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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.

About CURE

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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More Than Just a Job

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.

Accountant - US Corporate Headquarters United States | Accounting and Finance

Located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the Corporate Headquarters of CURE International Children's Hospitals is looking to add an Accountant to the team! 

The Accountant at CURE plays a crucial role in creating financial transactions and generating reports, posting data to the accounting software (Odoo) from invoices, vouchers, and credit card receipts. This role involves managing budgets across various projects and departments, requiring strong financial acumen, attention to detail, and effective collaboration with project managers and department heads. The Accountant ensures accurate financial reporting, compliance with grant requirements, and optimal resource allocation, supporting CURE's mission. This position is ideal for an steady and practiced accountant who is passionate about making a difference.

Relocation is not provided. The work location for this position can be either remote or onsite at the Corporate Headquarters in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA.
Applicants must be authorized to work for ANY employer in the United States. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  1. Communicates with hospital finance staff members regarding various accounting transactions that involve CURE Mission Support Center (MSC)/Headquarters. 
  2. Collaborate with project managers and department heads to provide financial insights and recommendations for cost optimization.
  3. Assist in the preparation of annual budgets and forecasts, collaborating with the finance team.
  4. Processes accounts payable related to certain purchase orders (POs) or transactions.
  5. Oversees the staff expense reporting system, the setup and utilization of corporate credit cards, and communication with the credit card company.
  6. Sends out monthly reminders and communications to staff regarding their expense reports and trains new staff in the expense report system.
  7. Post deposits and wire transfers to the Odoo accounting software. 
  8. Organizes and maintains accounting records in an accurate and timely manner.
  9. Prepares other monthly accounting reports. (Budget to actual, Grant Reporting)
  10. Maintains confidentiality of records.
 

SECONDARY DUTIES:

  • Assists the Controller and the Project Accountant in the preparation of reports.
  • Researches and examines accounting discrepancies. 
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or Finance with two years experience, preferred.
  • Associates Degree with five or more years of general accounting experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  1. Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Gmail, and G-suite.
  2. Experienced with a cloud-based accounting system preferred.
  3. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  4. Ability to build and maintain relationships with others in the organization as well as with vendors.
  5. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

Digital Marketing Lead United States | Marketing and Communications

Do you love deploying engaging digital strategies and designing meaningful digital communities through powerful audience interaction? CURE International Children's Hospitals is seeking an experienced and driven senior-level digital marketing leader to join our team. This role is ideal for a digital marketing professional who excels in hands-on execution and thrives in a fast-paced environment.

