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Dental Team Supervisor

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 04/23/2014| Department: Dental Team
Available: June 7, 2014
Length of Position: Minimum Time Commitment of 2 years
The Dental Team Supervisor manages the daily operations of the crew dental clinic, off-ship dental clinic, and status of ongoing needs and maintenance. This role is primarily off-ship during active field service. They also coordinate dental care for crew on the ship, allocating personnel and resources appropriately, and oversee Dental Health Education at the clinic and in surrounding schools. Required qualifications include: Administrative and Leadership ability, Strong Clinical Experience in Dental Area, the ability to be a detailed oriented self-starter, and be able to drive a standard gear shift vehicle in Africa. The successful completion of Mercy Ships’ On Boarding Program is also required, prior to joining the ship.

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Lead Dentist

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 04/17/2014 | Department: Dental Team
Available: September 13, 2014
Length of Position: 2 Year Minimum Time Commitment

The Lead Dentists provides professional guidance and medical support to the dental team, ensuring quality patient and crew care is administered. They also work in collaboration with the Dental Team Supervisor to develop and achieve overall departmental goals while providing technical and medical supervision of dental services in the clinics, comprehensive dental care to longer term crew, and emergency dental care to shorter term crew. Requirements include licensure as a dentist in home nation with two years’ experience after licensure, strong leadership and administrative skills, the ability to be a self-started and detailed orientated, as well as the successful completion of Mercy Ships’ On Boarding Program, prior to joining the ship.

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OR Nurse

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 04/02/2014 | Department: OR/Surgery
Available: 21 September 2014 – 20 December 2014; 28 December 2014- 31 January 2015; 15 February 2015 – 30 May 2015 for OR Nurses serving at least two weeks.
Openings 7 June 2014 – 6 June 2015 for nurses able to serve 1 year; these are a critical need.
Length of Position: Two-week minimum commitment and one-year minimum commitment

Operating Room Nurse cares for assigned surgical patients from check-in at the operating room entrance until discharge to the recovery room, assisting the surgeon and surgical team by circulating or scrubbing, and maintaining accurate documentation. This is an on-ship position and requires participation in an on-call schedule. Applicant must have a current Operating Room Nurse/Nurse Practitioner license in home country; be able to both scrub and circulate; be fluent in English; have knowledge of O.R. procedures, standards and equipment; and have a minimum of two years OR Nurse experience.

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Deck Rating

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 04/04/2014 | Department: Deck
Available: 28 August 2014
Length of Position: Three month minimum commitment preferred
The Deck Rating is responsible to the Chief Officer through the Bosun and Assistant Bosun for general duties and also responsible to the Officer of the Watch/Day, during periods on bridge/gangway watch or on fire/security patrol. The applicant should possess a certificate of competency according to STCW 95 Section A-II/4 for Deck Rating and a practical and theoretical knowledge with regard to use of hand tools and portable power tools. Current Basic Safety Training and Crowd Management certification is also required.

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Head Housekeeper

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 02/21/2014 | Department: Stewards
Available: Immediately
Length of Position: 1 year minimum commitment
Supervise the housekeeping team and Crew Services Day Workers. Oversee the overall upkeep, cleanliness and image of the interior public areas of the M/V Africa Mercy. Head Housekeeper role is a junior-management role with room to grow into a more senior role. Attendance of On Boarding program prior to joining the ship is required.

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Galley Team Leader

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 02/21/2014 | Department: Stewards
Available: 2 April 2014
Length of Position: 10 months, though 1 year minimum commitment preferred
The Galley Team Leader is responsible for first line oversight of their Galley Team. Responsibilities include; Oversight of the Galley Team in meal preparation and cleanup, ensuring that their teams are trained in the procedures and safety factors of the equipment before use, and following procedures, and assisting the Executive Chef as directed. Junior-management role with room to grow into more senior role.

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Hospital Day Worker Coordinator

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 01/31/2014| Department: Hospital Ancillary Services
Available: June 7, 2014
Length of Position: 1 Year Minimum Time Commitment

The Hospital Day Worker Coordinator is responsible organizing, managing, and assigning Hospital Day Workers in all on-ship & off ship departments under the Hospital. The Coordinator should be an active mentor to the Hospital Day Worker and must work within, personally demonstrate, and support all operating department staff to comply with the Mercy Ships Core Values. Previous health management experience preferable. Requirements: Strong leadership skills, flexibility and sensitivity to language & cultural diversity, administrative skills including the use of word processing and spreadsheet manipulation, and the successful completion of Mercy Ships’ On Boarding Program prior to joining the ship.

