Medical assistant in Community Clinic

Highlights Voraussetzungen Leistungen Termine & Preise Bewertungen
Non-profit
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gegründet 1972
Stay Africa Volunteers
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Koordinator | Clyde
Koordinator | Clyde
Volunteer at a Community Clinic serving the underprivileged and supporting the clinic's staff with their daily tasks. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Alter 18+
Alleinreisend
Pärchen
50+

About the Program

For those able to afford it, the private healthcare system in South Africa meets developed world standards. However, the public healthcare system, which serves 80% of the population, faces serious challenges. The urbanization of the country has put serious strain on the hospitals in Cape Town: many have too few beds, doctors and medical supplies. Infectious diseases like typhoid fever and hepatitis are prevalent, largely because of poor public health, and HIV/AIDS remaining a devastating plague.
Volunteers work in community clinics serving poor populations. They share their expertise and insights with the local staff and, as needed and allowed by the local nurses and doctors, help to provide care. Volunteers live and work in Cape Town or the surrounding areas.

Structure and Facilities 

  • Most of the medical projects are understaffed and there is a lack of resources and therefore this can be a very stressful and challenging environment to work in 
  • Government funded facilities for people who cannot afford private medical care 
  • No major operations are done here

Tagesablauf

Usual working days go from 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM and include the following activities.
  • Observation (doctors, nurses and pharmacy) 
  • Supporting the general staff
  • Helping with rehabilitation
  • Sharing health information and updating patient files
  • Clinical Assistant and Prep-Room duties
  • Baby Clinic: Taking weight, height, temperature readings,etc.
  • Other tasks that might come up

Freizeitaktivitäten

Cape Town is one of Africa’s most popular tourist destinations for a reason. Its beaches, such as Camp’s Bay, are world renown, and Cape Town’s beachfront and downtown areas are lively at any time. During the day it is easy to find artisans selling their crafts or outdoor cafes to enjoy the Mediterranean climate. At night, there are many excellent bars, clubs and restaurants where locals and foreigners can relax and socialize.
There are numerous cultural sites to visit, including the Bo-Kaap neighborhood and the Castle of Good Hope. They reflect Cape Town’s long history and help explain why the city is one of the most multicultural in the word. Robben Island, the infamous prison where political prisoners, including Nelson Mandela, were held during apartheid is a difficult but necessary stop. For outdoor lovers, Cape Town has a wide mix of opportunities. Table Mountain is a breathtaking spot to visit, and there are many nearby hills, mountains and trails that make for great biking, climbing and hiking. Many, like Lion’s Head Mountain, also offer stunning views over the city and ocean below. Join in on tours down the Garden Route and a Game Drive to spot the Big 5!

Water Sports
Swimming
Konzerte/
Musik
Sightseeing
Tauchen/
Schnorcheln
Shoppen/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Museum/
Oper
Sports
Riding
Winter Sports
Yoga/
Meditation

Anforderungen

Um an diesem Programm teilzunehmen, musst du zu Programmbeginn mindestens 18 Jahre alt sein. Es kann Ausnahmen geben, wenn du die Erlaubnis deines/r Erziehungsberechtigten vorlegen kannst oder wenn du von deinen Eltern begleitet wirst
Sprachkenntnisse
Du brauchst folgende Sprachkenntnisse: Englisch (Fortgeschritten)
Ausbildung
Medical auf University Niveau
Staatszugehörigkeit
Es gibt keine Beschränkungen. Helfende Hände aus aller Welt sind willkommen.
Andere Fähigkeiten
A love and passion for people, medical related experience and/or studies in the field, patience and empathy, willingness to help where help is needed.
Arbeitszeiten
Deine Hilfe wird an folgenden Tagen benötigt: Montag, Dienstag, Mittwoch, Donnerstag und Freitag

Leistungen

Dienstleistungen von Stay Africa Volunteers

Placement in a suitable project and volunteer house - Placement inventory information prior to arrival in South Africa - Transfer from the airport to the STAY AFRICA house - Transfer to STAY AFRICA office for Orientation - Orientation program, including welcome session and Orientation Session - Meals and accommodation at volunteer house - 

At additional cost: Access to email, internet and mail holding facility at the STAY AFRICA House; Transportation from the accommodation to the project site and back. 

