Apart from the full-time positions posted below, LFHC welcomes medical volunteers of all specialties on a rolling basis throughout the year. Please visit Volunteer in Laos for more information.
Position: Nurse Educator
Location: Luang Prabang, Lao PDR
Date posted: September 2020
Starting Date: As soon as possible
Period: One-year contract (extension possible)
The Nurse Educator is primarily responsible for the education, training and development of the LFHC nursing team. This includes the development and delivery of education and training, implementation of education curriculums, coordination of external training and development of trainers amongst the local nursing team.
In addition to this the Nurse Educator works in close collaboration with the Nursing Director, assisting with the organization, recruitment, rostering, support of international nursing volunteers and the development of clinical guidelines and protocols. The role includes clinical shifts, in a mentoring capacity.
- Develop and deliver education and training opportunities for the nursing team and external health professionals and students;
- Assist in the development and implementation of Lao led training programs and courses;
- Mentor the Lao nurse educator and assist them in their development as a teacher;
- Assist in reviewing the clinical performance of the nursing staff, focusing specifically on the identification and support of staff requiring further education and assistance;
- Liaise with the Medical Education Director in the coordination of joint medical and nursing education;
- Liaise with other members of the multidisciplinary team (eg. laboratory, pharmacy, radiology, outreach) to both involve them in the development of training and provide them with the opportunity to attend relevant training;
- Assist in the development of both nursing specific and hospital wide medical policies and protocols;
- Facilitate training by external individuals and groups, including nursing volunteers and course providers;
- Organize participation in clinical placements and courses in external facilities;
- Provide support and guidance to nursing volunteers, encouraging their involvement in training and staff development;
- Assist in grant proposal and report writing and provide statistics and photographs to be utilized for both promotional and educational purposes.
- An internationally recognized university degree in nursing is essential;
- Experience caring for high acuity/critically unwell pediatric patients, strongly preferred;
- International experience in providing pediatric nursing care, strongly preferred;
- Experience in teaching nurses in a developing setting with English as a second language, preferred;
- Ability to interact with people from various countries and backgrounds with tact, diplomacy and poise;
- Demonstrated leadership ability with strong organizational and communication skills;
- Commitment to providing compassionate and nurturing care to our patients and families, while achieving the strategic and operational goals of LFHC;
- Flexibility and ability to work effectively in a varied and dynamic team.
Salary and Benefits
Housing allowance; travel allowance; and salary competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications and Health Insurance.
Please email a cover letter, resume and three references from past employers to HR@fwab.org. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviewing.