Volunteer role: Neonatal Nurse

Volunteer role: Neonatal Nurse – Role overview

The objective of the placement is to transfer skill and knowledge to paediatric and neonatal department staff specifically and hospital staff in general in order to improve health outcomes and increase the quality of services in local health facilities. You will directly contribute to improved accessibility and availability of newborn health services and support clinical supervision and the management of newborn health services in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and where possible surrounding health facilities/units.

These objectives are subject to improvement/modification after discussion with the project manager as well as the implementing partner. We are looking to strengthen our talent pool for Neonatal nurses to be able to respond to upcoming demand. Currently, jobs are in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda. However, more Neonatal volunteer jobs will be coming up later too.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Essential  Qualified Nurse specialised in Neonatal Nursing  Registered Nurse with proof of a professional license. Fully accredited by the relevant professional body  Current experience as a registered nurse in a hospital setting for at least 3-5 years.  At least 2-3 years’ experience working as a neonatal nurse/ Neonatology or working in the Neonatal Intensive care unit (NICUs).  Experience in mentoring/training of nurses, students at a neonatal/paediatric Department of any Hospital/in a clinic.  Able to cope with stress and to organize and prioritise workload

Desirable  Masters of Science in Nursing  Additional specialization in areas like Paediatric care  Basic computer skill  Experience in mentoring and teaching/Bedside teaching  Experience in working abroad in a similar setting/context (Africa/Asia)

Competencies and Behaviour

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:

• Ability to be open-minded and respectful • Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations • Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships • Ability to seek and share knowledge

Application Closing Date: 3 March 2020

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Volunteer role: Obstetrician/Gynaecologist

Volunteer role: Obstetrician/Gynaecologist – Role overview

The ideal person in this role will:  Work in collaboration with the Regional Health Management Team (RHMT) to strengthen gynaecological services in targeted health facilities and improve the quality of caesarean sections.  Build the capacity of medical officers, health workers and clinical leads in essential and emergency maternal obstetrics care through training, job coaching, mentoring and support supervision.  Support strengthening functioning of maternity, labour wards and level four health care facilities.  Provide technical capacity building support to health workers in conducting ultrasound scans of pregnant women (applicable for Sierra Leone)  Plan and organise outreach MNH services with the help of care workers and DHMTs (applicable for Sierra Leone) Disclaimer: These objectives are subject to improvement/modification after discussion with the project manager as well as the implementing partner.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Essential:  Qualified Medical degree with a specialization in Obstetrics/Gynaecology.  A minimum of 3-5 years of post-qualification work experience in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Note: For Sierra Leone – The ideal candidate should have expert experience in ultrasound machine/V-Scan  Obstetrics experience including labour management and recognition of obstetric emergency  You are fully accredited in your home country.  You have the ability to work with limited technical resources  You have experience in training, coaching and supervision  Fluent English proficiency  IT skills (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)

Countries, where VSO is currently running Health programmes with Obstetrics and Gynaecology positions, are Uganda, Tanzania and Sierra Leon.

Allowance

As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full-time basis. VSO will cover your travel, vaccinations, accommodation, and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency. This allowance meets reasonable living expenses in the country, but will not be enough to send money home. You will also receive some financial support to contribute to your on-going expenses at home.

Accommodation

VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which mean accommodation varies and will be basic.

Application Closing Date – 25 January 2020

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Volunteer role: Pediatrician

Application closing date: 31 March 2020

Talented health professionals doing extraordinary things are at the heart of what we do at VSO. We enable you to share your passion for improving the lives of millions. Together we can strengthen the delivery of health services and healthcare systems in some of the world’s poorest communities.

As a VSO volunteer, you’ll find yourself working alongside local partners and health professionals. Together, you will develop sustainable solutions that last beyond the experience of a lifetime.

Volunteering with VSO is your opportunity to give something back while gaining unforgettable experiences. You will immerse yourself in a new culture, face fresh challenges and develop your medical expertise while doing something truly fulfilling.

Role overview

You’ll be based in general hospitals or local health clinics where you’ll share your skills and knowledge particularly with paediatric department colleagues, but also other medical staff.

You’ll play an important role in improving the quality of healthcare services and the competence of the medical professionals working with children and newborns. You’ll gain experience of how systems function in low resource settings and of treating different diseases.

The specific emphasis of your position will depend on the objectives of the local partner. However, your main responsibilities are likely to include: performing medical examinations, prescribing medicine, treatment procedures and techniques, performing neonatal and paediatric morbidity and mortality audits, making referrals to specialist paediatric units, mentoring and training medical professionals working with children and newborns, supporting patient management and sharing good practice.

Skills, qualifications and experience

You have a medical degree (MBBS or equivalent) and a minimum of three year’s specialist experience and training in paediatrics within a hospital setting. In the UK you need to have completed ST5 prior to departure for most roles, however, doctors at ST3 and ST4 level might be accepted for some placements. Prior experience in clinical teaching and mentoring in the area of paediatric care is desirable.

As well as having a relevant professional background, you need some key personal attributes to be able to cope with the unique challenges of volunteering overseas. For example, we’ll assess your flexibility and adaptability because you’ll need to mould how you approach things to the context in which you’re working. You’ll need a positive commitment to get you through the challenging times as well as high levels of sensitivity and patience to learn about the culture you’re living in.

Allowance

As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full-time basis. VSO will cover your travel, vaccinations, accommodation, and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency. This allowance meets reasonable living expenses in the country, but will not be enough to send money home. You will also receive some financial support to contribute to your on-going expenses at home.

Accommodation

VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which mean accommodation varies and will be basic.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

In your application, please specify that you found out about this opportunity on GCFjobs.com
Veuillez indiquer dans votre candidature que vous avez consulté cette offre sur le site web GCFjobs.com