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Invitation to Become an International Midwife Preceptor

Last post 05-15-2013 12:32 AM by MidwifeInternational. 0 replies.
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  • 05-15-2013 12:32 AM

    Invitation to Become an International Midwife Preceptor

    Midwife International is seeking teachers to support and guide students during their year abroad. Our teachers work alongside international midwives to improve maternal health outcomes at the community level and are responsible for overseeing the continuity of our students’ experiences, including clinical studies, book studies, service-learning and reflection exercises.  Teaching positions are volunteer-based with a travel and living stipend available for long term commitments.  Volunteer Midwife

    Details: Assignment to an international midwife training site will be coordinated with top candidates, taking personal preferences and clinical needs into consideration. Preceptors will provide each student with an average of 16 clock-­hours of direct instruction per week, including hands-on learning in the clinical setting, case reviews, facilitation of reflection exercises and skills demonstrations and workshops. Students and preceptors work together at the onset of each quarter to develop a “Learning Plan”, including personal learning objectives, daily schedules, reflection exercises, community engagement assignments and a practical skills checklist. The student learning experience is evaluated based on achievement of stated objectives, tasks and assignments in the Learning Plan. Maximum student to teacher ratio will be 6:1.

    Teachers will be expected to participate in a minimum of 12-hours training prior to assignment and will meet with Midwife International staff on a weekly basis via telephone or Skype.  Once assigned, teachers will work with Midwife International staff to design a training and teaching schedule on a case-by-case basis. Special project and presentation proposals are welcomed. Volunteer Midwife

    Requirements: Candidates must hold a US credential (Certified Professional Midwife, Certified Nurse-Midwife, Certified Midwife, or licensed or registered by a state) OR  have experience equal to at least three years or 75 out-of-hospital births as primary midwife. International midwives with equivalent experience but without a US credential may apply for approval through NARM’s Out-of-Country preceptor application process. Candidates must have a passion for improving maternal healthcare worldwide. Experience teaching or working abroad and/or in resource-constrained regions is a plus. Hired applicants will undergo a background check before being sent on assignment. Volunteer Midwife

    Compensation: To receive an airfare and living stipend, preceptors must commit to a minimum of 1-year. Stipend will reflect the cost of travel and living expenses at the assigned host site. Shorter term assignments will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis.

    To apply: Please send your resume and cover letter, including a summary of language fluency, leadership and travel experience and midwifery credentials to skraft@midwifeinternational.org.

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