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Field Nurse Volunteers

Date Posted
5th January 2018
Healthcare & Medical
Job Type
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

CMMB is seeking nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and midwives, 21 years of age and over, who can serve for a minimum of six months.

Job Description

Nursing specialties most needed:

  • Midwives/labor and delivery
  • Pediatric and neonatal
  • Primary care and family practice
  • MCH and OB/GYN
  • Surgical
  • Community health
  • Nurse educators
  • Emergency/trauma
  • Nutrition
  • 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.


Required Skills/Experience:

  • 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.

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