Roles vary over time as the needs of our partners change. Because Nepal currently has a large number of national nurses, expatriates are not invited for routine nursing. Instead, experienced expatriate nurses are needed to mentor and encourage national nurses to ever stronger clinical and compassionate practice. As advisors and development professionals, expatriate nurses may be asked to build the capacity of senior national nurses to run their departments or add a clinical service. Alternatively, s/he may be needed to come alongside new graduates to help develop their general clinical skills and care standards. As such we need experience, confident, supportive nurses – people willing to help others care for patients. Nurses need to be prepared to be very flexible and comfortable with ambiguity. Those with a sense of humor will generally have a better time! INF/W makes available a four-month language course for those who are not fluent in Nepali language. The costs of this course are borne by the nurse. English is spoken in Nepal, but less so in the remote postings than in urban centers. INF/W is a Christian mission serving Nepali people through health and development work. Expatriate members are committed Christians and are sent by Christian sending agencies in their home countries.
Only seasoned nurses, preferably with training and coaching experience as well as strong clinical background, will be considered for these advisory posts. A BSN or equivalent is required, along with at least 5 years experience. Additional specialization may be beneficial, although the nurse would need to be prepared to work at a basic clinical level due to the present realities of nursing in rural Nepal.
|Cost:||Approximately $315 USD a month, in addition to the nurses's travel and living expenses|
|Length:||2 years or more|
|Contact||Lois Dingley, Recruitment and Secondments Officer|
|Address||P.O. Box 1230, Kathmandu, , 0, Nepal|