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Medical Laboratory Science Educator: Clinical Chemistry

Project description

Advancing Health Professionals (AHP): a Peace Corps Response program, is seeking a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) to serve as Medical Laboratory Sciences Educator: Clinical Chemistry at Eswatini Medical Christian University (EMCU) without the provision of direct medical care to patients or clinical supervision of students. The position requires a master’s degree in clinical chemistry or other medical laboratory sciences related degree, current certification in medical laboratory science, experience in teaching and research supervision at university level, be a team player, and flexible to serve in under-resourced settings with experience living/working in different cultures. Curriculum development experience is desired.

The Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences at Eswatini Medical Christian University offers a four-year Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Sciences. The department works to produce medical laboratory scientists that provide vital information to physicians/doctors. The aim is to train students how to perform a variety of laboratory procedures in the domains of clinical chemistry, hematology, immunology, microbiology, blood banking and laboratory management. The department aims to produce graduates who are dedicated to the management and generation of accurate high-quality testing and test results to support the diagnosis and monitoring of patients.

The PCRV will teach didactic and laboratory course in Clinical Chemistry, supervise student project proposals and research projects, work with the university team in the development of new modules, programs and innovative teaching, develop curriculum, and policy, procedures and assessment of program outcomes, and administer examinations. PCRVs are expected to report on their activities twice during their service.

Peace Corps Response established its "Advancing Health Professionals" program in 2019. Response Volunteers serving with the AHP program seek to improve health outcomes on a societal level by providing high-level, specialized service in the health sector. AHP projects include health professions educators, health systems strengthening, service delivery improvement, and other non-clinical interventions that enhance the quality of healthcare.

Invitees will be arriving in Eswatini together as a group. While the whole group's departure dates could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.

Required skills

• Master’s degree in Clinical Chemistry or other medical laboratory sciences-related degree
• Current certification in medical laboratory science
• Experience in teaching and research supervision at university level
• Team player
• Flexible to serve in under-resourced settings with experience living/working in different cultures
• High tolerance for ambiguity and high level of flexibility

Living conditions

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Medical considerations

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