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National Ambulance Control Centre Trainer (Voluntary) - St. John Ambulance - Papua New Guinea

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About the assignment

We’re looking for a National Ambulance Control Centre Trainer who can live and volunteer in Papua New Guinea for 12 months. Join the Australian Volunteers Program to contribute to sustainable development across the Pacific. 

About the Partner Organisation: 

St John Ambulance (SJA) is a statutory body and state agent that supports the Government of Papua New Guinea in the in the coordination of ambulance services. St John Ambulance Service reaches about 30, 000 people every year. There are more than 20 operational vehicles and two ambulance stations. There is an increasing demand for coordinated ambulance services. St John is working alongside provincial and district governments develop prehospital care and open ambulance stations and services across the country in partnership with the Department of Health.  It is critical to support the National Ambulance Control Centre with development of comprehensive yet simple training packages for dispatchers and call-takers, and to support current registered nurses/health extension officers provide high quality telemedicine and guidance to rural/remote populations especially in relation to COVID19 symptoms and response.                                                                                                 

About the Position: 

  • You’ll be assessing current deficiencies in training and develop training packages and suites of policies including flow-charts
  • You’ll need tertiary qualifications in Paramedicine and/or Emergency Medical Dispatch as well as experience in dispatch and on-road ambulance response 
  • You’ll gain the opportunity to assist in improving ambulance dispatch in PNG

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