Scope of Work - Volunteer Opportunity Project HOPE
Volunteer Position: Biomedical Engineer Neonatal Care Unit
Country: Sierra Leone
I. Position Summary:
- Project HOPE is seeking Biomedical Engineer (BME) volunteer who will work collaboratively as a member of the HOPE Neonatal Team and support their objectives as they provide mentorship to Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) staff, preceptors, and neonatal faculty on improving care of small and sick neonates.
- This function will provide specific support to the HOPE Neonatal Team as an integral part of the clinical training of SCBU staff, Preceptors, and neonatal faculty necessary for safe management of equipment and safe neonatal care.
- Assess the knowledge and skills of SCBU staff, preceptors, and clinical faculty to safely operate, utilize infection control measures, and identify the need for maintenance and repair of essential SCBU equipment.
- Provide training to SCBU staff, preceptors, and clinical faculty on
- correct and safe operation of the equipment
- troubleshooting problems at the bedside
- maintenance, cleaning essential equipment to prevent cross infection.
- documentation of errors and repairs to eliminate failures.
- Provide training to the hospital maintenance staff on repair and maintenance of SCBU equipment
- Neonatal Team Member: Biomedical Engineer.
- A certified Biomedical Engineer familiar with NICU equipment manufactured by various international vendors who has experience in maintenance, repair, and training of local NICU and hospital maintenance staff.
- The BME will be part of a three member Team including a Neonatologist and Nurse Practitioners who will demonstrate safe and evidenced-based care for small and sick neonates.
- The assignment includes 10-14 days and is a volunteer position with all travel and accommodations paid by HOPE.