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5477 Peace Corp Tonga Vacancy 14 May - 12 June 2020

Medical Assistant Vacancy - Tonga

Peace Corps/Tonga is seeking applications for the position of a Medical Assistant. The Medical Assistant (MA) works under the guidance of the Peace Corps Medical Officer (PCMO) and reports directly to the PCMO.

The MA is responsible for providing administrative support and, to the extent credentialed, clinical support, including but not limited to; working as the health unit receptionist, actively assisting the PCMO in clinical care (*), screening phone calls, taking messages, coordinating requests, scheduling medical appointments, accompanying or driving Volunteers to medical appointments, distributing of medicines to Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) under PCMO oversight, and other clerical and administrative functions in support of the PCMO (s).

(*) Clinical duties will be performed as approved by the Medical Director through the Credentialing Committee/Office of Health Services (OHS), with clinical oversight by the PCMO.

Major Duties & Responsibilities

  • Clinical Support
  • Administrative Support
  • Medical Supply Duties
  • And Other Duties As Assigned

Qualifications required for effective performance

  1. Successful completion of a nursing school (technical/university degree), general medical school, medical assistant program, and a valid registered clinical license/diploma or applicable knowledge and experience obtained through on-the-job training or under the direct guidance of a provider (supporting documentation must be submitted).
  2. Two years progressively responsible related experience with knowledge of administrative medical duties related to health services. Clerical and secretarial experience desirable.
  3. English fluency required.
  4. Basic knowledge of administration of health units/facilities, including procurement of medical supplies and inventory control.
  5. Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Power Point, Access, Outlook, and Excel).
  6. Must be able to drive and must have a valid driver’s license.
  7. Ability to meet deadlines, meticulous work habits, attention to details, sound judgment, highest level of integrity and confidentiality.
  8. Teamwork and leadership skills.

Salary dependent on qualifications and experience

Candidates interested in the position must submit (1) a resume; (2) a list of three work references with current contact information; and (3) a cover letter that describes how the candidate meets the required qualifications, via:

  • Mail:  DMO, U.S. Peace Corps/Tonga, PO Box 147, Nuku’alofa, TONGA
  • Email: to-hrtonga [at] peacecorps [dot] gov
  • In person: Peace Corps/Tonga Office, Hala Tupoulahi, Fasi-moe-Afi, Nuku’alofa
  • Or call telephone number 25-466 ext.124

The full Statement of Work can be obtained by sending a request to to-hrtonga [at] peacecorps [dot] gov.

Visit the Peace Corps/Tonga web site for more information on Peace Corps Tonga:

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 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 12, 2020.  This position will stay open until it is filled by a qualified applicant.