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19-266: Volunteer Paramedic - Hurricane Dorian
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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 Dorian. 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 Paramedic is to provide inpatient and outpatient medical services in a humanitarian crisis setting. Paramedics report to a Medical Team Lead or designee.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Performs complete patient assessments, re-assessments and possible specialized life support procedures, including interpret electrocardiograms (EKGs), administering orally and intravenously, controlling hemorrhage,
  • Observes conditions of patients during treatment and, based on judgement and experience, adjusts techniques or procedures as necessary to produce a positive response.
  • Applies splints and dressings as required
  • Performs first aid procedures to relieve patient’s pain and suffering to increase maximum care and comfort.
  • May assist in evacuation and transporting patients.
  • Prepares detailed records of patient’s physical condition and a complete medical report for the medical team lead.
  • Complete standardized internal reporting as requested by Medical Team Lead [JJK1]or Team Leader
  • Alert Medical Team Lead in a timely manner if there are any impending shortages of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies to avoid stockouts. 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.

 

CODE OF CONDUCT

It is our shared responsibility and obligation to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Trafficking in Persons, Child Safeguarding and any suggested violation to our Code of Conduct, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment.  If you see, hear or are made aware of any suggested activities then you have an obligation to report. 

 

Qualifications:
  • Must have valid license or registration as a Paramedic in a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States
  • Previous NGO Experience.
  • Will have excellent communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Will have excellent self-motivation skills. 
  • Experience in effectively dealing with international and headquarters staff, as well as donor agencies, government officials, and other NGO’s; the ability to work with a broad spectrum of people. 
  • 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.
  • Excellent decision making skills.
  • Must work independently under difficult conditions.
  • Ability to speak and understand Spanish preferred.


EQUAL OPPORTUNITES

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.