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4209 Peace Corps Backup Medical 14 - 27 November 2017

Position Vacancy: Peace Corps/Tonga

Backup Medical Provider

Peace Corps/Tonga is seeking applications for the position of Backup Medical Provider (refer to as Provider from now on). The required skill level for the Provider shall be a physician, physician assistant (equivalent of health officer) or nurse practitioner and will provide clinical care for Peace Corps Volunteers and Trainees throughout Tonga in the absence of a Peace Corps Medical Officer (PCMO) or to assist PCMO as required.

Core responsibilities/tasks:

The Provider shall:

  • Provide direct patient care to Peace Corps Volunteers/Trainees (PCV/PCT) , Referrals to outside medical consultants or facilities, i.e. hospital or emergency department, depending on the specific in-country arrangements.
  • She/he maybe required to provide consultative or prescriptive services to RN or PA PCMOs.
  • Must be available 24/7 while being engaged on duty as a Backup Medical Provider, by phone, text or email or be present in the Health Unit.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of information imparted by PCV/PCT on encounters or outside of clinic.
  • Assist with administrative duties and health education/volunteer counselling when indicated. 

Requirement and Credentialing Qualifications

  • Qualified health care personnel either a Medical doctor, Physician Assistant or Health Officer, or Nurse Practitioner, from recognized Institution or University.
  • Experience with General Practice or Community Primary Care within the last 3 years.
  • A good listener and with practical counselling skills.
  • 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 license/registration to practice, Curricula Vitae (CV), and one reference letter from a current clinical colleague or immediate manager.
  • The CV must specify Educational qualification and achievements, relevant trainings, work experience, licenses, and employment
  • All periods of unemployment greater than three months should be accounted for.

Candidates interested in the position should submit:

  1. Credentials;
  2. Current Curricula Vitae (CV); 
  3. Three work references with current contact information; and
  4. A cover letter that describes how the candidate meets the required qualifications, via:
Mail:  Country Director,
U.S. Peace Corps/Tonga,
PO Box 147,
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:

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 Friday 27 November, 2017.  The application closes on the due date but will remain open until found a qualified candidate.