International Medical Corps



Sep 7

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On August 24, International Medical Corps deployed its Emergency Medical Team (EMT) Type 1 Fixed medical treatment facility to Haiti to address the urgent medical needs of affected populations. An EMT Type 1 is a self-sufficient outpatient health facility that enables staff to treat a minimum of 100 patients per day. Our team of 22 professionals—including clinicians, logisticians, mental health and psychosocial support services (MHPSS) specialists, and water, sanitation and hygiene experts—will provide emergency medical care, basic primary healthcare, fracture stabilization, sexual and reproductive health, and MHPSS services. International Medical Corps moved into our assigned site, in Aquin, on August 28. Two physicians and 50 pallets of medicine arrived over the weekend and 80 pallets with tents and medical equipment arrived August 31. International Medical Corps is supporting and accepting referrals from Hospital Center De Reference D’Aquin, a major district hospital that has been severely damaged and is need of rehabilitation before it can be operational. International Medical Corps’ EMT 1 began seeing patients on September 1. Our global MHPSS specialist is conducting an MHPSS rapid needs assessment, has completed several key informant interviews and is conducting focus-group discussions with affected communities. Our staff at the EMT Type 1 will focus on providing immediate lifesaving services, while addressing unmet psychosocial and protection needs by providing mental health and gender based violence services. The site in Aquin is owned by the Haitian Resource Development Foundation (HRDF), a local non-governmental organization. While providing services through the EMT, International Medical Corps will work alongside HRDF and develop long-term programs in reproductive health and mental health. As International Medical Corps responds in Haiti, the team will continue to collaborate with PAHO/WHO and Haiti’s Ministry of Public Health and Population to ensure that activities are aligned and compliment the overall emergency response. We also will work to restore critical medical and public health infrastructure following the crisis. The EMT can redeploy to a new area at any time, based on need and requests from the Ministry of Health.

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY:  This position provides oversight to nursing staff including all, RN’s, LPN’s, nursing assistant staff, translators, and any other non-medical provider staff i.e. MD’s, DO’s, PA’s and NP’s) as well as the nursing care of patients during an emergency response.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation:


•   Represent IMC in coordination meetings

•   Ensure pharmaceutical supply chain by monitoring pharmaceutical use, stock and raising procurements liaising with Med Co and Pharmacist as required

•   Support timely assessments, data management, proposal development and reporting

•   Supervise nursing staff, nursing assistants and translators to ensure proper patient flow throughout the operation

•   Ensure effective triage of patients via a complete understanding of the various triage systems used by the operation

•   Proper use of established standard operating procedures

•   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 health facility

•   Ensure the entire Nursing Staff is cognizant of infection control standard operating procedures

•   Identifies educational needs of nurses and nursing assistants

•   Monitors the delivery of healthcare to ensure patients have up-to-date patient cards

•   Follows procedures concerning infection prevention and control supports nursing staff to follow infection prevention and control measures

•   Gives treatment at the appropriate time as prescribed by the doctor

•   Calls the doctor on duty if any medical problem arises

•   Represent IMC in coordination meetings

•   Assists with doctors with clinic rounds, records the necessary medical information

•   Makes a detailed report at the end of the shift in the report book. Ensures that staff is trained to be sure that the patient registers and the patient intake forms are completed, that patients are properly banded or otherwise identified according to procedure

•   Ensure that staff is trained to be that new patients are logged and all paperwork is completed by the nursing staff

•   Attends and participates in the relevant clinical meetings provides meeting reports and recommended follow up actions as required

•   Assures and if required assists with patient stabilization and transfer as needed ensuring all information is gathered according to procedure

•   Ensure the isolation tent has the proper PPE to address communicable diseases and ensure proper notification throughout the facility once a patient is sent to OBGYN, Isolation, or the Emergency Department

•   Assigns and supervises IPC nurse

•   Support and assign support throughout clinical activities where there are gaps and delays

•   If adverse event occurs, ensures proper communication, documentation and corrective action is executed as required


•   Deployed personnel are expected to assist with the setup, maintenance and demobilization of the clinical spaces and base camp as required.

Policy Adherence

•   Actively promote PSEA (prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and among beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps. 

•   Adhere to the Code of Conduct, maintain humanitarian principles and respect international humanitarian law at all times.

Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed in this document are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and not necessarily all inclusive.

Code of Conduct

As applicable to this position, an individual must promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization and maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.

If this is a supervisory position, one must set an example of ethical behavior through one’s own conduct and oversight of the work of others; ensure that those who report to you have sufficient knowledge and resources to follow the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct & Ethics; monitor compliance of the people you supervise; enforce the Code of Conduct & Ethics and International Medical Corps’ policies, including the Safeguarding Policy and the Protection from Harassment, Bullying and Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace Policy, consistently and fairly; support employees who in good faith raise questions or concerns.


It is all staff shared responsibility and obligation to safeguard and protect populations with whom we work, including adults who may be particularly vulnerable and children. This includes safeguarding from the following conduct by our staff or partners: sexual exploitation and abuse; exploitation, neglect, or abuse of children, adults at risk, or LGBTI individuals; and any form of trafficking in persons. Staff are also responsible for preventing violations to our Code of Conduct and Ethics, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear or are made aware of any violations to the Code of Conduct and Ethics or Safeguarding Policy, you have an obligation to report.

Equal Opportunities

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.

Job Requirements


•   Typically, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), MSN, MPH, or MPA. Master’s in Public Health preferable. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

•   Registered Nurse with a valid nursing license to practice

•   Any additional certification in healthcare administration will be considered an advantage

•   Typically, 6+ years of relevant and progressive experience in Nursing, including minimum 3+ years of experience as Nurses’ Supervision or similar role, professional experience in Humanitarian Health Sector and in communicable disease prevention in clinical settings desirable of which at least 1 year should be of developing country experience or in low-resource settings

•   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

•   Previous NGO experience preferable

•   In-depth knowledge of hospital and clinic procedures

•   Outstanding patient management skills

•   Excellent communication and leadership skills

•   Great organizational, time management and supervisory skills

•   Problem solver with a positive attitude

•   Ability to work within a team structure or in isolation, flexible, and can cope with stressful workloads and working with limited resources likewise capable of working in zones with complex security issues

•   Excellent organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks in a dynamic, high pressure environment

•   Excellent communications skills, both oral and written

•   Excellent self-motivation skills

•   Ability to exercise sound judgment and excellent decision-making skills

•   Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations

•   Able to work effectively with various personalities and cultures

•   Ability to relate to and motivate local staff effectively

•   Able to work with limited resources

•   Able to deploy to emergencies on short notice

•   Fluency in written and spoken English is required; fluency in Spanish, French or, Arabic is desirable

Additional Technical or Language Requirements


All offers of employment at International Medical Corps are subject to satisfactory references and background checks. International Medical Corps participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme from the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response (SCHR). In accordance with this, we will request information from an applicant’s previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Cette offre d'emploi a été initialement publiée sur Caribejob Haiti — le site idéal pour trouver l'emploi de vos rêves en Haiti.

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