 

 

 

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OR Nurse Ophthalmic Team Leader

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 03/14/2014 | Department: OR/Surgery
Available:  Available: 7 June 2014 – 6 June 2015
Length of Position: One year minimum commitment

Coordinate daily function, supply, patient schedule and records in the Ophthalmic Operating Room. Knowledge of OR procedures, standards and equipment specific to ophthalmology is required. A current nursing/operating room technician license in home country is also required.

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Hair Stylist

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 03/20/2014 | Department: Other Professional
Available: 13 April 2014
Length of Position: Six-month minimum commitment
The hair stylist provides quality hair care for short-term and long-term crew members. Requirements include completion of hair school/cosmetology school and a Professional license.

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Project Assistant

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 04/04/2014 | Department: Shipyard Projects
Available: 16 June – 10 August 2014
Length of Position: 2 week minimum commitment required
Responsible to assist the Project Manager to support the annual maintenance period of the Africa Mercy. This can include but not limited to installation of new equipment, preparation of surfaces, applying protective coatings, general ship maintenance and cleaning. An aptitude for technical work and detail is required. This position is available for our annual shipyard/maintenance period only. Shipyard 2014 will be held in the Canary Islands, Spain.

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Maintenance Coordinator

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 04/04/2014 | Department: Capacity Building Support Programs
Available: 10 August 2014
Length of Position: 2 year minimum commitment required
The Off Ship Programs Maintenance Coordinator facilitates maintenance of all facilities, tools, and equipment located off the ship minus medical equipment. This includes but is not limited to the Hospitality Center, the programs support facility, the off ship Dental program site, and off ship eye team sites, tents as well as the related Mercy Ships tools and equipment. Completion of On Boarding program is required.

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Communications Manager

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 02/21/2014 | Department: Communications
Available: June 2014
Length of Position: 3 year minimum commitment required
The Communications Manager oversees the onboard communications team in order to assure the capture and transfer of compelling patient stories, photographs and video which are used by all National Offices to promote Mercy Ships. The Communications Manager is also responsible in conjunction with the Managing Director for the overall planning and executive of all Media Events, Vision Trips, VIP events. Completion of On Boarding program prior to joining the ship is required.

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Hospital Ancillary Services Supervisor

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 04/07/2014 | Department: Ancillary Services
Available: June 7, 2014
Length of Position: 3 Year Minimum Time Commitment

The Ancillary Services Supervisor provides supervision and cohesiveness to the diverse group of ancillary services to maximize the effectiveness of the individual areas, in turn contributing to the overall Hospital goal of improving the level of quality in patient care. The Ancillary areas include: Crew Clinic, Rehab Team, Palliative Care, Laboratory, Radiology, Pharmacy, Hospital Supply and Hospital Housekeeping. Minimum of 2 years management experience, excellent leadership, communication, organizational, and time- management skills are required along with the successful completion of Mercy Ships’ On Boarding Program prior to joining the ship.

 

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Receptionist

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 04/04/2014 | Department: Purser / Reception
Available: 8 September 2014
Length of Position: Six month minimum commitment required
Responsible to assist crew members, passengers, and guests with embarkation and disembarkation details, accurately communicate ship’s daily business, and route incoming calls. This job also includes working under stress and pressure, as may be occasioned by emergency or high volume business circumstances. Completion of Basic Safety Training and Crowd Management required in accordance with STCW regulations.

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Second Officer

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 02/21/2014 | Department: Deck
Available: 18 June- 1 August 2014
Length of Position: 7 week commitment required
The Second Officer maintains onboard the documents and equipment necessary for the ship to safely prosecute an ocean voyage. Requirements include; Certificate of Competency according to STCW A-II/1, Valid ARPA certificate, Valid GMDSS Operator’s license, Valid ECDIS certificate, successful completion of Crowd Management Training according to STCW A-V/2-1, and at least one year of sea-going service as a Navigation Watch Officer required.

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Plumber

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 04/22/2014 | Department: Engineering
Available: 27 April 2014 – 22 June 2014
Length of Position: 8 week commitment
The Plumber is responsible to carry out repair and maintenance on various plumbing systems. recognized plumbing certificate or relevant experience. Completion of Basic Safety Training in accordance with IMO STCW as amended.

