Medical Specialist
Guatemala / Nicaragua
We are looking for volunteers who are certified Medical Professionals, such as physicians (OBGYNs, infectious disease specialists, pediatricians), midwives
Basic requirements
Participation fee
no fee
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
Additional skills
Driving a car
Driving a motorcycle
Taking photos/recording video*
with professional equipment
Hot meals*
3 times/day
Place to stay in shared house*
2-3 people in a room
Travel expenses reimbursment*
Ask your coordinator
Program include
Supervision of medication use and storage, ordering new medications
Purchasing food and household supplies for clinic volunteers
Pharmacy logistics
Emergency calls
Home visits
Night shift
Escorting patients to a hospital
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
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.

**Main re­spon­si­bil­i­ties: **

• Pa­tients’ ex­am­i­na­tions on-site and in field, as­sist­ing doc­tors dur­ing con­sul­ta­tions (gen­eral prac­tice, gy­ne­col­ogy, 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 tests;

• 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;

• Im­prov­ing pre­ven­tion meth­ods of in­fec­tious and other dis­eases by ed­u­cat­ing lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties.

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. **