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Nurse Anesthesia Tutor


  • Organization: Mercy Ships
  • Location: Freetown
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Medical Practitioners
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Medical Doctor
  • Closing Date: 2023-12-31

** Please submit attached resumes in the English language **

Mercy Ships is a global faith-based charity that uses hospital ships to bring safe, free, and affordable surgery and training to people in Africa. For over 40 years, Mercy Ships has visited more than 55 low- or middle-income nations. We are passionate about bringing hope and healing through safe surgical care, while we work with partners and stakeholders to strengthen local healthcare systems. Since the inception of this dream by founders Don and Deyon Stephens in 1978, Mercy Ships has served more than 2.7 million direct beneficiaries without regard for race, gender, or religion.

We're seeking a Nurse Anesthesia Tutor who will work closely with the Anesthesia Program Manager in development and leadership of Nurse Anesthetist Training to a Diploma and Bachelor of Science level in Sierra Leone. This role will be based in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

What You Will Contribute:

  • Review of curricula in nurse anesthesia training, identifying areas for improvement.
  • Develop the appropriate teaching materials.
  • Organize, manage and deliver the courses, in the agreed timeframe.
  • Classroom teaching.
  • Clinical supervision of trainees.
  • Visiting trainees during district rotations.
  • Train Sierra Leone nurse anesthetists to become tutors.
  • Collaborate with the national anesthesia coordinator, MOHS and Mercy Ships International Programs to deliver high-quality training.
  • Collaborate with host nation universities and teaching institutions.
  • Maintain records and performs evaluations as necessary, of all training projects and donations, as directed by the Senior Director of Education, Training, and Advocacy (ETA), and Senior Program Design Director.
  • Prepare internal and final reports on projects in conjunction with the Senior Director of Education, Training, and Advocacy, and Programs Design/MELD in a timely manner.
  • Document processes related to program delivery to increase effectiveness of future programs.
  • Attend and participate in all devotions, receptions and ETA functions as required.
  • Write blogs for public platforms describing ETA programs to help share/publicize the work of ETA.

In this position, you’ll need:

  • Keen interest in building nurse capacity in low-resource contexts through the development and deployment of nurse training programs.
  • Ability to live in Sierra Leone full time and travel within the districts.
  • To be supportive of Mercy Ships mission and vision and committed to its core values.
  • Understand and apply servant leadership, work collaboratively with integrity, and demonstrate accountability.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building capability – collaborative and able to gain the confidence and trust of trainees and other stakeholders.
  • Ability to organize and plan work effectively within a team and organizational context.
  • Ability to lead and manage a diverse team through strong communication, problem-solving and planning skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and proven ability to communicate complex ideas and theory to trainees.
  • Moderate to advanced Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills.
  • Cross-cultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • Fluency in English.

Education & Experience needed for this position:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nurse Anesthesia or Qualified Clinical Officer Anesthesia required.
  • Bachelor's or master's degree in education preferred.
  • Full professional registration with the relevant authorities in their country of practice.
  • Recent clinical experience.
  • Qualification in nurse education or adult learning.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a nurse anesthesia tutor or educator.
  • Experience in creating and delivering a brand-new training course.
  • Significant experience of and demonstrated ability to mentor and supervise nurses.
  • Experience and ability to develop training materials and curricula.
  • Ability to plan and monitor to ensure training is delivered in line with agreed standards and timeframe.
  • Successful completion of Mercy Ships On Boarding may be required within the first year.

** Please submit attached resumes in the English language **

To receive consideration for this position, please visit the following link to begin your application. Please ensure your application and attached resume are in the English Language.

Application Link:

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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