Humanitarian Response Roster - ER Nurse / Physican Asst / Nurse 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 Nurse/PA/NP will report to the Humanitarian Response Team Leader for the management and delivery of medical services, and provides direct patient care in diagnostic and treatment in emergency primary healthcare in case of absence of local health care providers.

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 direct patient care in diagnostic and treatment in emergency primary healthcare in case of absence of local health care providers.

Identify the educational, training and capacity building needs of community health workers and supervise on daily basis.

Monitor and supervise health care delivery by local counterparts and community health workers.

Ensure that patients have up to date records and are accurately registered and recorded for reporting and case management.

Ensure healthcare products management (stockage, dispersment, warehousing, reconciliation).

Oversee clinic staff and ward management.

Teach basic sanitation and public health; theory of disease causation; treatment and prevention; disease diagnosis and drug treatment of common diseases; community nutrition; techniques for the identification of the malnourished child, treatment and growth monitoring, MCH and ANC.

Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.

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

Committed to the values and principles of MTI.

Experience:

Minimum clinical nursing degree, Nurse Parctitioner or Physician's Assistant; Public Health is an advantage.

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

Minimum of 2 years of experience required, of which 1 year should be of developing country experience or resource deprived environment.

Previous NGO experience an advantage.

Will have excellent communications skills, both oral and written.

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.

Must be able to speak English fluently.


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

Skills

  • Disaster Response
  • Nursing
  • Physician Assistant

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 24-28 hour deployment; 2-5 week duration
  • Additional screening and training are required.

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