Neonatal Nurse

  • Volunteer, Volunteer opportunity
  • Posted on 2 July 2019

Job Description

This is a volunteer job.

Role overview
The objective of the placement is to transfer skill and knowledge to paediatric and neonatal department staff specifically and hospital staff in general in order to improve health outcomes and increase the quality of services in local health facilities.

You will directly contribute to improved accessibility and availability of newborn health services and support clinical supervision and the management of newborn health services in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and where possible surrounding health facilities/units.

These objectives are subject to improvement/modification after discussion with the project manager as well as the implementing partner. We are looking to strengthen our talent pool for Neonatal nurses to be able to respond to upcoming demand. Currently jobs are in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda. However, more Neonatal volunteer jobs will be coming up later too.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Essential
* Qualified Nurse specialised in Neonatal Nursing
* Registered Nurse with proof of a professional license. Fully accredited by the relevant professional body
* Current experience as registered nurse in a hospital setting for at least of 3-5 years.
* At least 2-3 years’ experience working as a neonatal nurse/ Neonatology or working in Neonatal Intensive care unit (NICUs).
* Experience in mentoring/training of nurses, students at a neonatal/paediatric Department of any Hospital/in a clinic.
* Able to cope with stress and to organize and prioritise workload

Desirable
* Masters of Science in Nursing
* Additional specialization in areas like Paediatric care
* Basic computer skill
* Experience in mentoring and teaching/Bedside teaching
* Experience in working abroad in a similar setting/context (Africa/Asia)

About the Organization

VSO is the world's leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Our high-impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.

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