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19-267: Physician Assistant - Volunteer Hurricane Dorian
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Department:Humanitarian 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. 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. 

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.

In response to a request by the State of Florida, International Medical Corps is mobilizing clinical staff to augment and support the provision of healthcare in the face of anticipated damage to existing infrastructure by Hurricane Dorian. The medical staff being mobilized will support the State of Florida by providing auxiliary staffing to hospitals, decompressing emergency rooms, and by serving as quick reaction surge capability for local healthcare facilities.

JOB SUMMARY

The primary responsibility of the Physician Assistant is to provide inpatient and outpatient services in a humanitarian crisis setting.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each function with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Perform prescribed medical examination and treatment on victims suffering acute or chronic illnesses.
  • Assesses medical needs to provide safe and efficient health care, under the direction of a Medical Team Lead or designated Staff member.
  • Work collaboratively with medical team lead in the identification and management of disaster patients.
    In accordance with established protocols, performs triage of patients on entry to medical service.
  • Diagnoses traumatic and non-traumatic injury, providing treatment when symptoms are clear. Recognizes symptoms that require referrals and make such recommendations to the Medical Team Lead.
    Work with Medical Team Lead to ensure regular and adequate pharmaceuticals and medical supplies in order to avoid stockouts.
  • Assist in evaluating that all instruments and equipment are in working order.
  • Adhere to Code of Conduct and PSEA policies at all times
  • Any other relevant duties as requested by Medical Team Lead/Team Leader as needed

The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned, and are not necessarily all inclusive.

Code of Conduct

It is our shared responsibility and obligation to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Trafficking in Persons, Child Safeguarding and any suggested violation to our Code of Conduct, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment.  If you see, hear or are made aware of any suggested activities then you have an obligation to report.


Qualifications:
  • Must be a primary care or emergency response physician assistant with a valid license to practice, with at least 3-5 years of experience, of which 1-2 years should be of developing country experience or in low-resource settings or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in emergency response programs to primary health care, maternal and child health, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, and communicable diseases preferable
  • Previous NGO experience preferable
  • Master’s in Public Health preferable
  • Must have excellent organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks in a dynamic, high pressure environment
  • Must have excellent communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Must have excellent self-motivation skills.
  • Must have the ability to exercise sound judgment and excellent decision making skills.
  • Must be extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations
  • Must be able to work effectively with various personalities and cultures
  • Must have the ability to relate to and motivate local staff effectively.
  • Must be able to work with limited resources.
  • Must be able to deploy to emergencies on short notice
  • Must have excellent communications skills in English,  both oral and written
  • Spanish fluency preferred


EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

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.