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United States Government Jobs - Peace Corps Medical Officer (PCMO)

Organisation: United States Government Peace Corps
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Vacancy Announcement No.: 2016-014

About Peace Corps:
The Peace Corps is an agency of the United States Government, which sends American Volunteer development workers to assist in capacity building and technical assistance activities in over 70 countries worldwide.  Peace Corps Uganda invites applicants for the position listed above which is based in Kampala, Uganda.

Job Summary: The United States Peace Corps Medical Officer will provide health care to U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers in Uganda and will work under the supervision of the Peace Corps Country Director in Uganda and the Peace Corps Office of Medical Services in Washington DC.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·         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 counselling on disease prevention, adjustment issues, stress management and cross-cultural problems
·         Provide timely response to emergency medical situations
·         The incumbent will also be a member of Senior Peace Corps staff in Uganda
·         Design and presentation of health training sessions
·         Carry out site visits to Peace Corps Volunteers throughout Uganda
·         Responsible for performing administrative tasks of the medical office including budget management
·         Take inventory of medical supplies and equipment
·         Alternate 24 hour on-call duty with the other PCMO

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
·         The ideal candidate should preferably be Graduate of accredited school. MDs must be a graduate of a school listed in this link, Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research
·         Current license to practice
·         A minimum of three years’ experience in a professional practice, hospital or clinic setting
·         Ability to communicate effectively in oral/written English
·         Prior experience in managing mental health issues including counseling of patients
·         Past exposure and experience in training design and presentation of health related material
·         Computer literacy i.e. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Outlook
·         Ability to work effectively as part of an intercultural team
·         Hardworking, reliable and diligent with good inter-personal skills
·         Willing to travel to sites in Uganda
·         Ability to work with minimal supervision
·         Ugandan work permit required

Please download and submit these forms as part of the application.
·         PCMO Application form, download here
·         PCMO Applicant skills survey, download here
·         Clinical Privileges form, download here
·         Standard Reference form, download here

How to Apply:
ALL submissions must be electronic. (Please do not attach academic credentials to the email)
Please submit a Microsoft Word formatted letter of interest, resume, names and contacts information for three references to Please clearly indicate the position applied for on the subject line of your cover email in this format "Surname FirstName_Position Title" e.g. Katungu Bonita_ Peace Corps Medical Officer (PCMO)." Submitted documents become the property of Peace Corps and will not be returned. If called for an interview, you will be expected to bring copies of your academic credentials. Finalists from the first interview will be expected to bring a reference letter from their Local Council (LC1) as part of the final review process.

Deadline: 27th July, 2016

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