Ward Nurse Reconstructive Plastic Team Leader

The Wards are where hope and healing meet, where our patients and caregivers are looked after and loved. 
A hospital like no other.




Min. 2 Years




Min. 2 Years

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About this Role

The Ward Nurse Reconstructive Plastic Team Leader is responsible for coordinating the care of all reconstructive plastic surgery patients throughout the course of their care with Mercy Ships. The Team Leader is in charge of the Ward on a daily basis and collaborates with a multidisciplinary team to plan patient care. Serving alongside professionals from all over the world, the Team Leader builds a strong team of Nurses and local Day Crew translators in order to deliver excellent and compassionate patient care.

What You Will Contribute

• Oversee the reconstructive plastic surgery specialty Ward and nursing team.

• Make collaborative decisions regarding patient management with Surgeons, Hospital Physicians, the Rehab team, Dietician and others

• Serve as a resource to nursing staff and other health care personnel regarding patient care of the reconstructive plastic patient. Provide assistance clinically, if required

• Work closely with the Wound Care Coordinator to facilitate patients’ dressing changes and complex wound care, monitoring patient healing status

• Demonstrate cultural sensitivity as a manager of local Day Crew translators and a multinational medical staff

• Partner with incoming Surgeons to determine their ward-specific needs and patient care preferences

• Maintain a current manual and update critical pathways for the nursing care of patients undergoing specialty procedures performed onboard

For This Role, You Will Need

• Successful completion of Mercy Ships On Boarding program

• Mercy Ships Alumni required

• Registered Nurse or Nurse Practitioner with active license in home country; a minimum three years’ experience needed after licensure

• Recent inpatient surgical/medical/Emergency Room experience of at least two years full-time or three years part-time in the past 5 years AND at the point of application can show working 30 hours or more per week in an acute inpatient surgical/medical/Emergency Room setting within the past 12 months

• Current Basic Life Support certification is required; ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) and PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) optional

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

• Proficiency with computers and Microsoft Office Suite

Full job description available upon request.