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CURE has a comprehensive approach to providing surgical care for children with disabilities. We support their families and strengthen the capacity of local church and healthcare systems in the countries we serve.

CURE Children’s Hospitals

CURE International is a global nonprofit network of children’s hospitals providing surgical care in a compassionate, gospel-centered environment. Services are provided at no cost to families because of the generosity of donors and partners like you.

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Motivated by our Christian identity, CURE operates a global network of children’s hospitals that provides life-changing surgical care to children living with disabilities.

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CURE International is a global nonprofit network of children’s hospitals providing surgical care in a compassionate, gospel-centered environment. Services are provided at no cost to families because of the generosity of donors and partners like you.

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Every job at CURE offers a unique opportunity to use your passion and skills for a greater purpose: helping kids heal and sharing the love of Jesus.

“Not taking a dime from the families makes it easy to serve everyone equally, and that’s what I love about CURE.” - Dr. Tewodros Tilahun Zerfu, Orthopedic Surgeon, CURE Ethiopia
"I love that the CURE hospitals are primarily staffed by nationals. For patients to see healthcare workers who look like them and speak their language, they receive more than physical healing–they dare to hope that they, too, can become a doctor or a nurse someday and help kids just like them.” - Kayla Videtich, Director of Monitoring and Evaluation, CURE International
“The best part of my day is seeing kids happy and hopeful after being healed. I’m so thankful that I work at CURE Ethiopia.” - Tigist, Nurse, CURE Ethiopia
“What has captured my heart most about CURE Uganda is being Christlike. Everything here is tagged to God, from the meetings to surgeries. I have the opportunity to connect real life and my Christian faith. At CURE, I can share the Word of God, read the Bible, and serve." - Petwa Akol, Operations Manager, CURE Uganda
“I love how we use technology solutions that balance excellence with cost effectiveness to enable and grow our mission as a global team serving vulnerable children. It gives me great joy every day that I get to leverage the technology experience and skills that God has allowed me to develop over my career to empower life-changing surgeries.” - Kevin de Smidt, Head of Technology, CURE International

We hire professionals who support and embody the following values

Christ-like Compassion

We respond to meet the needs of children and families with kindness, mercy, and healing.

— Matthew 25:40 —

Joy in Service

We love serving children and helping them live life to its fullest.

— Psalm 100:2 —

Faithfulness in Prayer

We depend on God alone who is the source of changed lives and transformed communities.

— 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 —

Integrity Always

We do the right thing and keep our promises.

— 2 Corinthians 8:21 —

Intentional Relationships

We humbly collaborate with our patients, partners, and colleagues for multiplied impact.

— Hebrews 10:24 —

Commitment to Excellence

We strive to deliver the highest standard of care and professionalism in our work.

— Colossians 3:23 —

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Opportunities at CURE International

We’re making a difference in the lives of children and families. Want to help? Explore current openings on our team.

Hospital Executive Director (Various Locations) Multiple Countries |

CURE International Children’s Hospitals is currently accepting applications for Hospital Executive Director. CURE is a faith-based non-profit organization operating a network of eight children’s hospitals throughout Africa and the Philippines. We provide world-class surgical care and intentional spiritual care to children living with treatable disabilities, all of which is free of charge to the patients and their families. The employee headcount at our hospitals range from 100-150 with annual operating budgets averaging around $3 million USD.

The Hospital Executive Director maintains overall accountability for the operational, financial, spiritual, and clinical health of the hospital, as well as any related programs within the country, and is the primary spokesperson and representative of CURE International, the hospital, and specialty programs in the local community and host nation. They serve as the primary liaison with CURE Corporate Headquarters (located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA), the host nation government, and non-government entities within the country.  

Acting in a strategic and visionary capacity, the Hospital Executive Director seeks to equip, empower, and enforce the hospital management team to execute the functions assigned to their respective areas.  Additionally, they are responsible for creating and cultivating a culture where hospital team members thrive in fulfilling CURE’s mission, vision, and values.   

