Medical Mission Oppportunities

Doctors have a great opportunity to make a difference in many parts of the world where there is a need for Christ's healing. From a few months short-term placement, to a several year commitment, overseas Christian medical mission is an excellent way to put your skills to work in service.

We are committed to supporting the work of Christian doctors both locally and overseas. 

The following specific opportunities have been brought to our attention:
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Blenheim

Posted June 2017

A locum GP is wanted for one to three months from the start of September 2017, with the possibility of longer term, to join a small friendly team in Blenheim.  FRNZGP or MRNZCGP preferable.  Scott Cameron writes:  'We are a community oriented clinic with a high percentage of high needs patients.  6/10 is available with the option for after-hours shifts as well if wanted.  Accommodation is available for a single person, or a couple.' 

Please email any expressions of interest to scott.cameron@inspire.net.nz


Papua New Guinea

Posted October 2016

Christian doctors needed at Rumginae Rural Hospital, Western Province, Papua New Guinea. Originally a mission hospital, this is now a government-funded and national church-run hospital with 15 other smaller facilities. Join Dr Sharon from Pioneers NZ and Dr Kevin from PNG and serve God in open evangelism, training and generalist health care.

Suits a doctor at least 2 years postgrad and you can learn on the job. Obstetrics experience an advantage. Volunteer for shorter or longer term eg 3 months or a year – the longer the better!

Contact Rosie Crowter (rosiecrowter@gmail.com) or Sharon Brandon from NZ (sharon@rumginae.info).

For information in New Zealand about Pioneers contact Charles or Rosalie Chalmers charles@pinzteam.com rosalie@pinzteam.com Phone - 02040122433


Dunedin

Posted September 2016

Servants Health Centre is Christian-based medical clinic located in Dunedin.  Beth Stitely, Clinic Leader writes:  "All our doctors are volunteers.  We also have volunteer nurses and counsellors.  We are Dunedin's only free healthcare clinic and we offer our services at no charge to those who are finding themselves at a vulnerable point in their life. Our client base includes those who are homeless, substance abusers, those who struggle with anxiety or depression, self-harm, mental illness, sex workers, etc.  We are looking for more doctors to join our team.  Our clinic is located in a central part of town and is well-equipped.  We currently have approximately 400 patients enrolled. We have been operating since 2010."

For more information contact beth@shc.org.nz


Rangiora

Posted September 2016

A part time sessional GP is wanted for a two person general practice in Rangiora.  Dr's Tony Ferris and Paul Wanty have been established at the Good St Medical Centre for many years.  The vacancy is for two days per week (four sessions).  Days negotiable. 

For further information please phone Tony Ferris on 0274 396118


Zambia

Posted September 2016

Kalene Mission Hospital, Zambia has a need for short, mediumm and long-term doctors to join their team.  Kalene (pron. Kah-LAY-nee) is a 160 bed facility in the far NW corner of Zambia, approx 20km from the borders of Angola and DR Congo. It comes under the umbrella of the Christian Brethren, and has drawn missionaries (in the past) from UK, Australia, NZ, USA, Canada & a number of other places. Rachel Reed writes:  "We are currently able to offer services in the following areas: general medicine, basic surgery, obstetrics, outpatients, pharmacy, xray, ultrasound, basic laboratory testing.  We saw our last missionary doctor leave in April 2013 on urgent medical grounds. Although we have had no permanent ex-patriate doctor since that time, we have been supplied with medical staff through government channels for varying lengths of time.  Over the last 3 years, it has become clear to the mission staff and hospital administrative staff that Kalene Mission Hospital remains in need of some permanent ex-patriate medical staff to augment the Zambian doctors who come through."

