Registered Nurse – 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 surround informal settlements through outreach clinics. 

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RESPONSIBILITIES

Heart to Heart International is currently seeking to contract a Registered Nurse (RN) position to support the implementation of medical services as part of the “Improved Healthcare Access in Abaco Initiative”. The Disaster Response Team (DRT) RN will support medical activities to provide effective mobile trauma and medical care to the population affected by Hurricane Dorian.

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

DUTIES

  • Provide ethically and medically appropriate care within their scope of practice to affected populations, HHI team members, and any other individual requiring care
    • Conduct triage
    • Intake assessments
    • Medical evaluations
    • Plan of care development, in conjunction with the Provider
    • Treatment
    • Dispense Rx, under the guidance and approval of the Provider
    • Monitor and evaluate health status
  • Follow all applicable HHI guidelines and procedures including HHI medical protocols
  • Work with HHI staff and leadership as required
  • Maintain communication with HHI Clinical Lead and Team Lead
  • Ensure that patient data is accurately recorded for reporting and case management
  • Compile daily reports as directed by team leadership in compliance with the Bahamian Ministry of Health and HHI HQ
  • Work in concert with MOH medical staff and other HHI DRT members
  • In conjunction with the HHI Clinical Lead, assess and submit order requests for medical supplies and pharmaceuticals
  • Replenish medical outreach kits prior to daily departures

REQUIREMENTS

  • Registered Nurse: Baccalaureate prepared or equivalent combined education and recent work experience
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience
  • Maintain valid medical certifications/licenses
  • 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 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


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