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Shipyard Electrician

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 04/22/2014 | Department: Shipyard Projects
Available: a.) 16 June – 10 August 2014; b.) 16 June – 12 July 2014; and c.) 27 July – 10 August 2014
Length of Position: 2 week minimum commitment required
Support Project Manager by maintaining and inspecting electrical machinery, equipment, distribution, and lighting systems as assigned. Education and training showing evidence of a thorough knowledge of electrical equipment and distribution systems is required. Marine electrical experience is preferred.
This position is available for our annual shipyard/maintenance period only. Shipyard 2014 will be held in the Canary Islands, Spain.

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HVAC Technician

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 04/04/2014 | Department: Shipyard Projects
Available: 16 June – 10 August 2014
Length of Position: 2 week minimum commitment required
Support Project Manager by maintaining main air conditioning chiller units and required log books, keeping proper records of maintenance carried out in the company’s planned maintenance system, ensuring that the consumption of refrigerant gas, refrigerant lubricating oil, and spare parts onboard are inventoried, maintaining chilled water, condenser circulation, and sea water air conditioning pumps, etc.
This position is available for our annual shipyard/maintenance period only. Shipyard 2014 will be held in the Canary Islands, Spain.

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Pipefitter/Welder

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 04/04/2014 | Department: Shipyard Projects
Available: 16 June – 10 August 2014
Length of Position: 2 week minimum commitment required
Support Projects Team through steel repairs and fabrication (including pipe and plate steel), and welding and gas-cutting to the structure, attachments, and fittings of the ship as directed.
This position is available for our annual shipyard/maintenance period only. Shipyard 2014 will be held in the Canary Islands, Spain.

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Patient Flow Manager

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 04/15/2014 | Department: Hospital Management
Available: September 13, 2014
Length of Position: 2 Year Minimum Time Commitment

The Patient Flow Manager is responsible for coordinating and improving the processes of patient flow management and alignment throughout the Hospital areas. Responsible for collaborating with the OR Supervisor and Ward Supervisor, and working with other members of the Hospital Supervisors Team to maintain a balance in patient flow for the duration of the patient’s cycle of care throughout the Hospital departments and in alignment with staffing and resources. The Patient Flow Manager manages the Screening Team and oversees the patient flow management of the patient selection processes, pre-admissions, outpatients, and follow-up care. Requirements include familiarity with OR procedures (length of procedures, types of procedures, equipment used), administrative and organizational skills, registered nursing license in home country and the successful completion of Mercy Ships’ On Boarding Program, prior to joining the ship. Strong clinical experience and previous management experience preferred.

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Motorman

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 03/20/2014 | Department: Engineering
Available: Immediately
Length of Position: 3 month minimum commitment
The Motorman assists with watches, maintenance work, and routine checks, records appropriate readings during watch, and assist Second Engineer and Chief Engineer as required.  Must have completed Basic Safety Training in accordance with STCW A-VI/1-4, Crowd Management in accordance with STCW A-V/2-1, and have Certificate of Competency rating of A-III/4 or A-III/5.

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Rehab Team Leader

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 01/31/2014 | Department: Rehab Team
Available: June 7, 2014
Length of Position: 1 Year Minimum Time Commitment

The Rehabilitation Team Leader oversees a team of personnel focused on providing high quality rehabilitation services for pre- & post-operative surgical patients and crew. This position is based dockside and/or in the community. Minimum commitment is one year, but two years is preferred. The applicant needs to be a Registered Physical Therapist with at least five years of experience. Experience with surgical patients is preferred, including orthopedic and burn reconstruction, as well as experience in musculoskeletal outpatients. Mercy Ships or developing nation experience beneficial. The successful completion of Mercy Ships’ On Boarding program, prior to joining the ship, is required.

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Head Receptionist

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 04/04/2014 | Department: Purser / Reception
Available: 22 August 2014
Length of Position: Eleven month minimum commitment required
Responsible to assist the Purser in supervising the daily operations of the Receptionists, with emphasis on balancing work schedules to ensure the Receptionist on duty is trained and rested.
Responsible to assist crew members, passengers, and guests with embarkation and disembarkation details, accurately communicate ship’s daily business, and route incoming calls. This job also includes working under stress and pressure, as may be occasioned by emergency or high volume business circumstances. Must have completed Basic Safety Training in accordance with STCW A-VI/1-4, Crowd Management in accordance with STCW A-V/2-1. Completion of On Boarding program prior to joining the ship is required.

