Given the increased demand for medical facilities brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Mediclinic Southern Africa is looking for people with skills ranging from clinical to administrative to volunteer.
Positive experiences with volunteers at its Vergelegen Hospital in Somerset West prompted officials to roll this model out to many of its other medical centres. In addition, these positions will give unemployed citizens a chance to add the work experience to their curriculum vitae’s.
Mediclinic’s Dr Amelia Brink said volunteers would be given a clear explanation of their role and responsibilities. “We had asked for psychologists and registered counsellors to please volunteer their time and sit in the tea rooms and identify the staff that are in dire need of help and to talk it through. The response we’ve had has been overwhelming,” said Brink.