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Nurse

  VF78LD Adventist Volunteer Service
  South Peru Union Mission (Unión Peruana del Sur)


Responsibilities

Provide medical assistance in a mission Clinic as well as out in the field where you will get exposure to medical and dental nursing care in rural jungle communities in the Amazon basin of east Peru. You might also participate in evangelism, bible studies, and plan and execute after school and evening programs. The medical work consists of performing community health assessments and education, focusing on basic public health issues, addressing topics such as nutrition, sanitation, understanding disease processes, family goals, and options to improve community situations. 

Qualifications

  • Nursing Experience
  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • 4+ years of college
  • Degree in Nursing prefered or Nursing Student
  • Marital Status: SIngle
  • Gender: Either

Attire

Scrubs for nursing work. Modest shirts, shorts, jeans and work pants are acceptable. For church and special functions, dresses, dress pants and shirts.

No tight pants, short shorts, spaghetti straps, low cleavages, or clothing with questionable logos or messages. No jewelry, tattoos, colored painted nails. Women: midriff must be covered when bending down.

Accomodations

The housing provides bunk beds with mattresses, mosquito netting, table and chair. Other supplies are purchased in nearby Pucallpa for personal needs.

Included

  • Accommodations
  • Utilities

Not Included

Visa

Meidcal/Inoculations - Update tetanus, Typhoid, Hep A. Yellow fever vaccine should be taken at least 10 days prior to the trip.

Travel to and From Location

Local Travel

Insurance - THE INSURANCE WILL BE BILLED TO THE VOLUNTEER'S SENDING INSTITUTION.

Food/Meas

Monthly Living Allowance - Volunteer should raise $300/month plus airfare plus money to use for required vacation to leave country and return to renew 180 day Visa.  

Restrictions

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Additional Information

PROOF OF INSURANCE PAYMENT WILL BE REQUIRED TO BE DELIVERED TO AMOR PROJECTS AND A COPY BE ATTACHED TO THE VOLUNTEER'S APPLICATION BEFORE THEY CAN START SERVICE.

After you have been voted into this position by the General Conference, your volunteer status will be changed to "Assignment Voted." You must then provide your travel itinerary to: 1) your place of service, 2) your Home/Sending Division so they can request insurance for you, and 3) your sending organization (if you have one). To do this, please log on to your AVS website account where you can email it automatically to the organizations previously mentioned.

Upon arrival in Peru at Lima (Jorge Chavez International airport) pass through immigrations, at the immigrations desk, request 183—day—tourist—visa and receive tarjeta andina (the bottom half of a white form you will fill out upon arrival in Peru for the immigrations checkpoint, Immigrations will stamp the paper, which then constitutes your visa for entering the country. It is very important to store this paper in a safe place, as it is required for you to leave the country. Before expiration of 183 days, leave the country for 24 hours for visa renewal (recommended border countries Ecuador or Bolivia).

Summary


Through medical missionary nursing work you will have many opportunities to share the love of Christ.


Lima, Peru

10-24 Months

September 2019 - June 2020

Age 22-70


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