20 June 2016

Nurse (Migrant Camps) Greece

Employer:International Medical Corps
Location:  Greece

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.

Job Summary
The Nurse is part of a team providing care to refugees and migrants living in camps all over Greece

Provide services according to patients needs and in consultation with doctors
Provide medications as per doctor’s orders and enter in register
Perform all necessary procedures in accordance with internationally accepted standards and practices, especially universal precautions
Assures quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards; measuring health outcomes against patient care goals and standards; making or recommending necessary adjustments
Ensure patient investigations are performed in a timely manner and reports are provided to the doctors as soon as available Track daily patient data using tally sheets or other tools provided Submit all necessary reports in a timely manner
Participate in educational sessions for staff and patients as directed by supervisor
Attend training sessions as required by supervisor
Provide training to other staff as requested by supervisor
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 necessary drugs, consumables and other items
Provide all services to patients free of charge
Adheres to and evidences support for International Medical Corps’ Code of Conduct, ethics, values, and standards, including Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.

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

Compliance & Ethics: Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International MedicalCorps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor complianceand ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity.


Must be a graduate of an accredited Nursing School with valid certification and documents
Must have at least 5 years’ experience working as a nurse in public or private health facilities relating to primary health care, communicable diseases; experience in overseas programs is a plus
Must be able to submit patient data as required
Must have excellent organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks in a dynamic, high pressure environment
Must have the flexibility and ability to work effectively with various personalities and cultures
Must be extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations.
Must be fluent in English. Additional languages Greek/Arabic are a plus.
Previous NGO experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.