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Hand Therapist (Occupational Therapist)

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 04/17/2014 | Department: Rehab Team
Available: August 24, 2014- May 30, 2015
Length of Position:  3 Month Minimum Time Commitment; preference given to longer commitments

To provide a specialist rehabilitation service for post-operative plastic surgery patients (children & adults) following burns contracture release and correction of congenital deformities. To work closely with both the Plastic Surgeon and Plastics Dressings Nurse to optimize the patient’s outcome of surgery. This will involve pre-operative and post-operative assessment of patients, to include both objective and functional hand assessment, treatment planning and functional rehabilitation. The position will be based both on the ward and in an out-patient setting.

The requirements listed below are representative of the education and / or experience required.
- Registered & Licensed Occupational Therapist or Physical therapist with a minimum of two years experience and at least one year recent working with complex hand trauma and static splinting. Burns and pediatric experience a great advantage.
- Evidence of post-qualification experience/ certification in hand therapy

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Supply Demand Planner

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 04/23/2014| Department: Supply
Available: 01 August 2014
Length of Position: Minimum Time Commitment of 1 year
Responsibilities include both demand management and inventory planning of specific product lines. The planner ensures an adequate supply of product to service customer needs while minimizing working inventory by assessing demand activity. The planner will reflect demand changes in our planning systems to ensure high accuracy of forecast needs and ensure accuracy in inventory records, item usage history, and forecasting files. 1-3 years of experience in product planning and/or supply chain is required. The successful completion of Mercy Ships’ On Boarding Program is also required, prior to joining the ship.


Hospital Physician

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated:  04/17/2014 | Department: Ward
Available: August 24, 2014 – May 30, 2015
Length of Position: five-months minimum commitment

Performs pre-operative physical exam on all admissions. Assess and treat patient’s medical conditions during the peri-operative phase, including pre-operative surveillance of chronic medical conditions (e.g. hypertension or hypothyroidism), and inpatient issues pre-operative and post-operatively, and manages medical aspects of surgical patient care before, during, and after hospitalization in coordination with ward team leaders, anesthesia providers, and surgeons. Requirements included licensure as a physician in home country, 1 to 2 years’ post graduate clinical experience, and active practice within the past year.


Ophthalmic Technician

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 04/02/2014 | Department: Ophthalmic Team
Available: 24 August 2014 – 20 December 2014; 28 December 2014- 24 January 2015; 22 March 2015- 23 May 2015

Length of Position: One month minimum
The Ophthalmic Technician role varies depending upon needs and schedule, and assists in providing consistency of care for the Ophthalmic Field and Perioperative Teams.  Responsible for screening and selecting surgical candidates, providing pre and post-operative care and education, and the diagnosis/treatment of ophthalmic eye problems within the scope of licensure and eye program parameters, working in community-based and dockside clinics.  The position splits time between hot, dusty/wet field screening selection sites and on-ship/off-ship eye clinic locations. This position is filled by a licensed Optometrist (Therapeutics Certified) or Ophthalmologist, Certified Ophthalmic Assistant or Certified Ophthalmic Technician/Nurse. If optometry license is other than U.S., then individual must be certified to treat ophthalmic pathology. Certification must be equivalent to U.S. certification


Housekeeper

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 02/21/2014 | Department: Stewards
Available: 16 May – 1 September 2014
Length of Position: 8 week minimum commitment
Maintain the cleanliness of public areas assigned by the Head Housekeeper.


Cook

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 02/20/2014 | Department: Stewards
Available: 27 April 2014 onward, 4 May 2014 onward, and 16 May – 1 September 2014
Length of Position: 12 week minimum commitment
Assist the Galley Team Leader with the preparation and clean up of all shipboard meals. Previous cooking and/or restaurant experience is preferred.


Ophthalmic Surgeon

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 04/02/2014| Department: OR/Surgery
Available: 12 October – 22 November 2014 and 28 December 2014 – 31 January 2015
Length of Position: Two week minimum commitment

Perform ophthalmic surgery, consult on care of pre-operative and post-operative patients, and assist with screening as needed. Experienced surgeons may also provide training for national & international eye surgeons in MSICS (Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery). The applicant should be able to perform MSICS and remove pterygium or other ophthalmic sub-specialty (Mercy Ships does not provide retinal or glaucoma surgery). The candidate should possess a D.O., M.D., FICS. ; be a trained surgeon who has completed sub-specialty training in ophthalmology; have an active licensure/registration within home nation; and have been in practice within the previous six months.


IS Support Specialist

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 03/20/2014 | Department: IS
Available: 21 June – 24 August 2014, 1 February 2014 onward
Length of Position: 12 week minimum commitment
The IT Support Specialist uses his/her strong customer service skills to provide first line help desk support to Mercy Ships crew, assisting with hardware and software incidents and problems via phone, email, or tickets. Candidates should have experience in using and troubleshooting Microsoft Office applications and an understanding of PC hardware setup and configuration.


