Mercy Ships UK
Location: Liberia / Senegal
Finance: Personal Support
Duration: 3‑12 months, Over 12 months, Open‑ended / Permanent
Activity: Health & Medical, Relief & Development
Posted: 8 Nov 2019
Closes: Open-ended

Palliative Care Nurse

Mercy Ships UK

The Palliative Care Nurse volunteer position, part of the Hospital, will be located on the Africa Mercy, the world's largest charity hospital ship.

Summary: Provide holistic end-of-life care to people who are suffering with a terminal illness, under the direction of the Palliative Care Team Leader.  By caring for those often isolated, hopeless and fearful, this position is a living example of God's love and compassion for the weak, lonely and marginalized members of society.  This position works primarily off-ship; hot and dusty or wet conditions can be expected.  Visiting people in their homes requires cultural sensitivity.

About the role:  

Unfortunately, we cannot help everyone. Our palliative care team is there to bring hope and healing to those who are terminally ill, who are unable to be helped by safe surgery. They offer health care services, training, and spiritual & emotional support to these patients as well as their families.  

About you:

  • Successful completion of Mercy Ships On Boarding program 
  • Current Registered Nurse license in home country and nursing experience of at least 2 years
  • Experience in working with different cultures and in low-resource environments required
  • Experience in Palliative Care or in a similar field of nursing preferred
  • Fluent in English
  • International Driver's Permit required

Interested in this role? We’d love to hear from you! Call 01438 347 480 or send us an email:

We recommend all interested applicants to submit an application at least six months in advance of your target service date.

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Mercy Ships UK

Operating the world's largest charity-run hospital ship, Mercy Ships offers the opportunity to bring hope and healing to the world's forgotten poor. We need your skills, whether you're an engineer, cook, nurse, teacher, deck officer, surgeon or cleaner!
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