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18-402: Nurse - Voluneer- Hurricane Michael
Country:Washington, DC
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 Michael. 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 Nurse[JJK1]  will be to provide limited professional nursing care to those who are injured or have become ill due to a disaster or major emergency. The nurse reports to a Medical Team Lead or designated staff member.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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 shortages.

·       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.

 

    Qualifications:

    • Must be a Registered Nurse with a valid license to practice, with 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 overseas programs relating to primary health care, maternal and child health, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS 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 and Spanish, both oral and written