Team Rubicon (TR) is seeking the following volunteer Medical Professionals to support communities around the world prepare, respond and recover from disasters and humanitarian crisis:
- Physicians (MD/DO)
- Physician Assistants
- Nurse Practitioners
- Registered Nurses
Applicants should excel in emergency medicine or have strong experience in family medicine/primary care in resource-limited environments. As a TR Medical Team member, you be called upon to provide direct care to impacted communities immediately following rapid onset disasters, to decompress overwhelmed medical facilities during infectious disease outbreaks, and to build disaster response capacity with host nation medical staff in non-disaster settings.
You must be a leader and a follower. You will be expected to represent TR with a diverse group of stakeholders including impacted community members, WHO, USAID, fellow NGO’s, local governments, and existing/potential donors. You will be expected to develop a commanding knowledge of TR operations and WHO-verified EMT Type 1 Mobile capability.
As a TR International Medical Provider, you will be expected to work in challenging, austere, and sometimes insecure environments. You must be physically capable and mentally resilient to navigate moderate to long distances on foot, work without access to electricity, and at times procure potable water. Inherent to this position is the willingness to deploy on a deliberately planned operation or in response to a rapid onset disaster in potentially austere or hazardous environments.
The International TR Medical team is a highly selective opportunity for those willing to take a bold step into the unknown to serve vulnerable communities across the globe.
- Adaptable: Ability to handle rapidly changing circumstances and parameters.
- Humble: Ability to move seamlessly from leader to follower –check your ego at the door.
- Resilient: Ability to tolerate stress, receive and respond to criticism, and function in a physically demanding environment.
- Flexible: Ability to provide care in a variety of environments including ambulatory operations, mobile clinics, and resource-limited environments.
- Honest: Must be trusted to work in remote and often minimally supervised environments. Must be aware of one’s abilities and personal limits. Professional responsibility and accountability are paramount.
- Selfless: Team over self. Social and interpersonal skills that support rapport building with TR members, partner organizations, and institutional donors are vital.
- Knowledgeable: Must understand disasters, assessment of disaster situations, emergency care in immediate post-disaster setting, and should have the ability to assimilate and interpret important information during disasters. Must also possess the ability to quickly understand local medical/health service needs during disasters including the support for special populations such as families of pregnant women, postpartum mothers, people with mental and/or physical disabilities, children, etc.
- Empathetic: Ability to understand the impact of disasters on the health and wellbeing of populations, acknowledge the importance of population health maintenance, and the needs of vulnerable populations and those with chronic medical problems in disaster-settings.
- Provide direct patient care as part of TR EMT-1 Mobile medical unit
- Ensure accurate and timely daily reporting to TR International Field Leadership and TR Medical Leadership
- Support planning of Rapid Onset Response and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Programming
- Represent TR to foreign/host governments, international organizations (e.g. WHO, UNOCHA), US Government Agencies, existing or potential donors, and media outlets.
- Be accountable for all TR equipment including EMT formulary.
- Provide operational feedback that assists in development of standards, policies, and
- processes for response, recovery, and DRR programming.
- Ensure Duty of Care to the deploying team, including monitoring and adapting to changes in security situations, team heath, welfare, and morale.
- Ensure compliance of all activities in accordance with TR policies, including Safeguarding, and other relevant US government and other donor rules and regulations as required.
- Be prepared to work with or under the leadership of local medical staff during disaster response and DRR programs.
- Effectively and ethically execute the protocols of Team Rubicon International and enhance our ability to respond rapidly to disasters, infectious disease outbreaks, and humanitarian crises.
Experience and Background:
- Physicians: Emergency medicine, pediatrics, or family practice board certification/board eligibility (Specialty physicians and surgeons encouraged to apply if they have background in disaster response). Active practitioner’s license and DEA license required. If not Emergency Medicine certified or have not graduated from an Emergency Medicine residency, current ACLS, BLS, and PALS are also required.
- PA, NP, RN, Paramedic: Current state or national license, current ACLS, BLS, PALS certification required.
- Demonstrated experience in medical practice in austere/challenging environments within the past 5 years with the US Military, TR, other humanitarian aid organizations, or international entities.
- Successful past performance in leading volunteers is highly desired
- Be a savvy international traveler with experience in multi-leg trips through foreign airports
- Fluency in Spanish, French, Portuguese, or Arabic highly desired
- Experience living, providing medical care abroad in a humanitarian setting desired, complex emergency settings preferred.
- Be able to commit to a minimum 2-week international deployment obligation.
- Able to engage in planning, debrief, and support meetings for mobilization and operations
- Must have a US or Canadian passport with six months validity
- Meet WHO vaccination requirements, including COVID-19
- Cleared background check
- Ability to live in an environment with no electricity or running water, and without requirement of life enhancing devices (CPAP, etc.)
- Physically capable of operating in demanding environments
- Mission First, Greyshirt Always: Anyone joining TR must understand that our mission to provide disaster response comes first
- Step into the Arena: TR needs leaders who aren’t afraid to dare to be great
- Everyone Has A Role Know It: Ability to successfully navigate a fast-paced, high-growth environment and solve problems in the face of ambiguity
- GSD: We are entrepreneurial, resourceful and determined no matter how chaotic the situation
- Change Your Socks: We take care of ourselves and each other so we are best equipped to serve those in greatest need
- Adults Only: Every team member is an adult until proven otherwise
- Your Mother’s A Donor: Every leader must be committed to fiduciary responsibility, transparency and financial stewardship
- Culturally Adept: International operations require individuals that are knowledgeable and understanding of cultures, customs or traditions that are unlike their own
Learn more about Team Rubicon:
- Website: TeamRubiconUSA.org
- Facebook: Facebook.com/TeamRubicon
- Twitter: @TeamRubicon