International Midwifery Educator

Posted Date 3 months ago(5/11/2022 12:17 PM)
Job ID
2022-4606
Location
IN
Category
International Positions
Employment Status
Full-Time

Overview

 Jhpiego is hiring for the position of International Midwifery Educators in India for a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded project. The position will work closely with Colleges of Nursing, their attached clinical sites and other health care providers as part of an inter-professional collaborative team. The overall aim is to prepare midwifery educators and midwives  at par with ICM standards that will support the implementation of the government-led program to establish midwifery services to global standards across the country.

 

In 2018, the Government of India (GoI) took a landmark policy decision to support the introduction of a new cadre of midwives, The Nurse Practitioner Midwife (NPM), into the existing health system by training nurses to be midwives. These midwives would be trained to global standards through a cascade approach, first developing midwife educators at national level institutions, who would then train graduate nurses at State level institutes to become midwives and provide midwifery-led care at various levels of the health system. Jhpiego is supporting the Government of India (GoI) along with other international agencies in the roll-out and implementation of this national initiative.

Jhpiego is a non-profit global health leader and Johns Hopkins University affiliate that is saving lives, improving health and transforming futures. We collaborate with governments, health experts and local communities to build the skills and systems that guarantee a healthier future for women and families. Jhpiego translates the best science and practice into moments of care that can mean the difference between life and death for women and families. Through our partnerships, we are revolutionizing access to high quality health care for the world’s most disadvantaged and vulnerable people.

 

In India, Jhpiego works across various states in close collaboration with national and state governments, providing technical assistance in the areas of health workforce development, family planning, maternal and child health, strengthening human resources for health, and non-communicable diseases. These programs are funded by USAID, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), David & Lucile Packard Foundation, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), MSD for Mothers and others.

 

Responsibilities

Education and mentorship

 

  • Training of midwifery educator trainees as per the Indian Nursing Council (INC) curriculum in both formal classroom and clinical site placement
  • Use of variety of student-centered teaching/learning approaches, to support the acquisition of knowledge, necessary skills and behaviours to attain essential ICM and WHO educator competencies for  midwifery practice
  • Planning and preparation of lessons and assessments for academic, lab-oriented, clinical teaching and learning
  • Periodically assess and record students' performance and provide timely and constructive feedback using approved recording systems
  • Maintain records of trainees’ academic and clinical work
  • Guidance of midwifery educators' trainees through research and implementation of evidence-based guidelines in line with available national maternal health and newborn care guidelines 
  • Provide mentoring support to the midwifery educator trainees in acquiring the necessary skills in the midwifery model of care, competencies for modern teaching, conducting skilled laboratory practice  sessions and clinical instruction.
  • Use a blended learning approach, as required, to support the overall education and mentorship goals

 

Clinical

 

  • Demonstrate evidence-based clinical practices and values needed to change historical practices, as required
  • Serve as role models for best practices in midwifery and providing women-centered respectful compassionate care
  • Role model midwifery-led care and support in the establishment and operationalization of Midwifery Led Care Unit (MLCU) at the clinical practice site
  • Prepare clinical sites and plan clinical rotation for the trainees at the MLCU supported by National and other international educators
  • Support and demonstrate quality clinical supervision of midwifery educator trainees in the clinical practice site/s as per ICM standards
  • Familiarity with Advance Practice models of Midwifery/Nurse-Midwifery
  • Function as full scope practice clinical and classroom instructor

 

Abilities/Skills:

 

  • Proficient in English
  • Excellent communication, both written & oral and presentation skills
  • Proved flexibility in adaptation to a dynamic and rapidly changing environment
  • Demonstrated ability to support student-centered learning using a variety of teaching and training approaches
  • Demonstrated ability to support competency- based education
  • Ability to provide continuity of care to pregnant women and their newborns using the midwifery model of care
  • Ability to multi-task and get on well with people from a wide range of backgrounds
  • Willingness to travel to training sites across India
  • Prior experience in introducing the midwifery model of care and change management especially in low- & middle-income countries, desirable
  • Proficiency in computers - Microsoft Office.

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced Degree/Licensure in Nursing and midwifery from an accredited/recognized institute (preferred)
  • Advanced Degree /Licensure in Midwifery from accredited / recognized institute
  • Registration as midwife in home country and ability to obtain license to practice in India
  • Experience as an academic and/or clinical midwifery educator strongly preferred
  • Experience as an advanced practice nurse or position with similar knowledge/skills strongly preferred
  • Proficiency in general adult physical assessment (beyond reproductive health)
  • Experience in basic nursing and midwifery skills in a hospital setting
  • Minimum three years post registration clinical experience in recent years
  • International medium to long term work experience as midwife or midwife educator is desired
  • Prior experience in teaching and training would be an added advantage
  • Physically fit to travel and work in India
  • Passionate to address global inequity in maternal and child health

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