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Nurses: Volunteer with CMMB in Zambia

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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: CMMB

Volunteer Position: Nurse/RN

Term: 6 months

Locations: Zambia


Contact & Application:

Apply online at: https://cmmb.org/get-involved/volunteer/

Email: volunteer@cmmb.org


Are you a Nurse wanting to make a huge difference to women, children and communities in Zambia? Join our team CMMB Team in Zambia! Nurses are invited to join our community health programs to improve the health and well being of the most vulnerable.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Consult and coordinate with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans and update patient medical histories and progress notes
  • Perform physical examinations and make tentative diagnoses
  • Collaborate across disciplines to coordinate patient care, including patient transfer, discharge, referral, and spiritual/psychosocial support needs
  • Serve in both inpatient wards and outpatient clinics, such as primary care clinics, HIV/TB clinics, MCH clinics
  • Assist in vaccination initiatives, programs to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
  • Support hospital organization providing oversight of hygiene measures, management of drug stocks, and data collection
  • Participate in project/community site visits and CMMB project-related trainings and events
  • Collaborate with health specialists and civic groups to determine community health needs and co-develop need-based goals
  • Evaluate learning needs of patient and/or family and provides patient/family education appropriate to age, culture, condition, and circumstances.
  • Instruct patients and families on topics such as health education, disease prevention, and childbirth; develop health improvement programs
  • Provide clinical capacity building and health education to local staff and community health workers
  • Improving operation capacity through developing and implementing protocols and practice guidelines as appropriate
  • Implement initiatives to educate the community about health topics and resources
  • Distribute health education materials


Qualifications & Skill Requirements:

  • Relevant degree (BSN/RN)
  • Active professional license in good standing. Minimum 1 year of clinical experience as licensed practitioner
  • Ability to perform in resource-limited working conditions
  • Ability to work collaboratively and professionally while navigating cultural and language barriers
  • Familiarity and interest in global health issues, especially maternal and child health, and community health or preventative medicine
  • Problem solver, able to identify needs, and develop solutions
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Willingness to work in resource-limited settings
  • International experience or experience working in developing countries is preferred


Benefits & Conditions:Each international volunteer who serves 6 months or longer in the field receives a round-trip ticket to their placement site, housing, a monthly stipend, insurance coverage, storytelling and fundraising training, and the opportunity to contribute to vital community development initiatives for under-served populations while building a longstanding legacy for the community. Volunteers are required to share stories from the field and cover part of the cost of their placement through fundraising ($5,000).


Program Description

CMMB - Healthier Lives Worldwide is an international, faith-based NGO providing long-term, co-operative, medical and development aid to communities affected by poverty and unequal access to healthcare. For over a century, we have worked to strengthen and support communities through healthcare programs and initiatives, the distribution of medicines and medical supplies, and the placement of volunteers.


CMMB’s Volunteer Program addresses the critical need for professionals in areas that lack sufficient resources for quality preventive and curative health services, especially for women and children. Our Volunteer Program has placed thousands of practitioners around the world to help develop and implement community health interventions, work at local hospitals and health facilities, conduct clinical training for host country counterparts, and deliver essential medicines and supplies. The ultimate goal of CMMB's Volunteer Program is to support our country teams and local healthcare workers by sending volunteers that are dedicated to strengthening local health systems and supporting a pattern of sustainable development.

CMMB in Zambia:

CMMB Zambia has engaged and integrated communities in project planning and implementation in all 10 of Zambia’s provinces to strengthen health-seeking behaviors within families and communities and to improve access to and utilization of health services. CMMB has implemented programs aimed at improving the lives of vulnerable and underserved populations, collaborating with partners to provide life-saving medicines and medical equipment, health services, and health promotion initiatives to better the lives of vulnerable Zambians. Most recently, programs have focused on maternal and child health (including nutrition); community-based HIV prevention, including prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT); child protection, by strengthening systems and families; and voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC).

CMMB’s global strategy strives to improve health outcomes for women and children through its Children and Mothers Partnerships (CHAMPS) program. Each local program site is based at a local health facility and embodies CMMB’s commitment to work in that catchment area over 15 years. In Zambia, CHAMPS got its start in 2014 with a base at Mwandi Mission Hospital, in partnership with the Mwandi District Medical Office. There, activities work to: reduce maternal and child morbidity and mortality; improve nutritional outcomes; prevent HIV and provide adherence support to adults and children living with HIV; refer women with chronic illness for care and treatment; improve water and sanitation; increase livelihoods, reducing poverty and increasing families’ capacity to nurture their children and send them to school; and prevent and promote early detection and treatment of common childhood killers: diarrhea, pneumonia, malaria.

Placement Site: Mwandi, Zambia

Mwandi is a small, traditional and rural town, located on the edge of the Kalihari Desert. The Lozi people are the main inhabitants of the Western Province. There is water and power available at the hospital and the volunteer accommodations. Language can be more of an issue here, given the rural environment, but there are interpreters on the ground to help facilitate communication between the local people and the volunteers.

Learn More: http://mwandimission.org/, http://mwandi-mission.awardspace.com/Hospital.html, https://cmmb.org/country-office/zambia/

Contact & Application:

Apply online at: https://cmmb.org/get-involved/volunteer/

Email: volunteer@cmmb.org

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