Volunteer on the Physiotherapy Programme in Jamaica-RSVP

Location: Jamaica: Mandeville

Program Duration: Multiple Year, Summer, 3-6 Months, 5-8 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks, 1-2 Weeks

Dates: Year Round

RSVP Caribbean Volunteers

https://www.rsvpcaribbean.com

Mandeville P.O. Mandeville, Manchester 00000 Jamaica

Call Us

Phone: 8765695918

Description

Accessing physiotherapy care privately is very costly in the Caribbean. As such, many persons depend on government agencies for this type of care. This results in the government system being overburdened, under staffed and lacking sufficient resources. There is a long waiting period and follow up is not continuous in some countries due to the volume of persons needing this specific type of care. The contributing factors to the growing cases include birth defects, traffic accidents, injuries on the job and lifestyle illnesses which result in physical damages. As a physiotherapy volunteer you will assist with patient care for persons who have orthopedic cases, suffering from stroke, experiencing muscle problems, chest conditions, developmental problems, back pains, post-surgery care and brain disorders. As a volunteer you will assist with preparing and completing treatment plans for patients. Practicing physiotherapists and physiotherapy students are able to provide support in a hospital or infirmary where their skills are particularly needed.

Intern Types
  • Physical Therapy
Cost in US$:

$1250-1500

Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

The first work day after arrival a full orientation is provided - tour of the town, important landmarks, visiting the bank and phone company for a SIM card, knowledge on how to take the taxi, cultural dos and don'ts among other things.

The activities at assigned placement will be dependent on which area of nursing and health care you are interested in. There are also social events which are planned once per week such as reggae dance class, patois class, cultural session, cooking class and other creative ways to immerse you into the culture.

We offer 24/7 support.

Credit Available

no

Volunteer Types
  • Health Education
  • Health Care
  • Health
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Home-stays

Application Process Involves
  • Letters of Reference
  • Resume
  • Online Application
Typically The Application Process Time is
Within 2 weeks
Year Founded

2015

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