Vacancy: Backup Medical Provider
Peace Corps/Tonga is seeking applications for the position of Backup Medical Provider. The required skill level for the back-up provider shall be a physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner and will provide clinical care for Peace Corps Volunteers and Trainees in overseas posts in the absence of a Peace Corps Medical Officer (PCMO).
The back-up provider shall provide direct patient care, referrals to outside medical consultants or facilities, i.e. hospital or emergency department, depending on the specific in-country arrangements, and assist with administrative duties and health education when indicated. The back-up provider shall be available around-the-clock by telephone or be present in the Health Unit. He/she may also be required to provide consultative or prescriptive services to RN PCMOs.
Requirement and Credentialing Qualifications
- Experience with general practice within the last 3 years.
- Must be available 24/7 while serving as backup provider.
- All health care personnel must be credentialed and granted privileges by the Credentialing Committee within the office of Health Services (OHS).
- In order to satisfy this requirement, all prospective providers must submit a current Curricula Vitae (CV), current license and one reference letter from a current clinical colleague to OHS.
- The CV must specify all training, work experience, licenses, diplomas and certifications.
- All periods of unemployment greater than three months should be accounted for.
Candidates interested in the position should submit:
- A Curricula Vitae (CV) and credentials;
- A list of three work references with current contact information; and
- A cover letter that describes how the candidate meets the required qualifications, via:
Mail: Country Director, U.S. Peace Corps/Tonga, PO Box 147, Nuku’alofa, TONGA
Email: HR [at] to [dot] peacecorps [dot] gov
In person: Peace Corps/Tonga Office, Hala Tupoulahi, Fasi-moe-Afi, Nuku’alofa
Visit the Peace Corps/Tonga web site for more information: tonga.peacecorps.gov.
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.
Applications must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday March 20, 2017. However vacancy will remain open until suitable candidate is found.