The mission of Faith In Practice is to improve the physical, spiritual, and economic conditions of the poor in Guatemala through short-term surgical, medical and dental mission trips and health-related educational programs. Each year, 1,200 US volunteers and 900 Guatemalan volunteers provide care to more than 20,000 patients from across Guatemala.
Our surgical teams represent the following specialties: ENT, Gynecology, General, Orthopedic, Plastics, and Urology, and surgeons perform surgeries ranging from hernia repairs to [deleted scoliosis] total hip and knee replacements. Our Registered Nurses serve primarily on these teams and fulfill the duties as one of the following: Pre-Op, Post-OP, Circulator, Scrub, or PACU. In addition, CRNAs are needed and will work under the supervision of an Anesthesiologist. Our surgical teams work at our two partner hospitals: Las Obras Sociales del Santo Hermano Pedro Hospital in Antigua and Hospital Hilario Galindo in Retalhuleu.
Our village clinics are conducted in the areas of the greatest need in the farthest reaches of Guatemala. Family Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Practitioners will work in general medicine, pediatric, or gynecology clinics as providers, seeing open wounds, infections, parasites and other serious health conditions. The medical teams will also identify surgical candidates to be referred to our surgical program.
For bilingual (Spanish/English) certified nurse midwives, there is an opportunity to participate in our Traditional Birth Attendant program, where we provide training to local comadronas (midwives) on techniques to minimize maternal and infant mortality.
All nurses will need an active license and currently working in the role they would fulfill in Guatemala. Spanish is preferable but interpreters go on the mission trips as well.
|Cost:||Application fee, trip fee, and cost of flight (Call us for more information)|
|Address||7500 Beechnut St., Suite 208, Houston, Texas, 77074, US|