Medical & Healthcare, Cape Town
Application fee: US $189
Community clinics, Cape Town
Volunteers are placed in local Community day-clinics. Most of the medical clinics are understaffed and there is a lack of resources therefore this can be a very stressful and challenging environment to work in. These Clinics are government-funded facilities for people who cannot afford private medical care. There are no overnight patients and no major operations are done here – these are referred to bigger hospitals. Opening Times - Mondays to Fridays from 07:00 to 16:00.
Prep-Room Duties – Blood and Urine Testing, Body Measurements such as Weight, Temperature, Sugar Levels, Blood Pressure, etc.
Baby Clinic Duties
Admin/Reception Duties and Updating of Patient Files/Records
Assist with Pharmacy Duties – Prescription and Dispensing of Medicines
Observation Work with Doctors and Therapists
Assist with Fundraising and Medical Awareness Programs
Please note: Due to SA law, volunteers (regardless of the level of qualification or experience) may not diagnose or treat patients directly, even if done under the supervision of a local doctor or nurse.
Copy of passport; Police Criminal Clearance Certificate; Proof of Medical Study or Qualification; 2 Weeks Minimum Volunteer Period