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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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IS Business Analyst

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 08/18/2014 | Department: IS
Available: 24 January 2015
Length of Position: Twelve-month minimum commitment
The Business Analyst’s role is to plan, design, develop, and launch business applications in support of Mercy Ships standard operating objectives and business processes. This includes gathering and analyzing data in support of business cases, proposed projects, and systems requirements. This individual is also responsible for generating and compiling reports based on the findings, complete with probable causes and possible solutions to system issues. Additionally, the Business Analyst is to deliver application user training on the business applications to ensure that they are used efficiently and effectively.  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 | Updated: 06/10/2014 | Department: Ancillary Services
Available: September 13, 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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Rehab Team Leader

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 05/09/2014 | Department: Rehab Team
Available: September 13, 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 Hostess

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 06/30/2014 | Department: Stewards
Available: Immediately
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.

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Head Receptionist

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 08/18/2014 | Department: Purser / Reception
Available: 22 August 2014
Length of Position: Twelve 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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Dental Assistant

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 08/08/2014| Department: Dental Team
Available: September 7, 2014- October 11, 2014; October 26, 2014 – March 7, 2015; and May 10-23, 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.

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Electrician

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 08/18/2014 | Department: Engineering
Available: 20 September 2014 – onward, and 01 March 2015 – onward
Length of Position: 3 month minimum commitment required, longer commitments are preferred
Responsible to perform electrical work as assigned by the Chief Electrician by maintaining and inspecting electrical machinery, equipment, distribution, and lighting systems. Must have successfully completed Basic Safety Training in accordance with STCW A-VI/1-4.

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Motorman

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 07/28/2014 | Department: Engineering
Available: 21 September – 15 November 2014, 05 October 2014 – onward, and 18 January 2015 – onward
Length of Position: 3 month minimum commitment (Sept-Nov vacancy an exception)
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, and have Certificate of Competency rating of A-III/4 or A-III/5.

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OR Nurse Ophthalmic Team Leader

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 06/04/2014 | Department: OR/Surgery
Available:  Available: 15 September 2014
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 required, as well as the successful completion of Mercy Ships’ On Boarding Program, prior to joining the ship.

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Hotel Engineer

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 08/18/2014 | Department: Engineering
Available: Immediately
Length of Position: 12 week minimum commitment
Responsible to oversee the maintenance of all HVACR, Hospital, and Hotel/accommodation equipment and systems onboard.
Must have completed Basic Safety Training in accordance with STCW A-VI/1-4, Crowd Management in accordance with STCW A-V/2-1, Security Awareness for All Seafarers in accordance with STCW A-VI/6, and preferably a Certificate of Competency of A-III/1.

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Accounts Receivable Clerk

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 06/30/2014 | Department: Finance
Available: 01 November 2014
Length of Position: 6 months
The Accounts Receivable Clerk compiles and maintains accounts receivable records. Collects crew fees, academy fees, etc. from all crew members by withdrawing fees/premiums from crew members crew bank account (upon approval), charging fees/premiums to crew members bank card (upon approval), accepting checks/cash for all fees/premium, etc. The A/R Clerk works alongside crew and Finance department on board, as well as with the Accounting department at the International Operations Centre in Texas. Individual should be detail-oriented and prior administrative accounting experience.

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Supply Manager

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 07/28/2014 | Department: Supply
Available: 14 September 2014
Length of Position: Two year minimum commitment
The Supply Manager is responsible for overseeing the inventory and re-supply systems for all General and Hospital Stores on the ship. They will report to the Operations Director but will collaborate closely with the Supply Chain Director based at the International Operations Center (IOC) Texas and Procurement manager at the European Distribution Center (EDC) in the Netherlands to ensure continuity and maximum efficiency of all supply chain processes. Completion of On Boarding program prior to joining the ship is required.

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Maintenance Coordinator

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 07/29/2014 | 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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Hair Stylist

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 08/18/2014 | Department: Other Professional
Available: 02 October 2014 – 16 April 2015
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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Night Shift Housekeeping Supervisor

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 08/18/2014 | Department: Stewards
Available: Immediately
Length of Position: Twelve month minimum commitment
Supervise the Night Shift Housekeeping Team whilst joining them in required duties, which include cleaning and sanitizing Hospital and public areas of the vessel with a special emphasis on floor care and deep-cleaning products. Working hours are 10 PM to 06 AM, four days per week. Requires some physical endurance for manual labour, including frequent bending, kneeling, and lifting. Requires use of a variety of cleaning chemicals. Training and appropriate protective equipment is provided. Successful completion of Mercy Ships’ On Boarding Program, prior to joining the ship is required.

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Accounts Payable Clerk

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 08/20/2014 | Department: Finance and Sales
Available: Immediately
Length of Position: 6 month minimum commitment required
Compiles and maintains accounts payable records. High School diploma required with prior administrative accounting experience. BA or Graduate degree preferred.