This is an onsite position working in the corporate headquarters located in Grand Rapids, MI, USA.
Applicants must be authorized to work for ANY employer in the U.S. CURE is unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Responsible for executing digital strategies, building digital communities, enhancing digital user experiences, and leveraging measurement and analytics to drive continuous improvement. Key role in working with partners and other teams for web development and marketing technology integration projects to support our mission. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  1. Oversee and implement comprehensive digital marketing strategies that align with CURE International's roadmap.
  2. Ensure consistency and integration across all digital channels.
  3. Develop and nurture online communities through social media, email marketing, and other digital platforms. 
  4. Work with teams to create engaging content, manage social media presence, and foster meaningful interactions with our audience.
  5. Optimize the user experience on CURE International's website. 
  6. Ensure the site is user-friendly, informative, and aligned with our branding and mission.
  7. Develop and implement enhancements which improve site navigation, content, overall usability, and donation rates.
  8. Monitor, analyze, and report on key performance indicators (KPIs) to assess the effectiveness of digital marketing efforts.
  9. Develop and guide the implementation of a holistic measurement strategy across marketing and web domains.
  10. Utilize data-driven insights to refine strategies and improve campaign performance.
  11. Collaborate with partners, web developers, and IT teams to implement and manage marketing technologies.
  12. Ensure seamless integration of marketing tools, enhance website functionality, and support digital marketing initiatives with the latest technologies.
  13. Partner cross-functionally across multiple teams, including communications, fundraising, and program teams, to ensure cohesive and effective digital marketing strategies.
  14. Plan and manage paid advertising campaigns, including Google Ads, Facebook Ads, and other platforms, to increase awareness and donations.
  15. Maintain and grow email marketing lists, develop targeted email campaigns, and analyze performance metrics to refine strategies.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, User Experience, Advertising, or a related field. 
  2. 8+ years of hands-on professional experience in digital marketing, with a proven track record of successful campaigns and measurable results.
  3. Strong understanding of SEO principles and best practices.
  4. Proficiency in digital marketing tools and platforms such as Google Analytics, Google Ads, Facebook Ads Manager, Salesforce, SEO tools, and email marketing software.
  5. Experience with web development and marketing technology integration.
  6. Experience with non-profit organizations, preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  1. Exhibits a proactive, help-out mindset with a strong focus on overall team, project, and mission success; adept at identifying needs and taking initiative to get involved and contribute.
  2. Proven track record of success, with references who can attest to these achievements.
  3. Strong relational, communication, and EQ skills.
  4. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  5. Creative thinking and problem-solving abilities.
  6. Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  7. Strong analytical skills and experience with data-driven decision making.
  8. This is a perfect role for an Enneagram 3w2, Working Genius G/T, Meyers Briggs ENTJ/ESTJ.

Director of Biomedical Equipment Services Multiple Countries | Biomedical

CURE International's dedication to advancing pediatric healthcare in underserved regions drives our relentless pursuit of excellence. As we expand our Children's Hospital Network, a critical need arises: the development, establishment, and management of our biomedical services support. This endeavor demands a seasoned leader with a deep understanding of healthcare systems and a track record of operational excellence.

We seek an individual whose professional acumen is matched only by their unwavering commitment to our mission. As Director of Biomedical Equipment Services, you will be entrusted with the pivotal responsibility of ensuring the seamless operation and regulatory compliance of our medical equipment infrastructure. Your leadership will be instrumental in safeguarding the quality of care provided to our young patients, empowering our clinical teams to deliver exceptional outcomes.

Join us in our pursuit to alleviate suffering and restore hope to children in need. If you possess the expertise, passion, and dedication required to excel in this role, we invite you to explore this opportunity to make a lasting impact on pediatric healthcare worldwide.

This position will be an on-continent remote role in Africa with more than 40% travel to the CURE hospital locations. Relocation benefits are not provided. All work required travel and accommodations are covered by CURE.

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Director of Biomedical Services (DBES) is responsible for providing leadership and maintaining administrative and operational responsibility for the Biomedical Equipment Services across the CURE Hospital Network and Mission Support Center. Responsibilities include specification formulation, testing, utilization, preventive maintenance, pre-purchase evaluation, and repair of all biomedical equipment to assure the optimum use and availability of such equipment. The DBES maintains and expands a relevant vendor and training partner network to obtain up-to-date information about new products, equipment upgrades and training materials and methods. The DBES has oversight over the biomedical co-workers, coordinates the biomedical asset management and reporting process, provides onsite hospital support as needed and is responsible for the design and facilitation of biomedical training.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Core Essential Functions:

