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18-013: GP Volunteer - Dominica
Country:Dominica
Department:Global Strategies
  
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

Program Background

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.

Scope of Work:

In the wake of significant disasters in the Caribbean and Latin America, International Medical Corps is responding with support to disaster-affected populations private, donor, and institutional funding. This position will work towards developing, monitoring, and strengthening relationships with key sub- recipients, vendors, governmental and intergovernmental institutions, and donors implement International Medical Corps’ response strategy.

JOB SUMMARY

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.


Qualifications:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSABILITIES:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation 

• Conduct initial needs assessments and determine areas of assistance
• Examine, diagnose and treat patients in the out patients clinic according to the guidelines and available protocols
• Monitor and coordinate emergency program activities assigned for the project 
• Identify prevalent epidemic diseases in the camp and set up appropriate strategies to be implemented in case of epidemics and other health needs 
• Act upon suspected or confirmed communicable diseases according to the protocols and inform the Medical director 
• Anticipate changing needs and emergencies
• 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’ anddonor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.  Conducts work with the highest level of integrity.