International Medical Corps
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17-443: Volunteer - Nurse Emergency Response
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:
International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.
Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSABILITIES:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation
• Provide direct patient care in diagnostic and treatment in emergency primary healthcare in case of absence of local health care providers
• Identify the educational needs of community health workers and supervise on daily basis.
• Monitor and supervise health care delivery by local counterparts and community health workers.
• Ensure that patients have up to date patient cards and are accurately registered and recorded for reporting and case management.
• Ensure aggressive drug management (stockage, dispersment, warehousing, reconciliation).
• Oversee clinic staff and ward management.
• Teach basic sanitation and public health; theory of disease causation; treatment and prevention; disease diagnosis and drug treatment of common diseases; community nutrition; techniques for the identification of the malnourished child, treatment and growth monitoring, MCH and ANC.
• Other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.
SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS:
• Minimum clinical nursing degree; preferably with a Master’s in Public Health.
• Experience in overseas programs relating to primary health care, communicable diseases; experience in maternal and child health, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS is useful.
• Minimum of 3 years of experience required, of which 1 year should be of developing country experience or resource deprived environment.
• Previous NGO experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Will have excellent communications skills, both oral and written.
• Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently.
• Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations.
• Ability to relate to and motivate local staff effectively.
• Creativity and the ability to work with limited resources.
• Must be able to speak English fluently.