Medical professional
Guatemala
We are looking for Medical Professionals, such as physicians (OBGYNs, infectious disease specialists, pediatricians), midwives, nurses, to volunteer at the village Chuinajtajuyup, Totonicapan area (Guatemala).
Basic requirements
Participation fee
no fee
Age
18+
Education
medical professional
We welcome
volunteers from all over the world
Program duration
6-12 months
Delivering humanitarian help in personal baggage
Language skills
There are several languages being used at the clinic
English
B2
Spanish
C1
Additional skills
Cooking
required
Driving a car
desirable
Driving a motorcycle
advantage
Taking photos/recording video*
with professional equipment
advantage
Conditions
Hot meals*
vegetarian
3 times/day
Place to stay in shared house*
2-3 people in a room
Travel expenses reimbursment*
Ask your coordinator
Program include
Purchasing food and household supplies for clinic volunteers
Escorting patients to a hospital
Pharmacy logistics
Emergency calls
Home visits
Night shift
Supervision of medication use and storage, ordering new medications
Networking within the local community, establishing and fostering existing relationships
Preparing and giving educational lectures on public health for locals, both children and adults, putting together handout materials, posters
Medical documentation and gathering medical data
Organization of nursing and ancillary medical personnel
Humanitarian help
Our volunteers are expected to deliver 15 kilograms of hu­man­i­tar­ian help (med­ical sup­plies and drugs):
Medical equipment*
the list will be given by H&H
will be given by H&H, baggage expenses are covered by volunteer
Drugs*
the list will be given by H&H
will be given by H&H, baggage expenses are covered by volunteer
Medical supplies*
the list will be given by H&H
will be given by H&H, baggage expenses are covered by volunteer

You will be ex­pected to see pa­tients in the clinic on a daily ba­sis, work­ing along with vol­un­teers, and han­dle pa­per­work. You should be com­fort­able mak­ing med­ical de­ci­sions and deal­ing with cases of dif­fer­ent lev­els of com­plex­ity.

**Per­sonal qual­i­ties **

  • Ini­tia­tive. Striv­ing to im­prove busi­ness processes;
  • Self-learn­ing. Able to find the nec­es­sary in­for­ma­tion and ac­quire new skills along with main­tain­ing pro­fes­sion­al­ism;
  • Adapt­able. Able to feel com­fort­able and con­fi­dent in var­i­ous sit­u­a­tions, with new peo­ple and in un­usual life and work con­di­tions;
  • Diplo­matic, kind, in­tel­li­gent. Able to deal with all team mem­bers and the lo­cal com­mu­nity, solve and pre­vent con­flicts. Have re­spect for other po­si­tions and opin­ions, dif­fer­ent from their own;
  • Well-or­ga­nized, re­spon­si­ble, punc­tual and dili­gent;
  • Able to per­form work in a high-qual­ity and timely man­ner, as well as ready to make com­plex de­ci­sions;
  • **Lead­er­ship skills. ** Able to guide and in­spire the team in or­der to achieve com­mon goals and ob­jec­tives;
  • Loyal, calm and en­durant. Tol­er­ant at­ti­tude to­wards peo­ple of other race, na­tion­al­ity, re­li­gion, sex­ual ori­en­ta­tion, po­lit­i­cal views, etc.
  • Em­pathic and re­spon­sive. With a car­ing at­ti­tude, as well as a will­ing­ness to help in a dif­fi­cult sit­u­a­tion;
  • Will­ing to main­tain a healthy lifestyle as an ex­am­ple for the lo­cal com­mu­nity and other vol­un­teers.

**Be­ing a part of Health&Help med­ical team is an ex­cep­tional ex­pe­ri­ence, which gives you the op­por­tu­nity to make this world a bet­ter place at this ex­act mo­ment. **