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Hospital Ancillary Services Supervisor

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 09/12/2014 | Department: Ancillary Services
Available: January 2015
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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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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Electrician

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 08/18/2014 | Department: Engineering
Available: Immediately – 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 / Engine Rating

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 09/11/2014 | Department: Engineering
Available: 07 December 2014 – onward; 25 December 2014 -
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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Hotel Engineer

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 09/11/2014 | Department: Engineering
Available: 28 November 2014
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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Supply Manager

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 09/11/2014 | 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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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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Galley Team Leader

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 09/08/2014 | Department: Stewards
Available: 16 December 2014
Length of Position: 10 months, though 1 year minimum commitment preferred
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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Mechanic/Fitter

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 09/11/2014 | Department: Engineering
Available: Immediately
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.

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IS Business Analyst

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 09/11/2014 | 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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Hope Centre Facilitator

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 09/11/2014 | Department: Capacity Building Support Programs
Available: 02 November 2014 – 06 June 2015
Length of Position: 8 month commitment
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.

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OR Sterilizer

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 09/12/2014 | Department: OR/Surgery
Available: 9 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.

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OR Nurse Ophthalmic Team Leader

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 09/19/2014 | Department: OR/Surgery
Available: 14 January 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 required, as well as the successful completion of Mercy Ships’ On Boarding Program, prior to joining the ship.

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Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 9/24/2014 | Department: OR/Surgery
Available: 9 November – 6 December 2014 and after August 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.

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, completed specialty training program, and be active in practice (within the previous six months preferred).

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Chief Officer

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 09/24/2014 | Department: Deck
Available: 24 January 2015
Length of Position: 2 Year Minimum Commitment
In charge of the Deck Department and responsible to the Master for the daily operation of the vessel with regard to the same. Requirements include; Certificate of Competency according to STCW A-II/2, Valid ARPA certificate, Valid GMDSS Operator’s license, Valid ECDIS certificate, successful completion of Crowd Management Training according to STCW A-V/2-1, Crisis Management Training according to STCW A-V/2-3, SSO certification in accordance with STCW A-VI/5, and at least one year of sea-going service as a Navigation Watch Officer required. The successful completion of Mercy Ships’ On Boarding program, prior to joining the ship, is required.

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Photographer

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 09/25/2014 | Department: Communications
Available: Immediately
Length of Position: 8 month 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 preferred.

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HR Assistant Manager

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 09/26/2014 | Department: Human Resources
Available: 22 November 2014
Length of Position: Two-year minimum commitment
Coordinates crew housing, medical insurance, all areas of HR processes, career planning, and professional development and to ensure all HR systems and processes are functioning with excellence. Professional HR systems experience and completion of Mercy Ships’ On Boarding Program prior to joining the ship is required.


Lead Dentist

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 09/12/2014| Department: Dental Team
Available: January 2015
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.


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.


Able Seaman / Able Seafarer – Deck

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 09/11/2014 | Department: Deck
Available: 05 March 2015
Length of Position: 12 week minimum commitment, longer commitment preferred
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.


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.


Rehab Team Leader

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 09/12/2014 | Department: Rehab Team
Available: January 2015
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.


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.


Dentist

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 09/12/2014| Department: Dental Team
Available: November 2014
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: 09/12/2014| Department: Dental Team
Available: November 2014
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 ICU Nurse

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 09/12/2014| Department: Ward
Available: November 2014
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.


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 | Updated: 09/11/2014 | 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: 09/12/2014| Department: Ward
Available: January 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.


Ship Security Officer

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 09/11/2014 | 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. The successful completion of Mercy Ships’ On Boarding program, prior to joining the ship, is required.


Deck Rating

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 09/11/2014 | Department: Deck
Available: 08 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 | Updated: 09/11/2014 | Department: Purser / Reception
Available: 30 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: 15 March 2015 – 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.


Dining Room Staff

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 08/18/2014 | Department: Stewards
Available: 19 October – 20 December 2014; 03 May 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: 12 October – 22 November 2014; 17 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.


