DO YOU HAVE NURSING SKILLS THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH A DEVELOPING NATION?
Nursing opportunities in Timor-Leste (East Timor)
St John of God Health Care (SJGHC) has been operating the capacity building Nursing Development Program in Timor-Leste in partnership with the Ministry of Health since 2010.
We are now seeking to further develop our team of nurses based in Dili, who are working alongside Timorese nurses in the Dili National Referral Hospital to assist in the process of building their nursing and midwifery knowledge and skills.
We are interested in hearing from nurses with one or more of the following qualifications, skills and experience:
- Critical care or other specialisation
- General nursing
- Infection control
- Education and training
- Project management
- Development experience
- Leadership and/or management roles
The successful candidates will be offered a two year fixed term contract working 76 hours a fortnight, with deployment to Timor-Leste expected to be late 2017 or early 2018.
More information about our capacity building work in Timor-Leste and other neighbouring countries can be found at https://www.sjog.org.au/more/about-us/social-outreach/international-health
Working and living in a developed country is very different from the environment you will experience in Timor-Leste, and candidates must be innovative, flexible, adaptable, resilient and patient. Our Nursing Development Program nurses do not focus on direct service provision and must be prepared to use a broad range of skills and personal attributes that are required to work in a model that promotes practice change and sustainability. This model ensures support for the development of nursing practices in Timor-Leste in such a way that they are sustainable now and into the future.
The Nursing Development Program operated by St John of God Health Care is part of a wider commitment to Timor-Leste, which includes a Pathology Development Program and a Leadership and Management Program. Our work in Timor-Leste has been recognised by the Ministry of Health as amongst the most successful by a non-government agency since the country’s independence.
If you are interested in one of these exciting roles please visit the following site to view the position description and apply
St John of God Health Care embraces diversity and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people with disabilities.
For enquiries about this position, applicants should contact Ben Dingle, Country Manager Timor-Leste at [email protected] or Anthea Ramos, Social Outreach Director International Health at [email protected]
Applications Close: COB 1 September 2017, Sally Barker | International Health Administration Assistant, St John of God Health Care, Work days: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, T: (03) 9278 1715 | F: (03) 9686 5129 | E: [email protected], Level 2, 417 St Kilda Rd Melbourne VIC 3004, W www.sjog.org.au/outreach