Job Opportunities

New York

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

Laos

Aside from the full-time positions posted below, LFHC welcomes medical volunteers of all specialties on a rolling basis throughout the year. Doctors, nurses, and other trained medical specialists are welcome to send their resume to  hr@fwablaos.org  at any time. 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: Medical Director 
Status: Full time
Location: Luang Prabang, Laos
Starting Date: As soon as possible
Period: Two-year contract
Date Posted: February 2019

Position Summary:

The Medical Director of LFHC has primary responsibilities in three main areas: 1.) maintaining and improving the quality of healthcare delivered within LFHC, 2.) managing the allied health services and 3.) managing the occupational health service.

Together with the other members of the LFHC executive staff, the Medical Director will provide leadership and strategic direction to the hospital. They will be actively involved in the planning, development and operation of new clinical services. They will work closely with the Medical Education Director and the Director of Nursing to ensure a coordinated approach to patient care and the delivery of high quality medical education to all staff in accordance with the principles and values of LFHC. 

In order to achieve this successfully, the position requires a minimum two-year commitment.

Qualifications

Essential:

1) A medical degree from an internationally recognized university;
2) Registration to practice clinical medicine in the applicant’s home country;
3) 5 years experience in acute clinical medicine.
4) A higher qualification in pediatrics and/or a pediatric subspecialty field

Highly desirable:

1) Additional training or experience in emergency medicine, neonatology, and/or tropical medicine;  2) Experience in managing a hospital or hospital department;
3) Experience working in a developing country;
4) Commitment to providing compassionate and nurturing care to patients;
5) A high degree of humility, patience, and cultural awareness;
6) Demonstrated leadership, organizational, and teaching skills.

Specific Duties Include:

  1. Providing close supervision and assistance with clinical care to Lao medical staff in the inpatient, outpatient, emergency, and neonatal units, including both day and night coverage. This includes providing approximately 1 week in 3 on-call backup for Lao and volunteer staff. Depending on the number of volunteer doctors at any given time, the position also includes a variable number of day and night shifts.
  2. Development of medical policies, procedures, and clinical practice guidelines as necessary.
  3. Initiating and supervising appropriate quality improvement activities including critical incident, morbidity and mortality reviews.
  4. Recruitment, orientation, management, and performance review of volunteer medical personnel.
  5. Recruitment, management, and performance review of allied health personnel (radiology, pharmacy, nutrition, laboratory)
  6. Coordination of the occupational health program for all LFHC staff, including immunizations and testing as appropriate with referral to local Lao health resources when required.
  7. Provide leadership and oversight of the hospital infection control program.
  8. Development and maintenance of the clinical aspects of the electronic medical record system.
  9. Close collaboration with the Executive Director and Medical Education Director on all aspects of clinical supervision, staff education, hospital leadership, and on-call duties.
  10. Serving as acting Executive Director in the absence of the Executive Director.
  11. Liaising with the Friends Without a Border Board of Directors and providing a positive face and advocacy for the hospital with donors, potential donors, government officials, and others.

Salary and Benefits

Health Insurance, housing allowance and travel allowance (R/T to home country once a year), in addition to annual salary

 Application and Inquiries:

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

Visit www.fwab.org/laos  for further information.

For specific inquiries regarding this position, email to ExecutiveDirector@fwablaos.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.

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.