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WORK AT A HEALTH CENTER

Shadow doctors and nurses 

The project

This project was created for the provincial government in order to improve the life quality of the citizens in general, but, prioritizing the access of the vulnerable population to health.

The areas they work in are: clinic, gynecology, labs, traumatology, pediatry and dentist. In some seasons they work with mobile clinics.

 

 

 

Dates/Length

Project available year-round. 1 month minimum.

 

 

Costs

2 weeks – $1750
1 month – $2300
2 months – $3400
3 months – $4500
Each extra week  – $275

Location/ Accommodation

The project location is in Quito. Accommodation in Quito is with a local host family and it includes 2 meals per day: breakfast and dinner

Requirements

Spanish level: Independent user B1. Good health. Must be 18 and over, with valid passport and health insurance

Itinerary Sample

Monday to Friday:
8:00 work at the designed area
12:30 lunch
13:30 return to work at the health center

16:00 free time

 

 

Role of the participant

Volunteers and Interns will assist the professionals at the designed area. Usually you start at the area of vital signs to learn how the health center process works and to adapt to the language. Then you´ll shadow a doctor and assist him/her.

Skills required

Applicants should be open, flexible, patient, caring passionate, creative and come with a spirit of collaboration and solidarity. Basic medicine/nursery knowledge.

What’s Included?

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Accomodation

Available during the length of the project (Either at the project or local homestay families with 2 meals included)

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Transfer from Quito to project

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Cellphone

Local cell phone is included with a refundable deposit of $50

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Aiport pick-up

EcuaExplora staff ready to transport you

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Support 24 hours

On the ground EcuaExplora staff available

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First weekend accomodation

In a hostal in Quito with breakfast

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Orientation

(includes city tour and lunch)

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Weekly activities

in Quito

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Spanish classes

 In Quito, 6 hours per week (2 weeks).

Not Included

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Health insurance (REQUIRED)

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Meals not specified

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Transportation to/from the homestay to the project each day

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Optional extras

Add $60 per week for 6 hours Spanish classes if in Quito.

Sounds amazing? Want to be part of something important?

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