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.


Sales Staff

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 09/11/2014 | 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.


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.


Hospitality Hostess

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 09/11/2014 | Department: Stewards
Available: 03 May 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.


Writer

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 09/11/2014 | Department: Communications
Available: 06 June 2015
Length of Position: One year minimum commitment
Our writers create stories of patients, life, and work aboard the Africa Mercy that display the activities and mission of Mercy Ships. The candidate should possess a Bachelor’s degree in communication (journalism, writing, mass media) or related work experience. Please submit 1-2 writing samples no longer than 2 – 3 pages each along with the application. Additionally, please request our “Writer Skills Checklist” when applying. Completion of On Boarding program prior to joining the ship is required.


Electronics Technician

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 09/11/2014 | Department: Engineering
Available: June 2015
Length of Position: 12 week minimum commitment required; longer commitments preferred

The Electronics Technician is responsible for maintaining and repairing all electronic equipment onboard, primarily for the safe operation of the ship. This individual will maintain the navigational and radio equipment on the Bridge and must be available in the case of an emergency in regard to this equipment. Must have successfully completed Basic Safety Training in accordance with STCW A-VI/1-1 to 1-4 and have education and training showing evidence of a thorough knowledge of electronic equipment, with related work experience.


Media Liaison

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 09/11/2014 | Department: Communications
Available: August 2015
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.


Cook

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 09/11/2014 | 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.


High School Teachers

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 09/11/2014 | Department: Academy
Available: 06 June 2015
Length of Position: Two-year minimum commitment
The Academy High School teachers instruct 6th-12th grade students in courses specifically outlined by the principal. The applicant should possess a university degree in education or have equivalent training. Openings may be available for teachers in Math, Social Studies, and Science. The applicant should possess a university degree in education or have equivalent training. Successful completion of Mercy Ships’ On Boarding Program prior to joining the ship is required.


Third Officer

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 09/11/2014 | 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.


Accounts Receivable Clerk

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 09/11/2014 | Department: Finance
Available: 01 April 2015
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.


IS Support Specialist

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 09/11/2014 | Department: IS
Available: 06 June 2015 – 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.


Deck Hand

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 09/11/2014 | Department: Deck
Available: 17 December 2014
Length of Position: Twelve month minimum commitment required
Responsible to carry out daily maintenance and operational tasks related to the Deck department. Must have completed Basic Safety Training in accordance with STCW A-VI/1-4.


Hair Stylist

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 09/11/2014 | Department: Other Professional
Available: 25 October 2015 – onward
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.


Senior Accountant

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 09/11/2014 | Department: Finance
Available: 06 June 2015
Length of Position: 1 year 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.


French Teacher

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 09/11/2014 | Department: Academy
Available:  06 June 2015
Length of Position: Two year minimum commitment
Develops and maintains an age-appropriate environment, instructs, and evaluates Preschool to High School students in written, oral, and visual experiences of the French language while providing proper communication with parents and school administration. Successful completion of Mercy Ships’ On Boarding Program prior to joining the ship is required.


Videographer

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 09/11/2014 | Department: Communications
Available: 06 June 2015
Length of Position: 1 Year Minimum Time Commitment
Use artistic knowledge & professional skills to take captivating videos to communicate the activities and mission of Mercy Ships. Degree in mass media and professional videographer experience required. Successful completion of Mercy Ships’ On Boarding Program required prior to joining the ship.


PE and Computers Teacher

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 09/11/2014 | Department: Academy
Available: 06 June 2015
Length of Position: Two-year minimum commitment
Develops and maintains an age-appropriate environment, instructs, and evaluates Preschool through Grade 5 students in Physical Education: movement skills, fitness and health, and sports while providing proper communication with parents and school administration. The applicant should possess a university degree in education or have equivalent training. Successful completion of Mercy Ships’ On Boarding Program prior to joining the ship is required.


