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DART - Physician Assistants and Advanced Practice Nurses

Location: , United States
Job ID: 14920
Date Posted: Jan 17, 2024

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Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) Physician Assistants and Advanced Practice Nurses 

Are you a Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, Midwife, or CRNA who thrives under pressure and has a heart for sharing the love of Christ with those who are hurting?

Samaritans Purse is seeking medical professionals to serve on our Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART). The Samaritans Purse DART program is committed to meeting the critical needs of victims of war, poverty, famine, disease, and natural disaster. We stand ready to respond at a moments notice whenever and wherever disaster strikes. The DART specializes in providing water, food, shelter, and medical care while sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ.

As deployments occur with little or no warning, DART members must have a flexible schedule and availability to deploy. DART members can be deployed to dangerous places, the living conditions can be challenging and the work days long and hard. However, Samaritans Purse believes in being the first on the ground in order to serve and help those who have suffered through a catastrophic event in the name of Jesus Christ.

How serving on the DART roster works: 

DART members are contracted "on-call" employees. Their pay is activated when they are deployed to a response. Practically, this means that they have careers and life circumstances separate from DART, but when Samaritans Purse initiates a response, we call available DART members to respond and deploy. While a DART member is deployed, Samaritans Purse provides compensation and covers their response-related living and travel costs. 

Overview of Midlevel Provider DART roles:

         Emergency Medicine NP/PA - The Emergency Medicine NP/PA is responsible for providing clinical care to patients in emergency and triage settings, during an international DART medical response. This may include care of patients in a fast-paced hospital or an outpatient setting.

         Critical Care NP/PA - The Critical Care NP/PA is responsible for providing clinical care to patients in severe or unstable condition, during an international DART medical response. This may include care of ICU-level patients in a hospital or specialized programs such as Respiratory Care Units.

         Pediatric NP/PA - The Pediatric NP/PA is responsible for providing clinical care to pediatric patients in both out-patient clinics and in-patient hospital settings during an international DART medical response. This may include care of pediatric trauma patients in an emergency setting.

         Internal Medicine NP/PA - The Internal Medicine NP/PA is responsible for providing clinical care to patients of all ages during an international DART medical response. This may include care of patients in a fast-paced hospital, an outpatient, or a mobile medical setting.

         Midwife - The Midwife is responsible for the initial evaluation of a pregnant patient, as well as ongoing evaluation and care of all OB patients through their discharge, during an international DART medical response. This may include women presenting for routine antenatal care, women of childbearing age presenting with gynecological concerns, as well as care of newborns.

         CRNA - The CRNA is responsible for providing respiratory and anesthesia care to pre-op, surgical, and post-op patients undergoing surgical treatment. This may include care of trauma patients in an emergency setting.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must maintain a personal relationship with and be a consistent witness for Jesus Christ, as well as able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and Experience:                                                                                 

         Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ; is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ

         Available on short notice for immediate 3-4 week deployment, 1-2 times/year

         Able to serve within a very fast-paced environment, 7 days/week for extended hours while on deployment

         Demonstrated travel, volunteer or work experience in developing countries

         Willingness to work in unstable, insecure areas

         Able to work as a member of a team, particularly cross-culturally

         Teaching experience desirable, but not required

         Highly detail-oriented in all areas of work

NP/PA & CRNA Additional:

         Minimum of two years experience as a Physician Assistant or Advanced Practice Nurse in the setting of a relevant specialty is required  

         Clinical experience within the last five years is required

         Completion of accredited training as a Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, or Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist specializing in applicable field

         Current active licensure from sending jurisdiction

Midwives Additional:

         Minimum of two years independent experience as a Midwife without direct clinical supervision is required.

         Completed at least 400 hours providing well-woman care (e.g. family planning, annual gynecologic exams, sexually transmitted infections, etc).

         Completion of accredited training program as a Midwife, Nurse-Midwife, or Professional Midwife

         Current active licensure or certification as a Midwife in sending jurisdiction.

         Masters degree preferred, but not required

Job Location: International

Type (Full-Time/Part-Time/Associate): Intermittent (On-Call)

Restrictions (Accompanied/Non-Accompanied): Non-Accompanied

Language:  Spanish and/or French, desirable.

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 Gods 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)

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Location: , United States
Date Posted: Jan 17, 2024

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