisor in the physical set-up of the Lab and Diagnostic Area.

 

Qualifications: Any allied medical professional with relevant background/experience.

Non-Medical positions

Community Health Educators

Job Description: 

- Provide lectures and other educational activities to a general or specific audience based on subject matter.

 

Qualifications: Any education/medical professional with relevant background/experience and a specific topic.

Documentation Supervisor

Job Description: 

- Document the activities of the Mission Trip with photographs, videos, and write-ups.

- Supervise encoding of patient clinical data onto the database.

- Enforce patient confidentiality regulations per Organization

- Coordinate release of materials to media/social media and official website.

- Submit summary statistics to Project Coordinators.

- Prepare Certificates of Participation and Appreciation.

 

Qualifications:  Any professional with relevant background/experience.

Documentation Assistants

Job Description: 

- Encode data from Patient Encounter Forms into the database.

- Assist the Documentation Supervisor with Certificates of Participation and Appreciation.

- Assist the Documentation Supervisor with photography, videos, and write-ups.

 
Qualifications:   Anyone with relevant background/experience knows how to use spreadsheets.

Patient Flow Assistants

Job Description: 

- Direct patients from the waiting areas to service areas and back.

- Assist the Patient Flow Supervisor in crowd/noise control and maintenance of patient privacy.

- Manage patients with pending laboratory and consultation reports, making sure patients are directed to the next point of care without delay.

 
Qualifications:  Anyone with relevant experience/background. Pre-mission training by the Patient Flow Supervisor is necessary. The ability to speak Tagalog and Cebuano is a plus but optional.

Mission Support Assistants

Job Description: 

- Assist the Mission Support Supervisor and Project Coordinator in physically setting up all patient care and volunteer support areas.

- Transport personnel, drugs, and equipment.

- Provide backup to Patient Flow Assistants if needed.

 
Qualifications:  Anyone with a relevant background. Pre-mission training by the Mission Support Supervisor is necessary. 

Consultation Controls

Job Description: 

- Manage post-triaged patients by directing them to specific medical providers 

- Coordinate patients who need laboratory/diagnostic workups.

- Direct post-consultation patients to the next service area.

 
Qualifications:  Anyone with relevant background/experience. Pre-mission training by the Patient Flow Supervisor is necessary. Knowledge of some Cebuano and Tagalog is a plus but optional.

PH-Based Volunteers Only

Mission Support Supervisor

Job Description: 

- Assisting the Project Coordinator in coordinating with local partners and government agencies/officials.

- Coordinating with various local health officials to pre-screen, register, and schedule patients who require the following services: (a) minor surgery, (b) circumcision, and (c) dental. These services have specific caps, and since some patients may need more than one type of service, they must also be scheduled ahead of time to avoid scheduling conflicts.

- Coordinating with local personnel the physical set-up of all patient service areas such as consultation and surgical/dental areas, laboratory, pharmacy, etc., as specified in the Mission guidelines. This also includes the provision of adequate privacy for the performance of all patient-related services, especially in cases that require gynecologic, rectal, or genital examination or procedure.

- Coordinating with local personnel the physical set-up of all non-patient service areas, such as bathrooms, hand washing stations, and food/refreshment areas for volunteers/personnel.

- Coordinating with local law enforcement agency to provide security for volunteers and patients during the mission.

- Looking after the general welfare of volunteers during the mission, such as providing beverages, refreshments, and meals.

- Managing the transportation of personnel, drugs, and supplies.

 
Qualifications:  Local official or representative of partner organization.

Mission Support Supervisor

Job Description: 

- Enforcing the Patient Flow rules and regulations.

- Coordinating with Mission Support Supervisor the scheduling of patients who require dual or triple services, specifically when it relates to services that require pre-screening and registration, such as minor surgery, circumcision, and dental services.

- Managing Patient Flow Assistants and Consultation Controls to direct patients from one point of care to the next.

- Supervising activities of local volunteers in the Vital Signs and Registration area to ensure that patient demographic information and vital signs are correctly documented in the Patient Encounter Form.

- Assisting the Project Coordinator in mitigating patient backflow problems.

 
Qualifications:  Local official or representative of partner organization.

Pharmacy Specialists

Job Description: 

- Dispensing and labeling prescriptions.

- Providing personalized instructions to patients.

- Providing patients personalized preventive, public health, and non-pharmacologic education concerning their diagnoses or treatment.

- Double-check the completeness of Patient Encounter Forms before sending them for filing and encoding.

 
Qualifications:  Local RN or pharmacist or any health worker with relevant experience.

Triage & Urgent Care Assistant

Job Description: 

- Providing translation and general assistance to their partner, Triage & Urgent Care RN.

- Checking the completeness of registration and vital signs information provided by Registration & Vital Signs Technicians on the Patient Encounter Forms.

- Providing urgent care treatments as indicated.

- Managing patients who require pre-consultation routine available lab work ordered by their partner Triage RN and following up test results before directing patients to an appropriate medical provider or next point of care.

 
Qualifications:  Local RN preferred; any health worker with relevant experience and good command of English.

Dental & Surgical Supply Supervisor

Job Description: 

- Providing and circulating sterilized and clean surgical supplies and local anesthetics to all surgical and dental providers.

- End-of-day accounting of all surgical/dental supplies and local anesthetics.

- Coordinating with the Project Coordinator to procure additional surgical/dental supplies and local anesthetics if needed.

- Safekeeping and transporting all surgical/dental supplies and local anesthetics.

- Supervising the physical set-up of the Surgical & Dental Supply area at the start of each mission day.

 
Qualifications:  Healthcare professional with relevant background/experience.

Medical Assistants/Translators

Job Description: 

- Providing translation service and general assistance to their partner medical provider in the Consultation Area.

- Directing patients who may need additional lab/diagnostic work and subsequently following up on their test results and their eventual return to the requesting medical provider to complete the consultation service requested.

- Directing post-consultation patients to the next point of care.

 
Qualifications:  Healthcare professionals with a good command of English.

Registration & Vital Sign Techs

Job Description: 

- Registering patients and ensuring handwritten demographic information is legible in the Patient Encounter Form.

- Obtaining and documenting complete vital signs as described in Mission 2018 guidelines.


Qualifications:  Local midwives or BHWs.

Dental & Surgical Supply Tech (1)

Job Description: 

- Cleaning and sterilizing surgical and dental equipment and supplies.

- Circulating drugs and supplies through minor surgical, circumcision, and dental patient areas.

- Physically transporting and safekeeping these supplies, equipment, and other related resources.


Qualifications:  Anyone with relevant training/background.

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