Here are some job descriptions of our volunteer positions:

volunteersPhysician

We always need physicians (Internal Medicine or Family Practice) who can volunteer during our daytime clinics on Tuesdays and Thursdays to see patients directly. We also host specialty clinics during the evenings on Mondays and Thursdays. Specialties include: Physical Therapy, Orthopedics, Dermatology, OB/GYN, Rheumatology, Chiropractic, and others. MDs must have an Iowa license and liability coverage (either private or through the state program VHCPP) in order to volunteer. Our Volunteer Coordinator can help you obtain such coverage. Here is a brief document explaining the coverage options: How to Get Liability to Volunteer at FMC (PDF)

Dentist/Dental Hygienist/Dental Assistant

Our clinic has two dental operatories, which host general dentists, oral surgeons, and dental hygienists. We ask these volunteers to come in at least once a month, during our evening clinics on Mondays and Thursdays. Professional liability coverage must be obtained before volunteering.

Staffing Physician

Responsible for staffing medical student examiners during our evening clinics on Mondays and Thursdays. MD’s must have an Iowa license and liability coverage (either private or through the state program VHCPP) in order to volunteer. Scheduling is flexible, but we hope you can volunteer once a month.

Examiner (PA-C, ARNP, M3, M4, MSTP)

Physicians, PA-Cs, NPs, medical students (M3/M4/MSTP after completing Internal Medicine or Family Medicine Block). Scheduling is flexible, but we hope you can volunteer twice a month during our Monday and Thursday evening clinics.

Pharmacist/Pharmacist Technician/Pharmacy Student

Pharmacy technicians, pharmacists, pharmacy students. Responsible for filling and dispensing medications under the supervision of a physician. Volunteers come in at least twice per month.

Phlebotomist/Lab Technician

Skilled, experienced individuals responsible for performing phlebotomy draws, dipstick urinalysis, and other CLIA waved lab tests. We ask that you come in two or more times a month during either daytime or evening clinics.

Interpreter

Spanish/English interpreters are always needed, and assist in all aspects of medical care at FMC. Because of the sensitive nature of medical appointments, strong fluency is a must and medical terminology is highly desirable. Interpreters come in at least twice per month and we have both evening and daytime openings.

Patient Guide

Nurses, medical students, medical assistants, nursing assistants, and other individuals with experience taking vital signs and basic patient histories are given preference for this position. Orientation is held based on availability and our needs and we look for volunteers who can commit to two shifts a month for at least a year (during daytime or evening clinics).

Receptionist

Responsible for checking in patients and maintaining an orderly front desk. We look for individuals who are outgoing, organized, are able to multi-task, and have legible handwriting. Volunteers are asked to come in twice a month (during daytime or evening clinics).