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Nurse Educator

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Lao Friends Hospital for Children
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Louangphabang, Laos

Lao Friends Hospital for Children


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March 1, 2021
December 31, 2020

Position Available:       Nurse Educator

Institution:                  Lao Friends Hospital for Children

Location:                      Luang Prabang, Lao PDR

Date posted:               November 2020

Starting Date:              As soon as possible

Employment Period:     One-year contract (Extension Possible)


Lao Friends Hospital for Children (LFHC) is a 32-bed acute pediatric hospital situated in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR. It is operated by a New York based non-profit organisation, Friends Without A Border, which is dedicated to providing high-quality and compassionate healthcare to children in remote areas of Southeast Asia. In 2015 the hospital was opened on the same campus as the Luang Prabang Provincial Hospital and has been developing its services since then.

 

LFHC is a teaching hospital offering emergency, inpatient, outpatient and surgical services to neonates and children throughout Northern Laos. Limited on-site radiology, pathology and pharmacy together with a homecare program complement these clinical activities. A major goal of this hospital is to promote clinical learning and professional development of the local staff such that key positions in the hospital are progressively filled by a well-trained and dedicated local workforce.


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 amongst the local nursing team.


In addition to this the Nurse Educator works in close collaboration with the Nursing Director, assisting with the organisation, recruitment, rostering, support of international nursing volunteers and 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

Position Available:       Nurse Educator

Institution:                  Lao Friends Hospital for Children

Location:                      Luang Prabang, Lao PDR

Date posted:               November 2020

Starting Date:              As soon as possible

Employment Period:     One-year contract (Extension Possible)


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Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Contract

Benefits

Salary and Benefits: Housing allowance; travel allowance; health insurance; and salary competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications

Salary and Benefits: Housing allowance; travel allowance; health insurance; and salary competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications

Level of Language Proficiency

English

English

Location

PO Box 873, Louangphabang 06000, LA

How to Apply

You can send by office word or PDF file.

You can send by office word or PDF file.

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