NYCMedics is a New York-based global disaster relief and health organization, specializing in the deployment of highly trained and motivated clinical and global health professionals in the wake of natural disasters and complex emergencies. Founded in 2006 in response to the devastating Southeast Asia Earthquake, NYCMedics has repeatedly and consistently been among the first to respond to large-scale international disasters.
Recognizing the need for improved prehospital care and a greater number of trained professionals in many of the areas we have worked, NYCMedics expanded programming to include prehospital health systems development. This program focuses on strengthening national capacity and developing infrastructure of local Emergency Medical Systems with the aim of increasing access, availability and the quality of essential lifesaving services.
The Prehospital Care Coordinators are responsible for coordinating and implementing clinical training, continuous professional development activities, managing ambulance personnel and maintaining ambulance fleet operational readiness. You will be an intricate part of the project team in Aden, Yemen tasked with developing and scaling up capacity of the entire prehospital care system from patient presentation through to patient delivery at the receiving facility.
The Prehospital Care Coordinators report to the Country Director and will work closely with the project team, HQ, MOPHP, WHO, the Trauma Working Group, Health Cluster and other relevant clusters and stakeholders as necessary. Specific responsibilities for the role may include, but not be limited to, the following:
- Assist with developing, implementing and overseeing the patient transfer and referral system
- Assist with the real-time coordination and broader strategic coordination and management of all ambulance and prehospital care services including troubleshooting delays or roadblocks in the patient referral pathway
- Participate in the development and implementation of policies, procedures and clinical care protocols for the delivery of prehospital care
- Manage daily operations of prehospital care ambulance personnel in a manner to improve operational effectiveness and ensure quality of services
- Assist with the coordination of ambulance crew staffing and scheduling
- Oversee an ambulance and dispatch staff incentive program
- Manage the ambulance fleet ensuring zero stock out and overall operational readiness
- Human resource development, training and management of ambulance and call center staff
- Plan, coordinate, implement, monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the delivery of prehospital care training curriculum and continuous professional development
- Supervise patient transports; maintaining communication with ambulance personnel
- Ensure ambulance personnel follow SOPs, clinical care protocols and accurately complete all required documentation
- Evaluate policies, procedures, performance improvement activities
- Support the management of a 24/7 referral call center
- Frequent and routine site visits for subjective and objective assessments
- Oversee data collection, management and analysis
- Participate in and draft reports as required per donor requirements
- Work collaboratively with the WHO, MOPHP, and the various stakeholders operating emergency medical and trauma care facilities and other stakeholders participating in the patient referral system pathway
- Actively seeking to improve services and overall project output; offering new and different options to solve problems or meet project needs and implementing corrective actions as necessary
- Daily/weekly operational updates and reporting
NYCMedics staff must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the NYCMedics employee handbook, the ICRC Code of Conduct and the humanitarian principles.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
- Minimum of 10 years of professional experience in prehospital care
- Current certification and/or licensure in your clinical profession (EMT-P, PA, MD, NP/RN); master’s degree in Global or Public Health preferred
- Minimum of five years paramedicine prehospital care instructor experience
- Minimum five years’ experience in humanitarian and/or disaster response; at least 2-3 years of working experience in insecure environments preferably the Middle East
- ACLS, PALS, PHTLS/ITLS certification, critical care certification
- Experience in project coordination, including management and training national personnel in health systems development
- Ability to train, mobilize, and manage international and national staff
- Strong analytical, problem-solving, and conceptual skills
- Ability to proactively build relationships with various stakeholders
- Experience in capacity building is an asset
- Flexibility, resiliency and ability to manage priorities effectively and multi-task under pressure
- Ability to work well in unstable and frequently changing security environments;
- Proven ability to work creatively and independently both in the field and in the office
- Advanced proficiency in written and spoken English; Arabic an asset
LIVING CONDITIONS / ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
This position will be based in Aden, Yemen, with at least 50% travel to partner and stakeholder facilities in insecure or austere environments, within and outside of Aden to perform site visits and facility assessments. Strict adherence to NYCMedics security policies and procedures will be required as will respect for local cultural norms and traditions. Security conditions in the country are variable, with a range of violence and insecurity, requiring close monitoring and vigilance. Candidates must be able to work in a volatile, constantly changing environment with energy, transportation and communication challenges.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Status: Independent Contractor
Start Date: Upon project funding; late June/Early July
Duration: 6 months, with possible extension
Location: Aden, Yemen with travel to other districts
Salary: Salary defined by the NYCMedics salary grid; commensurate with experience
Accommodations: NYCMedics Guesthouse
Travel Expenses: International flights provided; visa process supported by NYCMedics
R&R: International flights provided by NYCMedics
NYCMedics is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.
If you believe that you have the qualifications and skills to excel in this position, please send a copy of your CV and a cover letter to email@example.com. Email subject: PHCC/Yemen
- Employment is contingent upon project funding.
- Selection will be made on a rolling basis.
- Only those candidates who are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
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