Opportunities 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?

Are you a nurse who’d like to work in remote PNG?

Find out about other’s experience working with us:  read stories from returned ADI volunteers

ADI is currently recruiting for 2020 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.

ADI is a child safe organisation. Successful applicants will be required to undergo National Police Checks and adhere to our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

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

Duration and allowances 

Placements are available for 2 to 6 months for Doctor/Nurse/Nurse Educator and 12 to 18 months for Health Manager.

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.

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Volunteer Doctors

The volunteer doctor is responsible for providing medical treatment, staff education and outreach support. The volunteer doctor 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, four-wheel drive or aircraft and last up to two weeks staying in local guest houses, villages and health facilities. The primary focus for the ADI doctor 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. An interest in tropical medicine or rural health is an advantage. 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 see where this opportunity 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 Description for details:  Volunteer Doctor in PNG

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Volunteer Senior Nurse/Nurse Practitioner

The ADI volunteer senior nurse works as part of a multidisciplinary team providing clinical and preventative healthcare services across remote health centres and aid posts in PNG. The focus for the ADI nurse 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
  • Current registration with Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (or equivalent from New Zealand, UK, Ireland, Canada or Singapore)

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 Senior Nurse

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Other Work Opportunities in PNG

Clinical Nurse Educator

The Clinical nurse educator works as part of a multidisciplinary team providing clinical and preventative educational healthcare services across remote health centers and aid posts. The patrols are conducted by boat, four-wheel drive or aircraft and last up from four days up to two weeks staying in local guest houses, villages and health facilities. The primary focus for the clinical nurse Eeucator is to build the clinical capacity of rural health workers through in-depth training events and patrols. This role is also responsible for representation of ADI on the ground, including management of finances and financial controls; implementation and compliance of team and partners with ADI key development and health policies.

Eligibility

  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications in Clinical Education, Health Education and/or Nurse Education or Public Health Demonstrated successful experience in Clinical Education or related, preferably in rural and remote areas or in low-resource settings
  • Demonstrated experience in adaptation of training programs in cross cultural context
  • Excellent team and communication skills, including staff support and liaison
  • Ability to work independently with limited resources in a challenging cross-cultural environment
  • High degree of computer literacy with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook Express

Preferred

  • Current resident of Australia
  • Demonstrated competence in simple financial accounting and acquittals
  • Demonstrated competence in project management, logistics and coordination
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation of data and preparing analytical reports
  • Comfortable liaising with senior stakeholders/partners in country and representing ADI
  • Cert IV in Training and Assessment


Please refer to attached Job Description for details  Nurse Educator

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Health Manager

The Health Manager provides logistical support for ADI’s rural outreach health patrols and healthcare worker training program. Priorities include working with ADI’s Sydney based PNG Program Manager to provide support and assistance to ADI in-country volunteer doctors; representation of ADI on essential policies and in-country compliance matters; reporting to ADI Sydney office on project activities; working closely with ADI Finance Manager to ensure in-country financial procedures are followed, and ongoing relationship building with in-country stakeholders including Provincial Governments, Provincial Health Authorities and local healthcare service providers. This role is also responsible for representation of ADI on the ground.

Eligibility

  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications in Public Health, Health Management and/or Nurse Education and/or International Community Development or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated successful experience in health management, project management and administration, preferably in rural and remote areas or in low-resource settings
  • Demonstrated accuracy and knowledge of financial accounting and acquittals
  • High level of project management, logistics and coordination skills
  • High degree of computer literacy with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook Express

Preferred

  • Current resident of Australia
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation of data and preparing analytical reports
  • Comfortable liaising with senior stakeholders/partners in country and representing ADI
  • Demonstrated ability to organise practical and maintenance tasks
  • Excellent team and communication skills, including staff support and liaison
  • Ability to work independently with limited resources in a challenging cross-cultural environment.



Please refer to attached Job Description for details:  Health Manager

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How to Apply

Complete the Online Application Form

If you would like further information about these roles, please contact ADI:

Email: hrofficer@adi.org.au.
Phone: (02) 9907 8988.