  1. Manages and coordinates daily biomedical equipment service operations across the Hospital Network that provides lifecycle management of biomedical clinical and testing equipment including safety testing, repair, maintenance, and user support. 
  2. Responsible for establishing standards and procedures for equipment maintenance, testing, calibration, documentation, and inventory processes across the Hospital Network. 
  3. Responsible for providing technical leadership and developing applicable training resources for Biomedical Engineers and other relevant clinical / medical co-workers to ensure correct and safe operations of all equipment and devices across the Hospital Network.
  4. Maintains total administrative responsibility for the optimum use of all biomedical equipment used across the Hospital Network, including participation in the development of and monitoring of all biomedical equipment contracts in which CURE is involved.
  5. Establishes operating guidelines for all services in compliance with CURE and Governing bodies, and established business and hospital practices and procedures. 
  6. Develops and implements management reporting systems within designated areas of responsibility.
  7. Performs and supervises inspections of all new biomedical equipment to assure compliance with specifications, requisite operational and safety standards.
  8. Develops evaluation criteria and conducts pre-purchase evaluation to select equipment. 
  9. Develops and approves specifications and performance of new biomedical equipment and determines its suitability for utilization and compatibility with existing equipment.
  10. Plans the purchase and installation, as well as, assurance of compatibility, certification of performance and monitoring of service agreements.
  11. Supervises and trains biomedical technicians in the inspection, preventive maintenance, and repair of all equipment.
  12. Schedules staffing to insure adequate coverage of biomedical equipment services across the Hospital Network.
  13. Participates in preparation of those portions of the annual Hospital Network budget related to Biomedical Equipment Services.
  14. Develops methods for KPI reporting and quality control across the Hospital Network.
  15. Attends conferences, seminars, and meetings as necessary.

Customer Service

  1. Maintain an open channel of communication with all clients. Ensure issues/concerns raised by customers are dealt with in an efficient and responsive manner. 
  2. Provide a high-level customer interface for complex technical and clinical issues. 
  3. Maintain the highest levels of integrity and professionalism in dealing with clients.
  4. Take the lead in proactive communication with clients regarding services as well as performance or other issues relating to the contract. 
  5. Provide feedback to management as needed on unique client requirements and opportunities to expand the client relationship.

Human Resources 

  1. Maintain management responsibility for all direct reports and provide an environment of ongoing co-worker development. 
  2. Be a technical leader and provide direction to ensure the organization achieves its objectives and responsibilities. 
  3. Ensure the coaching, mentoring and development of all direct reports. 
  4. Ensure direct reports are fully equipped to undertake the functions of the job.
  5. Ensure all direct reports complete documentation in a timely and efficient manner.
  6. Ensure that all resources are fully and efficiently utilized.
  7. Ensure direct reports compliance with all company policies, relevant Standards, and customer processes.

Key Relationships

  1. High levels of internal communication and interaction with all direct and indirect reports. 
  2. Work as a team player and demonstrate loyalty to colleagues and the organization. 
  3. Maintain professional relationships with all internal and external stakeholders and establish a solid network of key partners for training, mentoring and maintenance purposes.

Performance

  1. Accountability for quality outcomes, standards of patient care, performance improvement, process management, provider satisfaction, business operations, resource utilization, and management development.
  2. Regularly search for and identify opportunities for delivering high customer satisfaction.
  3. Establish metrics to monitor performance of the area of responsibility, and ensure operational metrics are collected and reviewed on a regular basis with the CPO.
  4. Proactively stay well-versed on Biomedical Equipment Services developments and initiatives, providing guidance and recommendations to the CPO.
 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  1. Bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and/or Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET), preferred.
  2. Seven years of experience in the design, operation, repair and maintenance of biomedical and/or electronic equipment, two years of which must have been at the supervisory, managerial, or administrative level in an international NGO.
  3. Proof of relevant experience in training, mentoring, and building a full-fledged Biomedical Equipment Services department is highly preferred.
  4. Extensive knowledge of the function of Biomedical Services systems and processes required.
  5. Fluent in the English language (C1 or C2 level).
Donor Experience Specialist United States | Advancement

Have you led the development and implementation of major events that delighted attendees? Are you exceptional with details and provide proactive follow-up on tasks? Do you love delighting donors with thoughtful and radical hospitality? Our key donor relationships team is looking for a passionate, positive, and proactive person to help create world-class environments and experiences for our most engaged donors. CURE International Children's Hospitals is seeking a dedicated Donor Experience Specialist to join our organization!

