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Volunteer role: Pediatric Nurse


Type of role:Healthcare
Location:Various Locations, Various Countries
Application Closing Date:31 Dec 2018
Interview date:N/A
Start date:N/A

VSO is the world's leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Our high-impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.

Role overview

As a nurse you'll be sharing skills and knowledge with staff in the paediatrics department and providing clinical services in the hospital. Your job will be to engage in the routine care and management of neonates. You'll advise and assist on the implementation or improvements of NICU's. You'll prepare seminars in neonatal care and present cases to nurses and doctors. You'll organise teaching sessions on neonatal resuscitation for midwives and nursing staff. You'll introduce systems that enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of neonatal care in delivering quality service.
All this in a setting with limited resources, but also with the opportunity to gain experience with different patterns of diseases in developing countries in Africa or Asia.The emphasis of your position will depend on the key objectives of the local partner.

Skills, qualifications and experience

You have a bachelor or master degree in Nursing. Additional certificate/degree neonatal care is desirable, though not mandatory. You have at least 3 years experience as a paediatric nurse in a hospital setting. Experience in nursing neonates and premature babies is mandatory. You have experience in monitoring and training nurses on the job.
You're computer literate and have basic experience with hospital administration systems. You consider working in an environment with limited financial resources and staff as a challenge and you're willing to be creative and flexible in working schedule. You have good communications and management skills. You're willing to commit for at least 12 months

Please note that this is a generic advert. Please apply and when a specific position arises that matches your skills and availability, we'll contact you directly.

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