Medical Mission in Guatemala: PTs/OTs, MD, and Interpreters Needed


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When

Sat Jan 21, 2017 - Sat Jan 28, 2017

Where

GuatemalaHouston, TX 77030


About

We are in need of volunteers to serve on our Wheelchair Clinics in Guatemala on upcoming village and surgical mission teams.

The Wheelchair Clinics are part of a pilot program that is in its second year. The chairs are supplied by our partner, Free Wheelchair Mission, a Christian organization that develops wheelchairs especially for the developing world. We expect to assemble and fit wheelchairs to 100+ patients over 4-5 days, all as part of a series of clinics that will serve more than 1,600 patients.

While the wheelchairs are assembled by non-medical volunteers, it is critical to have physical and/or occupational therapists oversee the fitting process to ensure a safe and comfortable wheelchair for the patients. We are seeking two PTs and/or OTs, one MD/NP and interpreters per Wheelchair Clinic.

There is a huge population of mobility-impaired individuals in Guatemala, and serving in a Wheelchair Clinic is an incredibly rewarding experience.

Please contact Megan Henry at mhenry@faithinpractice.org or call 713-484-5555 for more information.

Skills

  • People Skills
  • Physical Therapy
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Some training prior to departure.
  • Application process required, cost is $1100 + airfare.
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