Nurse/Paramedic
Guatemala
Nurses are an important part of the communication between doctor and patient. Your actions and professionalism affect our patients’ loyalty to the clinic and course of treatment. Their well-being is in your hands. Health&Help’s nurses are not afraid to take responsibility on, finding the strength to provide medical attention 24/7.
Basic requirements
Participation fee
no fee
Age
18+
Education
medical professional
We welcome
volunteers from all over the world
Program duration
1-6 months
Delivering humanitarian help in personal baggage
Language skills
There are several languages being used at the clinic
English
B1
Spanish
B2
Additional skills
Cooking
required
Driving a car
required
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
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
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.

**The re­spon­si­bil­i­ties in­clude: **

  • Ex­am­in­ing pa­tients on site and in the field, help­ing the physi­cians to run clinic op­er­a­tions;
  • Es­cort­ing pa­tients to their houses and mak­ing home vis­its;
  • Per­form­ing nec­es­sary pro­ce­dures, such as in­jec­tions, im­mu­niza­tions, CPR, su­tur­ing, in­grown nails re­moval, drain­ing ab­scesses;
  • Per­form­ing tests, such as preg­nancy, blood glu­cose, he­mo­glo­bin, STDs, HIV, Type A and B He­pati­tis;
  • Tak­ing vi­tal signs, and us­ing EKG, doppler, spirom­e­try;
  • Dis­trib­ut­ing med­ica­tions and pur­chas­ing med­ical sup­plies;
  • Han­dling med­ica­tions and med­ical in­stru­ments (count­ing, ster­il­iz­ing, sort­ing do­na­tions);
  • Keep­ing doc­u­men­ta­tion in or­der;
  • Be­ing a fa­cil­i­ta­tor be­tween the vol­un­teers and lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties, solv­ing prob­lems and neu­tral­iz­ing con­flicts;
  • Prepar­ing and giv­ing ed­u­ca­tional lec­tures on pub­lic health for lo­cals, both chil­dren and adults, putting to­gether hand­out ma­te­ri­als, posters.

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. Don’t wait an­other day, ap­ply now!