A Nurse Needed

This is an opportunity to serve the Lord with your medical training.

Posted on December 29, 2017

Cambodia

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Position Type

The Thyroid clinic in Poipet has been operating since 2013 and is located on the campus of a district referral hospital in a small city of Cambodia on the border of Thailand. Patients come through the local system as well as referrals from churches throughout Cambodia. Medical staff work in cooperation with these church members to share the gospel with patients.

Required Qualifications:

  • A recognized bachelor’s degree
  • Ample proficiency as a registered nurse (RN) or licensed practical nurse (LPN)
  • Completion of Alliance Polity course
  • Completion of the World Perspectives Mission Course or equivalent
  • A minimum Modern Language Aptitude Test (MLAT) score of 60

 Biblical Characteristics Desired:

  • Christ-centered character
  • Spirit-empowered ministry
  • Spiritual leadership
  • Healthy living
  • Biblical alignment
  • Ability to discern God’s voice
  • Obedience to God
  • Patience, perseverance, and faith
  • Ability to cope with stress
  • Clear sense of calling

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Cross-cultural experience
  • Experience making disciples who make disciples

 Responsibilities:

  • Learn basic Khmer language
  • Work with a small team of medical staff and church members in the Thyroid clinic and among surrounding neighborhoods
  • Develop significant relationships with neighbors, patients, and their families which lead to opportunities to share faith and disciple believers who in turn disciple others
  • Work with existing communities of faith and the new ones that are born to encourage their ongoing health and multiplication.

Timeline for Deployment:

Late summer 2020. All appointees are required to attend a cross-cultural and language acquisition program and Pre-Field Orientation prior to deploying.

General Information:

CIA World Factbook—Cambodia

Work and Living Environment:

The team member will work on a small team with several international workers and a group of experienced Cambodian church members, serving in Poipet, a small city in Cambodia on the border with Thailand. The population is unstable due to people moving back and forth across the border, but this allows for greater impact beyond city limits.

Status of Christian Witness:

The Joshua Project—Cambodia

Language Expectations:

Language is an essential part of ministry. International workers receive one year of intensive language and cultural study followed by a year of half-time language study done in the context of ministry. The goal will be to speak, read, and write in order to share the good news of Jesus.

Health Considerations:

Good health is necessary as Cambodia is part of the developing world.

Expectations for Spouse:

Spousal roles vary based on the spouse’s gifts, training, and abilities, as well as the needs of the team. It is expected that both spouses will be meaningfully involved in meeting ministry objectives, depending on the nature of family roles, children, etc.

Children’s Educational Plan and Options:

Poipet is located too far from Phnom Penh to access the International schools there, but boarding schools and homeschooling are options.

Compensation:

This position is designated to be funded through the Great Commission Fund (GCF). We offer compensation for this position, covering costs related to a monthly living allowance, housing, travel, children’s education, and full benefits. Please visit our compensation page for details on how U.S. Alliance international workers are supported. GCF-funded workers share responsibility for raising GCF dollars through Alliance churches and other sources.

Whole-Life Health:

The C&MA is an evangelical denomination committed to planting churches both in the United States and internationally. Due to the nature of this ministry opportunity, part of the required qualifications include optimal emotional, spiritual, and physical health. These will be assessed as you move forward in the application process.

Important Clarification:

Applicants should be aware that serving in the international world often requires a higher degree of grace and flexibility. For example, overseas teams can be suddenly and unexpectedly impacted by illness, government decisions, financial realities, team changes, or other factors beyond the team’s control. The challenge for applicants is that these factors can sometimes necessitate the sudden redefining of a position, which may take place before, during, or after the application/interview process has begun or is completed.

Questions?

Please contact Amy Roedding at roeddinga@cmalliance.org.

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