Hurricane Dorian Bahamas - Call for Nurses

from Americares
Closing date: 21 Oct 2019

Hurricane Dorian Bahamas - Call for Nurses

As Americares responds in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, which impacted the islands of the Bahamas last month, we are looking to recruit nurses to join our Emergency Response Team Roster and deploy to the Bahamas for a term of 3-6 months. Americares is currently implementing programs on New Providence in Nassau. We expect to expand our work to include Abaco and Grand Bahama Islands. The conditions are challenging, but the need is great so we hope you will consider joining our team.

Key considerations:

· Expertise in one or more of the following areas:

o EMT/Paramedic

o Midwifery

o Registered Nurse (or equivalent)

o Nurse Practitioner (to practice under the scope of RN)

· Active license to practice is required. Master’s degree preferred. Be prepared to share credentials documents.

· Prior experience in emergency / disaster contexts or in limited resource settings is helpful but not required.

· Proficiency in Haitian Creole is an asset.

· Time commitment: A minimum of one month. Assignment may last up to 6 months.

· Compensation: All positions are consultancy-based. For individuals not currently residing in the Bahamas, travel, lodging and meals will be covered.

· Travel logistics: Americares will coordinate and cover all arrangements for travel and lodging. Lodging within the Bahamas is team housing, with individual rooms for each team member. In austere environments – e.g. Abaco and Grand Bahama – responders may reside within tents or other temporary structures.

· Security: Team members will receive appropriate briefing regarding safety and security procedures. At this time, the security situation is calm.

· Local residents of the Bahamas are encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

To express your interest, please apply to the Emergency Response Team Roster using the following link. You must first be accepted onto the Roster to be considered for deployment, which is anticipated to be an expedited process.