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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: CMMB

Volunteer Position: Physician

Term: 6 - 12 months

Locations: Mutomo, Kenya

Contact & Application:

Apply online at: https://cmmb.org/get-involved/volunteer/

Email: volunteer@cmmb.org

Are you a Physician wanting to make a huge difference to women, children and communities in Kenya? Join our CMMB team in Kenya! Physicians are invited to join our community health programs to improve the health and well being of the most vulnerable.


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Volunteers work directly with hospital leadership and clinical staff on health service delivery, capacity building, on the job training and various outreach projects within the community setting.
  • Responsibilities include general surgery, surgical-needs assessment, and training of local staff.
  • Provide direct patient care for clinical patients for designated specialty.
  • Prescribe preoperative and postoperative treatments and procedures, preparation and treatment of the patient’s operation area.
  • Operate on patients to correct deformities, repair injuries, prevent and treat diseases, or improve or restore patients’ functions.
  • Monitor patients’ conditions and progress and reevaluate treatment as necessary.
  • Function appropriately as part of the care delivery team through efficient use of resources and skills, both their own and those of other providers and staff.
  • Utilize quality improvement tools to develop processes that promote continuous improvement in delivery of patient care, patient outcomes or workflows.
  • Actively participates in multidisciplinary team approach to case management
  • Conduct needs assessment on staff education, develop trainings and deliver trainings to clinical staff within facility
  • Create formalized education materials for Hospital staff
  • All other duties as assigned


Qualifications & Skill Requirements

  • Relevant M.D or D.O
  • Current, active license to practice medicine in good standing with licensing body
  • Board Certification
  • Completion of residency program
  • Minimum 1 year of relevant experience
  • Knowledge of professional and ethical standard of health care delivery and practice
  • Capacity to administer treatment to patients while dealing with them in a sympathetic and tactful manner
  • Ability to work and live with a diverse group of professionals
  • Familiarity and interest in global health issues, especially maternal and child health issues
  • Familiarity and interest in public and community health, or preventative medicine
  • Willingness to endure resource-limited working conditions and evening/weekend hours
  • International experience or experience working in developing countries is preferred
  • Experience as a supervisor, manager, teacher, trainer and/or any relevant leadership activities is preferred
  • Experience in emergency obstetrics and one of the following areas: Trauma, Pediatric, Orthopedic and Reconstructive/Plastic/Maxillofacial and Burn Surgery are preferred
  • Able to perform Caesarean sections is preferred

Benefits & Conditions: Each international volunteer who serves 6 months or longer in the field receives a round-trip ticket to their placement site, housing, a monthly stipend, insurance coverage, storytelling and fundraising training, and the opportunity to contribute to vital community development initiatives for under-served populations while building a longstanding legacy for the community. Volunteers are required to share stories from the field and cover part of the cost of their placement through fundraising ($5,000).


Program Description:

CMMB - Healthier Lives Worldwide is an international, faith-based NGO providing long-term, co-operative, medical and development aid to communities affected by poverty and unequal access to healthcare. For over a century, we have worked to strengthen and support communities through healthcare programs and initiatives, the distribution of medicines and medical supplies, and the placement of volunteers.

CMMB’s Volunteer Program addresses the critical need for professionals in areas that lack sufficient resources for quality preventive and curative health services, especially for women and children. Our Volunteer Program has placed thousands of practitioners around the world to help develop and implement community health interventions, work at local hospitals and health facilities, conduct clinical training for host country counterparts, and deliver essential medicines and supplies. The ultimate goal of CMMB's Volunteer Program is to support our country teams and local healthcare workers by sending volunteers that are dedicated to strengthening local health systems and supporting a pattern of sustainable development.


CMMB in Kenya:

CMMB Kenya has a strong track record of strengthening health systems and providing quality HIV prevention, care, treatment, and support services. CMMB Kenya’s experience in managing US government and private health awards goes back more than a decade.

CMMB Kenya programs have built the capacity of local healthcare organizations to tackle not only HIV/AIDS but also other national health challenges. CMMB Kenya has a reputation for locally managed, high-quality HIV care and treatment, with low loss-to-follow-up and low mortality rates among clients. Program areas include HIV prevention, including prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV - with support from mentor mothers, and voluntary medical male circumcision, as well as HIV counseling and testing, screening for sexually transmitted infections, and behavior change communication. We also help build human resources for health and work to strengthen Kenyan health systems via direct assistance on health management information systems, finance, administration, and technical training for staff.

CMMB’s Children’s and Mothers Partnerships (CHAMPS) initiative works to improve the health of women and children and, through them, their communities. CMMB’s first CHAMPS site in Kenya is in the southeast, in the underprivileged Kitui South subcounty. The site focuses on increasing access to healthcare services; incomeā€generating activities such as livestock breeding; water, sanitation, and hygiene activities; and training and retention of community health workers. CMMB collaborates with the community to engage its members and facilitate their understanding of their own health needs, and acts as a convener to mobilize resources and partners.


Placement Site: Mutomo, Kenya

The village of Mutomo is located in a semi-arid area of Kenya. Although Mutomo is only about four hours by car from Nairobi, it is a world away. Mutomo is an administrative town for the County of Kitui, which has a population of over one million people. The catchment area for Kitui-South sub-county includes a population of 190,000 people and is served by Our Lady of Lourdes, Mutomo Mission Hospital.

Learn more: http://mutomohospital.or.ke/ , https://cmmb.org/country-office/kenya/


Contact & Application:

Apply online at: https://cmmb.org/get-involved/volunteer/

Email: volunteer@cmmb.org

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