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OR Nurse

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 08/29/2014 | Department: OR/Surgery
Available: 2 November – 29 November 2014; 7 December – 20 December 2014; 18 January – 28 February and 15 March – 30 May 2015
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.

Nurses volunteering for 12 months or longer also need a successful completion of Mercy Ships’ On Boarding Program, prior to joining the ship.

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OR Sterilizer

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 08/29/2014 | Department: OR/Surgery
Available: 2 November 2014 – 23 May 2015
Length of Position: Six-week minimum commitment

Clean and sterilize surgical instruments and medical equipment. Maintain inventory as directed by Operating Room Supervisor.

Previous experience with sterile supplies and knowledge of universal precautions beneficial, but not required.

Able to work cross culturally.

Lift 30 lbs to shoulder height.

Training in central supply/sterile supply beneficial, but not required.


Adult ICU Nurse

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 06/18/2015 | Department: Ward
Available: August 2015
Length of Position: Two month minimum commitment; preference given to longer commitments

Working on rotating shifts, Provide holistic patient care for critically ill inpatient surgical patients, functioning within the clinical standards set by Mercy Ships. Specialties include maxillofacial, plastic reconstructive, vesico-vaginal fistula repair, general, & orthopaedic surgery. Current active Registered Nursing License in home country required with minimum 2 years nursing experience, including at least 1 year ICU experience. Recent experience in an inpatient surgical setting also required.


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.


Mechanic/Fitter

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 06/10/2014 | Department: Engineering
Available: 31 August – 17 November 2014 and 28 September 2014 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.


Program Security Officer

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 08/18/2014 | Department: Capacity Building Support Programs
Available: 24 January 2015
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.


Hospital Physician

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 07/23/2014 | Department: Ward
Available: August 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.


Hand Therapist (Occupational or Physical Therapist)

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 08/29/2014 | Department: Rehab Team
Available: November 23, 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


Dentist

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 08/08/2014| Department: Dental Team
Available: October 19, 2014 – November 1, 2014; December 7-20, 2014, April 5-25, 2015; and May 10-23, 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.


Paediatric ICU Nurse

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 08/08/2014| Department: Ward
Available: August 31, 2014 – November 1, 2014 and November 23, 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.


Cook

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 08/18/2014 | Department: Stewards
Available: 15 February 2015 – onward
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.


Adult Ward Nurse

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 06/16/2014| Department: Ward
Available: August 2015
Length of Position: 2 Month Minimum Time Commitment; preference given to longer commitments

Working rotating shifts, the Adult Ward Nurse provides holistic patient care for inpatient surgical patients, functioning within the clinical standards set by Mercy Ships. Specialties include maxillofacial, plastic reconstructive, vesico-vaginal fistula repair, general, & orthopedic surgery. Experience in one of the above surgical specialties preferred. Experience in an in-patient surgical setting is essential and recent experience is required. A current active Registered Nursing License in home country is required with a minimum two-year’s experience following licensure.


Second Officer

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 08/18/2014 | Department: Deck
Available: 16 December 2014 – 14 March 2015
Length of Position: 12 week minimum 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.


Paediatric Ward Nurse

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 08/08/2014| Department: Ward
Available: November 2, 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.


Ophthalmic Surgeon

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 06/27/2014| Department: OR/Surgery
Available: After August 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.


Ship Security Officer

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 06/30/2014 | Department: Deck
Available: 24 May 2015
Length of Position: 3 years
Implement and maintain the Company’s approved Ship Security Plan on board the Company’s ships, according to the requirements of the International Ship and Port Security (ISPS) Code.  Certificate of Proficiency as a Ship Security Officer in accordance with STCW VI/5.  Record of approved seagoing service of not less than 12 months or appropriate seagoing service.  Deck Officer Certificate of Competency in accordance with STCW A-II/2 preferred.  Has successfully completed STCW Basic Safety Training in A-VI/1, 1-4.  Has successfully completed STCW Crowd Management Training in A-V/2-1.  Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university, or four years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Deck Rating

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 06/30/2014 | Department: Deck
Available: 28 December 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.


Receptionist

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 06/30/2014 | Department: Purser / Reception
Available: 01 March 2015
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.


Plumber

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 06/30/2014 | Department: Engineering
Available: 26 April 2015
Length of Position: 12 week minimum commitment; longer commitments preferred
The Plumber is responsible to carry out repair and maintenance on various plumbing systems. recognized plumbing certificate or relevant experience. Must have successfully completed STCW Basic Safety Training in A-VI/1, 1-4.


Day Shift Housekeeper

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 07/31/2014 | Department: Stewards
Available: 23 November 2014 – onward
Length of Position: 8 week minimum commitment, 12 week maximum commitment
Maintain the cleanliness of public areas assigned by the Day Shift Housekeeping Supervisor. Working hours are Monday – Friday 8 AM – 5 PM, with a rotating weekend duty schedule. Requires some physical endurance for manual labour, including frequent bending, kneeling, and lifting. Requires use of a variety of cleaning chemicals. Training and appropriate protective equipment is provided.