Abholung vom Flughafen Cape Town International Airport

Volunteers will be collected at Cape Town International Airport on the Set Arrival Date. A representative from the shuttle company will have a signboard with STAY AFRICA VOLUNTEERS on it to meet you. If you are unable to see anyone, please make your way to the information desk in the main terminal as the driver will page for you.

Unterkunft

Volunteers are either placed at the Stay House in the house city or with a host family in the local community outside the city. The Stay Africa House can accommodate up to 30 volunteers at a time (5 dorm-style rooms sleeping between 4-8 people) , on-site, live-in Stay Africa hostel manager, fully-equipped kitchen and communal lounge area with satellite TV, fully-fitted bathroom with 4 showers and 3 toilets, individual lockers for each volunteer, WiFi internet connection, located centrally on transport route close to supermarkets, internet café, laundries, restaurants, etc.

Schlafsaal
Verpflegung

Breakfast and dinner is provided Monday to Friday only. Lunch and weekend meals are the volunteer's expense. Breakfast is self help and normally includes coffee, tea with bread/toast, cereal and a selection of fresh fruits. Dinner includes a wide variety of dishes featuring food such as chicken or beef with beans, pasta, vegetable or rice. Dinner may also include a salad or soup.

Internetzugriff
Gute Verbindung vor Ort
Was ist NICHT inklusive?
Visa, Flüge, Reiseversicherung und Impfungen sind NICHT in den Programmgebühren enthalten.
Flugtickets
Der nächstgelegene Flughafen ist Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in Cape Town. Wir helfen dir günstige Flüge nach Südafrika zu finden.
Reiseversicherung
Ins Ausland zu gehen ist ein Abenteuer, auf das man sich stets gut vorbereiten sollte. Plötzliche Krankheit oder Verletzung, Stornierung oder Diebstahl - eine Reiseversicherung für Südafrika bietet die nötige Sicherheit.
Impfungen
Bevor du deine Freiwilligenarbeit in Südafrika antrittst, solltest du dich noch einmal von deinem Arzt beraten lassen und deine erforderlichen Impfungen für Südafrika überprüfen.

Dates & Fees

KEINE KREDITKARTENGEBÜHREN

Informationen zur Anreise

The Volunteer South Africa Programmes has set arrival dates and the programme begins on a Sunday and ends on a Saturday.  

- 03, 10 & 24 June

- 01, 08, 15 & 22 July

-05, 12, 19 & 26 August

-02, 09 & 16 September

-07, 14 & 28 October

-04 & 18 November

We understand that flights may be expensive and you may not always be able to secure a flight to arrive on set arrival dates, we are therefore happy to accommodate last minute bookings even participants who are only able to arrive on a day where they are able to secure an affordable flight.

Verfügbarkeit
Jan Feb Mär Apr Mai Jun Jul Aug Sep Okt Nov Dez
Dauer
2 - 12 Wochen

Programmgebühren

Kosten: Preise in USD
2 Wochen (Mindestaufenthalt)
$ 475
3 Wochen
$ 650
3 Wochen
$ 650
4 Wochen
$ 825
4 Wochen
$ 825
5 Wochen
$ 1,000
5 Wochen
$ 1,000
6 Wochen
$ 1,200
6 Wochen
$ 1,200
7 Wochen
$ 1,400
7 Wochen
$ 1,400
12 Wochen (Maximaler Aufenthalt)
$ 2,400
Durchschnittliche Gebühren
$ 219 /Woche

Bitte beachte, dass die oben aufgeführten Programmgebühren aktuellen Wechselkursschwankungen unterliegen können. Stay Africa Volunteers wird dich während deines Bewerbungsprozesses über die endgültigen Programmgebühren informieren.
Anzahlung (15%)
Mit der Anzahlung reservierst du deinen Platz beim Freiwilligenprogramm. Die Zahlungen werden von PayPal, unserem vertrauenswürdigen globalen Zahlungsanbieter, abgewickelt. Wenn du kein PayPal-Konto hast, kannst du auch mit einer Kreditkarte bezahlen.
Restzahlung (85%)
Deine endgültige Zahlung vereinbarst du mit Stay Africa Volunteers während des Bewerbungsprozesses. Normalerweise handelt es sich um eine Banküberweisung oder eine Barzahlung am Projektstandort.

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