Able Seaman / Able Seafarer

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 04/04/2014 | Department: Deck
Available: 22 June – 31 July 2014, and 15 June – 4 August 2014
Length of Position: 6 weeks and 7 weeks, respectively
The Able Seaman will be responsible for cleaning and maintaining the hull and superstructure, assisting in loading, stowage/securing and unloading of cargo and ship’s vehicles, standing navigational watch on the bridge at sea or at anchor, standing gangway/security watch, and conducting fire/security patrols. The applicant should possess a certificate of competency according to STCW 95 Section A-II/4 or or A-II/5 and a practical and theoretical knowledge with regard to use of hand tools and portable power tools. Current Basic Safety Training and Crowd Management certification is also required.


General Surgeon

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 04/02/2014 | Department: OR/Surgery
Available: 23 November – 6 December 2014 and 17 May – 30 May 2015
Length of Position: Two week minimum commitment

The General Surgeon provides surgical intervention to treat congenital, developmental, or degenerative conditions, as well as reconstruction of damage due to injury or infection. In addition, the Surgeon will manage post-operative care of surgical complications and prioritize patient selection. The surgical procedures performed most frequently are inguinal herniorrhaphies for large hernias and thyroidectomies. The applicant must have an active licensure/registration within home nation, completed specialty training program, and been active in practice within the previous six months.


Anaesthetic Assistant

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 04/02/2014| Department: OR/Surgery
Available: 31 August 2014 – 6 June 2015

Length of Position: Two-week minimum commitment
Anaesthetic Assistant assists anaesthesia staff in providing anaesthetic care. Maintain inventory of anaesthetic related materials. Maintain anaesthetic equipment in conjunction with biomedical technician. Reorders anaesthetic supplies to keep the OR sufficiently stocked. The position is filled by a Registered Nurse with relevant anaesthetic assistant experience, Anaesthetic Technician, Registered Operating Department Practitioner or equivalent anaesthetic assistant qualification. Minimum of 2 years of experience is required.


PACU Nurse/Recovery Room Nurse

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 04/02/2014| Department: OR/Surgery
Available:21 September 2014- 18 October 2014; 23 November 2014 – 20 December 2014; 28 December 2014 – 10 January 2015; and 18 January – 6 June 2015
Length of Position: Two-week minimum commitment

The PACU Nurse provides total patient care for inpatient surgical patients. Specialties include maxillofacial, plastic reconstructive, ophthalmic, and orthopedic surgery. Applicant is required to have current active registered nursing license in home country with a minimum of two-years experience following licensure. Recent experience in an acute surgical setting is preferred.


Carpenter

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 04/04/2014 | Department: Deck
Available:  19 June – 14 July 2014
Length of Position: 4 week minimum commitment
The carpenter is responsible for general repairs of the vessel’s accommodation, including carpentry, flooring, and furnishings work, as well as assisting in the mooring of the ship. The carpenter will also maintain the carpentry shop and associated equipment, in addition to carrying out nighttime duties of fire watch and cleaning of the accommodation/galley. He/she will also assist other departments where and when required in a spirit of cooperation. The carpenter should prepare to be trained in firefighting, lifeboat manning, and emergency procedures. Protective clothing should be worn at all times. Completion of Basic Safety Training in accordance with STCW A-VI/1-1 to 1-4 is required.


Plastic Surgeon

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 04/02/2014| Department: OR/Surgery
Available: 11 January 2015- 24 January 2015
Length of Position: Two week minimum commitment

The Plastic Surgeon provides surgical reconstructive intervention to treat congenital, developmental, or degenerative conditions, as well as reconstruction of damage due to injury or infection. In addition, the surgeon will manage post-operative care of surgical complications and prioritize patient selection. The surgical procedures performed include, but not limited to, (NOMA) facial reconstruction, burn contracture release, repair and grafting of tendon injuries upper and lower limbs, soft tissue reconstruction and skin grafting. The applicant must have an active licensure/registration within home nation, completed specialty training program, and been active in practice within the previous six months.


Crew Physician

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 04/07/2014 | Department: Ancillary Services
Available: June 2015
Length of Position: 2 Year Minimum Time Commitment

The Crew Physician coordinates and provides routine, general medical care for the crew and day workers as needed, consults on care of surgical inpatients and referrals, and coordinates the emergency medical response team. Requirements include- M.D. or D.O. with current license, a general practitioner or internal medicine background, and a successful completion of Mercy Ships On Boarding program prior to joining the ship.


