Posted by Megan Kraa, 6 October, 2020

Is your next job in Papua New Guinea?

Are you looking for a sea-change and an adventure? We might be able to link you to your next exciting career role!

For over 25 years, Open Heart International has been working in Papua New Guinea to improve the level of cardiac services available in the country. In August of this year our PNG partner, Port Moresby General Hospital secured PGK$50 million in additional funding to establish a National Heart Centre. You can read more about the funding here.

As part of the development of cardiac services, Port Moresby General Hospital is looking for six expatriates with strong clinical expertise who are willing to work in Papua New Guinea for 12 months, with the possibility of a further extension.This is a paid position employed by Port Moresby General Hospital. It is not a volunteering position through Open Heart International.

Port Moresby General Hospital is seeking expressions of interest to fill the roles of:

  • Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory Registered Nurse
  • Cardiac Operating Theatre Registered Nurse
  • Cardiac Perfusionist
  • Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory Radiographer
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Intensivist

These six roles will play a significant part in ensuring that the clinicians at Port Moresby General Hospital continue to enhance their skills and confidence, and operate independently of Open Heart International visitations.Open Heart International also plans to resume regular visits to PNG as soon as practical, dependent on Covid-19 restrictions.

To discuss the roles on offer including remuneration and accommodation packages, we invite you to contact Russell Lee by clicking here, who is a contracted healthcare consultant to Port Moresby General Hospital, and assisting with the recruitment of these roles.

Russell is also the co-founder of Open Heart International and has made an incredible contribution to the organisation for over 35 years. While he no longer leads our project work in PNG, he is still involved in a governance role with Open Heart International. With our blessing he has accepted a consultancy role with Port Moresby General Hospital and is assisting the Hospital executive develop their plans and strategies. To avoid a conflict of interest, Russell has no involvement in any specific decision making regarding Open Heart International’s activities in PNG.

If this opportunity is not right for you, feel free to share this news with any of your colleagues that may be interested.