For more information contact kalene.reeds@gmail.com


Whangarei

Posted September 2016

Te Aroha Noa Medical Centre in Whangarei, New Zealand  Te Aroha Noa is looking for a locum for four weeks from 28 December 2016.  They are also keen to talk to anyone with an interest in cross-cultural medical mission from "within" their own culture.   Dr Cheryl Bollen writes:  "Our practice was birthed out of the mission vision of a local church in 1993.  Our kaupapa has been to serve our community motivated by the love and grace we have experienced in Jesus. We think something incredibly precious and significant has been built by our hugely dedicated staff team.  We have a patient population which has high social deprivation and has a high percentage of Maori. We deliver care from a very holistic model and we seek to include the spiritual dimensions of sickness, suffering and well-being in consultations as appropriate. Many of our whanau welcome prayer as part of our expression of care. We pray as a staff at the start of each day and patients give us their prayer requests in a little anonymous 'Karakia' box in the waiting room."

Te Aroha Noa is Cornerstone Accredited

Please contact Dr Malcolm or Cheryl Bollen:  mcbollen@xtra.co.nz  or 021435452


Tonga

Posted May 2016

The Village Mission Clinic in Nuku'alofa, Tonga is a primary care clinic providing basic general practice services.  Started by Dr Glennis Mafi, with assistance from her husband Manu, it is well known in Tonga, having been running almost continuously for 30 years.  The clinic is not supported by any medical mission, so patients are charged a fee for service, but it is in a unique position to provide holistic, high standard, compassionate care from a Christian perspective.  There are very few (or no other) clinics providing this kind of service in Tonga.

The position is available now for a general practitioner (or could be a hospital based doctor with good general experience, eg a recent graduate who has worked in several different specialties including medicine, paediatrics and ED).  Registration and visa applications take about two months and the costs for this are met by the clinic.  For continuity of care and for adapting to the health environment we ask for a minimum of one month stay, but longer is better.

Please contact Dr Glennis Mafi for further information:  glennismafi@gmail.com, 09 2811577 or 021 023 93713.


Timor-Les (East Timor) and Cambodia

Posted February 2016

One-2-One has an exciting opportunity for two experienced doctors who have done international missions before, to provide basic health care to a remote and desperately poor population for one week sometime during the summer (dates negotiable with the right candidates).

Dr Annie Chen Green, Medical Director and founder of One-2-One (http://one2oneworld.org) will lead the team and she has extensive experience of leading medical missions in South-East Asia.

The conditions will be very basic and a sense of adventure, good health and resilience are required.  Transport and accommodation will need to be self funded, but this is an amazing, once in a lifetime opportunity, to go somewhere tourists never see and assist those who have never had medical care.

If you have the time, we would then love to have you also work with One-2-One Cambodia for a week, where our staff will take great care of you, and you can be involved in some of our long standing innovative health programmes, and enjoy more of what South-East Asia has to offer.

Please get in touch with Annie Chen Green at anniecg@me.com to register interest.


Opportunities with Mission Organisations

We work with overseas Christian medical mission organisations so that you can find the place that God may be calling you to. Why not get in touch with some of the sending organisations below? And if you know of a good mission, why not contact us and let us know?

Africa Inland Mission

Africa Inland Mission

works not only in Africa, but also with African peoples across the world in a wide range of missions.
International Nepal Fellowship

International Nepal Fellowship

is a Christian mission to Nepali people. Their work includes hospital care and rehabilitation, health programmes, TB and leprosy clinics and HIV/AIDS education.
Interserve

Interserve

is doing integrated mission in over 35 countries across Asia, the Arab world and North Africa.
OMF

OMF

works closely with churches at home and in close partnership with the church overseas. It aims to share the love of Christ to East Asians in Asia and in other countries too, including New Zealand.
Pioneers

Pioneers

has a passion for innovative cross-cultural Christian mission with gospel at the heart of their ministries.
Serving in Mission

Serving In Mission

has about 1,600 active missionaries, from 37 countries serving in over 40 countries in South America, Africa and Asia.
Youth With A Mission in New Zealand

Youth With A Mission in New Zealand

offer many regional mission opportunites. For excellent medical mission training be sure to check out YWAM Perth.