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Field Nurse Volunteers
Job SummaryCMMB is seeking nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and midwives, 21 years of age and over, who can serve for a minimum of six months.
Nursing specialties most needed:
- Midwives/labor and delivery
- Pediatric and neonatal
- Primary care and family practice
- MCH and OB/GYN
- Community health
- Nurse educators
- HIV and TB
- Nurse Anesthetist
General Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsibilities will be customized based on the specific needs of the hospital or clinic:
- Consult and coordinate with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans.
- Teach to patients and families about topics such as: health education, disease prevention, childbirth and develop health improvement programs.
- Evaluates learning needs of patient and/or family and provides patient/family education appropriate to age, culture, condition, and circumstances.
- Monitors, records, and communicates patient condition as appropriate.
- Perform physical examinations, make tentative diagnoses.
- Collaborates as needed across disciplines to coordinate patient care, including patient transfer, discharge, referral and spiritual/psychosocial support needs.
- Participate in training and instruction of students, auxiliary workers and community members.
- Other duties as requested by supervisor and/or CMMB staff.
- Must be 21 years old.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school of Nursing.
- Valid Registered Nurse License.
- 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 other nurses on staff.
- Knowledge of professional and ethical standard of health care delivery and practice.
- Ability to be flexible and prioritize projects and tasks effectively; self-starter; takes initiative.
- Problem solver, able to identify needs, and develop solutions.
- Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills.
- Familiarity and interest in global health issues, especially maternal and child health issues.
- Willingness to endure resource-limited working conditions and evening/weekend hours.
- Proficiency in English; strong communication skills.
- Spanish fluency required in Peru.
- French or Creole required for Haiti.