Nursing Job Description
Nurse Trainer and Educator
Location: Sub-Saharan Africa
Program Area: Health Care
Partner: Seed Global Health
Projected Start Date: Deployments Summer 2014
Duration: One year
Global Health Service Partnership Peace Corps Volunteers are needed to serve as nursing trainers and educators at institutions and affiliated health facilities in Sub-Saharan Africa. With the goal of addressing critical shortage of nurses and midwives, Seed Global Health and the Peace Corps collaborate with Ministries of Health and Ministries of Education to identify educational/health institutions to increase capacity and strengthen the quality and sustainability of nursing/midwifery education and clinical practice.
Specialties depend on the needs of placement medical and nursing schools. Past specialty requests have included: general adult care, pediatrics, mental health, med/surg nursing, anesthesia, infectious diseases, chronic care management, public/community health, midwifery, pre-natal care, family planning, palliative care, and nursing leadership and management.
The main objective of the volunteer role is to promote and encourage a continuous culture of excellence, responsibility, and accountability in the delivery of health care. Working closely with faculty, nurse leaders and members of the institutional professional development team, key volunteer tasks include:
- creating of curricula and clinical modules,
- assisting in the establishment of course and clinical goals and outcomes, and methods to evaluate programs effectively,
- serving as a resource for faculty and students,
- providing lectures and in-services,
- advising on evidence-based nursing practice, through access to the latest research in specialty areas,
- modelling the role of preceptor and mentor for nursing and midwifery students in their areas of expertise,
- working closely with physician mentors to foster a model of integrated education and practice among medical, nursing and midwifery students,
- if appropriate, working with national nursing organizations to assist in the establishment of policies that support the enhanced role of the nurse,
- creating nursing protocols that are consistent and relevant to the clinical setting.
- BSN with an MPH, or an MSN, APRN, DNP, PhD and/or a CNS
- Minimum of 3 years experience in a clinical specialty
- Active license in the United States
- Excellent organizational, communication and writing skills
- Experience providing culturally sensitive and competent high quality care
- Successful candidates will possess the personal maturity and emotional intelligence to be able to manage working under challenging clinical circumstances.
*Note: Applicants will be required to meet licensing criteria and obtain appropriate clinical licenses in the host country.
- Experience in a faculty position at a nursing educational institution that involved mentoring/precepting students in a classroom/clinical setting
- Previous experience working in a developing or resource-limited setting