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Sea Mercy

General Information


Job title: Physician Assistants - 2+ Week Assignment in the South Pacific
Job location: Fiji and Tonga, GA 30305 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted: 01/09/14
Job type: Temporary

Job Classification

Job Category:Acute Care (PA)
Physician Assistant
Occupational Health (PA)
Emergency Medicine (PA)
Family Practice (PA)

Job Description

Job description:
The South Pacific is calling! Will you answer?

An incredible and rewarding opportunity is waiting for you in the South Pacific. If you've desired to visit the beautiful islands of the South Pacific, but prefer purposeful adventure sailing to remote islands over luxury hotels, then take a moment to explore the Volunteer Opportunities Available for health care professionals through Sea Mercy ( Sea Mercy is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization providing Free Floating Health Care Clinics (FHCC) for our island nation partners in the South Pacific.

Currently Scheduling for the following locations:

  • Kingdom of Tonga - 176 remote islands (over 50 are permanently inhabited).
  • Republic of Fiji - 300 remote islands (over 100 are permanently inhabited).

Volunteer assignment duration: 2 weeks minimum (or longer if you are able).
Compensation: Your food, a berth on the Sea Mercy vessel, new friendships, the joy of helping those in need, and memories that you will treasure for the rest of your life. Travel pickup and departure coordinated by Sea Mercy. This assignment should be viewed as the most incredible "working vacation" you have ever experienced.

Available Opportunities for: Doctors, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Dentists, Dental Assistants, Ophthalmologists, Pharmacists and other Health Care specialties (spouses and family can join you).

Available Times: 2 week rotations from April thru October (currently only accepting applications for 2014 volunteer rotations).

Why Sea Mercy?

Sea Mercy provides the much needed health care services (medical, dental and eye care) to citizens living in the remote locations of our island nation partners in the South Pacific. With no roads, power lines, or traditional phone systems to connect the smaller, less populated remote islands to the same health care services offered on the larger islands, we bring the health clinic and health staff to them via the Sea Mercy Floating Health Care Clinic (FHCC). Most of the patients you will be serving do not have even the most basic of health care services.

Working on a Floating Health Care Clinic

Working closely with the health ministries of our island nation partners, our FHCC's are modified sailing catamarans that carry our health care volunteers and the necessary supplies to these remote islands in order to deliver the care, medicines and services needed.

The FHCC focuses on fulfilling the following health care needs:

  • Preventive - Providing immunizations, examinations, and evaluations.

  • Curative - Providing treatments, minor surgeries, and limited pharmaceutical care.

  • Educational - Teaching health education and training of local citizens. Working with local government health staff and interns, we can help teach and train local islanders on better health practices and there by reduce health care needs.

  • Rehabilitative - Helping islanders return to a productive life through corrective treatment of physical ailments, impairments, dental or eye care needs.

Working with local island heath care professionals

As a Sea Mercy volunteer, you will also work with and help train local health care staff (doctors, dentists, nurses, etc.,) chosen from the host island nation. These staff members will work with the on board, US-based Sea Mercy doctors and staff. These staff members also provide the vital link to the local remote island communities, acting as interpreters and cultural liaisons and assisting the Sea Mercy teams in the education and training of the local populations in health care practices.

Interested in answering this incredible call for help?

To learn more about Sea Mercy, please visit us and register as a volunteer with us online at Sea Mercy Volunteer Registration.

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
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