volunteer dermoscopists (skin checkers)

The Lions V Districts Cancer Foundation Inc is making a call for volunteers to undertake training as a Dermoscopist Trainee. 

Once training is completed, committed Dermoscopists will be reimbursed their training costs following active participation in the screening program.

The Course, delivered by University of Queensland, is a fully online training course collectively known as the Professional Certificate of Dermoscopy.

Acquiring in-depth knowledge in dermoscopy will enable volunteers to assess skin lesions with greater accuracy, detect melanomas in the early stages, and avoid unnecessary excisions.

Presented by global leaders in the field, this three-part program can be considered the most comprehensive dermoscopy online training as it offers the substantial knowledge required to correctly assess a wide range of lesions on any body part, skin type and patient group.

All applicants for the Course will be required to undertake at least one attendance at a screening event prior to any acceptance by HealthCert as a participant in the Course.

The van will provide Dermoscopists with handheld dermoscopes and all relevant equipment.

Clients will be given a form noting their consultation/skin check in the visiting van advising of any findings.  If a suspect lesion is identified the client would be recommended to visit their GP for further investigation/action. 

With the target for our launch set for 2020, we are calling for volunteers.

We need people willing to commit to support this project serving rural and remote communities, by becoming a trained Dermoscopist (training and supervision provided).

A Professional Advisory Panel will provide a valuable oversight to our activities.

This “ultimate” service will operate across the rural and remote areas of Victoria and Southern NSW, providing full skin screening at no cost to clients.

It truly demonstrates the strength of the Lions organization.

The plan is for the van to visit anywhere in the Victoria and Southern NSW.  The program will enable the van to visit on request from a local Lions Club in partnership with a sponsoring event, ie  a Field day, Show day, any special event.

The van has 3 consulting rooms and a waiting area; it will be self-sufficient with a generator and water supply.

Accommodation for the staff and catering will be arranged by local Lions Clubs.

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