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 areas worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at high 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.
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 the devastation in the Bahamas caused by Hurricane Dorian , International Medical Corps is standing up emergency medical staff to augment and support the provision of healthcare in the face of anticipated damage to existing infrastructure by Hurricane Dorian.
The primary responsibility of the Nurse will be to provide limited professional nursing care to those who are injured or have become ill due to a disaster or major emergency. The nurse reports to a Medical Team Lead or designated staff member.
Provide hands-on nursing care to patients in disaster-affected areas which may include:
In addition to the responsibilities referenced above, candidates can expect to be living and working in austere conditions. Lifting moderately heavy objects from the ground, carrying a backpack for extended periods of time, and walking or hiking in remote locations may be necessary to perform these functions.
Code of Conduct
Must be a Registered Nurse with a valid license to practice, with 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 emergency response programs relating to primary health care, maternal and child health, reproductive hea?lth, HIV/AIDS 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 in austere conditions
Must have excellent communications skills in English; both oral and written
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.