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Emergency Response Team

Members of Americares Emergency Response Team Roster are among the first on the ground after a major disaster, delivering essential health services to survivors and communities in need -- professionals who share our mission of saving lives and improving health for those affected by poverty or disaster.

Always Ready to Respond

Americares responds to over 30 disasters each year. We cannot do it without the dedicated and talented Roster members of our Emergency Response Team. The members on our Roster are qualified individuals who are trained in Americares Emergency Response Services and Policy and whom Americares trusts to deploy. They are subject-matter experts in their field who can provide essential health services in disaster-affected communities. More than anything else, they are working hard to help those who have been affected by disaster by improving their access to health care.

Americares is recruiting for medical, logistical, and programmatic support positions to help us save lives in the aftermath of disaster.

Take a look at the different opportunities for your skills to make a difference in times of crisis:

Medical Providers

PHYSICIAN (MD/DO)

Americares Physicians (General Practitioners, Primary Care, OB/GYNs, and Pediatricians) will provide quality emergency care. Practitioners should be experienced in areas such as initial assessment and triage, patient stabilization, basic wound care, fracture management, and emergency pediatric and obstetric care.  The person filling this position must be a licensed and currently certified Physician with a minimum of three years post graduate work in their field.

 

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT/NURSE PRACTITIONER/REGISTERED NURSE/EMT/PARAMEDIC

Americares Physician’s Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, and EMT/Paramedics will provide quality emergency care. Practitioners should be experienced in areas such as initial assessment and triage, patient stabilization, basic wound care, fracture management, and emergency pediatric and obstetric care.  The person filling this position must be a licensed and currently certified Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nurse, EMT, or Paramedic with a minimum of three years post graduate work in their field.

MENTAL HEALTH AND PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORT

The Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) professional will work closely with medical team to assess and treat the mental health needs of patients while also meeting the needs of roster members during deployment.

PHARMACIST

The Pharmacist will work with the medical and logistics teams on the ground to support the management of the team’s supply chain and to oversee patient prescriptions. The person filling this position must be a licensed and currently certified Pharmacist with a minimum of three years post graduate work in their field.

Logistics and Program Support

LOGISTICS

Logistics is responsible for the management of all programmatic support infrastructure – in-country accommodations, power generation, and water purification – staff transportation, coordination with partners, and supply chain, including customs clearance, inventory management, and local procurement.

PUBLIC HEALTH/WASH

Public health and WASH professionals will oversee water, sanitation, and hygiene activities in the aftermath of a disaster to both support fellow Americares team members and affected-communities. The person filling this position must have a minimum of three years’ experience working in public health and/or WASH in an international, non-profit setting.

PROGRAM SUPPORT

Program Support consists of grants, finance, human resources, monitoring and evaluation, and general administration.  Our response teams, comprised of 20-25 individuals, are self-sufficient and therefore need all the same components to run as we do at Headquarters.

INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

Information and communication technology specialists will oversee all Americares ICT devices and related issues during deployments.

COMMUNICATIONS

Communications is responsible for liaising between Americares HQ and the team to provide content that captures the impact of the response for organizational marketing materials and donor updates. A key component to this role will also be to handle media opportunities.

INTERPRETER

Interpreters are fluent in various languages and are comfortable speaking and translating in high stress environments. The person filling this position must be capable of translating medical terms and instructions in the local language.

Steps to Deploy

  • Apply

    The application process begins with an online application leading to a combination of phone and in-person interviews. If you are selected, we request a few forms of additional information for our records.

  • Train

    Trainings are essential to the successful deployment and responses of our team. During the onboarding process, a mandatory in-person training and several online trainings are required for deployment.

  • Respond

    This is where your boots hit the ground as part of Americares response. Individual deployments can range from two weeks to six months.

38

Years Responding to People in Need

$17 Billion

in Humanitarian Aid

30

Emergency Responses Each Year