Rehabilitation Services Specialist
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The PCRV will work closely with the Hospital Rehab Coordinator (HRC) to support standardization of care through protocol development, without the provision of direct medical care to patients or clinical supervision of students. The PCRV will aid hospital administrators to draft rehab service outlines for three priority services: a) traumatic brain injury; b) stroke; and c) spinal cord injury. In collaboration with the hospital staff and the HRC, the PCRV will also develop a protocol for administering clinical placement training and advance protocol development by incorporating learning from other hospitals and UK-based consultant.
Please note that departure dates and other details of this project could change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations. Candidates selected for this position will be arriving in Ukraine together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.
• Experience practicing rehabilitation in an inpatient setting as a PT, OT, RN or PR&M
• Experience and/or demonstrated interest contextualizing rehab clinical and management protocols within LMIC health services
• Strong written English skills
• Basic Russian or Ukrainian language skills required
• Evidence of personal maturity and patience to work under challenging circumstances including flexibility in adapting to local situations and constraints
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.
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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