HR Facilitator

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 02/21/2014 | Department: Human Resources
Available: 7 June 2014
Length of Position: One-year minimum commitment required, including On Boarding Program Training
The HR Facilitator serves as the liaison between the HR at our International Operations Centre (IOC) in Texas and the vessel/operating location from application approval onward to arrival on board and beyond. Collaborate between department heads on board, current crew, and IOC HR staff. Excellent computer skills and communication skills required – both written and verbal. Completion of On Boarding program prior to joining the ship is required.


Mercy Ministries Coordinator

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 04/04/2014 | Department: Capacity Building Support Programs
Available: June 2014
Length of Position: 1 year minimum commitment required
Mercy Ministries provides opportunities for Crew, Mercy Teams and Guests the opportunity to work alongside existing ministries demonstrating hope and healing. Summary: Coordinate Mercy Ministry projects for the crew and Mercy Ships guests. Past developing world experience, social work education and experience preferred. Completion of On Boarding program prior to joining the ship is required.


Stewards Storeman

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 01/10/2014 | Department: Food Services
Available: 16 May – 1 September 2014
Length of Position: 3 month minimum commitment
The Stewards Department Storeman is responsible for managing the inventory and supplies for the Galley and Dining Room.


Hope Centre Facilitator

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 04/04/2014 | Department: Capacity Building Support Programs
Available: 10 August 2014 – 3 January 2015 and 3 January – 13 June 2015
Length of Position: 5 month minimum commitment required
The Off Ship Program Hope Centre Assistant will assist with the management of the off ship Hope Centre by provides holistic patient care for patients. Must supervise housekeeping and food services tasks, oversee the transportation of the patients at the appropriate times, and oversee the daily admission and release of patients. Completion of On Boarding program is recommended prior to arrival.


Ophthalmic Field Medical Assistant

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 04/02/2014| Department: Ophthalmic Team
Available: 2 November 2014 – 13 June 2015
Length of Position: Three months minimum

The Ophthalmic Field Medical Assistant supports the Ophthalmic Professionals in the selection and treatment of ophthalmic surgical candidates and refractive patients.  This position splits time between hot, dusty/wet field screening selection sites and on-ship/off-ship eye clinic locations.  Primary functions include, but are not limited to Ophthalmic / Optometry Assistance, Refraction Assistance, Patient Flow Assistance, Supply and Inventory Assistance, and Other Duties as assigned. Optometry/Ophthalmic clinic experience an asset. This position may be filled by non-licensed personnel after completion of competency based orientation.


Anaesthesiologist/Consultant

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 04/02/2014 | Department: OR/Surgery
Available: 17 May 2015 – 6 June 2015
Length of Position: Two-week minimum commitment
Provide anaesthetic care to patients undergoing surgical and diagnostic procedures as well as manage patients in Intensive Care Unit. Must be skilled in at least two of the following: anaesthesia for children under 1 year of ages, Intensive Care Medicine, management of difficult airways. Will be the physician-in-charge of the Recovery Room and Intensive Care Unit, if the Anaesthesia Supervisor is not on board. Position for Consultant or Board Certified Anaesthesiologist. Minimum of 2 years of experience at this level is desirable.


Third Officer

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 04/22/2014 | Department: Deck
Available: 01 March 2015
Length of Position: Two year minimum commitment preferred
The Third Officer assists the Chief Officer in the daily supervision of the Deck Department, in accordance with the Master’s standing and special orders. Requirements include; Certificate of Competency according to STCW A-II/1, Valid ARPA certificate, Valid GMDSS Operator’s license, Valid ECDIS certificate, valid BST certification and successful completion of Crowd Management Training according to STCW A-V/2-1.


Mechanic/Fitter

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 04/22/2014 | Department: Engineering
Available: 01 September – 18 November 2014 and 02 December onward
Length of Position: 3 month minimum commitment
The Mechanic/Fitter is responsible to carry out machinery maintenance and repairs as directed.  Requirements include previous experience in mechanical servicing/fitting of plant or machinery throughout the ship. Welding experience required. Must have completed Basic Safety Training in accordance with STCW A-VI/1-4.


