The International Children’s Heart Foundation is seeking to expand its team of PICU cardiac nurse educators and is seeking part time staff to commit to between 4 and 6 two week trips annually, with a specific focus on 1 or 2 countries.  Remuneration details will be supplied on request, but would be paid on a contract service basis trip by trip, and would be intended to facilitate the applicant negotiating a reduced hours working schedule in the applicant’s host center, but also at a level that is sustainable for ICHF. A commitment to the ideals of the International Children’s Heart Foundation and the support of the applicant’s current employer are also essential aspect of these posts.


Applicants will have a minimum of 4-5 years experience in a pediatric cardiac ICU or a PICU where a large percentage of admissions are post-operative cardiac surgical patients and display a high degree of expertise in the field of postoperative pediatric cardiac intensive care. Prior mission trip experience with the ICHF or a similar pediatric cardiac organization or project is essential. Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills, a strong work ethic, inventiveness and resourcefulness are likewise essential. Experience with developing nursing education programs, fast track postop management, and ability to speak Spanish, Arabic, or Russian are an advantage but not essential.


Essential duties additional to in trip education and direct clinical practice include realtime database management during trips (using laptop and excel), writing post trip education and clinical reports, and sending regular updates to ICHF social media sites. Additional expectations include soliciting medical donations, and spreading the word about ICHF to solicit financial donations and medical volunteers.


Interested applicants should send CV, (which should include names of professional references available for contact), letter of interest and a 300-500 word summary of how you can contribute to our goals and outcomes in this role to the address below (hard copy or mail). Applicants may be asked to undergo telephone or video conference interview. Applicants will be sent a job factsheet on request.


Deadline for application August 14.

Expected decision September 1 for first trips availability from October 1. ICHF reserves the right to make background checks on applicants. All posts are for mutual review at end of each Fiscal Year (July 1)


International Children’s Heart Foundation

1750 Madison Avenue, Suite 500

Memphis, TN 38104


The mission of the International Children's Heart Foundation (ICHF) is to bring the skills, technology and knowledge to cure and care for children with congenital heart disease to developing countries. ICHF does this regardless of country of origin, race, religion or gender.


Since 1994, the mission of the International Children's Heart Foundation (ICHF) has been to bring the skills, technology and knowledge to diagnose and care for children with congenital heart disease to developing countries that request our help. ICHF does this regardless of country of origin, race, religion or gender.  Our teams are assembled from world class cardiac care centers.  We implement our informational curriculum by operating with and educating local health care professionals.  With this training, they in turn can care for the local children.  Since inception, over 5,000 operations have been performed in countries that span all continents.