Humanitarian Response Roster - ER Doctor / Family / General Practitioner


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


About

The ER Doctor/Family Practitioner/General Practitioner will provide emergency care for affected population according to internationally accepted standards.

Medical Teams International maintains a humanitarian response roster in order to facilitate the rapid response of humanitarian professionals and volunteers to emergencies around the world. Medical Teams International’s humanitarian response activities are designed to provide rapid and coordinated humanitarian response to the most vulnerable populations during and after a humanitarian emergency. Collaborating with local government agencies and other humanitarian actors, we evaluate the emergency’s impact and coordinate with our humanitarian response roster of trained and experienced humanitarian response personnel to respond within 48 hours. Through partnerships with local health organizations, we provide emergency medical care, transitional health, and community programming for impacted communities, from humanitarian response to development, saving lives and improving quality of care. MTI’s humanitarian response interventions include health, nutrition, and WASH.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Provide emergency care for affected population according to internationally accepted standards.

Oversee and manage triage.

Examine, diagnose and treat patients in the out patient clinic according to the guidelines and available protocols.

Conduct daily rounds of non-surgical patients and plan discharges.

Utilize and improve on standardized data collection tools and train staff on accurate data collection.

Collect and analyze emergency services data to adjust project objectives and implementation processes.

Assess training needs and institute hiring/training of necessary staff and community healthcare workers.

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.

Conduct initial needs assessments and determine areas of assistance.

Monitor and coordinate emergency program activities assigned for the project.

Identify prevalent epidemic diseases in urban or camp settings and set up appropriate strategies to be implemented in case of epidemics and other health needs.

Act upon suspected or confirmed communicable diseases according to the protocols and inform the Medical director.

Identify and treat SGBV incidents.

Anticipate changing needs and emergencies.

Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within MTI and amongst beneficiaries served.

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.

Committed to the values and principles of MTI.

Experience:

Minimum medical degree; with a Master’s in Public Health an advantage.

Minimum of 1 years of experience required, or equivalent combination of education and experience of which 1-2 years should be of developing country experience or resource deprived environment.

Experience in overseas programs relating to primary health care, maternal and child health, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, and communicable diseases on advantage.

Must be able to deploy to emergencies on short notice.

Previous NGO experience an advantage.

Will have excellent communications skills, both oral and written.

Will have excellent self-motivation skills.

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.


For more information please visit: www.medicalteams.org/take-action/volunteer/disaster-response-volunteering


Skills

  • Disaster Response
  • Patient Care
  • Physician

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Ability to deploy 24-48 hours; 2-5 week duration
  • Additional screening and training required

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