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18-403: Medical Doctor -Volunteer- 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.

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 a 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

The primary responsibility of the Medical Provider is to provide inpatient and outpatient medical services in a humanitarian crisis setting.

**NOTE** Candidates applying to this position are indicating that they are interested in being considered for the International Medical Corps Disaster Response Standby roster. 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. * All domestic response staff must possess a current license or registration valid in a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.


ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

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

    • Implement preventive and curative medical services for emergency affected population according to HHS/ Department of Health standards and/or relevant protocols, with attention to common post-disaster public health issues
    • Provide high quality clinical care to patients based on history, appropriate physical exam, available laboratory, imaging tests, and formulary for treatment of acute and chronic conditions
    • Conduct daily rounds on patients, initiate case discussions, monitor and document patient progress with any changes in management and prognosis and ensure adequate handover as appropriate[JJK1] 
    • Advise if further testing and/or advanced care is required and initiate the referral process
    • Initiate regular case discussions
    • Utilize given data collection tools and provide training to other staff as needed
    • Collect and analyze medical service data to adjust project objectives and activities as needed
    • Complete standardized internal reporting as requested by Medical Team Lead [JJK2] 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
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.

 

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.

 

 
Qualifications:

  • Must be a primary care physician with a valid license to practice, with at least 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, and communicable diseases 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