Anaesthetic Provider (see note for CRNAs)

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 04/02/2014 | Department: OR/Surgery
Available: 1 February 2015 – 28 February 2015; 22 March 2015- 6 June 2015
Length of Position: Two-week minimum commitment

Provide independent anaesthetic care (without the supervision of another medical doctor) to patients undergoing surgical and diagnostic procedures as well as occasionally manage patients in the Intensive Care Unit. Position filled by Registered Anaesthetist, Registrar level anaesthesia provider or Certified Registered Nurse Anaesthetist (CRNA). Minimum of 2 years of experience is desirable.
Special Guidance for CRNAs:
• Mercy Ships is a remote environment where supervision by a physician qualified anaesthesiologist cannot be guaranteed at all times. Therefore CRNAs wishing to work as an Anaesthesia Provider must understand and agree to work in this situation and be able to take full responsibility for their actions.
• Therefore CRNAs serving for the first time are usually expected to apply for an ‘anaesthetic assistant’ position in order to assess their comfort and skill level before being accepted to serve as an Anaesthesia Provider.


Maxillofacial Surgeon

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 04/02/2014 | Department: OR/Surgery
Available: 7 September – 8 November 2014; 23 November 2014 – 20 December 2014; and 22 February 2015 – 18 April 2015
Length of Position: Two-week minimum commitment

Provide surgical intervention to treat congenital, developmental, or degenerative conditions as well as reconstruction of damage due to injury or infection; manage post-operative care of surgical complications; and prioritize patient selection. We recognize there are many aspects of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The ones listed on the FAQ’s: Medical Professionals page are those we have thus far found most helpful in the context of Mercy Ships in West Africa.
Education and/or experience required:
• Active licensure/registration within home nation.
• Completion of specialty training program.
• Active in practice within the previous six months.


Photographer

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 02/21/2014 | Department: Communications
Available: 7 June 2014
Length of Position: 1 year minimum commitment required
The Photographer will work closely with the Writers and others in the Communications department to create photo material of patients, life and work aboard M/V Africa Mercy, as well as in the programs off-ship, create photo material of regional and cultural aspects of Field Service ports of call, research and develop ideas for projects, liaise with other departments to find new story ideas under supervision of the team leaders, and edit photos for finished product. Must work well independently as well as on a team. Photographer needs a Bachelor’s degree in mass media (photography) or related work experience (preferable with references and a portfolio). Professional photography experience is required. Completion of On Boarding program prior to joining the ship is required.


Hospital Projects Assistant

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 04/21/2014 | Department: Hospital Management
Available: 24 August 2014
Length of Position: 10 months or 1 field service

The Hospital Projects Assistant provides day-to-day logistical and administrative support to the Hospital Project Manager in organizing, facilitating, and overseeing hospital projects. Duties include liaising with the Hospital Day Worker Coordinator and the Hospital Supply Coordinator to assist with logistical needs for hospital projects and supply and equipment donations to local hospitals; providing logistical support for all healthcare education initiatives; assisting with hosting and receiving of business guests; organizing travel arrangements as needed; and acting as an intermediary when the Hospital Projects Manager is unavailable. Requirements for the position include a minimum two-years’ experience in an office setting as an Administrative Assistant, preferably in a healthcare setting; intermediate to expert skills with Microsoft Office products such as Outlook, Word, and Excel; strong clerical and phone skills; and International Driver’s License (will be expected to drive as part of leadership responsibilities) and flexibility and sensitivity to Language & Cultural diversity. Fluency in English required and conversational understanding of French preferred. Previous Mercy Ships experience also preferred, but not required.


Medical Laboratory Technologist

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 04/17/2014| Department: Hospital Ancillary Services
Available: November 23, 2014 – May 30, 2015
Length of Position: 2 Month Minimum Time Commitment; preference given to longer commitments

Responsible for independently applying advanced technical skills and knowledge in the analysis of clinical specimens and provision of data used for diagnosis and treatment of patients.  Certification Required – U.S. Applicants: Bachelor of Science, and certification as Medical Technologist, Medical Laboratory Scientist, or Clinical Laboratory Scientist by the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP), American Medical Technologists (AMT) or National Certification Agency (NCA) or equivalent medical laboratory diploma/certification/registration from recognized national source. At least 1 year laboratory experience in medical laboratory after diploma/certification/registration required.


Head Hostess

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 04/04/2014 | Department: Stewards
Available: 7 June 2014
Length of Position: 1 year minimum commitment
The Head Hostess is responsible for overseeing the daily functions and activities of the Hospitality department under the direction of the Crew & Guest Services Manager. Completion of On Boarding program prior to joining the ship is required.


