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About the Position
Position #: 1997
OrganizationOur Place Society
Position: Volunteer Doctor - Medical outreach services program
Location: 919 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, BC, Canada
Impact Statement: Our Place Society is a community centre serving Greater Victoria's most vulnerable citizens: the working poor, impoverished elderly, the mentally and physically challenged, the addicted and the homeless. We serve over 1,500 meals per day, and provide hot showers, free clothing, counseling and outreach services, plus 45 transitional housing units. Most importantly, we provide a sense of hope and belonging to our neighbours in need.
Description: We currently have three doctors and several nurses volunteering in our medical outreach services program. Some volunteer once-a-week and others every other week for two hours shifts. They see, on average 200 patients a month or 6-8 patients per shift. Our marginalized and vulnerable clientele definitely require more medical attention.

The most common treatments are:
- Wound care
- Triaging urgent issues
- Mental health counselling
- Addiction support
- Musculoskeletal injuries: sprains & back pain
- Ear, eye, nose & throat assessments
- Chest exams e.g. ruling out pneumonia

Become part of a fantastic team of compassionate people assisting Victoria’s most vulnerable citizens. For more information, visit our website www.ourplacesociety.com/ or call our Volunteer Program Manager, Patricia O'Byrne at 250-388-7112, ext. 263
Training Details: Training and orientation provided by Our Place Society.
Working Conditions: Small medical room off drop in centre floor
Minimum Duration: 7 - 12 months
Timing: Anytime
Time Detail: Very flexible
Age: 1+
Ideal for: An Individual
Transportation: On a bus route
Area(s) of Interest: Caring Support, Health Care/Emergency
Skill(s): Communicate in Plain Language, Needs Assessment, Problem Solving, Empathy
How to Apply
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Contact: Patricia O'Byrne
Phone: 250-388-7112 Ext. 263
Address: 919 Pandora Avenue Victoria, V8V 3P4

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