HIV Clinic Nurse – Gambia
WEC's clinic provides primary health care services, with a small ward and a specialist HIV clinic. Come and work as a nurse in the HIV clinic. The HIV team includes a doctor, two or three nurses, a counsellor, a receptionist and translators.
You would sees patients in the outpatient clinic (with the support of a doctor), support patients admitted to the ward and possibly visit patients in their homes. Also provide administrative and management support to the HIV Clinic Coordinator. Develop local language skills and contribute to the longterm strategy of the work.
Develop relationships with the muslim staff and village young people, and get involved in discipleship activities in the community alongside the Gambian church.
Qualities & Gifts Sought
Qualified nurse with 2 years' experience is ideal. Experience of HIV medicine also desirable. Flexibility and a willingness to try new things are essential.
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About Medical ministry
WEC has been involved in medical work from its beginnings in the Congo, the Amazon and the Himalayas. Our members today run clinics and hospitals, offer expertise in fields like HIV-AIDS, ophthalmology, midwifery, dentistry, etc in several countries across Africa, Asia, and the Americas.
One midwifery nurse writes: "Three mornings a week I work at a local hospital. Together with a local nurse we encourage women with newborn babies to breastfeed their infant. We have only a few minutes with each mother yet it is a great opportunity to share God’s love with these young women at a very special, precious and at the same time vulnerable moment of their lives. … The midwives in the maternity hospital there have asked for more training in dealing with complicated deliveries."
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The Gambia in West Africa is surrounded by Senegal and the Atlantic Ocean. Its area is 10,689 sq kilometres with a population of nearly 1,900,000. The Gambia River flows through the centre of the country and into the Atlantic Ocean. Banjul is the Gambian capital, and the largest cities are Serekunda and Brikama.
WEC's mission statement: Reaching out together in word and deed to share God’s love in the Gambia.
In the Gambia, WEC international co-operates with different government departments, non-governmental organisations and charitable organisations to support national development efforts and capacity building through its holistic ministries.
WEC international in the Gambia is registered with the government as an NGO (Non-Governmental Organisation) since 1966. We have established different social programmes in order to contribute to the development efforts of the government and other stakeholders. We have projects in agriculture, medical work, education and youth, and literacy.
[source: WEC International website]
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