Job Description

* USA-NC-Boone-IHQ

Seeking a passionate and motivated professional to serve as the Children’s Heart Project Patient Coordinator for Samaritan’s Purse. Children's Heart Project (CHP) arranges lifesaving heart operations for hundreds of children who live in countries where the required medical expertise and equipment are not available. Since 1997, Children's Heart Project has arranged heart surgery for more than 1,000 children. The Children’s Heart Project Patient Coordinator role is critical to this program’s success. This is a unique, fulfilling opportunity to help children receive the gift of life, but most importantly, you are helping children and their families hear and see the life-saving truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ.  

The Coordinator oversees and manages the early stages of identifying children and liaising with the appropriate partners to drive the course of getting children to the point of being confirmed for surgery.

Travel up to 8 trips, 50 days per year.

Description of Job duties:

  • Serve as a liaison for the Director of Children’s Heart Project with doctors, hospitals, transports, and patients. Solidify and develop relationships between international medical personnel, hospitals and Children’s Heart Project.
  • Attend echocardiology screening events in the countries in which we work and enter written data into echocardiogram machine.
  • Manage and maintain all medical records for children on Evaluation lists.
  • Maintain databases for children on the Current Case List including adding information and recommendations from evaluation notes of visiting cardiologists. Ensure information on children’s files are meticulously accurate. Organize and inventory Echocardiograms, x-rays and other medical documents.
  • Strengthen working knowledge of Vivid Q echo machine, with the ability to enter general patient information, oversee administrative functions of the machine and retrieve echo studies to burn on CD/DVD or transmit electronically.
  • Recruit Pediatric Cardiologist Volunteers to conduct international screening events. Coordinate screening dates with national Cardiologists and CHP Program Mangers. Develop patient screening list with CHP Program Managers.
  • Implement training of new international Children’s Heart Project office managers/coordinators with regards to establishing standardized procedures in the set-up of medical records and patient protocols.
  • Assist Director in patient assessment process, matching children’s conditions with expertise of specific hospitals, and facilitating information to hospital. Work with international medical staff and field offices to identify children most in need of surgical intervention.
  • Liaison with hospitals to obtain proper documentation and visa letters and to rectify outstanding balances and bills being sent to the host family and Samaritan’s Purse.
  • Develop Fact Sheets and Prayer Cards for each accepted Children’s Heart Project group.
  • Travel as requested to transport children back to their country of origin, to visit Children’s Heart Project field offices, to support during surgeries or the death of a child and/or to facilitate the relationship between host churches and families and their international guests (i.e. children, accompanying family members, and interpreters).
  • Network with physicians and nurses by attending conferences and seminars related to the project to increase the visibility of Children’s Heart Project.
  • Attend daily morning devotions and participate in prayer support for the ministry, its donor and volunteers. 
  • Maintain a strong Christian witness to colleagues, vendors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public.
  • Assess, manage, and report critical physical, emotional, or spiritual concerns of supervised staff.

Job requirements:

  • Maintain a personal relationship with and be a consistent witness for Jesus Christ.
  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university; or 1 - 2 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Medical background such as Echocardiographer or Registered Nurse (RN) preferred.
  • Twelve credit hours of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred.
  • Exhibit keen attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Exceed in effective organizational and interpersonal skills including written and verbal communication skills.
  • Manage multiple tasks under pressure and without direct supervision.
  • Champion the team - thrive on the achievements of the team and not individual success.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel, Access and Outlook.

Employees who work in the U.S. get to take advantage of the following benefits:

  •  Medical, prescription, dental & vision insurance
  •  Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  •  Long term and short term disability insurance
  •  Term Life insurance
  •  401(k) retirement savings plan
  •  Ten paid holidays
  •  Ten or more days of vacation depending on years of service
  •  Ten sick/personal days
  •  Staff discounts at retail stores and service providers in the Boone area and nationwide
  •  Daily staff devotions and prayer time

Read exciting stories about Children’s Heart Project here.

Samaritan’s Purse Distinct Objectives:

PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL - EXALT Christ and share the Gospel while working in His Name around the world

SERVE WITH EXCELLENCE - EXCEED the world’s standard while serving the purposes of God’s kingdom

RESPOND WITH COMPASSIONATE ACTION - EXPEDITE our response to needs as the Lord reveals opportunities to minister

DEMONSTRATE BIBLICAL INTEGRITY - EXHIBIT character and integrity personally, at home and work

WALK IN BOLD FAITH - EXPECT God to do the impossible

Samaritan's Purse Mission Statement:

Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Samaritan's Purse Statement of Faith:

* We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.  (1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17)

* We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.   (Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; Ephesians 4:4-6)

* We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood on the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.   (Matthew 1:23; John 1:1-4 and 1:29; Acts 1:11 and 2:22-24; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-4 and 4:15)

* We believe that all men everywhere are lost and face the judgment of God, that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, and that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit. (Luke 24:46-47; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23; 2 Corinthians 5:10-11; Ephesians 1:7 and 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7)

* We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, whose indwelling enables the Christian to live a godly life.   (John 3:5-8; Acts 1:8 and 4:31; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Galatians 5:16-18; Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 2:6-10)

* We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment.  (1 Corinthians 15:51-57; Revelation 20:11-15)

* We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and that all true believers are members of His body, the church.  (1 Corinthians 12:12, 27; Ephesians 1:22-23)

* We believe that the ministry of evangelism and discipleship is a responsibility of all followers of Jesus Christ.   (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15; 1 Peter 3:15)

* We believe God’s plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of marriage, that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complete each other.  God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society.  For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female.   (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9)

* We believe that we must dedicate ourselves to prayer, to the service of our Lord, to His authority over our lives, and to the ministry of evangelism.   (Matthew 9:35-38; 22:37-39, and 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15 and 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10; Colossians 2:6-10; 1 Peter 3:15)

* We believe that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end; and that we must have concern for the physical and spiritual needs of our fellowmen.   (Psalm 139:13; Isaiah 49:1; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10)

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