Admissions Nurse
Summary:  The Admissions Nurse oversees the admissions process for those patients requiring an inpatient stay, making sure records and testing are complete, alerting relevant staff to potential health issues, and orienting the patient and family member to the hospital. Functions within the clinical standards set by Mercy Ships.

Not expected to be available until August 2019. However, it is open for re-applications from those who have been offered dates for the Guinea Field Service as communicated by the Staffing team.  New applications for this position will be reviewed for our Talent Pool (waiting list).

Your role on the Admissions team is critical in the patient cycle. New patients, some who have never experienced a hospital before, will depend on you to get them through this new and frightening process. Your professional skills will serve you well, but it's your compassion for helping others that will make you successful in this role. 

The Admissions Nurse volunteer position, part of the Ward, will be located on the Africa Mercy, the world's largest non-governmental hospital ship. The preferred minimum time commitment for this role is eight weeks. We recommend all interested applicants to submit an application at least six months in advance of your target service date. Commitments longer than ten months require successful completion of Mercy Ships On Boarding Program.

Qualifications Required:

  • Commitments 12 months or more require successful completion of OnBoarding program 
  • Current/active Registered Nurse license
  • Minimum two years experience following licensure  
  • Current Basic Life Support certification is required; ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) and PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) are optional
  • Current Acute Care Nursing experience
  • Able to successfully perform an ECG
  • Phlebotomy experience required
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Fluent in English

Questions about this information? Send us an email! Our recruiter would love to answer any questions you may have. You can reach Alyssa Rowe at [email protected].