Clinical Lead – Disaster Response Team

Heart to Heart International (HHI) strengthens communities through improving health access, providing humanitarian development and administering disaster relief worldwide. Following the response in the Bahamas, HHI is establishing the necessary health infrastructure and expanding the healthcare capacity in Treasure Cay, Abaco, and the surrounding informal settlements through outreach clinics.

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Heart to Heart International is currently seeking to contract a Clinical Lead position to help manage the “Improved Healthcare Access in Abaco Initiative”. The Disaster Response Team (DRT) Clinical Lead directs medical activities to provide effective mobile trauma and medical care to the population affected by Hurricane Dorian.

RESPONSIBILITIES

A DRT Clinical Lead role is demanding and challenging. A Clinical Lead must be extremely flexible. Clinic locations change often as needs change constantly on the ground. A DRT Clinical Lead can expect to work long hours, sleep in uncomfortable areas, and travel long distances to ensure HHI reaches patients in the greatest need. 

DUTIES

  • In conjunction with the Team Lead, direct the effective implementation of health services:
    • Monitor service quality 
    • Ensure activities are consistent with established best practices, acceptable international (WHO/SPHERE) and national standards
    • Properly manage pharmaceuticals and other medical supplies
  • Provide on-going evaluations of the local community’s health system
  • Conduct medical threat analyses 
  • Lead ethics committee when required and advises Team Lead of medical incidents
  • Serve as medical liaison to partner entities, including the Bahamian Ministry of Health
  • Direct and supervise the activities of medical team members on clinical requirements, to include but not limited to, level of PPE, selection of appropriate therapy, and referral pathways
  • Provide ethically and medically appropriate care within their scope of practice to affected populations, HHI team members, and any other individual requiring care
    • Intake assessments
    • Medical evaluations 
    • Disease diagnosis 
    • Plan of care development 
    • Treatment
    • Rx orders
    • Monitoring and evaluation of health status
  • In conjunction with the RN, assess and submit order requests for medical supplies and pharmaceuticals
  • Follow all applicable HHI guidelines and procedures including HHI medical protocols
  • Manage any conflicts that may arise in the field
  • Work with HHI staff and leadership as required
  • Maintain communication with HHI Team Lead and Program Lead
  • Ensure that patient data is accurately recorded for reporting and case management
  • Compile daily reports as directed by the Ministry of Health and HHI HQ
  • Work in concert with MOH medical staff and other HHI DRT members
  • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) and Protection standards to Heart to Heart International beneficiaries. 

REQUIREMENTS

  • At least 5 years of relevant experience practicing medicine
  • Maintain valid medical certifications/licenses – MD/DO/PA
  • Completion of criminal background check
  • Maintain a valid passport
  • Ability to sit, stand or walk for extended periods of time, carry heavy objects (50 lbs.) and reach overhead
  • Professional proficiency in English required; proficiency in Haitian Creole is an advantage
  • Prior international experience

DESIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Adaptable: Ability to handle rapidly changing circumstances and work with different personalities
  • Critical and creative thinker: Ability to provide care in a variety of environments including ambulatory missions,mobile clinics, and resource-limited environments
  • Team Player: Social and interpersonal skills that foster a cohesive environment with team members, HHI staff, and partner organizations
  • Ambassador: Exemplifies HHI’s vision and mission and can represent HHI positively within the communities served
  • Empathetic: Understands and practices the core humanitarian principles; treats survivors with compassion and dignity
  • Self-sufficient: An active problem solver that focuses on the mission and task at hand
  • Knowledgeable: Possesses the technical skills of their role ensuring quality care to beneficiaries
  • Strong leadership capabilities

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