About the role of nurse
As a nurse working for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), your training and supervisory skills will be utilised in full. The contexts in which you work may vary from participating in a mass vaccination for meningitis, managing a maternal-child health program or triaging an influx of displaced people fleeing conflict.
Your expertise will be called upon to support local staff in the upgrading of their skills. On the other hand, local nurses and health workers will be ‘old hands’ at managing tropical diseases you may never have worked with before.
Nurses with expertise in paediatrics, tropical diseases, emergency care, operating theatre nursing, immunisation, public health and training are instrumental.
- Compliance with Essential Criteria
- Licensed and registered nurse with a minimum of 3 years experience post-qualification in areas such as Emergency, ICU, Paediatrics, Neonatology, Infectious Diseases (STDs, HIV/AIDS, TB), Public Health, Obstetrics, Surgical/Post-Operative Care, Operating Theatres
- Current experience with direct patient care
- Experience in supervising, training and managing others
- Training or experience in tropical medicine, infectious diseases (TB and HIV/AIDS) or public health
- Additional studies in one of the following: refugees health, international public health, infectious diseases, tropical nursing OR relevant work experience in developing countries and/or indigenous communities
- Availability for a minimum of 6-9 months
- Senior managerial experience (e.g. Clinical Nurse Director, Service Manager)
- Clinical education and/or training experience
- Experience with basic healthcare, nutrition, infectious diseases, paediatrics, obstetrics and HIV/AIDS
- Work experience in an emergency department or outreach
- French or Arabic language skills