Admissions Nurse Team Leader
Summary:  Co-ordinate and oversee the admissions 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.

This position is available to alumni only.  Accepting applications. 

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 and Global Mercy, the world's largest non-governmental hospital ships. 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.

Qualifications Required:

  • Mercy Ships alumni required 
  • Registered Nurse with active license in home country
  • Minimum two years' experience following licensure
  • Recent acute surgical/medical/Emergency Room/Admissions unit experience of at least two years full-time or three years part-time in the past 5 years AND at the point of application can show working 30 hours or more per week in one of these clinical areas in the past 12 months
  • Current Basic Life Support certification is required; ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) and PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) are optional
  • Proficiency with computers and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Leadership or management experience preferred
  • Phlebotomy experience required
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Fluent in English

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