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18 Mar 2011

Temporary International Emergency Medicine Opportunities with International Medical Corps

International Medical Corps – Posted by admin Port-au-Prince, Ouest, Haiti

Job Description

Volunteer Emergency Medicine Instructor, Haiti
The primary responsibility of Volunteer Emergency Medicine Instructors is to provide training and hands-on care, which will upgrade the skills and knowledge of doctors and nurses in up-to-date emergency medical practices. The duration of the assignment is 2-4 weeks, with preference given to those able to do longer periods (April ’11 – December ’12).

Volunteer Emergency Medicine Instructors will work in a newly established emergency medicine training center at the Hopital de l’Universite d’Etat d’Haiti (HUEH).  They will assist with the teaching of an established emergency medicine curriculum, as well as teach existing medical staff in the ED to provide training in diagnosing and managing emergency patients.  The main goal of the Volunteer Emergency Medicine Instructors is to teach and build up emergency medicine capacity, rather to provide primary medical care.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • EM residents in their last year of specialty training and attending physicians, preferably with overseas experience
  • Fluency or near-fluency in French or Haitian Creole required
  • Instructor certification (e.g. BLS, ACLS, PALS) from the American Heart Association an advantage
  • Previous work at HUEH (under our prior disaster response program) an advantage

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.  It has been a leader in global emergency and disaster training for over twenty-five years, with a long record of strengthening health systems in challenging environments.
International Medical Corps has provided large-scale emergency and disaster training and system support in numerous middle- and low-income countries around the world, educating tens-of-thousands of people in life-saving skills.  Recent large-scale emergency and disaster projects include Afghanistan, Bosnia, Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Iraq, and Haiti.
The International Medical Corps’ Emergency & Disaster Care (EDC) development programs have several current and upcoming opportunities for Emergency Medicine personnel

How to Apply

Contact: Dr. Daniel Khodabakhsh at dkhoda@gmail.com

Job Categories: Featured, physician, and uncommmon. Job Types: Temporary and Volunteer. Job Tags: International Medical Corps.

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