If you are a highly-effective leader with significant experience in healthcare who is looking to make a difference in the lives of children across the globe, apply today to learn more!

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  1. Facilitate strategic planning for the hospital. Lead the hospital team in the execution of the objectives and initiatives coming out of the strategic planning process.   
  2. Provide oversight to and directly support and uphold the Spiritual Director in the execution of the spiritual ministry program in accordance with the CURE Essential Standards for Spiritual Ministry. 
  3. Provide spiritual leadership to the hospital team to influence team members to accomplish God’s purposes through their work.   
  4. Support both nationals and expatriates in the following ways:
    1. In conjunction with the Human Resources Manager/Director, facilitate the hiring of all staff necessary to operate the hospital and ensure adequate orientation and training of all new co-workers.  Empower the HR Manager to work closely with the MSC to establish fair hiring, performance review, and compensation policies and procedures.  
    2. In conjunction with the Corporate Human Resources Department and Global Outreach teams, maintain overall responsibility for the logistics and needs of both short-term and long-term expatriates and visitors to the hospital in an effort to ensure their personal success and value-add contributions to the hospital.  Empower local team members to execute the logistical details in this regard.   
    3. Empower the Human Resources Manager/Director to ensure that all expatriate and local staff have the necessary paperwork (work permit, residence permit, medical license etc) prior to starting work in accordance to the country's law.
  5. Collaborate with the Chief Program Officer and the Corporate Finance team, as well as the Finance Manager, on:
    1. Development of the annual consolidated budget for the hospital and its programs. 
    2. Overall financial management issues. Overall accountability for all financial transactions and reporting at the hospital.  
    3. Preparation and provision of materials for the hospital’s independent audit.  
    4. Overall responsibility for coordinating and managing an effective inventory management system to ensure responsible utilization of resources and monies.
  6. Work closely with the Corporate Advancement team on support-raising activities related to opportunities for in-country financial and gift-in-kind (GIK) revenue from individuals, businesses, other NGOs, and government entities.
  7. Maintain overall accountability for the management and maintenance and ongoing functionality and dependability of hospital facilities and equipment.  
  8. Maintain overall responsibility for the safety and security of patients, families, staff, and visitors by developing and implementing safety and security protocols and procedures.  
  9. Establish standards for practice management and patient ratification/experience and maintain the hospital’s policies and procedures consistent with SAFECARE standards and other relevant Ministry of Health/Medical Council’s guidelines.
  10. Ensure compliance with all local laws. Monitor changes in the local legal landscape and ensure that the hospital is prepared for compliance with new laws.    
  11. In coordination with the Medical Director, ensure that the hospital maintains compliance with all country medical laws and statutes and CURE quality and patient care standards. 
  12. Develop and maintain relationships with governmental and non-governmental agencies and the larger local community.  Develop and maintain memorandums of understanding (MOUs) that define and govern these relationships.  
  13. Submit written reports of all significant data/activities to the Corporate Office , in accordance with the timelines established. 
  14. Perform annual evaluations of the assigned team members, and set annual goals for these team members.     
  15. Ensure that no practice, activity, decision, or organizational circumstance that is unbiblical, unlawful, imprudent, or in violation of commonly accepted business practices or professional ethics, or in violation of the Statement of Faith of CURE is caused or allowed.  
  16. Ensure that financial planning for any fiscal year does not deviate materially from CURE’s priorities, risk fiscal jeopardy, or fail to be derived from a multi-year plan.  
  17. Ensure that all CURE assets are appropriately insured and that the hospital is adequately insured for any malpractice lawsuits.  
  18. Facilitate connections between hospital senior management team members and related Corporate functional areas to foster collaboration on various efforts and initiatives.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Management or related field.
  2. Minimum of five (5) years of experience managing a multi-disciplinary, medium to large sized team of professionals and non-professionals.
  3. Previous experience working in the healthcare industry for a minimum of 5 years is required.
  4. Previous experience as an administrator in the healthcare setting is strongly preferred.
  5. Fluency in English required. Fluency in one of the local language(s) may also be required depending on the location. 
  6. Knowledge of developing country settings and/or previous cross-cultural experience is strongly preferred. 
  7. Knowledge of The Joint Commission or SafeCare accreditation process is preferred.
  8. Fundraising experience and knowledge is a plus.
  9. Demonstration of a mature Christian faith with a close personal relationship with the Lord as evidenced by a strong prayer life, a commitment to and love for the Word of God, and a call to evangelism.  
Hospital Executive Director - Niamey, Niger Niger |

