Nurse Educator – Pediatric Clinic Management

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Peace Corps Response positions are open to returned Volunteers or U.S. citizens with significant professional and technical experience.

Project Description

One Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) is needed to serve as a Nurse Educator – Pediatric Clinic Management for Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation- Eswatini in the Kingdom of Eswatini. Baylor-Eswatini is a specialized Centre of Excellence in Pediatric HIV/TB co-infection and as its core mandate has a family centered approach. HIV Testing Services is mandatory as a point of entry to validate HIV status of all patients accessing health care services at the clinic. The clinic provides a comprehensive package to ensure a high quality of health care service is delivered to the patients. The clinic has evolved over the years since its inception in 2006 to offer a wide range of integrated health care services for families into the Pediatric HIV/TB management program. The integrated, family-centered health care services include: cervical cancer screening; child care services (that includes nutrition assessment, immunization to children < 5 years); nutrition rehabilitation for both children and adults; antenatal care-ANC and prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV-PMTCT; TB management (that includes TB screening, prevention, control and treatment); and, emergency care services are offered in a designated room. The Peace Corps Response Volunteer will develop and train the nursing staff on key pediatric protocols that are needed to improve the quality of care to the diverse clients served by the institution. She/ he will not work directly with patients but will work in an office in the administrative block.

A Nurse Educator – Pediatric Clinic Management, with at least a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and 5 years’ experience in pediatric nursing, is needed to build the capacity of and train nurses and staff at the clinic. The PCRV will train nurses on developing job aid materials, assist staff in developing quality assurance and infection control protocols, and enable the nurses to develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). The Volunteer will also enhance the clinics management of pediatric emergencies by developing tools for careful record keeping and ER inventory, checking an documenting vital signs, and keeping detailed and accurate patient records. Additionally, the PCRV will train nurses on best practices for caring for children with special needs, including creating parent support and training programs, as well as training nurses on report writing. Please note, the PCRV in this position will not perform work involving patient assessment, management, care, counseling or research, nor will they otherwise work in a clinical setting or perform clinical supervision. The goal of this assignment is to build the organizational capacity of the clinic by building the skills and knowledge of the nurses and enhancing management procedures and protocols.

Please note these are approximate departure dates and might change due to programmatic need.

Partner Information

Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation- Eswatini

Required Skills

• Bachelor’s degree in Nursing with at least 5 years’ experience as a nurse with a specialty in Pediatrics (Pediatric Nurse)
• Two to three years’ experience with managing and coordinating effective and efficient health services and systems in an outpatient clinic or hospital ward
• Two to five years’ experience with quality improvement projects in a health setting
• Interest and experience in mentoring and training staff and students

The Peace Corps embraces and leverages the diversity of its volunteers as a reflection of America's diversity. Peace Corps Response is committed to reflecting the diversity of the United States in the professionals we send into the field to support the mission of world peace and friendship. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Medical Considerations in Eswatini

  • Eswatini may not be able to support Volunteers with the following medical conditions: asthma, including mild and childhood;  dermatology; insulin-dependent diabetes; gastroenterology; requiring a psychiatrist for psychotropic medications support; seizure disorder, urology; ongoing counseling.
  • The following medication(s) are not permitted for legal or cultural reasons: none identified. 
  • Volunteers who should avoid the following food(s) may not be able to serve: peanut.
  • After arrival in Eswatini, Peace Corps provides and applicants are required to have an annual flu shot, to take daily or weekly medication to prevent malaria, and to receive mandatory immunizations.

Before you apply, please review Medical Information for Applicants to learn about the clearance process and other health conditions that are difficult to accommodate in Peace Corps service.

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