Lecturer in Pediatrics and Child Health
Peace Corps Response positions are open to returned Volunteers or U.S. citizens with significant professional and technical experience.
The PCRV will be a key member of the pediatrics department and assist with the various educational, training and research guidance activities in conjunction with other faculty members on a rotational basis or as joint efforts. The primary goals would be providing lectures in pediatric topics to undergraduate and post-graduate students; facilitating small group discussions and learning in the format of morning report, grand rounds, simulations of procedures, and journal clubs; serving as a trainer in simulation workshops and skills lab sessions, with a focus on neonatal resuscitation basic life support (BLS) skills; advising and facilitating the existing student-led multi-disciplinary group of trainers in Helping Babies Breathe; and supporting e-learning activities that supplement the curriculum. This position will not include involvement in or provision of any direct patient assessment, management, or care, the provision of any counseling services, or any supervision or conducting of clinical research. The skills of a PCRV are sought to provide dedicated mentorship to pediatric residents and advanced nurses, who are poised to become leaders in teaching, patient care, and research.
Please note these are approximate departure dates and might change due to programmatic need.
• Active US Medical Licensure
• Able to meet licensing criteria and obtain appropriate licensure in the host country (facilitated by Peace Corps)
• English Fluency (written and oral)
• Computer and technology proficiency (MS Word, PowerPoint)
The Peace Corps embraces and leverages the diversity of its volunteers as a reflection of America's diversity. Peace Corps Response is committed to reflecting the diversity of the United States in the professionals we send into the field to support the mission of world peace and friendship. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Medical Considerations in Tanzania
- Tanzania may not be able to support Volunteers with the following medical conditions: asthma, including mild or childhood; cardiology; dermatology; insulin-dependent diabetes; gastroenterology; requiring a psychiatrist for psychotropic medications support; seizure disorder; ongoing counseling.
- The following medication(s) are not permitted for legal or cultural reasons: Adderall, Ritalin and Vyvanse.
- Volunteers who should avoid the following food(s) may not be able to serve: gluten and peanut.
- After arrival in Tanzania, Peace Corps provides and applicants are required to have an annual flu shot, to take daily or weekly medication to prevent malaria, and to receive mandatory immunizations.
Before you apply, please review Medical Information for Applicants to learn about the clearance process and other health conditions that are difficult to accommodate in Peace Corps service.
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