Möglichkeiten der Freiwilligenarbeit

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Wir sind bei der Behandlung unserer Patient_innen auf unsere engagierten medizinischen und nicht-medizinischen Freiwilligen angewiesen. Hier finden Sie die verschiedenen Möglichkeiten mitzuhelfen

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Job description

Your main role will be to undertake primary healthcare consultations in different settings each day. We will be operating a mobile clinic throughout various centres and accommodation hot spots in Opole and its surrounding regions. It is currently uncertain how many patients you will see per day, as the project is only beginning. However, main roles will be managing both chronic and acute health issues such as gynaecological problems, blood pressure management, diabetes care and a whole other range of healthcare needs. The majority of the patients will be Women and Children so experience is these areas is a great asset.

During the first few weeks you will have to be flexible and adaptable, as we will be changing how we work to how best suits each environment. There will also need to be some time spent stocking the mobile units and driving to the locations, so it is useful to keep this in mind. The more senior you are, the more you will be involved in supervising the younger staff.

Required experience and skills

  • Experience in a broad specialty such as general practice, pediatrics, internal medicine or emergency medicine
  • Interest and knowledge of primary healthcare
  • Capable of adapting to a low resource setting, knowing how to deal with the frustrations that come with work in this kind of setting
  • Fluency in English

Desired experience and skills

  • Previous experience with working with displaced people
  • A driving license
  • Knowledge of another language (e.g. Polish, Russian, Ukrainian)
  • An interest in Mental health and Women's health as these are two very prevalent issues with the current war in Ukraine.

Further information

Understand that this is an intense job where a lot of patience, flexibility, creativity and team work will be asked of you!


Job description

As a nurse or paramedic it is currently uncertain how much direct nursing work there will be in our mobile units in Poland. It is expected that you are to be very flexible and willing to work in a variety of roles. Nurses can be expected to undertake vital signs and observations, wound care, triage, pharmacy roles, health promotion and many other roles that may be required.

Required experience and skills

  • Experience in or knowledge of primary health care.
  • Experience in wound dressing OR experience in assessing patients on your own in order to adequately triage them
  • Capable of working independently, while knowing your professional limits and asking for help if needed
  • Fluency in English.

Desired experience and skills

  • Previous experience with working with displaced people
  • Knowledge of another language e.g. Russian, Polish, Ukrainian.
  • Work experience in sexual health, women's health, mental health or with children is expected to be great asset

Further information

Understand that this is an intense job where a lot of patience, flexibility, creativity and team work will be asked of you!


Job description

As a medical student you will be expected to work closely with the team of doctors. For example helping them triage patients and depending on your experience potentially undertake a large part of the consultation yourself, and then to consult with the doctor and discuss the patient. It is expected that medical students will be in the later stages of their training. At present the exact day to day running and types of cases you will see is uncertain, but it is useful if you are happy to adapt and be flexible to whatever is needed!

Required experience and skills

  • You are in the last years of your medical studies, having completed a significant part of your medical internships. You know how to assess a patient on your own and present a patient to your supervisor. You can recognize an acutely sick patient.
  • You will have a lot of responsibility, assessing patients on your own. You should be capable of working independently. More importantly you should be capable of indicating your professional limits.

Desired experience and skills

  • Experience with working with people from displaced populations
  • Knowledge of another language e.g. Polish, Russian or Ukrainian.

Further information

Understand that this is an intense job where a lot of patience, flexibility, creativity and team work will be asked of you!


Job description

As the charity grows we are in need of someone to support the clinic to manage its’ medications, be a source of medicines information for the team, and deliver medication related consultations to the patients where needed.

Following induction the pharmacists duty in the clinic would be as follows:

● Managing the medicine stock in the clinic through daily top-up and weekly medicine ordering with the local pharmacy .

● Coordinating the receipt of medicine donations and organising the pharmacy storage to create a safe and efficient working environment.

