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Mozambique

Mozambique is located in southeastern Africa bordered by the Indian Ocean, Malawi, Zambia, Swaziland, South Africa and Zimbabwe. The country’s economy is based on agriculture but is also growing in the areas of industry and tourism. The climate is tropical with many beaches, excellent diving and offshore islands to explore.

Programs

Mozambique Development in Motion, Inc.

Hospital/Healthcare Engineering Consultant Co-op

The position of Hospital/Healthcare Engineering Consultant Co-op will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

  • The hospital/health care engineering consultant will communicate with the hospital staff and administration to review existing project list to construct an outline of projects to be completed over the duration of the six-month coop. Depending on the student, jobs can range from equipment and facilities refurbishments to public health programs and surveys. The students will be expected to communicate regularly with the local staff and mentors, Director of CRH Hospital, CRH medical and clinical staff and US supporters.
  • The student must be willing to work on new projects as they come up, and should understand the necessity to work in a team.
  • Be responsible to and work closely with Amandio Fabio, MDiM Manager located in Chicuque, Mozambique on all aspects of the six-month coop.
  • Solve (diagnose, test, repair) CRH and its referring hospitals clinical equipment and related systems malfunctions that may include machine vision, image processing and analysis, signal processing using various electrical voltages. Be able to effectively and to timely communicate with Frank Kepics anytime to solve problems with the understanding that CRH time is 6-8 hours ahead of US time.
  • Study CRH equipment inventory completed by previous Drexel engineers and collaborate with the MDiM Health Committee and Frank Kepics of Drexel Biomedical Engineering department to preliminarily determine what can be repaired and identify/acquire parts that are to be purchased in the US and transported to CRH with the Drexel team.Prepare status report every other week (see format from previous Drexel team) in preparation for the MDiM/Frank K/ CRH/Drexel U team at CRH status call. Report is due two days prior to the call. Must obtain a clear Skype connection (video is preferred but is not a requirement).Prepare status report every other week (see format from previous Drexel team) in preparation for the MDiM/Frank K/ CRH/Drexel U team at CRH status call. Report is due two days prior to the call. Must obtain a clear Skype connection (video is preferred but is not a requirement).
  • Keep CRH equipment inventory updated that will be passed on to next engineer coop team.
  • Prepare status report every other week (see format from previous Drexel team) in preparation for the MDiM/Frank K/ CRH/Drexel U team at CRH status call. Report is due two days prior to the call. Must obtain a clear Skype connection (video is preferred but is not a requirement).Prepare status report every other week (see format from previous Drexel team) in preparation for the MDiM/Frank K/ CRH/Drexel U team at CRH status call. Report is due two days prior to the call. Must obtain a clear Skype connection (video is preferred but is not a requirement).
  • Document preventative maintenance instructions, equipment standards and guidelines for regulatory agencies for selected equipment and teach CRH staff. Determine if these can be translated to Portuguese.
  • Document patient care and administrative benefits of repaired equipment and systems providing updates on the biweekly status reports and blog.
  • Successful completion of requied 6-8 week hospital indoctrination course at regional hospital biomedical departments before departure to CRH. This partial list of training will include electronic troubleshooting, soldering, fuse/circuit breaker repairs, and identification of proper output signals for medical equipment.
  • Keep the blog updated and other duties as assigned
View application for complete program information.