Job Opportunities

Laos

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: March 2021
Starting Date: July 2021
Period: Six-month contract (extension possible)

Position Summary

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 among the local nursing team. This role involves working in close collaboration with the Lao Nurse Educator and senior members of the nursing team to promote the creation of Lao-taught educational material. Promoting the sustainability of the education program is vital to this role, as is ensuring that material is delivered by Lao staff.

In addition to this the Nurse Educator works in close collaboration with the Nursing Director, assisting with the mentoring, clinical supervision and support of the nursing team. The role includes clinical shifts, in a mentoring capacity.

Specific Duties

  1. Develop and deliver education and training opportunities for the nursing team and external health professionals and students;
  2. Assist in the development and implementation of Lao led training programs and courses;
  3. Mentor the Lao nurse educator and assist them in their development as a teacher;
  4. Assist in reviewing the clinical performance of the nursing staff, focusing specifically on the identification and support of staff requiring further education and assistance;
  5. Liaise with the Medical Education Director in the coordination of joint medical and nursing education;
  6. 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;
  7. Assist in the development of both nursing specific and hospital wide medical policies and protocols;
  8. Facilitate training by external individuals and groups, including nursing volunteers and course providers;
  9. Organize participation in clinical placements and courses in external facilities;
  10. Assist in grant proposal and report writing and provide statistics and photographs to be utilized for both promotional and educational purposes.

Qualifications

  1. An internationally recognized university degree in nursing is essential;
    2. Registration to practice nursing in the candidate’s home country;
    3, Experience caring for high acuity/critically unwell pediatric patients, strongly preferred;
    4. International experience in providing pediatric nursing care, strongly preferred;
    5. Experience in teaching nurses in a developing setting with English as a second language, preferred;
    6. Ability to interact with people from various countries and backgrounds with tact, diplomacy and poise;
    7. Demonstrated leadership ability with strong organizational and communication skills;
    8. Commitment to providing compassionate and nurturing care to our patients and families, while achieving the strategic and operational goals of LFHC;
    9. 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.

Application
Please email a cover letter, resume and three references from past employers to HR@fwablaos.org. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviewing.


Position: Director of Clinical Services
Location: Luang Prabang, Lao PDR
Date posted: November 2020
Starting Date: As soon as possible
Period: One-year contract (extension possible)

Position Summary

Given the high volumes and fascinating pathology seen at LFHC, we are seeking a Director of Clinical Services for a long-term posting. The position will include the supervision of the entire clinical aspect of the hospital (physicians and nurses included) with a mix of clinical shifts in the Outpatient Department, Emergency Room, Inpatient Department and Neonatal Unit.

Direct clinical work is performed by our staff of Lao doctors and a major responsibility of the role will also be to provide bedside education, mentoring, and guidance during clinical shifts. The position will share back-up (day and night) call with the Medical Director and Medical Educator, providing guidance to Lao and visiting volunteer doctors and nurses.

This is an ideal position for an experienced pediatrician who would like to combine an exciting clinical role with the experience of global health care. Opportunities for professional development may include working on clinical practice guidelines, quality improvement projects, pediatric education, and research or other projects, depending on area of interest.

Specific Duties:

  1. Supervising the clinical team: responsible for the medical supervision in close collaboration with LFHC Medical Executive Team (Medical Director, Medical Education Director, Nursing Educator and Nursing Director) of all aspects of clinical supervision and staff education.
  2. Providing bedside education, consultation and assistance with clinical care to Lao medical staff.
  3. Sharing back-up call (day and night).
  4. Lead by example in demonstrating excellent care on a daily basis.

Qualifications

Essential: 

  1. A Medical Degree from a nationally recognized medical school and 15+ years of experience;
  2. Registration to practice clinical medicine in the applicant’s home country;
  3. Recent clinical experience in the practice of acute pediatric medicine or related field;
  4. Willingness to work in a multicultural team;
  5. Commitment to providing compassionate and nurturing care to patients;
  6. Strong leadership skills.

Highly desirable:

  1. Additional training or experience in acute pediatrics and tropical medicine;
  2. Experience working in a developing country;
  3. Teaching experience.

Salary and Benefits

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Health benefits, housing allowance, travel to and from point of hire and four weeks of annual leave provided.

Application
Please email a cover letter and CV to HR@fwablaos.org. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviewing.


Position: Neonatal Nurse Educator
Location: Luang Prabang, Lao PDR
Date posted: April 2021
Starting Date: July 2021
Period: Six-month contract (extension possible)

Position Summary

The Neonatal Nurse Educator is primarily responsible for the education, training and development of the LFHC neonatal nursing team. This includes the development and delivery of education and training, implementation of education curriculums, and development of trainers amongst the local neonatal nursing team. The volunteer will also be instrumental in the development of clinical guidelines and protocols in conjunction with both Lao and international staff. The role includes clinical shifts, both in a mentoring capacity and role modeling when demonstrating clinical excellence alongside Lao nurses.

Specific Duties

  • Improve and deliver education and training opportunities for the neonatal nursing team. Develop and implement Lao-led training of staff with the aim of developing a self-sufficient education program.
  • Develop and implement strategies for the provision of care in the neonatal unit and associated areas of care.
  • Liaise with other LFHC Executive Staff to coordinate and develop clinical guidelines in the neonatal unit.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of Lao-led training programs and courses
  • Liaise with the Nursing Education Director, Lao Nurse Educator and Medical Education Director in the coordination of joint medical and nursing neonatal education
  • Identify new therapeutic measures to deal with more complex neonatal problems that are encountered in the unit and devise new treatment pathways for them
  • Conduct educational sessions designed to improve neonatal nursing competencies
  • Lead by example in demonstrating excellent neonatal care on a daily basis
  • Promote breastfeeding and maternal nutrition, liaising with nutrition and medical teams to accomplish this.
  • Review existing nursing specific and hospital wide neonatal policies and protocols, and update as appropriate.
  • If required, organize participation in clinical placements and courses in external facilities
  • Strengthen relationship with Luang Prabang Provincial Hospital to improve their maternity staff’s skill and involvement with neonatal resuscitations.
  • The volunteer will be required to work a mixture of administrative shifts (08.00 – 17.00) and clinical shifts (07.00 – 19.30) in response to the needs of LFHC. The organization of these shifts will be negotiated with the Nursing Director.
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Salary and Benefits

  • This is a salaried role with possibility of contract extension.
  • One week of leave will be given for each three months of work. Health insurance is provided.
  • The costs of flights, quarantine, and COVID testing are covered by the organization.

Application
Please email a cover letter, resume and three references from past employers to HR@fwablaos.org. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviewing.


New York

 Currently, we have no job openings at our New York office.

Cambodia

Angkor Hospital for Children accepts applications online for various job openings and volunteer opportunities throughout the year.
For all job openings (medical or non-medical) at AHC, please visit their website here.

To apply as a medical volunteer at AHC, please visit their website here.