To give us a break from the daily grind...
Email Bethany with your Lunch Break suggestions.
nah, they look like Buddha...Posted by: poppie at January 22, 2010 2:29 PM
Yeah, I think that's what they are. lolPosted by: bethany at January 22, 2010 8:20 PM
This was posted on the Livesay blog. The Livesay's work for World Wide Village an Heartline Ministires in Haiti. They run a medical clinic and are in need of RN's.
We are in urgent need of nurses who are able to come down here and volunteer ASAP. We are specifically looking for people who are able to leave within the next 2 days, and stay for 2 weeks or longer.
Your role could include the following:
Wound care (wound debridement, dressings, wound vac placement, etc)
Med/surg inpatient care (with shifts being 12 hour days or nights, likely 5-6 shifts per week) with a probable patient load of 10-20 patients per nurse
Acute care ER/OR nursing, assisting doctors in the care of injured and ill patients
Managing the flow of patients, assisting doctors with completing medical records, gathering medications and supplies, providing discharge instructions, restocking supplies, managing the central administration desk, etc
MUST have the following qualifications:
Be able to leave by Monday or Tuesday and stay for at least 1 week (prefer longer)
At least 2 years clinical experience in an inpatient, ER, ICU, or OR setting. WOUND CARE nurses are especially needed, especially if you are also skilled in ER/inpatient care
Previous travel to the developing (3rd) world
Flexibility (you may be asked to do things that are not officially a part of your job description)
Ability to work long hours and function in less than ideal conditions with less than adequate sleep
Ability to submit to our medical chain of command that is already in place; we do not want people who are going to come down here and try to do their own thing (in other words...leave your egos at the door)
Be able to fund your own travel to Florida, and possibly to Haiti (we are currently bringing in medical professionals free of charge on many flights from various locations in Florida, but this opportunity may not last)
We prefer the following qualifications:
Previous medical experience in the developing world
Ability to speak Haitian Creole
Ability to stay 2 weeks or longer
While you are here, you will be staying in cramped quarters. You will likely eat snack foods most of the time and may not eat a hot meal for several days in a row. It is hot and dusty here. You will get dirty. You may not be able to shower every day. You will need to pack your bags with medical supplies from our needs list, and also bring in food for yourself (things like granola bars, fruit snacks, cereal, etc).
At the same time, you will have an very rewarding experience caring for some special and grateful patients. You will be helping save lives. And you will be working with some incredible people. This work is demanding, but very gratifying.
If you meet these qualifications and are interested, please contact Shelley Stammis ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org and please cc me on the e-mail (email@example.com). In your e-mail, please describe in detail how you meet the above qualifications. If you are interested but do not meet ALL of these qualifications, we are grateful for your interest, but please do not contact Shelley or me at this time, as we simply do not have the time to respond to every inquiry we get.
THANK YOU in advance for your interest and for caring about Haiti! We so appreciate your support and willingness to help.
Jen Halverson, M.D.
Heartline Clinic & Hospital
First and foremost congratulations on your impending arrival. What wonderful news. First I heard of it.
Also, could you send me your e-mail address. I can't seem to get it to click on and I have another video for you! BTW I did send it to Jill so she may have forwarded it to you already.Posted by: Mary at January 23, 2010 2:52 PM