This is an onsite position working in the corporate headquarters located in Grand Rapids, MI, USA.
Applicants must be authorized to work for ANY employer in the U.S. CURE is unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Responsible for the development and implementation of major events and experiences for key donors. Plans events with a high level of hospitality and attention to detail. Imagines, creates and executes world-class environments and experiences for donors that increase engagement with the organization. Provide excellent customer service to event attendees, donors, and sponsors, ensuring a positive experience that fosters long-term relationships.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  1. Oversee all donor-facing functions required to design and execute 5-7 regional events per year and one major national event ranging from 20-200 attendees.
  2. Manage all event logistics and vendors for venues, A/V, caterers, and support staff. 
  3. Financially manage the event budget, track expenses, and process expenses. 
  4. Negotiate and manage contracts with third-party vendors and service providers.
  5. Partner with teammates to produce promotions, donor communications, and collateral such as invitations, email reminders, and signage for each event.
  6. Run event planning meetings and coordinate with internal key stakeholders throughout the planning process. 
  7. Produce post-event reporting, evaluations, and learnings. 
  8. Serve as primary on-site day-of event manager.
  9. Compiles a list of prospective event locations; visits locations and provides guidance to management on the final selection. 
  10. Assist with travel and planning support for donors traveling overseas for on-site visits.
  11. Organize support for bi-annual impact reports and shared content folders.
  12. Partner with the MarComm department for any needed campaign collateral or content for donor-facing presentations, including conferences, and church events.
  13. Facilitate presentation support and reporting for team meetings and summits.
  14. Maintain event registration processes and keep updated donor records in the database.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Associates degree required. Bachelor's preferred.
  2. 3 years’ experience coordinating in-person event planning.
  3. At least one year of experience working in a non-profit or fund-raising environment, preferred.
  4. Experience working with CRM systems and online event platforms.
  5. Non-profit experience, preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  1. Well-developed customer-service orientation.
  2. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  3. Organized, meticulous, process-oriented, strategic thinker, ability to juggle multiple projects/deadlines at once.
Head of Accounting United States | Finance and Accounting

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Head of Accounting is a senior leadership role responsible for overseeing the entire accounting function of CURE. This role entails the strategic management of both the corporate and international accounting teams, ensuring robust financial controls, accurate reporting, and compliance with regulatory standards. The Head of Accounting will play a critical role in shaping the financial strategy, supporting financial planning and analysis, and ensuring the integrity of financial information across the organization. This position directly supervises and leads the accounting department.

This is an onsite position, working in the Corporate Office located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA.


Applicants must be authorized to work for ANY employer in the U.S. CURE is unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.
 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  1. Leadership and Strategy:
    1. Lead and manage the Corporate and International Accounting Directors, providing strategic direction and oversight.
    2. Develop and implement accounting policies and procedures to ensure compliance with GAAP, IFRS, and other regulatory requirements.
    3. Collaborate with the CFO and executive team to develop accounting strategies aligned with the organization’s goals.
    4. Foster a culture of continuous improvement, professional development, and high ethical standards within the accounting team.
  2. Financial Reporting and Compliance:
    1. Ensure the accuracy and timeliness of financial reporting, including monthly, quarterly, and annual consolidated financial statements.
    2. Ensure hospital and corporate books are closed and reconciled by the 10th of each month.
    3. Oversee the preparation and timely submission of all required regulatory filings and tax returns, including Form 990.
    4. Coordinate the annual financial audit process in collaboration with the Corporate Accounting Director and liaise with external auditors to ensure timely and accurate completion.
  3. Grants and Restricted Gifts Management:
    1. Collaborate with project managers, department heads, grants team, and others as needed to ensure proper utilization and reporting of grant funds.
    2. Develop and implement processes for monitoring and reporting on the financial status of grants and restricted funds.
    3. Ensure timely and accurate preparation of grant financial reports for donors and regulatory agencies.
  4. Internal Controls and Risk Management:
    1. Develop and maintain a strong internal control environment to safeguard assets and ensure the integrity of financial transactions.
    2. Identify and mitigate financial risks, ensuring adherence to compliance and governance standards.
    3. Maintain accurate accounting policies and standard operating procedures to include monthly accounting reviews and checklist documentation.
  5. Budgeting and Forecasting:
    1. Oversee the budgeting process, working closely with department heads and hospital finance teams to prepare annual budgets.
    2. Provide financial analysis and insights to support strategic decision-making and resource allocation.
    3. Develop and monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) to track financial performance and operational efficiency.
  6. Team Development and Support:
    1. Mentor and develop the Corporate and International Accounting teams, ensuring they have the skills and resources needed to perform effectively.
    2. Promote collaboration and communication across the accounting functions and with other departments.
    3. Support the implementation of internal audit recommendations and improvements in accounting practices.

