Admissions Nurse Team Leader
Summary:  Co-ordinates and oversees the admission process, ensuring records and testing are complete and alerting relevant staff to potential health issues. Ensure the clinical standards set by Mercy Ships are maintained. Lead a small Admissions team of Nurses and Day Crew.

Not expected to be available until at least June 2020. 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 Team Leader 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 two years. We recommend all interested applicants to submit an application at least six months in advance of your target service date. Commitments longer than twelve months require successful completion of Mercy Ships On Boarding Program.

Are you interested in coming with your family? This position may qualify for a family cabin on board! Please refer to the Family FAQs for more information. 

Qualifications Required:

  • Mercy Ships alumni required 
  • Current/active Registered Nurse license
  • Minimum two years experience following licensure
  • Must be working clinically in the last two years
  • 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
  • Proficiency with computers and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Leadership or management experience preferred
  • 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 Elbert at [email protected].