● Provide medicine advice/support to nurses, doctors and medical students

● To see patients for medicine refill of symptomatic treatments, chronic medicine reviews such as blood pressure checks and other patient consults e.g issuing scabies treatments ( depending on clinical experience)

● To assist in improvements in the clinics related to medicines such as guidelines or system changes

Required experience and skills

Degree in Pharmacy

Fluency in English

Realisation that this is an intense job in a resource limited setting where flexibility, patience, team-work and adaptability is needed

Desired experience and skills

Previous experience working or volunteering with displaced or vulnerable people

Knowledge of Polish, Ukrainian or Russian.

Clinical diploma

Experience of leading a team, pharmacy management or clinical hospital pharmacy

Further information

The working hours will be during the day and you may be required to start at 7am. You will most likely be the only pharmacist so should be confident to be able to take lead on medicine related issues with the support of the coordinators where needed.


Job description

As a translator you will be the link between the patient and the medic. In medicine communication is everything, and you will ensure that all information comes across to both parties without making yourself a central part of the conversation. Translating medical consultations is an intense job for which you need a lot of patience. Due to circumstances patients might be unfocused, frustrated, angry, or emotional in a different way. You will see many patients with mental health problems which might cause consultations to be heavy. Patients will share stories that might affect you a lot. Everything that is discussed inside the consultation room is confidential and shouldn't be shared with anyone else. As a team, we will always do everything in our power to support each other when someone feels the need to share feelings that are caused by the work.

Required experience and skills

  • Fluent in Ukrainian or Russian for medical consultations
  • Additionally we are looking for Polish translators to help our operations on the ground
  • Fluent in English
  • Capable of staying professional when medical consultations become emotional and tough

Desired experience and skills

  • Previous experience with working with displaced people
  • Previous experience with interpreting
  • Knowledge of health problems in patients with a refugee background

Further information

Understand that this is an intense job where a lot of patience, flexibility, creativity and team work will be asked of you!


Job description

The non-medical volunteer manages the registration of patients, the scanning of consultation papers, manages the appointments and the patients flow. This person ensures the whole stability and functioning of the system during the medical visits at the different centers, by having a global perspective of the progress of the consultations, as well as keeping an eye on the availability of medics, translators and consultation rooms.

An important task will be supporting driving and logistics.

Required experience and skills

  • Multitasking, very good organisation skills
  • Good communication skills, a polite and direct manner with respect to crowd control
  • Ability to direct people and doesn’t hesitate to take the lead
  • Basic computer skills needed, no medical knowledge needed
  • Ability to handle stressful situations
  • Ability to keep an awareness of clinic flow
  • Driver License needed

Desired experience and skills

  • Additional languages spoken such as Polish, Russian or Ukrainian.
  • Previous coordination experience
  • Previous experience working in humanitarian settings
  • Knowledge of IT systems such as excel

Further information

You will never be left alone in doing this job. You will be trained prior to taking charge of the reception, but you will be supported by coordinators for difficult situations. Most of the time, a translator will be present to help mediate patient interactions. Furthermore, a doctor is always present.


Job description

Under the direct management of the Program Manager, the medical coordinator organizes and ensures an efficient implementation of the medical activities and supervise all related aspects :

  • Be the focal point for all medical issues
  • Ensure smooth integration of medical volunteers
  • Ensure the respect of the medical procedures and propose improvement of processes
  • Ensure the management and capacity building of the medical team
  • Regular contact with other NGOs
  • Liaison with the local health centers
  • Main focal point for the pharmacy stock and orders

As a key position, we ask for a minimum of 4 months commitment.

Required experience and skills

Mandatory:

  • Medical Doctor or Nurse/Nurse practitioner, with at least 2 years of work experience
  • Experience working in similar environments
  • Fluency in English
  • Adaptability to changing circumstances
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Experience in leading a team

Desired competence and skills:

  • Knowledge of Polish or Ukrainian is a plus
  • Ability to work under pressure with a high level of personal organization and flexibility
  • Strong communication and reporting skills
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles
  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
  • Proactive, hardworking and conscientious

Further information

We will be able to offer travel expenses, stipend (500€/month to cover the living costs) and accommodation.

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