NPH operates primary care clinics in all nine countries. Our work is focused on preventive healthcare and public health promotion. Therefore, the daily activities of the health team include conducting well-child exams, vaccine card supervision, specialists visits in different public and private hospitals, supervision of proper administration of medication, and supervision of secondary effects of medications. The clinics provide daily medical consults for children, employees, and others. Volunteer nurses work in the NPH clinics and support the medical team in all of these activities. While some NPH clinics are larger than others, all are run by at least one physician and a team of nurses. While primary care is distinct from hospital care, volunteer nurses will remain busy ensuring proper compliance with all of the NPH health programs. Volunteer nurses typically work in the clinic in the day, but occasionally will be asked to cover night or weekend shifts when needed and if emergencies occur.
- Qualified candidates must have a university or technical degree in nursing, and a valid nursing license.
- Successful volunteers at NPH have strong leadership skills, are resilient and flexible, and work well in teams.
Strong Spanish language skills are critical for success as a volunteer with NPH. NPH tests Spanish language skills of candidates invited for an interview. Applicants who do not have an adequate level of Spanish will be required to attend immersion school prior to beginning service with NPH at their own expense.
NPH accepts volunteers at least 21 years of age or older.