Job Opportunities

Laos

Aside 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: Executive Director 
Status: Full time
Location: Luang Prabang, Laos
Starting Date: As soon as possible
Period: Minimum two-year contract
Date Posted: February 2019

Position Summary:

The Executive Director (ED) will provide leadership and strategic direction for the hospital ensuring that it functions effectively and achieves its aims and objectives; namely the provision of world-class medical care, education of staff, and community disease prevention. To achieve this, the ED will work closely with representatives of the Luang Prabang Provincial Health Department and Hospital developing a harmonious working relationship that promotes the integrated delivery of compassionate and quality health care to children in the Luang Prabang Province.

The ED will liaise with the FWAB Board developing strategic priorities, building and monitoring budgets, and providing the Board with information on a regular basis.  The ED will also liaise with the FWAB Board and staff to coordinate local and international fundraising, including grant applications and management of the local Friends Gallery. Additionally, the ED will be the face of the hospital within the community and will participate in government and private sector meetings and coalitions to gain a better understanding of the hospital’s environment.

The ED should be able to provide clinical backup and supervision to volunteer and staff doctors and, therefore, should be able to manage inpatients, outpatients, emergency patients, and neonates in a resource-limited setting.

Qualifications:

Essential:

1) A Medical Degree from an internationally recognized university
2) Registration to practice clinical medicine in the applicant’s home country
3) Recent clinical experience in the practice of acute pediatric medicine
4) A higher qualification in pediatrics and/or a close related pediatric subspecialty field
5) Management and budgeting experience in a health care setting
6) Demonstrated high quality communication, leadership, team building and organizational skills
7) Commitment to providing compassionate and nurturing care to patients
8) Willingness to work with donors and community businesses for the purpose of fundraising, if necessary

Highly desirable:

1) A higher qualification in a health or management field
2) Experience working in a developing country in a low resource setting
3) Experience in grant writing and health program design

Salary and Benefits:

Housing allowance; travel allowance (R/T to home country once a year); health insurance; and salary competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Luang Prabang is an amazing and lovely place to live and work.

 Application and Inquiries:

Please email a cover letter and CV, and three references from past employers to: hr@fwab.org with the subject line “Executive Director.”

For specific enquiries regarding this position, email to Nicole@fwab.org.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviewing.

 

Position:  Nurse Educator
Status: Full time
Location: Luang Prabang, Laos
Starting Date: As soon as possible
Period: Minimum one-year contract, two years preferred

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.

In addition to this the Nurse Educator works in close collaboration with the Nursing Director, assisting with organization, recruitment, and support of international nursing volunteers and with the development of clinical guidelines and protocols. The role includes clinical shifts, both in a mentoring capacity and in the role of the volunteer nurse.

Specific Duties:

  • Develop and deliver education and training opportunities for the nursing team
  • 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

Qualifications:

  • 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.

 Application and Inquiries:

Applications close on March 31, 2019. 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:  Supervising Pediatrician
Status: Full time
Location: Luang Prabang, Laos
Starting Date: As soon as possible
Period: Minimum of one year

Position Summary:

Given the high volumes and fascinating pathology seen at LFHC, we are seeking a Supervising Pediatrician for a long-term posting. The position will include a mix of clinical shifts in the outpatient department, emergency department, inpatient department, neonatal unit, as well as some night shifts. Direct clinical work is performed by our excellent staff of Lao doctors and a major responsibility of the role will also be to provide bedside education, mentoring, and guidance. It is anticipated that after a few successful weeks in the role, you will also be able to share back-up (day and night) call with the hospital’s Executive Doctors (Executive Director, Medical Director, Medical Education Director), providing guidance to visiting volunteer doctors. Opportunities to contribute to clinical practice guidelines, quality improvement projects, pediatric education, and research projects will also be available, depending on interest.

Specific Duties:

  • Providing education, close supervision and assistance with clinical care to Lao medical staff throughout the hospital.
  • Close collaboration with LFHC Executive Doctors on all aspects of clinical supervision and staff education.
  • Sharing back-up call (day and night) with Executive Doctors.
  • Lead by example in demonstrating excellent care on a daily basis.

Qualifications and Attributes:

Essential:

  • A Medical Degree from an internationally recognized medical school;
  • Registration to practice clinical medicine in the applicant’s home country;
  • A higher qualification and at least 2 years independent practice in Pediatrics;
  • Commitment to providing compassionate and nurturing care to patients;
  • A high degree of humility, patience and cultural awareness.

Highly desirable:

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

Salary and Benefits:

This is a funded role with health benefits and four weeks of leave will be given each year.

Application and Inquiries:

Please email a cover letter, CV and three references from past employers to hr@fwablaos.org with the subject line “Supervising Pediatrician.” Questions about the position may be sent to executivedirector@fwablaos.org.

 Visit www.fwab.org/laos for further information. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviewing.

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