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Intensive Care Nurse for assignement in Malawi

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Oslo University Hospital is a workplace with good opportunities for professional and personal
development. In order to meet the challenges of today and the future, we need skilled and committed employees. We are developing a workplace that looks after patients, relatives and employees. Through this we can live up to our strategy, “We crate the treatment of tomorrow together with the patients”

Do you want to become a part of our team and work with neurosurgery in Malawi, Africa?

Department of Global Health holds the administrative responsibility for Oslo University Hospital global health collaboration projects. Currently the department coordinates health projects in Malawi, Ethiopia, South Africa and India. The department supports Low- and middle income countries (LMIC) to educate health personel locally through international exchange cooperation. Through exchange, partners transfer competencies, knowledge, and skills in their field of healthcare, across cultures. Department of Global Health aims to support establishment of competence centres through strong partnerships.

The Blantyre-Oslo Surgical and Critical Care project between Oslo University Hospital and Queen Elisabeth Central Hospital is looking for one nurse with experience with neurosurgical patients, for engagement in Blantyre, Malawi. The nurse will contribute to further development of the Neurosurgical High Dependency Unit, through transfer of competence, skills and knowledge.

The project receive external financial support through the Norwegian Agency for Exchange Centre (Norec). The duration of employment is seven months. You will be based in Malawi for six months. The remaining time is set aside for preparation and follow-up work, including relevant training.

Oslo University Hospital is a workplace with diversity. We believe that this is crucial to solving the tasks required of us. We therefore want this diversity to reflect the applicants for our positions and encourage everyone to apply, regardless of who you are and what background you have. As part of the Norec strategy of youth participation, we encourage young applicants to apply. 


To succeed in this position you must have:

  • Publicly approved nursing authorization.
  • Relevant practice of at least 2 years duration.
  • Experience in working in High Dependency units.
  • Preferably, work experience in Low and Middle-Income countries or humanitarian work.
  • Preferably, experience from supervision and implementation.
  • Fluent English, written and spoken.

Personlige egenskaper:

We see it as an advantage if you also have:

  • Excellent collaboration skills and good ability to share knowledge, experience and information.
  • Good ability to work in a team.
  • Good ability to build cross-cultural networks and relations.
  • Strong ability to take initiative and responsibility for results achievement.
  • Strong ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Ability to support others while working under stress.

Vi tilbyr:

  • Internal and external training before departure and upon return.
  • A safe workplace with good colleague support.
  • As a new employee in Oslo University Hospital you become part of a new employee program.
  • Good opportunities for professional and personal development.
  • You become part of an important social mission.

Why should you apply?

  • Meaningful: You will be part of the global collaboration of Oslo University Hospital and Queen Elisabeth Hospital in Malawi.
  • Effect: You will help to establish sustainable healthcare services in a Low and Middle-Income country.
  • Career: You will gain expertise from work in a Low and Middle-Income country.
  • A great place to work: You will work in a multicultural environment with hard-working and dedicated colleagues, with a strong culture of collaboration and continuous improvement.