Sierra Leone: Volunteer Nurse Educator – King’s Sierra Leone Partnership | (Funded)

By King’s Sierra Leone Partnership Organization: King’s Sierra Leone Partnership
Country: Sierra Leone
Closing date: 30 Nov 2018

The primary focus of this position is to support the Faculty of Nursing at COMAHS in developing undergraduate nurse education. Support for the teaching and assessing of practical nursing skills by existing staff, in accordance with the newly revised curriculum, will continue to be required. A key task will be to identify how an exciting new national initiative to promote quality assurance across higher education can be adopted by the faculty.By working with the KSLP clinical team at Connaught Hospital, the post holder is expected to plan educational activities for qualified nurses who provide supervision of students during their clinical placement at Connaught Hospital. As a member of the education team, consisting of a medical educator and pharmacy educator / education lead, the nurse educator will be expected to provide educational expertise for all KSLP programmes. This will include supervision of visiting international elective students.

  • Qualifications: A nursing degree. Professional registration in home country.

  • Experience: At least 3 years post-qualification experience in nursing. Experience in delivering nursing education for an academic institution is essential. Previous experience of travelling or working in a low resource setting.

  • Personal Characteristics: Excellent interpersonal and intercultural skills, as well as confidence working within a multicultural team and with senior nurses from partner institutions; skilled at multitasking and prioritising, working independently with minimal supervision, and leading and designing projects autonomously; an appreciation of the philosophy behind a long – term co-development health partnership
    It would be advantageous if the candidate had:

  • An educational qualification or diploma in tropical nursing (or equivalent)

  • More than 6 months’ experience of work experience within Africa

  • A keen interest in health and education systems strengthening, audit and quality improvement and research

  • Return flights to and from initial post, plus two paid leave flights to and from Freetown

This is a 12-month unpaid voluntary position but the post holder will be provided with:

  • £500 monthly stipend for living expenses, paid in local currency
  • Multi-entry visa, residency permit & professional registration
  • Vaccinations & antimalarials
  • Insurance
  • Accommodation in a shared KSLP house

How to apply:

To apply, please follow this link to the King’s Sierra Leone Partnership Opportunities page, where you will find a downloadable link to the job description in full, including exact details of how to apply.

For an informal discussion or to find out more about the role please email volunteer@kslp.org.uk

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