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Position Title: Nurse Call ID: IAD.NM.2020.01
Request Num: SR20564 Date Call was Listed: Oct 8, 2019
Status: Inactive Last Updated: Oct 8, 2019
Number of Positions: Requested Pending Filled Available
  2 0 0 0
Position Description
Country: Nicaragua
Calling Organization: Central Nicaragua Mission
Position Type(s): Nursing, Teaching – Other
Length of Service: 3-12 months
Who makes Final Decision:   Calling Org
Beginning Date: Oct 15, 2019  (Begin ASAP)
Ending Date: Sep 30, 2020
Urgent? Yes
Application Deadline: Oct 1, 2019
Cancel call if not filled by: Sep 30, 2020
Duties:     The volunteer will be assigned to do the following:
1. Serve in the Tasba Raya Clinic,
2. Work in the clinic during regularly scheduled hours,
3. Maintain records in the clinic,
4. Maintain mobile records,
5. Participate in mobile clinics,
6. Participate in health outreach programs.
7. Do monthly reports of service and cooperation with other programs and individuals,
8. Study the Miskito language on site.
On-site Orientation Provided? Yes
Stipend during Orientation?  Yes
Orientation Date: Oct 15, 2019
Voice tape/phone interview required? Yes
Institution requires signed agreement?  Yes
Acceptable Dress: Scrubs and comfortable shoes. For church and school functions dress pants for men, regular Sabbath dress for women.
Unacceptable Dress:  No tank tops, or low cuts. No shorts, tight skirts or tight pants or short dress/skirts. No jewelry.
Lodging   (Requests for a specific gender or age must be related to accommodation issues, maturity, safety or culture.)
Lodging:   The men's dorm & women's dorm provide bunk beds, table and chair. Supplies are purchased in Puerto Cabezas and Waspan for the kitchen and personal needs usually once or twice a month. The computer and email office is available at scheduled times so all have access to it at least once a week.
Gender: Either
Age Preference: ANY years
Marital Status: Either
Child Accommodation Available: Yes
Housing Restrictions: If children are involved, accommodations can be made. There is a women's dorm and men's dorm for singles, a hut for married couples.
Qualifications   (Legally, "experience required" must be related to specific duties of position.)
Experience Required:   RN, Nurse practitioners, LVN. Must be self-motivated and willing to learn frontier nursing.
Languages:  Spanish(Fluent) Prefered, English(Average) Optional
Minimum Education Preferred:  Associate Degree
Concentration: Health Teaching & maternal/child care.
Trade/Skills: Licensure- a copy of license will be required.
Currency: Dollars, United States of America
Finance Type: Regular (Shared Funding)
Expense Responsibility Terms/Comments
Visa   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Travel to/from Location (Volunteer)   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Travel to/from Location (Spouse)   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Travel (Children)   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Excess Baggage   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Food / Meals   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Local Travel   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Utilities   Calling Organization    
Monthly Living Allowance   Volunteer/Sponsor   USD Volunteer will raise funds, about 150/month  
Insurance   Volunteer/Sponsor   For Long Term and Short Term positions: Accident, Sickness & Personal Effects & Baggage (PEB) Insurance Protection for Volunteers. For international volunteers serving in NAD: Short-Term Travel Insurance.  
Medical / Inoculations   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Accommodations   Calling Organization    
Other   Calling Organization    
Total monthly amount volunteer/sponsor must raise: $200.00
Additional terms/benefits or comments: Any personal travel expenses are the volunteers responsibility.
Visa renewal is also volunteers responsibility. Bicycle purchase in Nicaragua encouraged for village travel. Renewal of visa which is every 6 months is usually done by traveling to Costa Rica and coming back. This is about $600 if using flight or $350 if by bus. Please contact Cristina Vargas for added information (956) 793-4345 or [email protected]
Project Expenses: Health teaching focusing on the school children, the women and health leaders of the community via seminars and educational materials and radio broadcasting. Optional for fund raising and NOT a requirement.
Total Project Costs:
Travel and Visa
Destination City: Managua, Nicaragua
Airport: Sandino International
Travel from Airport to Destination: Local TRCA rep will pick up.
Required Inoculations Update tetanus
Other Medical Recommendations Prophylaxis for malaria as prescribed by physician usually Aralen or Chloroquine 2 weeks prior to departure, then weekly.
Visa Required? Yes           Visa Type: Tourist
    Who Applies: US citizens receive visa at airport upon arrival.
Work Permit Required? No  Who Applies:
Police Clearance Required: No
HIV Clearance Required: No
Child Protection Clearance Required:   No
Send papers to: Cristina Vargas
17027 Primera Road
Harlingen, Texas 78552
Deadline: Oct 30, 2019
Visa/Travel Details: A TRAM representative will be on hand and make the arrangements necessary for travel to either Waspan OR Puerto Cabezas where the volunteer will be met by the team leader and transport them back to Tasba Raya mission.
Requesting Organization
Organization Name: Central Nicaragua Mission
Calling Division: Inter-American Division
Calling Union: South Central American Union Mission
Calling Conference: Central Nicaragua Mission
Country: Nicaragua
Supervisor: Ayala, Wilbert
Title: Coordinator
Additional Information
Willingness to learn Miskito language is important.
Approved By:   Dale Walters, Chairperson Tasba Raya Clinica Adventista/TRAM for Tasba Raya Adventist Clinic on Sep 9, 2019. Entered by: Vargas, Cristina