Volunteering in PNG

Want to expand your practice of medicine beyond your everyday experience?

Want to put your outstanding health project management skills to good use?

ADI is currently recruiting volunteers for 2019 PNG placements

Australian Doctors International (ADI) demonstrates its commitment to upholding the universal right to health care by working with local partners to provide and strengthen health services in rural and remote communities in Papua New Guinea.

If you are a health professional looking for an interesting and rewarding next step in your career, we would love to hear from you.

Your Assignment Conditions 

Placements are available for a minimum of 2 to 6 months for Medical Officer/Nurse Generalist, 12 months for Health Project Coordinator and 3 months for Maternal and Child Health Educator.

You’ll receive a monthly living allowance, food allowance, shared accommodation, airfares and other travel expenses.

Together we can achieve great outcomes for our neighbours in PNG.

Others’ experiences

Find out more:  read stories from returned ADI volunteers

Volunteer Doctors

The Volunteer Medical Officer is responsible for providing medical treatment, staff education and outreach support. The Volunteer Medical Officer works as part of a multidisciplinary team providing clinical and preventative healthcare services across remote health centres and aid posts. The patrols are conducted by boat or four-wheel drive and last up to two weeks staying in local guest houses, villages and health facilities. The primary focus for the ADI Medical Officer is to build the clinical capacity of rural health workers through case-based and group training whilst on patrol.

In this role you’ll have the opportunity to improve the quality of health care in low resource settings while testing the limits of your own training. You don’t have to be an expert in tropical medicine, just the interest to operate outside of your standard practice. You’ll have the support of the local PNG health teams while on patrol and the ADI head office during your placement.

With your help we can achieve great outcomes for our neighbours in PNG. Take the step to explore this career opportunity and where this adventure can take you.

Eligibility

  • Minimum four (4) years post-graduate experience, including primary health care experience
  • Minimum MBBS (Australia) or equivalent from New Zealand, PNG, UK, Ireland, Canada or Singapore
  • Current national medical registration

Preferred

  • Current resident of Australia
  • Experience providing medical services in remote and rural areas
  • Experience in clinical teaching and/or mentoring

Please refer to attached Job Descriptions (2)  for details:

  1. Medical Officer, Integrated Health Patrols – New Ireland
  2. Medical Officer, Integrated Health Patrols – Western Province

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Volunteer Remote Area Nurses

The ADI Volunteer Remote Area Nurse works as part of a multidisciplinary team providing clinical and preventative healthcare services across remote health centres and aid posts in New Ireland Province or Western Province. The focus for the ADI RAN is to build the clinical capacity of rural health workers through case-based and group training delivering clinical care as part of a patrol team whilst on patrol.

Eligibility

  • Minimum ten (10) years post-graduate experience
  • Bachelor of Nursing (Australia) or equivalent from New Zealand, PNG, UK, Ireland, Canada or Singapore
  • Unrestricted registration to practice as a Registered Nurse.

Preferred

    • Current resident of Australia
    • Successful experience in providing clinical services in rural and remote areas (Australia or other locations)

  • Experience or interest in tropical medicine
  • Experience in case-based teaching, community education or mentoring projects.

Please refer to attached Job Description for details: Volunteer Remote Area Nurses

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Volunteer Health Project Coordinator, New Ireland

The Volunteer Health Project Coordinator provides logistical support for ADI’s rural outreach health patrols and healthcare worker training program. Priorities include providing support and assistance to ADI in-country volunteer doctors, regular reporting to ADI Sydney office on projects, working to ensure financial procedures are followed, and building ongoing relationship with in-country stakeholders including the New Ireland Provincial Government.

With your help we can achieve great outcomes for our neighbours in PNG. Take the step to explore this career opportunity and where the adventure can take you.

Eligibility

    • Minimum four (4) years post-graduate experience, including primary health care experience
    • Post graduate qualification in Public Health, International Development, or a related field
    • Experience working in remote and rural areas and knowledge of development issues

  • Experience working with senior government stakeholders
  • Experience in teaching, mentoring and project management

Please refer to attached Job Description for details: Health Project Coordinator – New Ireland

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Volunteer Maternal and Child Health Educator (2019 position), Western Province

The ADI Volunteer Maternal and Child Health Educator joins integrated patrols to visit health centres, aid posts and villages in remote areas and provides teaching and training to health care workers as well as to patrol staff. The Maternal and Child Health Educator also delivers in-service training in cooperation with ADI’s partners.

Eligibility

  • Qualifications in public health or health promotion or nursing
  • Demonstrated experience working with women and children

Preferred

  • Current resident of Australia
  • Successful experience in community education or mentoring in rural and remote areas (Australia or other locations)
  • Experience or interest in tropical medicine

Please refer to attached Job Description for details:  Maternal and Child Health Educator

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How to Apply

Complete the Online Application Form

or download, print and complete the Volunteer Application Form.   Send the form to:

Postal: PO Box 324, Seaforth NSW 2092 or
Email : virpi@adi.org.au

If you would like further information about these roles, please contact ADI’s Volunteer Coordinator:

Virpi Tuite
Email: virpi@adi.org.au
Phone: (02) 9907 8988.