Ward Nurse Women’s Health Team Leader

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Min. 2 Years




Min. 2 Years

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About this Role

The Ward Nurse Women’s Health Team Leader is responsible for coordinating the care of all obstetric fistula and gynecological 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 Women’s Health specialty ward and nursing team. Make collaborative decisions regarding patient management with Surgeons, Hospital Physicians and others

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

• 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; provide orientation to the equipment/supplies available, and help orientate them to the daily routine

• 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

• Previous experience with nursing care of obstetric fistula and other Women’s Health patients

• 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

• Leadership or management experience preferred