To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field; CPA or equivalent professional certification is required.
  2. Minimum of 10 years of experience in accounting and financial management, with at least 5 years in a leadership role.
  3. Extensive experience in non-profit accounting, international finance, and healthcare finance is highly desirable.
 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  1. Strong leadership and management abilities.  Open and collaborative style of leadership and well-developed interpersonal skills.
  2. Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  3. Strong working knowledge of business principles and financial reporting techniques.

Marketing and Communications Operations Specialist United States | Advancement

Are you a highly-organized project manager that enjoys delivering multiple projects on time and on task? Do you love coordinating multiple tasks that build synergy to tell the powerful story of how CURE helps kids heal? CURE International Children's Hospitals is seeking a practiced Marketing and Communications Operations Specialist to join our organization!

This is an onsite position working in the corporate headquarters located in Grand Rapids, MI, USA.
Applicants must be authorized to work for ANY employer in the U.S. CURE is unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment visa at this time.

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:

This position is responsible for the planning, scheduling, and timely delivery of Marketing & Communications initiatives and requested projects. This includes fundraising campaigns, engagement initiatives, departmental requests, and hospital support as they each align with organizational plans, goals, and priorities. The ideal candidate is able to work cross-departmentally to keep projects moving, while also engaging external vendors to manage timelines, cost, and quality of deliverables. This individual is highly organized, detailed, and a team player who continues to achieve project milestones while ensuring a high-level of quality and internal communication and takes responsibility for keeping projects on track.  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  1. Organize and manage marketing, communication and branding projects from kick-off to delivery to debriefing.
  2. Oversee the workflow and project management systems. 
  3. Work to improve efficiency and timely delivery of materials.
  4. Work with requesters and audience managers to maintain communication calendars.
  5. Works cross-departmentally to keep projects on task and schedule. 
  6. Ensure a quality review process is followed to eliminate errors and ensure high-quality work at all times. This includes overseeing the proofing process of each deliverable.  
  7. Oversee the delivery of all campaigns as they transition from an external vendor to an in-house process. 
  8. Support advancement projects and presentations with project updates, schedules, and reports.
  9. Engage external vendors for quotations, quality review, and delivery schedules in support of planned campaigns. Including media planning/purchasing. 
  10. Partner with the Marketing & Events Coordinator to ensure events are executed with excellence and finite attention to detail, and savings are requested.
  11. Collaborate + Strategize with Global Director of Marketing, Communications and Brand to help plan large-scale events.
  12. Manage and support radio fundraising campaigns and drives.
  13. Assist with logistics for donor events (e.g., President’s Weekend).
  14. Participate in Organizational Staff Meetings as directed.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, business, or similar field, or an equivalent amount of related experience. 
  2. Minimum 2 years experience (5+ preferred) in a role demonstrating administrative oversight, team-oriented support, project management and/or business administration. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  1. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in teams and inter-departmentally, including excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal). 
  2. Ability to receive feedback and maintain a positive attitude.
  3. Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines. 
  4. Superior organizational skills necessary to prioritize and accomplish multiple tasks.
  5. Demonstrated ability to be flexible, maintain collection under high pressure situations, and implement proactive problem-solving skills. 
  6. Aptitude for budget management. 
  7. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications/Google Docs. 
  8. Proficiency in various forms of project management software like Asana, Monday, Basecamp. 
  9. Willingness to travel up to 10%.
Orthopedic Spine Surgeon - Pediatric Specialty 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. 

