Nurse Educator – Pediatric Clinic Management
Peace Corps Response positions are open to returned Volunteers or U.S. citizens with significant professional and technical experience.
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.
• 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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