ER Nurse – Field Hospital

Employer:International Medical Corps
Location:  Global


Job Summary
**NOTE** Candidates applying to this position are indicating that they are interested in being considered for the International Medical Corps standby roster for emergency response. Roster members will only be contacted when there is an emergency response need for which the responder is qualified for. This position will not be compensated unless responders are deployed to an emergency response.

The primary responsibility of the ER Nurse – Field Hospital is to Provide ER, ICU and ward level of care in a field hospital setting.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation. The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.
Follow international standards for nursing care in a field hospital environment;
Provide ER, ICU and ward level of care;
Perform triage, including in high volume settings such as MCI;
Follow Field Hospital patient registration and tracking guidelines;
Ensure medical records are completed;
If needed, assume charge nurse administrative duties including: patient flow, bed management and staff scheduling;
Assist in hiring and training for local nursing and support staff;
Collaborate with the Medical Director and other relevant staff to improve Field Hospital patient management and reporting systems;
Work with logistics and pharmacy to ensure regular and adequate drug and surgical supplies in order to avoid stock-outs;
Actively participate in coordination and other relevant meetings;
At deployment end, provide in-depth, concrete, and constructive feedback for the further development of the program.

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


Qualifications:

Registered Nurse degree, BA/BS in Nursing or Nurse Practitioner preferred;
Minimum of 3 years of experience required of which 1 year should be of developing country experience or resource deprived environment (general hospital/county facility) or equivalent combination of education and experience;
Excellent communications skills, both oral and written English;
Previous charge nurse experience;
Innovative and adaptable to the limitations of a field hospital Preferable;
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English required; working knowledge of French, Spanish or Arabic skills desirable;
Must be able to demonstrate cross-cultural awareness and maintain a positive working relationship with clients and colleagues with professionalism and integrity;
Demonstrated skills in creative problem solving particularly in limited resource settings;
Experience in managing, training and motivating multiethnic and multicultural teams.

International Medical Corps is a ‘first-responder’ both to natural and man-made disasters and has a mandate of working in remote locations. The organization has a comprehensive security management policy and plan in place and committed to do everything possible within its remit to ensure safety and security. Notwithstanding, the mandate and programming choices of International Medical Corps require staff with a high degree of resilience, sound judgment, the ability to move fast, and the willingness to travel and work in unstable situations and harsh conditions.

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.


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