Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Peace Corps Medical Officer

The Peace Corps is a United States federal agency that promotes international peace, friendship and sustainable development by providing trained men and women to serve in local communities.  In Ghana, these trained men and women (Peace Corps Volunteers) work in the areas of Health, Education, and Agriculture. 
The Peace Corps seeks a Medical Doctor to serve as a full-time personal service contracted Peace Corps Medical Officer (PCMO) based in Accra. The PCMO will provide health care to U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers and Trainees in Ghana and will work under the supervision of the Peace Corps Country Director in Ghana and the Peace Corps Office of Medical Services in Washington DC.

Job Title: Peace Corps Medical Officer

Job Location: Accra, Greater Accra


Job Description
  • Routine primary health care to Peace Corps Trainees and Volunteers including treatment of common illnesses and injuries in accordance with Peace Corps medical guidelines
  • Individual short-term counseling on disease prevention, adjustment issues, stress management and cross-cultural problems
  • Response to emergency medical situations
  • Member of Senior Peace Corps staff
  • Ability to conduct trainings on health related issues
  • Site visits to Peace Corps Volunteers throughout Ghana
  • Administrative tasks of the medical office including budget management
  • Inventory of medical supplies and equipment
  • Alternate 24 hour on- call duty with the other PCMO

Qualification and Requirements
  • At least 5-7 years work experience

NB: Submit all required documentation to be considered


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