Volunteer Women’s Health Clinical Advisor
Partners in Health - Boston, MA

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Title: Volunteer Women’s Health Clinical Advisor

Reports to: PIH Clinical Directorate

Location: Boston, MA

Commitment : 4-5 hours/week

Organizational Profile:

Partners In Health (“PIH”), headquartered in Boston, MA, is an internationally recognized non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. Through its service delivery, training, advocacy and research, PIH works globally to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need and to serve as an antidote to despair. PIH operates sites for clinical care, research and training in 10 countries (Haiti, Peru, Russia, Boston, Rwanda, Lesotho, Malawi, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic) and has a growing network of affiliated organizations and initiatives in several other countries, including Nepal, Burundi, Mali, Liberia, Guatemala, and Togo.

This is an exciting time for PIH. The organization is taking on immense challenges while its heightened visibility has brought the opportunity to influence even greater changes on the global stage. As our work continues to increase in scope and impact, PIH seeks individuals committed to the mission and values of the organization to join the team.

Overall Responsibilities:

The Volunteer Women’s Health Clinical Advisor will provide expertise and guidance to women’s health initiatives at PIH. S/he will work closely with the Women’s Health Working Group and Clinical Directorate in the pursuit of overall quality improvement in the delivery of women’s health services across PIH sites. This is a volunteer position.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the Clinical Lead for the Women’s Health Working Group, participating in monthly meetings and team conference calls.
  • Work closely with the clinical site staff to establish and share best practice protocols for the delivery of women’s health care at PIH sites.
  • Identify patient care and systems issues related to women’s health and collaborate with the Clinical Directorate, the Women’s Health Working Group, and site staff to actively address these issues.
  • Build the capacity of clinical leadership in women’s health by contributing to formal training curricula and regular mentorship of clinical program managers.
  • Provide advice on the delivery of women’s health care at conferences or at the requests of other programs.
  • Keep other clinical and program staff and Boston teams updated on women’s health programs across the organization.
  • Keep clinical and program staff updated on innovations within the field of women’s health.

  • Qualifications:

    1. Certified Nurse-Midwife or OB/GYN physician.

    2. Master’s Degree in Public Health preferred.

    3. Experience in providing health care in resource poor settings.

    4. Teaching experience, both in a clinical setting as well as in a classroom setting.

    5. General knowledge of HIV/AIDS and Maternal to Child Transmission of HIV.

    6. Proficiency in French.

    7. Strong leadership ability, interpersonal communications, and team-building skills.

    8. Commitment to social justice and advocating for the poor.

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