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18-243: OR Nurse - Trauma & Surgical Unit - Roster for Emergency Responses
Country:Global
Department:Humanitarian Response
  
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:
BACKGROUND

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.


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.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSABILITIES:
•  Follow international standards for operative nursing care in a field hospital environment
• Assist surgeons in forming and adjusting surgical schedule
• If needed, provide nursing care in the ER, ICU/Recovery or Ward
• Follow TSDU operative tracking guidelines
• Ensure medical records are completed
• Assist in hiring and training of local nursing and support staff
• Collaborate with the Medical Director and other relevant staff to improve TSDU patient management and reporting systems
• Work with logistics and pharmacy to ensure regular and adequate drug and surgical supplies in order to avoid stock-outs
• Actively participate in coordination and other relevant meetings
• Perform any other relevant duties as requested by the Team Leader
• At deployment end, provide in-depth, concrete, and constructive feedback for the further development of the TSDU program
• 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.

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:
• Registered Nurse degree
• Minimum of 3 years of experience required, of which 1 year should be of developing country experience or resource deprived environment (general hospital/county facility)or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Excellent communications skills, both oral and written English
• Previous charge nurse experience
• Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations
• Ability to relate to and motivate local staff effectively
• Innovative and adaptable to the limitations of a field hospital Preferable
• BA/BS in Nursing or Nurse Practioner
• Fluency in additional languages