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 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 continually seeking Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeons to maintain a strong pipeline for both current and future openings across all of our hospital 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.

Rehabilitation Services Manager - CURE Niger Niger | Clinical

CURE International Children's Hospital in Niamey, Niger has an exciting opening for a Rehabilitation Services Manager! CURE Niger has been a place of hope since opening its doors in 2010. Ours is the first and only hospital in the country to provide Christ-centered care and charitable surgeries for children with treatable disabilities. CURE’s medical team walks with children and their families throughout every step of their healing journey, providing the therapies they need along the way. Care extends beyond surgery itself–including pre-surgery prep and post-surgical rehabilitation and physical therapy. These are integral to ensuring children improve their strength and mobility, giving them the best chance at living full, productive, independent lives.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

To oversee the running of the department and ensure high standard of rehabilitation services in the department through efficient use of human resources, equipment and appliances within the department and provide leadership to the rehabilitation team.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Under the overall direction of the Medical Director:

  1. Plans and budgets for the rehabilitation services provided annually.
  2. Provides daily supervision and on-the-job training for physiotherapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapist assistants, support personnel, caregivers, students, volunteers and visitors to the department.
  3. Conducts at least ten continuous professional development (CPD) sessions for the rehabilitation team annually.
  4. Participates in developing and or updating at least one condition specific rehabilitation protocol monthly.
  5. Chairs monthly departmental meetings.
  6. Participates in at least four information, education and communication (IEC) training sessions (caregiver workshops and focus group discussions) for patients and their caregivers annually.
  7. Monitors and evaluates rehabilitation services to ensure implementation of policies, network standard operating protocols (SOPs) and guidelines.
  8. Provides evidence-based physiotherapy to patients according to their levels of function and severity of impairments.
  9. Participates in ward rounds to communicate treatment plans and support the medical team in providing holistic patient centered care.
  10. Attends CURE Rehabilitation network activities as appropriate. 
  11. Promotes multidisciplinary treatment approach by liaising with other professionals, such as doctors, physiotherapists, social workers, prosthetics and orthotics team , as well as patients' families, caregivers and employers.
  12. Updates patient records and health educates the patient’s caregivers/family about the patient’s progress.
  13. Ensures maintenance of all rehabilitation equipment by ensuring regular servicing by the Maintenance Team.
  14. Represents the hospital at rehabilitation related activities as required.
  15. Report writing, staff appraisals and overall administration of the department.
  16. Orders stocks and supplies for the department.
  17. Ensures that IPC standards and hospital policies are upheld in the department.
  18. Responsible for quality control of assistive devices as required by patients.
  19. Refers patients to respective specialists for consultation and appropriate intervention.
  20. Provides on-the-job training about Pediatric rehabilitation to colleagues, students and volunteers.
  21. Reports all accidents and untoward incidents to the Medical Director and Director of Rehabilitation.
  22. Adheres to professional standards as required by the institution.
  23. Spearheads and promotes research in the department and implementation of evidence-based practice.
  24. In-charge of all quality activities in relation to this position as per the Hospital Standards.
 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Appropriate licensure and credentialing as required in the country for the practice of physiotherapy.
  2. 1-2 years experience as a pediatric physiotherapist.
  3. Proficiency in the English language (C1 or C2 level).
 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  1. Strong communications skills with peers, superiors, physicians and patients and their families.
  2. Knowledge of protocols for physiotherapy and rehabilitation of children with disabilities.

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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