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Cause Areas

When

Sun Jan 01, 2017 - Fri Jan 13, 2017

Where

PortlandPortland, ME 04104

About

Partners for Rural Health in the Dominican Republic, a 501(c)3 organization, is looking for volunteers for its January, 2017 medical trip.

The trip will take place from December 31 st to January 12 th. We are looking for:

  • Doctors;
  • Nurse practitioners;
  • Nurses;
  • Dentists;
  • Spanish-English/Creole-English interpreters;
  • Pharmacists;
  • Physical therapists;
  • Clinic support staff, working with clients; and
  • Intake staff.

Responsibilities: Over the course of this trip, volunteers will conduct clinics in rural areas of the Dominican Republic, under the direction of PRHDR’s coordinators.

Physicians will consult students or RNs in their client evaluations. Physicians will be teaching elements of a thorough assessment, differential diagnosis, and critical thinking skills to develop the plan of care. According to the physician’s clinical judgment, they may examine the patient, explain the diagnosis to the student and develop the treatment plan.

Nurses, nursing students and other health volunteers will take patient histories, perform physical assessments and consult with licensed health providers about the plan of care.

All volunteers will help in fundraising for medical supplies and medications, assist with packing supplies and helping to organize them. Volunteers will load supplies onto trucks daily, and, at the end of the day, reorganize supplies and pack for the next day.

By participating in this program, you can help offer vital medical care, while gaining insight into the lives and culture of these wonderful, rural communities. Spanish-speaking skills are an advantage, but not necessary as PRHDR provides interpreters.

PRHDR was established in 1995 by the University of Southern Maine, College of Nursing and Health Professions, and has been working in the same communities in the Dominican Republic for over 20 years. We have a very strong relationship with the communities where we work. During that time, we have provided healthcare to over 15,000 people.

Skills

  • EMT
  • Mental Health
  • Dental
  • Pediatrics
  • Pharmacology
  • Nursing

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

N/A

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