Midwifery Clinical Instructor

  • Part Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Applications have closed

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About Seed Global Health
Seed Global Health (Seed) envisions a world in which every country is strengthened by a robust health workforce that can meet the health needs of its population. We partner to train nurses, midwives, and physicians, building health teams that can provide high-quality care and save lives. We do this by strengthening clinical care delivery, improving health workforce education, and supporting policies that enable health professionals to succeed. Seed is dedicated to creating lasting change in the health systems of our partner countries: Malawi, Sierra Leone, Uganda, and Zambia. To ensure that these changes are durable, we form deep local partnerships that inform our work at both the individual and systems levels. Together, we are creating a multi-generational impact to not only treat today’s problems but solve for tomorrow’s.

Position Summary
Midwife Clinical Instructors will work alongside midwifery faculty, midwifery preceptors at clinical sites in Zambia for one year. In partnership, they will aim to strengthen the quality and breadth of midwifery education and enhance the quality of clinical practice by strengthening skills through clinical mentorship, training, and professional development opportunities.

Together with their midwifery colleagues, Seed Midwife Clinical Instructors will develop or refine locally tailored best practice approaches to midwifery education and encourage a continuous culture of excellence, responsibility, and accountability in the delivery of health care. In collaboration with training college faculty and local midwifery leaders, key roles and responsibilities may include (but are not limited to):

  • Providing evidence-based methods for clinical and classroom-based instruction and evaluation to students, clinicians or other learners emphasizing best practices
  • Supporting formal and informal professional development and mentoring opportunities requested by partner-country faculty and clinicians
  • Facilitating academic-clinical partnerships to develop practice improvement projects that strengthen care at the point of service and provide learning opportunities for students and clinical staff.

Duties and Responsibilities
In collaboration with relevant team members, responsibilities include the following:

  • Report to Seed Clinical Education Advisor
  • Work with Seed Preceptors to prepare the work plan for clinical training sites
  • Work with hospital preceptors and college clinical instructors to support and supervise students and midwives conducting deliveries in the labour ward and providing antenatal care services.
  • Mentoring newly qualified midwives and midwifery staff by demonstrating best practices.
  • Precepting midwifery students and midwives in the labour ward, Antenatal ward and Postnatal ward.
  • Support the MCH and Labour ward incharge in implementing new guidelines, and use data to improve the implementation process
  • Work with preceptors to support students to enhance skills through the low dose high frequency drills in labour ward skills corners
  • Collaborate with the midwife in charge to organize midwifery professional development meetings for labour ward staff and students on managing obstetric & newborn emergencies
  • Supporting the Labour ward in charge during the doctors rounds to enhance professional cohesiveness and patient management
  • Support collaboration between MCH, antenatal ward, labor ward, postnatal ward, and theater to ensure timely referral and prevention of delay in patient care
  • Support the in-charge to strengthen communication pertaining to patient safety between administration and staff
  • Work with the MCH, Labour ward incharge and preceptors in standardizing protocols for documenting antenatal, intrapartum, and postpartum care to ensure consistency and improved interpretation of information
  • Help strengthen emergency preparedness in the labour department through clinical discussions, preparing emergency equipment/medications, identifying team members and their roles, and organization
  • Co-facilitate Seed preceptor meetings to ensure current evidence-based practice and review skills For more information, please visit www.seedglobalhealth.org 50 Milk St, 16th Floor, Boston, MA 02109 | 617.366.1650
  • Support midwives in clinical sites to have confidence in managing women and newborns by equipping them with skills and knowledge in handling all common types of obstetric emergencies.
  • Participate in training of EmONC and other essential midwifery short courses
  • Support midwifery students and midwives at all levels of care.
  • Collaborate with the facility quality improvement teams in maternity and antenatal wards to strengthen the quality of healthcare services.

Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible to serve, you must at minimum have:

  • BSc in Midwifery or Advanced Diploma in Midwifery
  • Minimum of 15 years of clinical experience as a midwife
  • Preference is given to applicants who demonstrate interest and experience teaching midwifery students
  • Proven experience, commitment and passion for teaching and mentorship in the field of midwifery
  • Strong communication skills and a proven ability to work in interdisciplinary teams
  • Commit to a 12-month contract
  • Ability to meet Zambia licensing criteria and obtain clinical licence
  • Proficient in English language
  • Trainer of Trainers in Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care

Working Conditions

  • Based in Lusaka, Zambia
  • 20 hours per week
  • Significant travel between clinical sites within Lusaka
  • Up to 10% travel time may be requested, domestically and internationally

Competitive salary commensurate with experience

For more information, please visit www.seedglobalhealth.org

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