Want to expand your practice of medicine beyond your everyday experience?
Want to put your outstanding health project management skills to good use?
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Please refer to attached Job Description for details: Volunteer Remote Area Nurses
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.
Please refer to attached Job Description for details: Health Project Coordinator – New Ireland
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.
Please refer to attached Job Description for details: Maternal and Child Health Educator
- Volunteer Doctors
- Volunteer Remote Area Nurses
- Volunteer Health Project Coordinator, New Ireland
- Volunteer Maternal and Child Health Educator (2019 position), Western Province
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 : firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like further information about these roles, please contact ADI’s Volunteer Coordinator:
Phone: (02) 9907 8988.