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ER-058: Emergency Pediatrician
Country:Global
Department:Emergency Response Team
  
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

About International Medical Corps
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, 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.

Program Background
When catastrophe hits, International Medical Corps is often one of the first humanitarian aid organizations on the scene—providing rapid and effective aid that saves lives, reduces suffering, and promotes self-reliance.

International Medical Corps has established an International Emergency Roster to ensure that emergency positions are filled in a timely manner with professionally qualified, gender balanced, geographically diverse, linguistically able, and a highly motivated corps of professionals. The team includes coordinators, logisticians, doctors and water and sanitation experts. It also includes specialists who focus on protection, prevention of sexual violence and aid for rape survivors and mental health.

Selected Emergency Response Team (ERT) members are always on standby to deploy to a crisis within 72 hours, whether they are launching into new areas or lending support to International Medical Corps teams already on the ground. International Medical Corps maintains a roster of volunteers, staff and available specialists who have been interviewed and have completed pre-deployment paperwork, orientation and training. The roster is updated on regular basis as new responders are identified and members update their areas of expertise and other relevant information. Through this expression of interest, applicants are encouraged to submit their profiles so that their information is readily available in the International Medical Corps applicant tracking system.

Job Summary
**NOTE** Candidates applying to this position are indicating that they are interested in being considered for the International Medical Corps standby roster for emergency response. Roster members will only be contacted when there is an emergency response need for which the responder is qualified for.  This position will not be compensated unless responders are deployed to an emergency response.

The Emergency Pediatrician will be directly responsible for provision of quality specialized clinical child health services, provide leadership to the emergency staff in the field hospital and emergency programs, including mobile teams if required.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation. The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.

  • Provide high quality pediatric medical and surgical consultations including analysis of relevant patient history/records, appropriate physical exam and investigations to provide accurate diagnosis;
  • Provide patients with appropriate treatment, explanation of medications, investigations and referral for further care if required;
  • Track daily patient data using tally sheets or other tools provided;
  • Monitor diagnostic trends and report to supervisor as needed;
  • Establish as required and adhere to rational drug usage protocols;
  • Train and supervise medical and paramedical staff to ensure high quality pediatric care;
  • Submit reports in a timely manner;
  • Collaborate with other departments as needed to ensure smooth implementation and integration of services;
  • Adhere to and implement administrative directives with regards to work schedules, record keeping, patient communications, re-stocking of necessary drugs, consumables and other items.

Compliance & Ethics
Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity.

Qualifications:
  • Medical degree with valid license to practice;
  • At least five  years of post graduate experience, including three years in pediatrics in a hospital and community setting; or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • At least one year experience in neonatology and pediatric emergency medicine;
  • Some deployments may require a specialized post graduate qualification/CCT in pediatrics;
  • Previous NGO experience and especially experience in overseas programs relating to primary healthcare, maternal and child health, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, and communicable diseases preferred;
  • Must be able to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English required; working knowledge of French, Spanish or Arabic skills desirable;
  • Must be able to demonstrate cross-cultural awareness and maintain a positive working relationship with clients and colleagues with professionalism and integrity;
  • Demonstrated skills in creative problem solving particularly in limited resource settings;
  • Experience in managing, training and motivating multiethnic and multicultural teams.

International Medical Corps is a ‘first-responder’ both to natural and man-made disasters and has a mandate of working in remote locations.  The organization has a comprehensive security management policy and plan in place and committed to do everything possible within its remit to ensure safety and security.  Notwithstanding, the mandate and programming choices of International Medical Corps require staff with a high degree of resilience, sound judgment, the ability to move fast, and the willingness to travel and work in unstable situations and harsh conditions.

International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.