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DART VOLUNTEER FIELD MEDICAL SUPPORT

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All Hands and Hearts
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Cobán, Alta Verapaz Department, Guatemala

All Hands and Hearts


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Published 10 days ago

One time only
Weekdays
A few days

All Hands and Hearts is a disaster relief nonprofit. This position requires travel to our communal program bases which are located in the communities we serve. Strict controls will be maintained to promote health and safety at all times, however, there is potential for exposure to SARS-CoV-2 virus.

The start date for this position is January 18, 2021.

Position Purpose

A volunteer position within a dynamic nonprofit that provides relief to survivors of natural disasters. This temporary position will be deployed with the AHAH DART (Disaster Assessment Response Team) and is responsible for providing efficient and immediate medical care for any ill and injured members of our AHAH DART while on deployment. Additionally, this role will be responsible for creating and maintaining health and safety protocols on the assessment. 


Duration: 4-6 weeks

Location: Guatemala

Benefits: All flights and travel, accommodation, food, and travel insurance while on an assignment. $400/month allowance. 


Reporting Relationships

  • Reports to International Response Manager
  • Roles reporting to position:  None


COVID-19 Requirements

This role is expected to offer a Medium Level of exposure risk, according to the OSHA Classification of Risk of Worker Exposure to SARS-CoV-2.

  • Work with the Operations and Health, Safety and Security departments to develop and implement safety standards and protocols in response to COVID-19.
  • Follow national, regional and local regulations in addition to the AHAH COVID-19 guidelines.
  • If you feel unwell, experience any symptoms, or are aware that you have been in close contact with a lab certified case of COVID-19 within the last 14 days you should isolate immediately and notify your manager.
  • Actively participate in ongoing risk assessment.
  • Understand the risk of COVID-19 to you as an individual and notify your manager or the HR department if you have any concerns.
  • Accept that risk cannot be removed from this situation.
  • Give honest feedback.


Key Accountabilities 

  • Assists with medical emergency situations involving AHAH DART members. May be the only sole medical professional in a remote environment. 
  • Supports the International Response Manager in the development, implementation, and continuous review of the DART risk assessments, security plans, and contingency plans.
  • Monitors and analyzes national, regional, and local COVID-19 data in assessment locations and keeps the team informed of any evolving restrictions, advice and/or trends. 
  • Liaise with local medical and emergency services to maintain awareness of local hazards and capacities, and to leverage existing medical and emergency services appropriately.
  • Inventory, organize, and monitor AHAH health and safety equipment and systems (e.g. medical supplies, PPE, emergency food stocks, etc.) and request additional items as needed. 
  • Follow AHAH Treatment Guidelines.
  • Educate DART members on identified risks such as transmission of infection and disease. 
  • Support the assessment team in conducting ground needs assessments of affected regions that contribute towards a decision in launching an AHAH Program. 
  • Perform other duties as required. 


Financial Responsibilities 

  • Is this position responsible for the operating budget of the associated department? No
  • Does this position have any other financial responsibilities? No


Position Requirements

  • Education: Certified EMT-I, Paramedic, or Nurse
  • Related Experience: Minimum of one-year medical experience in a professional setting. Experience in medical response in remote areas and inventory tracking preferred. 
  • Special Competencies/Certifications:  Fluency in Spanish required. Good written and oral communication skills (English). Experience in adapting first aid and response techniques to remote situations. Has a basic understanding of stress response and methods to ensure personal well-being;
  • Has an understanding of body substance isolation;
  • Understands basic medical-legal principles associated with their medical certification, as well as locally and nationally based on program location.
  • Functions within the scope of the AHAH treatment guidelines and advice from consulting medical staff.
  • Needs to be well organized and able to prioritize and manage multiple concurrent tasks 
  • Strong leadership skills with a proactive approach to identifying and solving problems 
  • The individual is able to manage a large workload and perform in a fast-paced environment
  • Work Environment/Conditions: Communal living environment. High stress situations.


All Hands and Hearts is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, Veteran status, age, or any other protected characteristic.

All Hands and Hearts is a disaster relief nonprofit. This position requires travel to our communal program bases which are located in the communities we serve. Strict controls will be maintained to promote health and safety at all times…

Details at a glance

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Location

Cobán, Alta Verapaz Department, GT

How to Apply

Duration: 4-6 weeks

Benefits: All flights and travel, accommodation, food, and travel insurance while on an assignment. $400/month allowance. 


Please apply via our website.

Duration: 4-6 weeks

Benefits: All flights and travel, accommodation, food, and travel insurance while on an assignment. $400/month allowance. 


Please apply via our website.

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