Clinical Outbreak Specialist
Samaritan’s Purse is looking for a leader to serve as a Clinical Outbreak Specialist. Samaritan’s Purse has the privilege of being a leading global disaster response organization. We achieve high quality service to victims of war, poverty, natural disaster, disease and famine. What separates us from other organizations is that we also proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. We believe the Lord opens the door for the gospel in desperate situations, and we are able to reach the physical and spiritual needs of the people we serve.
This position will serve on the International Health Unit and will focus on the preparation and response to infectious disease/outbreak related activities related to or initiated from Samaritan’s Purse. It will serve to respond to disasters and provide capacity for longer term program implementation. It will also serve as one of the main points for clinical decisions and guideline creation for Samaritan’s Purse programs.
"Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness," Matthew 9:35.
This position will travel up to 30% of the year.
Description of Job duties:
- Maintain a personal, active relationship with Jesus Christ and is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ.
- Engages in global surveillance of epidemics such as Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers, Acute Respiratory Infections, Diarrheal and Water Borne Illnesses and Vaccine Preventable Illness.
- Shares epidemic alerts of international concern and serves as the Point of Contact for outbreak related events.
- Includes linkage and expansion of Samaritan's Purse’s existing network field offices, partner mission hospitals, churches, and local partners to create referral and feedback pathways for epidemic response that serve to aid surveillance, training, and response activities.
- Improve Samaritan’s Purse’s Coordination with other international partners through enhancement of the existing epidemic response global network.
- Advise in the creation, strengthening, and pre-positioning of Emergency Response Unit (ERU) modules for all type medical responses.
- Enhancement of institutional and operational readiness through contingency planning.
- Creation and strengthening of clinical Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Guidelines.
- Creation and implementation of infectious disease and epidemic response focused trainings for multi-sectoral response managers and responders.
- Monitor for and participate in humanitarian sector clinical initiatives, working groups and coordination meetings.
- Coordinate with colleagues through development of publications and presentations to highlight current Samaritan’s Purse health programs.
- Remain up to date and relevant clinically through clinical work at local hospital/clinic facilities at an agreed upon level.
- Serve as health program lead as needed in disaster response.
- Serve as primary implementer for field health programs, as requested.
- Follow policies and procedures of Samaritan’s Purse as set forth in the Policy Manual.
- Attend daily morning devotions and participate in prayer support for the ministry, its donors and volunteers.
- Maintain a strong Christian witness to colleagues, vendors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public.
- Medical Doctor and/or Doctorate in Infectious Disease or Epidemiology required with minimum of 2 years of international field experience.
- Twelve credit hours of college-level Biblical studies preferred.
- Demonstrated management capability and experience in a low resource or crisis setting.
- Proficiency in program management, in collaboration with government and non-government donors.
- Demonstrated skills in training other public health professionals; passion to mentor.
- Experience with statistical analysis for field epidemiology.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to strengthen and build relationships remotely.
- Adept to working in fast-paced, every-changing environments; flexible and adaptable.
Employees who work in the U.S. get to take advantage of the following benefits:
- Medical, prescription, dental & vision insurance
- Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
- Long term and short term disability insurance
- Term Life insurance
- 401(k) retirement savings plan
- Ten paid holidays
- Ten or more days of vacation depending on years of service
- Ten sick/personal days
- Staff discounts at retail stores and service providers in the Boone area and nationwide
Read exciting stories about our health programming here.
Samaritan’s Purse Distinct Objectives:
PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL - EXALT Christ and share the Gospel while working in His Name around the world
SERVE WITH EXCELLENCE - EXCEED the world’s standard while serving the purposes of God’s kingdom
RESPOND WITH COMPASSIONATE ACTION - EXPEDITE our response to needs as the Lord reveals opportunities to minister
DEMONSTRATE BIBLICAL INTEGRITY - EXHIBIT character and integrity personally, at home and work
WALK IN BOLD FAITH - EXPECT God to do the impossible
Samaritan's Purse Mission Statement:
Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Samaritan's Purse Statement of Faith:
* We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. (1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17)
* We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; Ephesians 4:4-6)
* We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood on the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. (Matthew 1:23; John 1:1-4 and 1:29; Acts 1:11 and 2:22-24; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-4 and 4:15)
* We believe that all men everywhere are lost and face the judgment of God, that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, and that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit. (Luke 24:46-47; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23; 2 Corinthians 5:10-11; Ephesians 1:7 and 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7)
* We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, whose indwelling enables the Christian to live a godly life. (John 3:5-8; Acts 1:8 and 4:31; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Galatians 5:16-18; Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 2:6-10)
* We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment. (1 Corinthians 15:51-57; Revelation 20:11-15)
* We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and that all true believers are members of His body, the church. (1 Corinthians 12:12, 27; Ephesians 1:22-23)
* We believe that the ministry of evangelism and discipleship is a responsibility of all followers of Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15; 1 Peter 3:15)
* We believe God’s plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of marriage, that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complete each other. God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female. (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9)
* We believe that we must dedicate ourselves to prayer, to the service of our Lord, to His authority over our lives, and to the ministry of evangelism. (Matthew 9:35-38; 22:37-39, and 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15 and 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10; Colossians 2:6-10; 1 Peter 3:15)
* We believe that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end; and that we must have concern for the physical and spiritual needs of our fellowmen. (Psalm 139:13; Isaiah 49:1; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10)
Job Reference #: 9923