CURE International Children’s Hospitals is looking for the next Executive Director for our hospital located in Niamey, Niger.

CURE is a faith-based non-profit organization operating a network of eight children’s hospitals throughout Africa and the Philippines. We provide world-class surgical care and intentional spiritual care to children living with treatable disabilities, all of which is free of charge to the patients and their families.

The Executive Director maintains overall accountability for the operational, financial, spiritual, and clinical health of the hospital, as well as any related programs within the country, and is the primary spokesperson and representative of CURE International, the hospital, and specialty programs in the local community and host nation. They serve as the primary liaison with CURE Corporate Headquarters (located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA), the host nation government of Niger, and non-government entities within the country of Niger in Africa.  

Acting in a strategic and visionary capacity, the Executive Director seeks to equip, empower, and enforce the hospital management team to execute the functions assigned to their respective areas.  Additionally, they are responsible for creating and cultivating a culture where hospital team members thrive in fulfilling CURE’s mission, vision, and values.   

If you are a highly-effective leader with significant experience in healthcare who is looking to make a difference in the lives of children across the globe, apply today to learn more!

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  1. Facilitate strategic planning for the hospital. Lead the hospital team in the execution of the objectives and initiatives coming out of the strategic planning process.   
  2. Provide oversight to and directly support and uphold the Spiritual Director in the execution of the spiritual ministry program in accordance with the CURE Essential Standards for Spiritual Ministry. 
  3. Provide spiritual leadership to the hospital team to influence team members to accomplish God’s purposes through their work.   
  4. Support both nationals and expatriates in the following ways:
    1. In conjunction with the Human Resources Manager/Director, facilitate the hiring of all staff necessary to operate the hospital and ensure adequate orientation and training of all new co-workers.  Empower the hospital HR Manager to work closely with the Corporate Office Human Resources Department to establish fair hiring, performance review, and compensation policies and procedures.  
    2. In conjunction with the Corporate Human Resources Department and Global Outreach teams, maintain overall responsibility for the logistics and needs of both short-term and long-term expatriates and visitors to the hospital in an effort to ensure their personal success and value-add contributions to the hospital.  Empower local team members to execute the logistical details in this regard.   
    3. Empower the Human Resources Manager/Director to ensure that all expatriate and local staff have the necessary paperwork (work permit, residence permit, medical license etc.) prior to starting work in accordance to the country's law.
  5. Collaborate with the Chief Program Officer and the Corporate Finance team, as well as the Finance Manager, on:
    1. Development of the annual consolidated budget for the hospital and its programs. 
    2. Overall financial management issues. Overall accountability for all financial transactions and reporting at the hospital.  
    3. Preparation and provision of materials for the hospital’s independent audit.  
    4. Overall responsibility for coordinating and managing an effective inventory management system to ensure responsible utilization of resources and monies.
  6. Work closely with the Corporate Advancement team on support-raising activities related to opportunities for in-country financial and gift-in-kind (GIK) revenue from individuals, businesses, other NGOs, and government entities.
  7. Maintain overall accountability for the management and maintenance and ongoing functionality and dependability of hospital facilities and equipment.  
