We know that we can’t help everyone, but we still want to love and support those in need of palliative care, and help their families in difficult times.
Min. 2 Years
Min. 2 Years
About this Role
The Palliative Care Nurse assists in providing holistic end-of-life care to people who are suffering of a terminal illness. By caring for those often isolated, hopeless and fearful patients and their families, this position is a living example of God’s love and compassion for the weak, lonely and marginalized members of society. You will be working primarily off-ship visiting palliative care patients in their homes.
What You Will Contribute
• Support terminally ill patients and their family members through the grieving process, preparing them for death
• Train and assist family members with wound care for the afflicted person
• Share basic health principles with terminally ill patients and family members in order to improve their health
• Encourage the use of local, affordable materials for wound care and locally available analgesia
• Encourage the family to find ways to be self-supporting and teach them about planning for the future
• Assist in reaching out to local healthcare professionals who care for palliative patients, build meaningful relationships, assess their practical and intellectual needs and assist them in sustainable and culturally appropriate ways, through mentoring and teaching
For This Role, You Will Need
• Successful completion of Mercy Ships On Boarding program
• Current Registered Nurse license in home country, and nursing experience of at least 2 years
• Experience in working with different cultures and in low-resource environments required
• Experience in Palliative Care or in a similar field of nursing preferred
• To be a person of integrity, with an active Christian faith
• To be compassionate, humble and willing to be an emotional, spiritual and physical support to those in need of palliative care
Full job description available upon request.