Haiti: Field Nurse Practitioner Volunteers

Organization: Catholic Medical Mission Board
Country: Haiti, Kenya, Peru, South Sudan, Zambia
Closing date: 26 Jan 2018

General Duties and Responsibilities:

· Consult and coordinate with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans

· Participate in training and instruction of students, auxiliary workers and community members

· Instruct patients and families on topics such as health education, disease prevention, and childbirth; develop health improvement programs

· Perform examinations, order tests, and make tentative diagnoses and recommendations

· Develop and update patient medical histories and progress notes

· Collaborate with health specialists and civic groups to determine community health needs and co-develop need-based goals

· Distribute health education materials

· Assist with the planning and implementation of trainings for healthcare workers and community mobilizers

· Implement initiatives to educate the community about health topics and resources

· Participate in project site visits, project-related trainings and events

· Other duties as requested by supervisor and/or CMMB staff

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Must be 21 years old

· Degree from an accredited Nurse Practitioner program

· Current license to practice nursing

· Community Health Worker Certification preferred

· Minimum one year of experience in health care environment or community involvement

· Experience in health care in developing countries preferred

· Knowledge of professional and ethical standard of health care delivery and practice

· Capacity to administer treatment to patients while dealing with them in a sympathetic and tactful manner

· Ability to recognize and interpret symptoms

· Ability and willingness to provide guidance to staff members

· Familiarity and interested in global health issues, especially maternal and child health issues

· Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills; strong problem-solving skills

· Ability to be flexible and prioritize projects and tasks effectively; self-starter; takes initiative

· Problem solver, able to identify needs, and develop solutions

· Computer skills in Word, Excel, and other Microsoft Office tools.

· Willingness to endure resource-limited working conditions and evening/weekend hours

· Proficiency in English; strong communication skills

· Intermediate French or Haitian Creole required in Haiti

· Spanish fluency required in Peru

How to apply:

Apply online at https://cmmb.org/volunteer-interest-form/.

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