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18-443: Nurse - US Domestic Response Roster
Country:Global
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.

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 with professionally qualified, gender balanced, geographically diverse , linguistically able and highly motivated corps of professionals to ensure that emergency positions are filled in a timely manner. 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

The primary responsibility of the Nurse will be to provide limited professional nursing care to those who are injured or have become ill due to a disaster or major emergency. This nurse will be used in either a clinic or hospital setting based on skill set. The nurse reports to a Medical Team Lead or designated staff member.

 **NOTE** Candidates applying to this position are indicating that they are interested in being considered for the International Medical Corps Disaster Response Standby roster. 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. *All domestic responses must possess a current license or registration as a nurse practitioner in a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.


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 hands-on nursing care to patients in disaster-affected areas including:

  • Triage
  • Prepare and review patient records
  • Administering medications and managing IV fluids and medications authorized by a medical provider
  • Observing and monitoring patients' conditions, maintaining records and communicating with doctors.
  • Provide basic nursing care to patients based on the physical, mental and emotional needs of the patient.
  • Administer medications and treatments
  • Observes and records patient condition and assesses nursing care needs.
  • Record information on patients’ chart and maintains accurate records of intake and output
  • Complete standardized internal reporting as requested by Medical Team Lead or Team Leader
  • Alert Medical Team Lead in a timely manner if there are any impending shortages of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies to avoid stock outs. Assist in evaluating 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.
  • 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
• Relevant 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