Kapsowar Hospital, Kenya–Nursing Instructors (March-June & June-Sept.)

Kapsowar Hospital has an ongoing need for nursing instructors who can serve a minimum of four to five months (March through June and June through September) at the nursing school. Instruction is needed in general nursing, perioperative theater (OR), technology and community health. These teaching positions have a significant impact on developing and mentoring nursing students in Kenya. The nursing school has an average of 160 to 180 students.

Instructors would need to adapt to teaching in a less high-tech setting. Kenyan hospitals are far less advanced, and charting and procedural approaches differ from North American standards. Flexibility and the ability to adjust expectations would be critical, but there is great reward in being able to raise standards and inspire students to higher levels of care.

Kapsowar Hospital is located in a remote area of northwestern Kenya, about 60 miles from the Uganda border. Operated by the Africa Inland Mission (AIM), the 126-bed, multi-building hospital provides facilities for maternity, pediatric, medical, and surgical care. Mobile maternal and child health clinics travel to three centers up to 90 km (56 miles) away. Four dispensaries provide simple health care for the local people. The hospital has approximately 4,000 inpatient admissions and 15,000 outpatient visits per year.  The hospital has an x-ray department, laboratory, and pharmacy.

World Medical Mission (WMM) volunteers are self-funded or raise financial support to cover all expenses associated with their trip.  WMM will assist with coordinating all logistical aspects of the trip including medical licensure, work permits, visas, flights, in-country transportation and accommodations, travel insurance, etc.  There is no charge for our services.

If you are interested in this opportunity please contact Sandy Souto by email or by phone at 828-278-1006.