Process Improvement and Care for Rural Dental Operations
You must be able to speak English.
Additionally, speaking Spanish would be helpful.
When Can You Start?
You can start as soon as possible and stay for 4 weeks to 5½ months
Description and Impact
Our foundation facilitates cross-cultural service learning, volunteer vacations, community initiatives, and scholarships in highland Ecuador and Mali's Dogon Country.
We are looking for an Experteer with dental administration and processes experience to help us better organize our system for dental outreach work in rural communities in Ecuador. We want someone detail-oriented who can improve our inventory system, organization of supplies, and process during clinics, as well as providing follow-up dental care for patients who need additional procedures, such as root canals.
This project is considered a success when:
- We have a system for keeping track of our dental inventory and needs that local staff can operate smoothly without involvement from an expert.
- We have at least 5 patients referred for more care during our outreach clinics who will receive care free of charge.
We Provide These Local Benefits
- Learning Opportunity
- Meal Stipend
We can provide lodging with a host family in rural Ecuador.
The Experteer will learn about an excellent system for primary care outreach to rural communities using volunteers, as well as about the local healthcare system, Ecuadorian dental practices, and a rich indigenous culture.
We will provide home-cooked meals with the host family.
We will also provide the opportunity to participate in our Health Care Volunteer Vacation free of charge (normally we charge a fee of $1550 per week).