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.
There are many war wounded persons in Libya and this number may well increase in the following months. It is also expected that there will be a large number of mine injuries as well as possibly unexploded ordinance injuries. Rehabilitation facilities have been neglected for many years and the training/expertise level in modern techniques is low. The main aim of this post is to train Libyan medical staff and disabled/injured people to prevent long term disabilities and enable people to go home after surgery as soon as possible with a rehabilitation plan. It is essential that the post holder has experience in pain management and excellent training skills. They must also be able to work in a team and at different levels.
• Develop and implement short training programmes for medical staff (doctors , nurses and physiotherapists) on pain management, early recovery and prevention of disability
• identify and train local physiotherapists to be trainers in early recovery
• Ensure all newly operated on persons, particularly amputees receive treatment
• Ensure the development of a monitoring and referral system to ensure patients progress is tracked
• Supervise physiotherapy activities in the programme
• Identify local physiotherapists to be included on a ward based programme
• Implement specific training programme for physiotherapists on treatment of amputees and other trauma related injuries
• Support and monitor ward based activities including ensuring nurses are aware of, and can implement simple rehabilitation (where necessary) and/or set up
• Ensure that daily exercise routines that patients can implement for themselves are set up
• Ensure the appropriate equipping of rehab centres with basic physiotherapy materials (balls, tables, weights etc) and equipment.
• Ensure that on-the-job training for physiotherapists and other technical aides takes place.
• Ensure the provision of adequate assistive devices to war wounded persons (as needed) Ensure that the appropriate use of these (i.e. not long term where it is not necessary or will hinder recovery)
• Institute an effective referral system from general wards to in-patient/outpatient rehab units. Set up follow up system for those discharged from the hospital
• Advise and work with the Rehabilitation Programme Manager on physiotherapy related issues
• Represent IMC on physiotherapy issues
• Ensure the production of reports and that any lessons learnt can be documented both for internal use and for possible publication
• Ensure smooth liaison with Ministry of Health and training facilities in Libya
Skills & Requirements
• Degree in Physiotherapy, Minimum of 3 – 4 years experience
• Experience and wide knowledge in acute pain management
• Experience of rotation/neurology/amputees
• Experience in bio psycho social approach to treatment
• Experience in surgical ward fracture management
• Experience of training, both design and implementation of training programmes
• Skilled in the prevention of disability
• Experience of P+O including the appropriate usage of adaptive aids
• NGO experience
• Experience of ECHO and EC funded programmes
• Experience of emergency/humanitarian work
• Experience in Middle East/North Africa highly desirable
• Ability to think creatively and problem solve
• Excellent networking and liaison skills
• Ability to self direct
• Strong ability to work in a team
• Ability to work under difficult circumstances
• Excellent writing and representational skills
• Ability to read, write, analyze and interpret, technical and non-technical in the English language.
• Ability to effectively present information and respond appropriately to questions from senior managers in the field and HQ, counterparts, senior government and rebel leaders and other related regional players
•Arabic and English preferable
• Accommodation, food and transportation provided by the organization
• Medical Evacuation service and competitive benefits provided by the organization
• Further information regarding security and situation on the field available during the interview process
• While performing duties of the job, the employee frequently works in precarious and remote places. The employee is usually employed in areas of civil strife, which often result in an unstable security environment. Regularly work in outdoor extreme weather conditions
To officially begin the application process, please visit our website at http://www.internationalmedicalcorps.org and go to our “Careers” page. Find your desired position, click on the position title and complete the application at the bottom of the job description.
Contact: International Medical Corps
International Medical Corps
1313 L Street, NW
Washington, DC., DC, United States 20005
Phone: +1(202)828-5155 Fax: +1(202)828-5156 Email: International Medical Corps Website: http://www.internationalmedicalcorps.org
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