Elementary Teachers

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 09/11/2014 | Department: Academy
Available: 06 June 2015
Length of Position: Two-year minimum commitment
Develop and maintain an age-appropriate environment, instruct, and evaluate elementary students in courses specifically outlined by the principal while providing proper communication with parents and school administration. Openings may be available for a Kindergarten teacher, Grade 1 teacher, and Grades 4 & 5 combination teacher. The applicant should possess a university degree in education or have equivalent training. Successful completion of Mercy Ships’ On Boarding Program prior to joining the ship is required.


Ophthalmic Surgeon

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 09/23/2014| 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.


Ophthalmic Field Operations Assistant

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 09/23/2014 | Department: Eye Team
Available: September 2015
Length of Position: 10 months

Provides support in the form of material and supply coordination, patient flow management, surgery scheduling and data base entry and administration. This position splits time between hot, dusty/wet field screening sites and an off-ship Eye Clinic location.


Ophthalmic Field Coordinator

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 09/23/2014 | Department: Ophthalmic Team
Available: 6 June 2015
Length of Position: 12 months preferred

Responsible to coordinate the daily activities of the Ophthalmic Field Team for screening, selection, assessment, scheduling, pre and post-operative care, treatment, and education of ophthalmic and refractive patients. The role is primarily administrative in nature and is directly responsible for patient condition assessments and medical emergency response.

Position open to those who are a Licensed RN/LPN, or paramedic/EMT familiar and comfortable with doing basic physical assessment. Recent Ophthalmic clinical experience is preferred, but not required.


General Surgeon

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 09/23/2014 | Department: OR/Surgery
Available: 22 March – 4 April 2015 and after August 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.


Ophthalmic Technician

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 09/23/2014 | Department: Ophthalmic Team
Available: After August 2015
Length of Position: One month minimum time commitment

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.

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


Ophthalmic Field Medical Assistant

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 09/23/2014| Department: Ophthalmic Team
Available: September 2015
Length of Position: Three months minimum

Supports the Ophthalmic team in the selection and treatment of ophthalmic surgical candidates and refractive patients. Primary functions include, but are not limited to Ophthalmic / Optometry Assistance, Refraction Assistance, Patient Flow Assistance, Supply and Inventory Assistance.


Plastic Surgeon

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 09/24/2014| Department: OR/Surgery
Available: 8 February – 21 February 2015 and after August 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.

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.

Education and/or Experience Required:
• Active licensure/registration within home nation
• Completion of specialty training program
• Active in practice (within the previous six months preferred)


Anaesthetic Provider (see note for CRNAs)

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 09/24/2014 | Department: OR/Surgery
Available: 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.


Maxillofacial Surgeon

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 09/24/2014 | Department: OR/Surgery
Available: After August 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 preferred)


Anaesthetic Assistant

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 09/24/2014| Department: OR/Surgery
Available: After August 2015
Length of Position: Two-week minimum commitment

Assists the anesthesia staff in providing anesthetic care. Maintain inventory of anesthetic related materials. Maintain anesthetic equipment in conjunction with biomedical technician. Reorders anesthetic 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.


OR Nurse

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 09/24/2014 | Department: OR/Surgery
Available: 4 January – 17 January 2015; 8 February – 28 February; and 15 March – 30 May 2015
Length of Position: Two-week minimum commitment and one-year minimum commitment

Cares for assigned surgical patients from check-in until discharge to the recovery room, assists the surgeon and surgical team by circulating or scrubbing, and maintaining accurate documentation.

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.


PACU Nurse/Recovery Room Nurse

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Location: Africa Mercy | Updated: 09/25/2014| Department: OR/Surgery
Available: after August 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.


General Supply Assistant

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 09/27/2014| Department: Supply
Available: 17 May 2015

Length of Position: 3 month minimum commitment

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.

 


Accounts Payable Clerk

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Location: Africa Mercy | Posted: 09/26/2014 | Department: Finance and Sales
Available: 03 May 2015
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.