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: provides safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable and patient centered care; offer needs-based response according to the context and type of Sudden Onset Disaster (SOD) and/or outbreak in the affected nation. Adopts a human rights-based approach to their response; ensures they are accessible to all sections of the population affected by the SOD and/or outbreak particularly the vulnerable; and treats patients in medically ethical manner consistent with the World Medical Association Medical Ethics Manual.
International Medical Corps is accountable to: patients and communities; host government, and Ministry of Health;our organization and donors.International Medical Corpscommits to acoordinated response under the national health emergency management authorities.International Medical Corpscollaborates with the national health system, the cluster and the humanitarian response community.
Selected personnel are on standby to deploy to a crisis within 48 hours, Personnel may deploy to new areas of operation or lend support to International Medical Corps teams already on the ground. International Medical Corps maintains a roster of volunteers and staff who have completed pre-deployment paperwork, orientation and training. The roster is updated on regular basis. Through this expression of interest, applicants maintain professional profiles with International Medical Corps so that information is complete and readily available for an emergency response deployment.
Under the supervision of the Medical Coordinator, this position has primary responsibility of providing oversight for daily nursing management of nursing staff, nursing assistant staff, and the nursing care of patients during a disaster response. This would include oversight of nursing activities within the reproductive health area, triage and patient intake are, emergency department, isolation and the routine patient care areas of the EMT Type 1.
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.
•Deputized Medical Coordinator as needed
•Represent International Medical Corps in coordination meetings
•Ensure pharmaceutical supply chain by monitoring pharmaceutical use, stock and raising procurements
•Support timely assessments, data management, proposal development and reporting
•Supervise nursing staff and nursing assistants to ensure proper patient flow throughout the EMT operation.
•Ensure effective triage of patients via a complete understanding of the various triage systems used by the EMT operation.
•Proper use of established Standards of Practice (SOPs)for different types of patients;
•Provide direct care to patients in the diagnosis and treatment in primary emergency health care when necessary;
•Ensure that all the necessary items are supplied throughout the EMT Type-1 facility.
•Ensure the entire Nursing Staff is cognizant of infection control SOPs.
•Identify the educational needs of nurses and nursing assistants.
•Monitor the delivery of healthcare by midwife or physicians to ensure that patients have up-to-date patient cards and are properly recorded and accounted for the reporting and the management of cases.
•Nurse Supervisor follows all regulations concerning infection control and protective measures and will supervise the IPC nurse.
•Gives treatment at the appropriate time as prescribed by the doctor.
•Calls the doctor on duty if any medical problem arises.
•Ensures that the patients and their bedding are clean.
•Assists with the physicians with clinic rounds, and records the necessary medical information.
•Makes a detailed report at the end of the shift in the report book. In addition, ensure that the triage log book and the patient intake forms are completed and that patients are properly banded or otherwise identified according to SOP.
•Ensure that new patients are logged and all paperwork is completed by the nursing staff.
•Attends and participates in the weekly meeting.
•Assist with patient stabilization and transfer as needed, and that all information is gathered according to SOP.
•Ensure the isolation tent has the proper PPE to address communicable diseases and ensure proper notification throughout the EMT once a patient is sent to OBGYN, Isolation, or the Emergency Department.
•Assigns and supervises IPC nurse
CODE OF CONDUCT
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Experience / Training
- BSc or diploma in nursing
- Must be a Registered Nurse with a valid license to practice
- Master’s in Public Health preferred
- Any additional certification in healthcare administration will be considered an advantage
- Minimum of three (3) years of experience as Nurses’ Supervisor or similar role,of which at least one (1) year should be of developing country experience or in low-resource settingProfessional experience in Humanitarian Health Sector and in communicable disease prevention in clinical settings desirable
- Experience in overseas programs relating to primary health care, maternal and child health, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS and communicable disease prevention & control experience in clinic settings desirable
- Working knowledge of International Medical Corp Emergency Medical Team procedures highly desirable
- Previous NGO experience preferable
- Great organizational, time management and supervisory skills and ability to handle multiple tasks in a dynamic, high pressure environment
- Problem solver with a positive attitude
- 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 workloads
- 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
- Capable of working in zones with complex security issues
- Must be able to deploy to emergencies on short notice
- Ability to work within a team structure or in isolation
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.