  8. Maintain overall responsibility for the safety and security of patients, families, staff, and visitors by developing and implementing safety and security protocols and procedures.  
  9. Establish standards for practice management and patient ratification/experience and maintain the hospital’s policies and procedures consistent with SAFECARE standards and other relevant Ministry of Health/Medical Council’s guidelines.
  10. Ensure compliance with all local laws. Monitor changes in the local legal landscape and ensure that the hospital is prepared for compliance with new laws.    
  11. In coordination with the Medical Director, ensure that the hospital maintains compliance with all country medical laws and statutes and CURE quality and patient care standards. 
  12. Develop and maintain relationships with governmental and non-governmental agencies and the larger local community. Develop and maintain memorandums of understanding (MOUs) that define and govern these relationships.  
  13. Submit written reports of all significant data/activities to the Corporate Office, in accordance with the timelines established. 
  14. Perform annual evaluations of the assigned team members, and set annual goals for these team members.     
  15. Ensure that no practice, activity, decision, or organizational circumstance that is unbiblical, unlawful, imprudent, or in violation of commonly accepted business practices or professional ethics, or in violation of the Statement of Faith of CURE is caused or allowed.  
  16. Ensure that financial planning for any fiscal year does not deviate materially from CURE’s priorities, risk fiscal jeopardy, or fail to be derived from a multi-year plan.  
  17. Ensure that all CURE assets are appropriately insured and that the hospital is adequately insured for any malpractice lawsuits.  
  18. Facilitate connections between hospital senior management team members and related Corporate functional areas to foster collaboration on various efforts and initiatives.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Management or related field.
  2. Minimum of five (5) years of experience managing a multi-disciplinary, medium to large sized team of professionals and non-professionals.
  3. Previous experience working in the healthcare industry for a minimum of 5 years is required.
  4. Previous experience as an administrator in a hospital setting is strongly preferred.
  5. Fluency in English required.
  6. Fluency in French is strongly preferred.
  7. Knowledge of developing country settings and/or previous cross-cultural experience is strongly preferred. 
  8. Knowledge of The Joint Commission or SafeCare accreditation process is preferred.
  9. Fundraising experience and knowledge is a plus.
  10. Demonstration of a mature Christian faith with a close personal relationship with the Lord as evidenced by a strong prayer life, a commitment to and love for the Word of God, and a call to evangelism.  
Pediatric Orthopedic Spine Surgeon Ethiopia | Medical

 

CURE International is seeking an experienced pediatric orthopedic spine surgeon who is interested in playing a critical role in the development of a first-of-its-kind operative spinal program at its hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. We are committed to finding the right person for this role; therefore, we will consider qualified candidates interested in either a full-time or part-time, flexible schedule. 

 

CURE is a faith-based non-profit organization operating a network of eight children’s hospitals throughout Africa and the Philippines. We provide world-class surgical care and intentional spiritual care to children living with treatable disabilities, all of which is free of charge to the patients and their families. 

 

The pediatric orthopedic spine surgeon will contribute to the important work of transforming the lives of many children who would otherwise face a lifetime of disability, pain and discrimination. We are seeking a missionally-aligned spine specialist who will embrace this unique opportunity and who possesses a desire to train the next generation of spine specialists in Ethiopia. 

 

If you would like to learn more, please contact Emily Gratson, Director of People Acquisition & Success ([email protected]).

