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ER-055: Emergency Obstetrician – Gynecologist
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, 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 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 primary responsibility of the Emergency Obstetrician Gynecologist is to provide medical care to women and infants, and implement obstetrics and gynecology services in an emergency clinic/hospital setting. Services may include clinical, operative and inpatient ward services.

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.

  • Implement obstetrics and gynecology services for emergency affected population according to internationally accepted standards and/or relevant Ministry of Health;
  • Carry out deliveries, including complex Caesarean sections independently;
  • Manage obstetric and gynecological emergencies, including managing referrals;
  • Utilize standardized data collection tools and train staff on accurate data collection;
  • Collect and analyze surgical service data to adjust project objectives/plan additional specialized responses basic and comprehensive emergency care, infection prevention/control, improved ANC/PNC care, etc.) in collaboration with relevant staff;
  • Work with auxiliary staff to start procedural training programs early (including midwives, nurses, Community Health Workers, etc.);
  • Conduct daily rounds and case discussions to assist and supervise program staff ;
  • Assist in hiring of necessary staff members;
  • Analyze training needs and institute training for staff members as required, with an emphasis on hands on training;
  • Work with Medical Director and Emergency Response Team Director to implement standardized internal reporting;
  • Work with logistics to ensure regular and adequate drug and surgical supplies in order to avoid stock outs;
  • Collaborate with recognized health authorities, health agencies, donors and other stakeholders to utilize standardized reporting practices and information sharing;
  • Represent and actively participate in coordination meetings and other relevant meetings.

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 at least 5+ years of experience post-graduation, at least 4 of which are in obstetrics and gynecology.  For some posts more experience may be required, including CCT/ board certification;
  • Ability to establish and manage ANC/ PNC and family planning clinics in a taxing environment, including outreach systems;
  • Ability to independently manage complex obstetric emergencies, including stabilization and transfer of cases;
  • Ability to manage complex deliveries independently and carry out difficult Caesarean sections;
  • Confidence to train teams to provide high level maternity care;
  • Experience in PMTCT, HIV, Malaria and TB treatment preferred;
  • Ability to evaluate complicated ethical situations, discuss and take leadership;
  • Experience working and living in a developing country preferably in a post conflict situation;
  • 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.