Full time (30+ hrs/wk)
Long-Term (6 months-1 year)
Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos, inspired by Christian values, nurtures orphaned and
vulnerable children in a loving, stable, secure family environment. We keep brothers and
sisters together and provide a quality education, healthcare, and spiritual formation. We
model our values through serving the communities in which we live.
A world without poverty where all children develop their unique potential, becoming
productive members of society serving their community.
The Holy Family Surgery Center is an ambulatory surgical center under the One World
Surgery (www.oneworldsurgery.org) umbrella located on the grounds of NPH Honduras.
The surgery center has a full-time Honduran staff that performs surgeries year round.
Teams of approximately 60 people from the US also routinely visit the surgery center for
week-long medical missions. During medical missions, clinical and nonclinical participants
come together to perform over 60 life-changing surgeries for Hondurans who would
otherwise go without treatment.
The Patient Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the care of Holy Family Surgery
Center patients in coordination with the permanent and visiting physicians for both
ongoing clinic and surgery days as well as during all medical missions (15 medical missions
scheduled for 2018, with more possible). They will also assist with other general tasks to
prepare the center for medical missions as well as administrative tasks such as the
inventory and purchasing of medicines and supplies.
The typical work hours are from 7:30 am – 4:00 pm, but early morning and evening hours
will be required during medical missions. The Coordinator should expect to work 50-60
hour weeks and possibly more during a medical mission.
Supervisor and Department
Supervisor: Holy Family Surgery Center Administrative Director
Department: Holy Family Surgery Center
Coordinate the care of all Surgery Center patients by:
fielding calls and requests for appointments,
maintaining an organized waitlist and database of patient information,
scheduling patients for clinic and surgery appointments,
responding to patients’ concerns, and being aware of and scheduling necessary follow-up care
Manage patient flow on clinic and surgery days as well as during medical
Assist periodically during clinic and surgery days by helping prepare and clean
the clinic and ORs, as well as surgical instruments
Complete all tasks necessary to prepare the Surgery Center for visiting medical
missions including coordination with visiting physicians from the US,
departments at NPH Honduras, and other agencies in Honduras
Act as a key liaison during medical missions by responding to the questions of
medical mission participants
Assist when necessary with the inventory and purchase of supplies
Help with or lead other projects and activities at Holy Family Surgery Center
Knowledge, skills, experience and abilities
Spanish Language Skills
Bachelor’s degree in any health-related field (premed, biology, chemistry, public
Medical experience (volunteering in a hospital, shadowing a physician, or
preferably time spent in a surgery center or operation room)
Organizational and time-management skills to plan and maintain patient
schedule, as well as documentation and reports
Ability to work collaboratively in a team, but also take initiative and work
Microsoft Office literate
Organized and willing to take initiative to start and maintain new programs
NPH is guided by the following core values:
Love & Security: manifested in the safety and stability of the family and realized
by profound personal engagement in preparation for meaningful life and gainful
Responsibility: learning to be responsible and to respond to the needs of others,
both individually and collectively.
Sharing: developing kindness, empathy and care for others, through what we say
Work: learning to contribute to one’s family and community on the path to
Faith & Service: putting Christian values into action.
Find more information on the NPH volunteer program at https://www.nph.org/ws/volunteers/index.php
Language/Cultural Support Available
How To Apply
Applicants must apply through NPH.