Emergency Medicine Specialist (ER Doctors) – Roster for Emergency Responses

at International Medical Corps (view profile)
Location Global, United States of America
Date Posted September 18, 2020
Category Emergency Medicine
Job Type Contract


18-362: Emergency Medicine Specialist (ER Doctors) - Roster for Emergency Responses Country: Global Department: Humanitarian Response 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. 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.

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 has established an International Emergency Roster to ensure that emergency positions are filled in a timely manner with professionally qualified, gender balanced, geographically diverse, linguistically able, and a highly motivated corps of professionals. The team includes coordinators, logisticians, doctors and water and sanitation experts. It also includes specialists who focus on protection, prevention of sexual violence and aid for rape survivors and mental health.

Selected Emergency Response Team (ERT) members are always on standby to deploy to a crisis within 72 hours, whether they are launching into new areas or lending support to International Medical Corps teams already on the ground. International Medical Corps maintains a roster of volunteers, staff and available specialists who have been interviewed and have completed pre-deployment paperwork, orientation and training. The roster is updated on regular basis as new responders are identified and members update their areas of expertise and other relevant information. Through this expression of interest, applicants are encouraged to submit their profiles so that their information is readily available in the International Medical Corps applicant tracking system.

Job Purpose
The primary responsibility of the Emergency Medicine specialist (ER Doctors) is to provide emergency medical services in a humanitarian crisis setting.

Main Responsibilities
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

  • Implement emergency medicine services for crisis affected population according to internationally accepted standards and/or relevant Ministry of Health standards and protocols
  • Provide high quality emergency care for patients based on their history, appropriate physical exam, available laboratory, imaging tests, and formulary for treatment of acute conditions, including appropriate life saving procedures
  • Conduct regular rounds on patients, initiate case discussions, monitor and document patient progress with any changes in management and prognosis and ensure adequate handover or transfer to wards
  • Advise if further testing and/or advanced care is required and initiate the referral process
  • Initiate regular case discussions as part of hands-on training
  • Identify gaps in staff training and provide didactic and/or hands on training as needed
  • Advocate to supervisors for other necessary training such as infection prevention and control (IPC), BLS/ACLS/ATLS, rational drug use, nursing care, etc.
  • Utilize given data collection tools and provide training to other staff as needed
  • Collect and analyze medical service data to adjust project objectives and activities as needed
  • Manage and supervise other clinical staff as directed by Medical Coordinator; participate in hiring process if needed
  • Complete standardized internal reporting as requested by Medical Coordinator or Team Leader
  • Work with Medical Coordinator to ensure regular and adequate drug and medical supplies in order to avoid stock outs and all instruments and equipment are in working order Represent and actively participate in coordination meetings and other relevant meetings as requested
  • Adhere to Code of Conduct and PSEA policies at all times
  • Any other relevant duties as requested by Medical Coordinator/Team Leader
    Other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.
  • Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clearunderstanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.  Conducts work with the highest level of integrity. Communicates these values to staff and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values.

Code of Conduct
It is our shared responsibility and obligation to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Trafficking in Persons, Child Safeguarding and any suggested violation to our Code of Conduct, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment.  If you see, hear or are made aware of any suggested activities then you have an obligation to report. Qualifications:

  • Medical degree with post graduate degree in Emergency Medicine and at least 3 years experience after medical college graduation or equivalent experience


  • Minimum of five years of experience required, of which 3 years should be in a hospital setting in a developing country experience or resource deprived environment or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Previous NGO experience.
  • Will have excellent communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Will have excellent self-motivation skills.
  • Experience in effectively dealing with international and headquarters staff, as well as donor agencies, government officials, and other NGO’s; the ability to work with a broad spectrum of people.
  • 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.
  • Excellent decision making skills.
  • Must work independently under difficult conditions.

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. Please click on the link below





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