Media Liaison

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 04/04/2014 | Department: Communications
Available: 10 August 2014
Length of Position: 10 month minimum commitment required – one full field service
Maintain relationships with both international media and in-country media,  and host and facilitate Vision Trips on board, conduct tours of the vessel. Must be flexible and a self-motivated individual with excellent communication skills. International driver’s license is required.


Program Security Officer

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 04/04/2014 | Department: Capacity Building Support Programs
Available: 22 March 2014
Length of Position: One year minimum commitment required
The Security Officer will inform and implement the security plan for Off-Ship Support, including the off-ship facilities and screening security. This person might be requested to travel with the Program Support to assist with the assessment of future field site locations. Completion of On Boarding program prior to joining the ship is required.


Engine Hand

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 04/04/2014 | Department: Engineering
Available: 3 May 2014
Length of Position: 12 week minimum commitment
Responsible to assist in routine watchkeeping, maintenance, and cleaning in the Engine Room. Must have completed Basic Safety Training in accordance with STCW A-VI/1-4


Vehicle Mechanic

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 04/11/2014 | Department: Transportation
Available: 16 June 2014
Length of Position: 6 month minimum commitment
The Vehicle Mechanic is responsible for the maintenance and repair of ship’s vehicles. Secondary responsibilities include the maintenance and repair of ship’s fork lifts and power equipment as well (i.e. Programs and Hospital Dept. generators and compressors). Also responsible to regularly inspect vehicles for safety and general condition and will also supervise and assign daily work for assistant mechanic(s). Qualifications include; Formal qualifications in the automotive repair field preferred, Employment or experience in the automotive repair industry required and Basic computer skills including operation of Microsoft Excel and Word is preferred.


Dentist

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 04/17/2014| Department: Dental Team
Available: December 28, 2014- May 23, 2015
Length of Position: 2 Week Minimum Time Commitment; preference given to longer commitments

Provide clinical dental care to clients in the host nation. This is an off-ship position that requires ability to work in hot and dusty environment. Active/current license in home nation required. One year experience preferred.


Dental Assistant

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 04/17/2014 | Department: Dental Team
Available: August 24, 2014- May 23, 2015
Length of Position: 2 Week Minimum Time Commitment; preference given to longer commitments

The dental assistant works chair side with the dentist to provide dental care at a land-based location near port. This is an off-ship position that requires the ability to work in hot and dusty environments. Minimum of one-year experience as a dental assistant or in the dental field required.


Paediatric Ward Nurse

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 04/17/2014| Department: Ward
Available: August 24, 2014 – May 30, 2015
Length of Position: 2 Month Minimum Time Commitment; preference given to longer commitments

Working on rotating shifts, the Paediatric Ward Nurse provides total patient care for inpatient surgical patients. Specialties include maxillofacial, plastic reconstructive, ophthalmic, and orthopedic surgery. Applicants should be trained as a paediatric nurse with a minimum of two years experience working with paediatric patients and have an active registered nursing license in home country. Recent experience in an acute surgical setting required.


Paediatric ICU Nurse

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 04/17/2014| Department: Ward
Available: September 28, 2014- May 30, 2015
Length of Position: 2 Month Minimum Time Commitment; preference given to longer commitments

Working on rotating shifts, the Paediatric ICU Nurse provides total patient care for inpatient surgical patients. Specialties include maxillofacial, plastic reconstructive, ophthalmic, and orthopedic surgery. The applicant must have a registered nursing license with a minimum of two-years of NICU/PICU training, as well as experience taking care of critically ill children. Recent experience in an acute surgical setting also required.


Hospital Supply Assistant

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 04/17/2014| Department: Ancillary Service
Available: August 24, 2014- May 30, 2015
Length of Position: 3 Month Minimum Time Commitment; preference given to longer commitments

The Hospital Supply Assistant assists the Hospital Supply Coordinator to provide each work area within Hospital with the consumable supplies required to function efficiently. Requirements include: Familiarity with use of a computer, databases, and email and the capability of performing daily physical activities including lifting up to 35 pounds (16kg) in a hot environment. Familiarity with medical supplies and terminology helpful but not required.


General Supply Assistant

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 04/23/2014| Department: Supply
Available: 01 August 2014

Length of Position: Minimum time commitment of 10 months

Efficiently move products within the vessel under the direction of the Inventory Controller. Ensure that documentation, labeling and placement of items within the storage areas is done accurately. Responsible for movement/storage of product, unloading containers and recording key performance indicators such as stock movements, damage and usage. Ensure the stores areas & equipment is cleaned to standard on a daily/regular basis.