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18-382: Orthopedic Surgeon - Trauma & Surgical Unit - Roster for Emergency Responses
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.

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 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.

The primary responsibility of the Orthopedic Surgeon is to implement orthopedic surgical services in an emergency field hospital setting. These include inpatient and out-patient services.


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

• Implement orthopedic services for emergency affected population according to internationally accepted standards
• Oversee medical management of orthopedic patient’s course through TSDU
• Conduct daily rounds of orthopedic patients and plan discharges
• Utilize and improve on standardized data collection tools and train staff on accurate data collection
• Collect and analyze orthopedic service data to adjust project objectives and implementation process
• Collaborate with the Medical Director and other relevant staff to improve TSDU systems such: infection prevention/control, rational drug use, patient flow, staffing and scheduling, etc.
• Assist in hiring of necessary staff members
• Analyze training needs and institute training for staff members as required, with an emphasis on hands on training
• Work with Medical Director and Team Leader to implement standardized internal reporting
• Work with logistics and pharmacy to ensure regular and adequate drug and surgical supplies in order to avoid stock-outs
• Collaborate with recognized health authorities, health agencies, donors and other stakeholders to utilize standardized reporting practices and information sharing
• Actively participate in coordination meetings and other relevant meetings
• Perform any other relevant duties as requested by the Team Leader
• At deployment end, provide in-depth, concrete, and constructive feedback for the further development of the TSDU program
• 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. 

• Medical degree and post graduate degree in Orthopedic
• Minimum of five years of experience required;or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Experience in overseas programs at the Manager level
• Excellent communications skills, both oral and written English
• 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
• Resilient leader, able to inspire confidence in local and ex-pat staff in stressful situations
• Innovative and adaptable to the limitations of a field hospital Preferable
• Previous surgical experience in a developing world country
• Fluency in additional languages

The tasks listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.


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