Global Nurse Educator
Partners in Health - Boston, MA

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Job Title: Global Nurse Educator

Reports to: Chief Nursing Officer

Location: Boston with cross-site travel

Organizational Profile

Partners In Health (“PIH”), headquartered in Boston, MA, is an internationally recognized non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. Through its service delivery, training, advocacy and research, PIH works globally to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need and to serve as an antidote to despair. PIH operates sites for clinical care, research and training in 10 countries (Haiti, Peru, Russia, Boston, Rwanda, Lesotho, Malawi, Kazakhstan, Mexico, the Dominican Republic) and has a growing network of affiliated organizations and initiatives in several other countries, including Nepal, Burundi, Mali, Liberia, Guatemala, and Togo.

Overall Responsibilities

The Global Nurse Educator (GNE) will work directly with the clinical team to develop strategy, implementation and evaluation of nursing educational initiatives for PIH. The GNE will be responsible for curriculum development in a number of clinical areas including foundations of nursing care, non-communicable diseases, mental health, and palliative care and pain management, and will develop didactic and participatory educational materials for these clinical areas in collaboration with PIH program and clinical staff in Boston and a variety of PIH sites. The Educator will also assist in developing monitoring and evaluation activities to evaluate the success and impact of educational initiatives, in collaboration with the PIH Monitoring and Evaluation team and others. The GNE will work closely with PIH in- -country Clinical Nurse Educators and provide support for this diverse and growing team. This position is based in the US with travel to PIH country sites and periodic extended assignments.

Specific Responsibilities
  • Work on nursing leadership development and administration.

  • Work clinical team to develop, implement and evaluate PIH’s nursing educational strategy.

  • Serve as a clinical resource for the Boston and site-based Training Teams.

  • Develop curricula for PIH nurses and other PIH care providers.

  • Review and revise existing curricula and curricula in development to ensure accuracy of clinical content, cultural content, and appropriate pedagogical approaches.

  • Develop new educational curricula and materials for use in PIH clinical settings.

  • Provide input from a nursing perspective for provider educational programs and projects.

  • Provide leadership and technical assistance in designing and implementing nursing education and training programs, ensuring the highest standards of quality, as well as training design that allows for effective scale up and adoption by other PIH sites and the Ministries of Health in the countries where PIH operates.

  • Liaise with the site-based PIH Clinical Nurse Educator teams to develop specific site based educational strategies.

  • Collaborate with the PIH Monitoring and Evaluation Team and other teams to provide effective monitoring and evaluation activities for nursing education and training initiatives.

  • Work with in-country clinical and training team staff to ensure cultural and clinical accuracy of materials.

  • Provide in-country educational offerings in collaboration with in-country nurses.

  • Ensure cross-site communication and coordination between key nursing initiatives, with the goal of developing an integrated pedagogical framework for nursing education across PIH and the Partnership (Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and the Harvard School of Public Health).

  • Assist with other nursing and medical education and training initiatives as needed.

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing, Master’s degree in nursing or related field

  • Demonstrated experience in providing unit based clinical education.

  • Demonstrated experience in development of nursing curricula, preferably in resource poor settings.

  • Ability to work productively in highly collaborative and diverse settings while also able to function independently.

  • Ability to work and take initiative independently, and work collaboratively with a variety of diverse teams.

  • Strong writing and proofreading skills.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with maturity and poise to interact with executives at the highest levels of government, business, and academia, and to interact professionally with culturally diverse staff, clients, and consultants.

  • Demonstrated competence to assess priorities and manage a variety of activities in a time-sensitive and complex environment, and to meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality.

  • Experience in designing and implementing clinical training programs in resource poor settings preferred.

  • Ability to work under pressure, handle multiple assignments, prioritize work flow, adapt to fluctuating workload, and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to work productively in highly collaborative settings while also able to function independently.

  • Computer skills in word processing and spreadsheet programs including Microsoft Office applications.

  • Willing to travel internationally for up to 4-6 weeks at a time.

  • Clinical teaching and training experience preferred.

  • A commitment to health and social justice.

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