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Assess patients with musculoskeletal disability, taking and recording a salient history, examination and formulating an appropriate management plan including relevant investigations and surgical or non-operative management.
  2. Diagnose and treat spinal disorders, identifying ways to preserve pain-free function through treatment and surgical intervention.
  3. Participate in traveling to mobile clinics in different parts of the country as organized by the hospital and assigned to by the head of orthopedics.
  4. Treat patients and families with care and respect, adhering to the highest standards of medical ethics.
  5. When surgical management is appropriate, undertaking careful consent, clarifying to the patient (where appropriate) and family member the nature of the condition and procedure that is advised, the risks, possible alternatives and nature of anesthesia required.
  6. Create pre-operative plans for each surgery, and where necessary, discuss with colleagues the surgical plans.
  7. Provide a high standard of surgical care, adhering to the highest standards of sterile operative technique while creating a cohesive team environment centered on safety and quality care.
  8. Record each step of patient care in the Electronic Medical Record and/or inpatient paper charts.
  9. Recognize complications that arise and respond appropriately, including discussing the event with the Medical Director and reporting it in the quarterly Morbidity and Mortality meetings.
  10. Ensure a high level of patient and staff safety is upheld at all times.
  11. Participate actively in the training activities of the hospital and willingly engage in quality improvement projects, audit and research.
  12. Be instrumental in developing the spine service at CURE Ethiopia that is safe and sustainable with training an integral part of the practice.
  13. Actively participate in the development of a Spine training program to include teaching and mentoring of students, residents, and fellows.
  14. Collaborate with international institutions to further support the development of a spine program.

REQUIRED SKILLS, EDUCATION, AND EXPERIENCE:

  1. Medical degree from a qualified, recognized medical institution.
  2. Completed an accredited residency in orthopedic surgery.
  3. Completed a pediatric orthopedic fellowship with training in spinal surgery.
  4. Current and unrestricted medical license.
  5. At least 3 years experience in a private or hospital practice.
  6. Moderate ability with the English language required, fluency preferred.
  7. Ability to communicate effectively and professionally across cultures and language barriers.
  8. Strong interest in teaching and training.

 

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon Zimbabwe | Clinical

CURE International Children’s Hospital of Zimbabwe has an exciting opportunity for a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon. CURE is a faith-based non-profit organization operating a network of eight children’s hospitals throughout Africa and the Philippines. We provide world-class surgical care and intentional spiritual care to children living with treatable disabilities, all of which is free of charge to the patients and their families. 

At each hospital, the Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon is responsible for teaching and training on the principles and techniques of orthopedic surgical care to other physicians who may be training at the hospital; overseeing the practice of surgery by these physicians; and continuing to facilitate improvement in the quality of care, education, and administration of the orthopedic surgery department. If you are interested in using your gifts to bring hope and healing to children living with disabilities, contact us today to learn more!

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assess patients with musculoskeletal disability, taking and recording a salient history, examination and formulating an appropriate management plan including relevant investigations and surgical or non-operative management.
  • Treat patients and families with care and respect, adhering to the highest standards of medical ethics.
  • Obtain careful consent when surgery is necessary, clarifying to the patient (where appropriate) and family member the nature of the procedure that is advised, the risks, possible alternatives and nature of anesthesia required.
  • Create and discuss preoperative plans for each surgery with fellow faculty members.
  • Provide a high standard of surgical care, adhering to the highest standards of sterile operative technique while creating a cohesive team environment centered on safety and quality care.
  • Record each step of patient care in the Electronic Medical Record and inpatient paper charts.
  • Recognize complications that arise and respond appropriately, including discussing the event with the Medical Director and reporting it in the quarterly Morbidity and Mortality meetings.
  • Ensure a high level of patient and staff safety is upheld at all times.
  • Participate actively in the training activities of the hospital and willingly engage in quality improvement projects, audit, and research.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Medical degree from a qualified, recognized medical institution.
  2. Completed an accredited residency in orthopedic surgery. Pediatric orthopedic residency required for expat hires.
  3. Current and unrestricted medical license.
  4. At least 1 year experience in a private or hospital practice.
  5. Keen interest in pediatric orthopedic surgery.
  6. Experience working in a multicultural context and environment. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  1. Moderate ability with the English language required, fluency preferred. 
  2. Ability to communicate effectively and professionally across cultures and language barriers.
  3. Competency and proficiency in orthopedic procedures.
  4. Strong interest in teaching and training.
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon Multiple Countries | Medical

CURE International has exceptional opportunities for Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeons at its hospitals around the world. CURE is a faith-based non-profit organization operating a network of eight children’s hospitals throughout Africa and the Philippines. We provide world-class surgical care and intentional spiritual care to children living with treatable disabilities, all of which is free of charge to the patients and their families. 

