Public Health Volunteer for ‘Project Access’

In a community where the elderly and people with disabilities are more or less forgotten, our Public Health Volunteer Team reaches out to address their needs.

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Public Health Volunteer Position: Manager

Caring for a Community

In Phrao four doctors serve 54,000 people.

Seventeen clinics provide bandages, prescriptions and occasional stitches during normal business hours, five days per a week.

The elderly and disabled are left home while the rest of the family works.

To address these issues Warm Heart has started systematically surveying individuals in each sub-district to identify what pains them, what they need, and what could make their lives easier.

Based on this data, we operate a wide and changing variety of public health projects- eye testing and eyeglasses for schoolchildren, first aid trainings, direct nursing support in local clinics, and mobile visits to the elderly and people with disabilities.

Position Overview

Warm Heart seeks an organized and flexible Public Health Manager to coordinate the day-to-day operations and planning of it Public Health Program.

Primary Responsibilities

● Work with management to develop a long-term public health regime for the Phrao district.
● Design and implement a tracking and metric system to measure program effectiveness.
● Ensure that all public health volunteers have the resources and materials to do their jobs well.
● Assist with day-to-day activities within the Public Health Program, including community surveys, mobile visits, data entry, etc., as needed.
● Assist with other projects, as assigned (e.g. all volunteers are required to teach English for 2 hours of each week.)

Experience/Skills

● Passion for public health and community development.
● Willingness to undertake a range of duties, from analyzing data to visiting villagers.
● Previous experience in the health sector (i.e. nursing, emergency care, working with the elderly or disabled, etc.) a plus.
● Basic knowledge of epidemiology a plus.
● Conversationally fluent in English.

 

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Public Health Volunteer Position: Occupational/Physical Therapist Or Nurse

A Focus on Healing

Phrao has very little medical assistance with only 4 doctors to serve a population of 54,000. The elderly and disabled are often ignored and left without attention to their special needs.

We are working on incorporating a therapeutic mobile visit aspect to our Project Access program to relieve these individuals and to help them regain their strength and confidence.

Position Overview

Warm Heart seeks an innovative and caring Occupational/Physical Therapist or Nurse to provide mobile home visits to the elderly and persons with disabilities in our community.

Primary Responsibilities

● Utilize professional judgment and clinical knowledge to evaluate individual’s abilities through functional and standardized assessments, skilled observation, and interviews.
● Develop individualized plans for patients to help them function as independently as possible. These may include therapeutic and strengthening exercises, functional training, manual therapy techniques, and problem-solving, memory and coordination games.
● Communicate (through translators) with individuals’ families to instruct them as to how to better support, expedite, and assess therapy progress.
● Maintain clinical and administrative records to provide detailed reports on individuals, their disabilities, and their therapeutic needs.
● Assist with other projects, as assigned (e.g. all volunteers are required to teach English for 2 hours of each week.)

Experience/Skills

● Innovative and well-versed in therapeutic techniques in order to provide assistance to an isolated community with limited resources.
● Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Occupational/Physical Therapy or Nursing.
● Organized and self-supporting.
● Conversationally fluent in English.

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