Pre-School Teacher

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 07/29/2014 | Department: Academy
Available: 13 September 2014
Length of Position: Two-year minimum commitment required, including On Boarding Program Training
The Academy Pre-School Teacher develops and maintains an age-appropriate environment and instructs children in activities designed to promote spiritual, emotional, social, physical, and intellectual growth and provides proper communication with parents. The Pre-School Teacher is also in charge of maintaining, operating, and managing the Academy Library for students, parents, and teachers. Must have basic computer skills and familiar with searching through electronic databases and catalogs. Bachelor’s degree in early-childhood education or elementary education is required. At least 2 years of past early-childhood teaching experience is preferred. Must complete On Boarding Program, prior to joining the ship.


Hope Centre Facilitator

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 07/11/2014 | Department: Capacity Building Support Programs
Available: 04 January – 14 February 2015
Length of Position: 6 weeks minimum
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. 


Dining Room Staff

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 08/18/2014 | Department: Stewards
Available: 22 March 2015 – onward
Length of Position: Eight week minimum commitment, twelve week maximum commitment
Assist the Dining Room Team Leader in ensuring meals are served in a timely manner and the Dining Room is orderly and clean.


Night Shift Housekeeper

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 07/31/2014 | Department: Stewards
Available: 18 January 2015 – onward
Length of Position: 8 week minimum commitment, 12 week maximum commitment
Responsible for cleaning and sanitizing Hospital and Public areas of the vessel with a special emphasis on floor care and deep-cleaning products. Working hours are four, 8-hour shifts per week, from 10 PM – 6 AM. Requires some physical endurance for manual labour, including frequent bending, kneeling, and lifting. Requires use of a variety of cleaning chemicals. Training and appropriate protective equipment is provided.


Anaesthetic Provider (see note for CRNAs)

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 08/14/2014 | Department: OR/Surgery
Available: 10 May – 23 May 2015 and after August 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.


Engineering Storeman

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 08/18/2014 | Department: Engineering
Available: 12 September 2015
Length of Position: Minimum of 12 months
Responsible for stock control of consumables, orderliness and tidiness of the locations in the Engineering Department designated for storage of these supplies, along with supervision of non-skilled workers. Must have ability to be a self-started, detailed orientated individual with good computer skills and a basic knowledge of tools. Preferably looking for an individual with prior stores experience and knowledge of SAP software.  Must have successfully completed Basic Safety Training in accordance with STCW A-VI/1-4, as well as the successful completion of Mercy Ships’ On Boarding Program, prior to joining the ship.


Hospitality Hostess

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 08/18/2014 | Department: Stewards
Available: 01 March 2015 – onward
Length of Position: 12 week minimum commitment
Position responsible for cleaning and preparing guest cabins, welcoming new crew, helping with set-up for functions on board as well as assistance with embarkations. Fluency in English is required.


Sales Staff

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 08/18/2014 | Department: Other Professional
Available: 22 February 2015
Length of Position: 12 week minimum commitment
Our sales staff on board assists in serving in the Ship Shop, Gift Shop, Café and Snack Bar. This position requires some heavy lifting up and down stairs on a daily basis. Any individual working on the sales staff must be comfortable working with money and possess good communication skills.


Senior Accountant

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 08/20/2014 | Department: Finance
Available: 10 June 2015
Length of Position: 11 month minimum commitment
Under general direction of the Finance Director, the Senior Accountant is responsible for all accounting functions onboard the Africa Mercy, including maintaining accounting records for financial reporting, preparing financial reports (monthly and/or as requested) and assisting in the analysis of financial data. Must understand and be able to work freely in a multi-currency environment. Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or equivalent, relevant experience preferred. At least two years of accounting management experience required. Completion of On Boarding program is required.


PACU Nurse/Recovery Room Nurse

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 08/22/2014| Department: OR/Surgery
Available: 11 January – 24 January 2015; 22 February – 7 March 2015; and 26 April – 9 May 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.


Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 8/22/2014 | Department: OR/Surgery
Available: After August 2015
Length of Position: Two week minimum commitment

The Orthopaedic Surgeon will 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.

The applicant should expect treatment of Blount’s disease, Wind swept deformities, genu valgus, quadriceps contractures, neglected, clubfeet, and osteogenesis imperfecta.

The applicant must have an active licensure/registration within home nation and completed specialty training program.


Ophthalmic Technician

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 08/26/2014 | Department: Ophthalmic Team
Available: After August 2015
Length of Position: One month minimum time commitment

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


Plastic Surgeon

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 08/29/2014| Department: OR/Surgery
Available: 28 December 2014 – 10 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.


Anaesthesiologist/Consultant

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 08/29/2014 | Department: OR/Surgery
Available: After August 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.


Anaesthetic Assistant

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 08/29/2014| Department: OR/Surgery
Available: After August 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.


General Surgeon

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 08/29/2014 | Department: OR/Surgery
Available: 22 March – 4 April 2015 and 3 May – 23 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.