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17-380: Emergency Nurse Volunteer
Department:Technical Unit
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

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 judgement, the ability to move fast, and the willingness to travel and work in unstable situations and harsh conditions.



The emergency nurse will support the emergency medical team as they respond to any man-made or natural disaster globally. The team will be responsible for ensuring the provision of high quality clinical care in accordance with International Medicals Corps guidance. During the response, the services provided will range from mobile medical units, trauma care or primary health care centres. They will work closely with other sectors, including WASH, GBV, MHPSS and Nutrition. The emergency nurse will be expected to coordinate closely with multiple departments in International Medical Corps as well as external partners in the local government, UN and other NGO’s.

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.

  • Provide direct patient care in diagnostic and treatment in emergency primary healthcare in case of absence of local health care providers
  • Identify the educational needs of community health workers and supervise on daily basis.
  • Monitor and supervise health care delivery by local counterparts and community health workers.
  • Ensure that patients have up to date patient cards and are accurately registered and recorded for reporting and case management.
  • Ensure aggressive drug management (stockage, dispersment, warehousing, & reconciliation).
  • Oversee clinic staff and ward management.
  • Teach basic sanitation and public health; theory of disease causation; treatment and prevention; disease diagnosis and drug treatment of common diseases; community nutrition; techniques for the identification of the malnourished child, treatment and growth monitoring, MCH and ANC. Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
  • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.
  • 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. Communicates these values to staff and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values.

  • Minimum clinical nursing degree; preferably with a Master’s in Public Health.
  • Experience in overseas programs relating to primary health care, communicable diseases; experience in maternal and child health, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS is useful.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience required, of which 1 year should be of developing country experience or resource deprived environment.
  • Previous NGO experience.
  • Will have excellent communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently.
  • Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations.
  • Ability to relate to and motivate local staff effectively.
  • Creativity and the ability to work with limited resources.
  • Must be able to speak English fluently.