We are currently seeking Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeons for our hospitals in Blantyre, Malawi and Davao City, Philippines (though we are always accepting applications for future openings at other locations). 

At each hospital, the Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon is responsible for teaching and training on the principles and techniques of orthopedic surgical care to other physicians who may be training at the hospital; overseeing the practice of surgery by these physicians; and continuing to facilitate improvement in the quality of care, education, and administration of the orthopedic surgery department. If you are interested in using your gifts to bring hope and healing to children living with disabilities, contact us today to learn more!

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assess patients with musculoskeletal disability, taking and recording a salient history, examination and formulating an appropriate management plan including relevant investigations and surgical or non-operative management.
  • Treat patients and families with care and respect, adhering to the highest standards of medical ethics.
  • Obtain careful consent when surgery is necessary, clarifying to the patient (where appropriate) and family member the nature of the procedure that is advised, the risks, possible alternatives and nature of anesthesia required.
  • Create and discuss preoperative plans for each surgery with fellow faculty members.
  • Provide a high standard of surgical care, adhering to the highest standards of sterile operative technique while creating a cohesive team environment centered on safety and quality care.
  • Record each step of patient care in the Electronic Medical Record and inpatient paper charts.
  • Recognize complications that arise and respond appropriately, including discussing the event with the Medical Director and reporting it in the quarterly Morbidity and Mortality meetings.
  • Ensure a high level of patient and staff safety is upheld at all times.
  • Participate actively in the training activities of the hospital and willingly engage in quality improvement projects, audit, and research.

CORE COMPETENCIES/SKILLS/EDUCATION NEEDED

  • Medical degree from a qualified, recognized medical institution
  • Completed an accredited residency in pediatric orthopedic surgery
  • Current and unrestricted medical license
  • At least 2 years experience in a private or hospital practice
  • Keen interest in pediatric orthopedic surgery
  • Moderate ability with the English language is required, fluency preferred. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally across cultures and language barriers.
  • Competency and proficiency in orthopedic procedures.
  • Strong interest in teaching and training.

In addition, all candidates should be familiar with the Statement of Faith and will be required to agree with the declarations of the Statement of Faith to be considered for this position.  Please click here to read our Statement of Faith.

This is a full-time, paid position that offers a salary with a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to, health and life insurance, relocation assistance, retirement, housing, in-country transportation, and annual paid leave.

 

The Title VII Exception for Employment: CURE is a faith-based, Christian organization that operates charitable hospitals and programs around the world where patients experience the life-changing message of God’s love for them, receiving free surgical treatment regardless of gender, religion, or ethnicity. Our mission is taken from Luke 9:2 in the Holy Bible — “to heal the sick and proclaim the kingdom of God.”  Consistent with our core commitment to share the Christian faith, a requirement for employment at CURE is affirmation and adherence to our Christian beliefs, including those found in our Statement of Faith. Our religious beliefs prerequisite for employment is based upon state and federal law protections applicable religious organizations, including Title VII of Civil Rights Act of 1964, 41 U.S.C Section 2000e-1.

Equal Opportunity Employer: CURE does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, disability, age, or genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. As noted above and in accordance with applicable law, CURE hires individuals who align with its sincerely held religious beliefs.

Diversity & Inclusion: At CURE, we strive to hire, develop, and retain talented people who represent our diverse global community. Through our respect for each other’s unique experiences, perspectives, and skill sets, we’ve created an inclusive environment where all co-workers can contribute to their fullest potential.

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Child and Vulnerable Person Protection Statement: CURE is committed to protecting children and vulnerable persons from exploitation and abuse, and strives to maintain an environment that is safe for children, vulnerable persons, and their families.