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Deputy Lead Point of Care Ultrasound Course

Volunteer Role with potential for travel to Ghana  

Position: Deputy Lead POCUS course delivery

Location: Home-based for all organisational support, with occasional UK team meetings in person. Potential to join the course delivery team in Ghana, depending on skillset (Qualified sonographer, POCUS trainer or Radiologist), with expenses for travel and accommodation covered by Worldwide Radiology. 

Indicative Hours: The amount of time dedicated to volunteering in this role is flexible, minimum 4 hours/week. If joining course delivery in Ghana, this will require full time commitment for a minimum of 1 week in June 2024 and/or 12 days in October 2024.

Duration: Start date: as soon as possible, before 15 March. (later start dates can be discussed, depending on circumstances. Please enquire). End date: 28 February 2025, with option to extend.

 

Reports to: POCUS course Lead UK: Dr Liz Joekes

Team Members: POCUS course Lead: University of Salford, UK; POCUS course joint-leads: Ghana, Volunteer POCUS trainer team, UK and Ghana

Job Purpose

 

Since 2021, WWR has worked in collaboration with the University of Health and Allied Sciences in Ghana and the University of Salford, to deliver a highly successful, yearly Point of Care ultrasound training course for physicians in Ghana. 


For our 2024 course, we are looking for an Ultrasound education enthusiast to support our team as deputy lead. This year, we will also be piloting a new course specially designed for Child Health POCUS applications in Kumasi, Ghana, alongside the existing programme in Ho. The Deputy Lead will support the existing course, with some elements overlapping with the new pilot programme.


As the programme grows and if funding becomes available, this role has the potential to become a paid part-time project lead position. 
Currently, we have funds to cover expenses for participation in training on-site, depending on the applicant’s profile and interest. However, it is not a necessary requirement to participate in on-site training.

Key Responsibilities

1. Collaborate with the Worldwide Radiology course Lead and University of Salford POCUS team for preparation and delivery of the course.

  • Coordinate the review and preparation of online learning materials, in collaboration with volunteers who provide the materials. To be completed by mid April.

  • Coordinate the review and preparation of materials for hands-on training weeks in June and October. 

  • Support the delivery team remotely during the on-site course weeks: creating ZOOM meetings, collating assessment materials, rota updates etc.

  • Support the Uni of Salford POCUS team with organisation and administration of assessments and certification.

2. Maintain communications with course participants for the programme in Ho: April-December (approx. 12 participants).

  • Organise participant online introductory meeting. Using WWR ZOOM platform. 

  • Manage sharing of materials and information with participants and coordinating enquiries from participants.

  • Update the participant and trainer course handbook.

 

3. Contribute to course evaluation.

  • Coordinate feedback activities during and after the course.

  • Collate all feedback information.

  • Collaborate with Worldwide Radiology’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning consultant to collect impact data via Google surveys.

Skills and Attitudes

 

Essential:

  • Undergraduate level degree or student at postgraduate level

  • A proactive attitude, drive and enthusiasm to carry out projects to conclusion

  • Well organised, able to plan, prioritise and problem solve

  • Ability to work as part of a team

  • Experience with online learning platforms, shared drive and video conferencing tools

  • A flexible & positive work ethic 

  • Committed to the values of Worldwide Radiology

  • Passionate about and committed to equality and diversity

  • Sensitive to cross cultural collaborations and communication.

 

Desirable:

  • Degree in the field of Medical imaging or similar (e.g. POCUS qualification)

  • Prior experience of delivering blended learning courses

  • Prior experience of working with partners in resource constrained healthcare systems

How to Apply

 

Please send your resume and a brief cover letter explaining your interest and relevant experience to info@worldwideradiology.org.

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