Vacancy from ICRC: Emergency Room (ER) Specialist

May 17 2017 by Global Careers

Treating and caring for the wounded and sick in armed conflict, other major violence and natural disasters has always been bound up with the history, identity, values and reputation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

Providing health care is a challenge in times of armed confict, when the infrastructure of a society collapses and violence leads to increased demands for care. Through its hospital programmes, the ICRC has an obvious role to play to help people in such situations. Adequate hospital care close to where people live, and with good links to primary health care, rst aid and physical rehabilitation services ensures an essential continuum of care.


Emergency Room (ER) Specialist

The emergency room specialist, as part of an ICRC hospital team, ensures medical and surgical emergencies are properly and timely treated and the weapon wounded according to the principles established by the ICRC. The emergency room specialist is involved in independent or assisted ICRC hospital structures in often scarce/limited resources and in challenging security environments.

The approach is pragmatic, taking into account the safety of both victims and emergency responders, providing psychological support, and ensuring coordination and continuity of care.

Main responsibilities

  •     Organizes and manages the hospital emergency department while ensuring the medical team training
  •     Ensures triage of patients in order to receive appropriate care in due time
  •     Provides emergency treatments and coordinates the patients follow up with the required specialists
  •     Participates, as a major player, in the implementation of the contingency emergency plan in case of a major influx of wounded

Desired profile and skills

  • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
  • Able to work under pressure in a potentially dangerous environment
  • Degree in Medicine and a valid license to practice in your country of residence
  • Minimum of two years’ experience post Emergency specialty degree

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