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Biomedical Technician & Procurement Mentor

Closing Date: 10 Mar 2019

Interview: 5 & 6 April 2019

Pre-departure Briefing: 1-4 May 2019

Expected Start Date: 12-18 May

Assignment Number: 41035

Duration: 1 year

Location: Arawa, Bougainville

Use your biomedical engineering experience to support the Arawa District Hospital and enable better health outcomes in rural Bougainville.

The district hospital has recently been upgraded from a Level 3 to a Level 4 health facility, meaning an increase in staff, equipment and expected capability. ADH requested assistance with implementing processes and strategies that will ensure best maintenance and procurement of biomedical assets. Working closely with ADH staff, you will review biomedical engineering systems and processes. Based on this review you will provide recommendations and a work plan as well as design and execute a training programme.

This rewarding assignment offers an opportunity to share your skills and support healthy communities through improved biomedical assets management.

We are looking for a volunteer with:

  • Qualifications in biomedical engineering, logistics or other related field
  • Experience as a biomedical engineer or performing repair and/or preventative maintenance on hospital or medical equipment
  • Knowledge of procurement in a health setting

VSA volunteers receive a living allowance and accommodation, insurance, and medical costs are provided. Travel arrangements are organised and funded by VSA along with other costs.

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