Paediatrician Consultant Trainer

Closing Date: 23 February 2023

Category: Healthcare & Medical

Paediatrician Consultant Trainer - Northern Provincial Hospital

Change your scene and become a VSA Volunteer and share your experience, knowledge, and skills to transform the lives of many. Work with our partner organisation to create a fair future for all. 
VSA will organise and fund, flights, visas, insurance, accommodation, living allowance and utilities while on assignment. 

About volunteering with VSA 
VSA is New Zealand's largest and most experienced volunteering agency working in international development. We provide skilled Kiwi volunteers to support organisations in the Pacific and beyond through capacity building, both in country and virtually. 
Please note VSA Volunteers must be a NZ citizen or permanent resident. 
Our Partner Organisation - Northern Provincial Hospital

The Northern Provincial Hospital (NPH) based in Luganville on the island of Espiritu Santo (Santo) is the second largest hospital in Vanuatu with just over 100 beds. It serves as the main referral centre for the Northern provinces namely Malampa, Torba and Penama. As such it has a significant catchment area and is the main referral centre for emergencies within the Luganville Municipality and Sanma Province. NPH provides paediatric, general medical, general surgical, obstetric/gynaecological services as well as a very busy out-patient and Emergency Department.

The Country

Experience the beautiful islands and friendly hospitality of Vanuatu

The Assignment

The volunteer will oversee the management of all patients in HDU, NPH children’s ward, including the nursery and the children’s outpatient department.
The volunteer would work with the Medical Officer to complete daily ward rounds, and periodically attend the children’s outpatient department and attend any paediatric emergency that occurs in the emergency department. The volunteer would provide mentoring of the Medical Officer as Paediatrics is his intended speciality.

The Volunteer

Are you someone who wants to make a difference, have a sense of adventure and like the challenge of being outside your comfort zone?  VSA Volunteers are technical experts who impart their skills and knowledge to the local community. You will need to be flexible, adaptable, resourceful, resilient with a passion for Aotearoa and the wider Pacific community. 

We're looking for a volunteer with the following:

  • Paediatric Consultant Medical Qualification
  • Extensive experience in assessing patients—including initial assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and further management including referral due to the local NPH resource constraints.
  • Experience in teaching and mentoring medical interns and medical officers, as well as ED nurses and intern nurses.
  • Willing to apply for Medical Council approval in Vanuatu (paid for and organised by Northern Provincial Hospital) and a certificate of good standing from the Medical Council in NZ (MCNZ)
Apply Now!

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We are looking for a volunteer with:

  • 6 Months volunteering assignment in beautiful Vanuatu
  • Your knowledge is needed! Impart your skills to make a difference
  • Help Improve capacity of Northern Provincial Hospital Pediatrics

VSA covers flights, accommodation, insurance and some expenses. A living allowance is also provided.