Nurse Educator Job in Rwanda-August 2015

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Title: Nurse Educator
Reports to: Director of Medical Education and Training
Location:Kirehe and Kayonza District
Partners In Health (PIH) is a non-profit organization based in Boston, Massachusetts, whose mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. Through service delivery, training, research, and advocacy, PIH works globally to bring the benefits of modern science to those most in need, and to serve as an antidote to despair. PIH currently has programs in Haiti, Peru, Guatemala, Mexico, Russia, Kazakhstan, Rwanda, Lesotho, Malawi and Boston.

Background Information:
In 2005, PIH began working in Rwanda at the request of the Rwandan Ministry of Health (MOH) and in collaboration with the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI).
Over the past ten years the MOH-PIH partnership has attempted to build a rural health care system that extends through all levels of care and encompasses a wide range of clinical services as well as programs addressing social determinants of health.
Rwanda aims to provide comprehensive and high quality health care by building the capacity of its work force. This is evident through programs such as the Human Resources for Health (HRH) program, a multi-year, multi-million dollar initiative, led by the Rwandan Ministry of Health and the United States Government, that seeks to build Rwanda’s health education infrastructure in collaboration with top North American universities supplying full-time specialist faculty to work with their Rwandan counterparts on all aspects of health education.Allowing Rwandan health sector workers to pursue their interests and improve their skills will create a cadre of highly motivated and dedicated public servants, dramatically improving the quality of care provided to the poorest of the poor.

As the HRH program shows, major training and educational initiatives aimed at nurses are currently taking place in Rwanda with PIH’s support. Working closely with district level nurse leaders, a hospital based skills building program is being developed to support the growing needs of the inpatient nurses via clinical mentorship, quality improvement, and unit based skills development. The need to improve the skill-level of nurses at the district hospital level has been emphasized by the health district leadership. The Nurse Educator will support the training of nursing students and district hospital nurses at PIH-supported sites through a combination of direct mentoring, quality improvement efforts, protocol development and curriculum development.

General Responsibilities:
1. To work with the Department of Medical Education and Training ss(DMET) to support training of nursing students andnurses at IMB-supported hospitals
2. To work closely with the School of Nursing/University of Rwanda to train nursing students during their rotations at IMB-supported hospitals.
3. To work closely with MOH Partners to develop a program for nurse orientation, and clinical nursing education within the hospitals, and to support nurse capacity building efforts.
4. To assist in the coordination and integration of various nurse specialist volunteers coming for at IMB-supported hospitals.
5. To collaborate with the training team in the development of ad-hoc training curricula for district hospital-based nurses.
6. To regularly mentor district hospital-based nurses during clinical rounds in the wards.
7. To ensure that appropriate data for hospital-based nurse training and educational initiatives is collected and to collaborate with the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Department to ensure that appropriate indicators are chosen, updated and measured.
8. To work closely with the chiefs of nursing at hospitals and DMET to coordinate and implement the hospital’s nurse training work plan.
9. To ensure the integration of yearly clinical training goals and objectives for nurses with broader policies including developing relationship with national institutions involved in nursing education as part of the Human Resources for Health (HRH) program.
10. To provide technical support for development and pilot testing of protocols and curricula for hospital-based nurses in collaboration with the chiefs of nursing, IMB clinical programs, and MESH/QI.

Requirements:
• Bachelor(A0) of Nursing with at least 2-3 years post-graduation work experience
• Previous experience in clinical nursing education is required
• Current experience in a variety of clinical areas including medical and surgical nursing
• Previous work experience inRwandan district hospital setting is strongly preferred
• Previous experience in unit based education/mentorship is preferred
• Willingness to live in a rural setting
• Fluency in English and French.
• Commitment to social justice.

How to apply:
If you believe that you are the right candidate for the above positions, please submit your application online using the PIH website by following this link: http://www.pih.org/pages/employment
Select the appropriate job title, click on “apply to this position” and follow the instructions. For the section “work authorization,” please select “unknown.” Should you require any assistance, please email Human Resources at [email protected]
Application deadline is 31/07/2015 at 4pm

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