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20-075: COVID 19 VOLUNTEERS
Country:Los Angeles, CA or 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.

BACKGROUND[SP2] 

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.

On December 31, 2019, the World Health Organization was notified of a cluster of cases of respiratory illness in the Wuhan, Hubei Province, People’s Republic of China. The illness was associated with an open seafood market in Wuhan, and the infective agent was later identified as a novel coronavirus, now called COVID-19. While COVID-19 is presumed to be of zoonotic in origin, transmissions are now occurring person-to-person. Since December 2019, the number of confirmed cases has increased rapidly, and cases have been reported in other areas of China and in other countries in Asia, Europe, and North America. [SP3] 

Working with State government officials, International Medical Corps is leveraging its relationships to provide medical and logistical expertise, triage and treatment services, equipment and training, as well as medical shelters to assist areas in combating and treating patients during COVID-19 outbreak. [SP4] 

JOB PURPOSE

This position will support International Medical Corps emergency response delivering outpatient clinical care to disaster effected populations during the declared pandemic and public health emergency COVID-19.
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The primary responsibility of the Medical Healthcare Provider  is to support the implementation of services in an emergency setting. the Medical Healthcare Provider will be responsible for providing clinical services in an outpatient health care setting. He/she will be responsible for providing client counseling and direct care services including adult, adolescent and pediatric health services for both chronic and acute conditions. He/she is expected to diagnose and treat patients, provide appropriate referrals as needed and provide health education. In addition, he/she may also be requested to assist hospital staff as needed. 

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation. The tasks listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

  • Provide clinical services for disaster-affected population according to internationally accepted standards.
  • According to internationally accepted standards, ensure high quality clinical care based on analysis of relevant and available patient history/records, appropriate physical exam and investigations to provide accurate diagnosis (or diagnoses) and treat/refer accordingly
  • Adhere to international drug usage protocols
  • Monitor disease trends and notify supervisor of any changes in trends which may require adjustment of activities
  • Anticipate changing needs and potential emergencies and inform supervisor
  • Identify any reportable diseases and notify supervisor and local health authorities; assist with outbreak response if needed according to international protocols
  • Work with IMC staff and relevant local health authorities to set up appropriate strategies to prevent identify and treat endemic diseases as needed
  • Track daily patient data using tally sheets or other tools provided and submit patient data as required
  • Collect and analyze project and service data to inform and adjust project objectives/plans, strategic choices and quality of care in collaboration with IMC team members, local partners and other relevant staff
  • Provide health education to patients and community members concerning their diagnoses, healthy diets, physical activity, hygiene promotion, and disease prevention (such as need for vaccination, smoking cessation, etc.)
  • Monitor and coordinate program activities assigned for the project
  • Work with program staff, local doctors, midwives, nurses and auxiliary staff (eg CHWs) to provide both didactic and on-the-job training to build capacity and enhance their skills
  • Collaborate with other departments as needed to ensure smooth implementation and integration of services
  • Adhere to administrative directives with regards to work schedules, record keeping, patient communications, re-stocking of essential drugs, consumables and other medical supplies
  • Adhere to IMC Code of Conduct and internationally accepted humanitarian principles
  • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.
  • Provide all services to patients free of charge
  • 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.

 


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Qualifications:
Qualified and licensed to provide medical care.