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Travel Health Manager, Mid-Level Practitioner

Location: Boone, NC, United States
Job ID: 15059
Date Posted: May 17, 2024

Job Description

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We are hiring a Travel Health Manager to serve on our team in Boone, NC. Samaritans Purse requires frequent travel globally by employees and volunteers to regions prone to both disasters and disease outbreaks.  Our staff and volunteers must take proper travel precautions to mitigate such inherent risks to trauma and illness.  The travel health manager serves to fulfill this objective through oversight and implementation of the travel health program for the Chief Medical Officer. Do you have skillsets in clinical medical management and public health measures?  This role is a great opportunity for you to make an eternal impact and support our work around the world.  

A day in the life of a Travel Health Manager:

At Samaritans Purse, the Gospel really is the center of all we do!  We start each day with a time of devotions and spend time praying for each other, our staff and volunteers who serve around the globe. 

In the role of Travel Health Manager, you will have the opportunity to:

  •        Maintain your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and be an effective witness for Him
  •        Maintain current and country specific Risk Advisory and Recommendations for international travelers
  •        Monitor the vaccine management system (tracks all required and country specific recommended vaccines for each traveler)
  •        Work collaboratively with the Infectious Disease and Health Information Specialist to provide global epidemiological surveillance and notify leadership of emerging outbreaks and epidemics that may interfere with ministry specific operations
  •        Promote and help facilitate all travelers to appropriate clinicians for pre-travel consultations and post-travel illness
  •        Provide standby phone/telemedicine services to address symptoms/illnesses/incidents for Samaritans Purse employees and volunteers while traveling by applying diagnostic and clinical expertise and familiarity with management of domestic and internationally based endemic diseases.
  •        Provide guidance and steps of precaution to Samaritans Purse leadership during epidemics to ensure traveler safety and to minimize disruption of ministry operations
  •        Assist the CMO during medical emergencies to provide proper medivac services for all travelers in need of evacuation by applying excellent clinical skills in emergency-based medical care.
  •        All other duties as assigned

Learn more about serving with Samaritans Purse. 

Qualifications & Experience:

       Masters Degree and a minimum of three (3) years of clinical experience as a mid-level provider such as a Nurse Practitioner or Physicians Assistant. Masters degree in Public Health (M.P.H.) or advanced degree in infectious disease or related field with prior experience in health program management preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  •        Ability to utilize significant skillsets in both clinical medical management and public health measures. 
  •        Clinical skills in emergency-based medical care
  •        Ability to respond to trends and regulation changes
  •        Ability to develop and carry out plans and solve problems independently
  •        Ability to work in an international and multicultural environment
  •        Aptitude with medical informatics and epidemiological statistical data

       12 credit hours of college-level Biblical Studies (required); if not already completed, opportunity to meet and complete requirement is available upon hire

Job Location: Boone, NC

Type:  Regular, Full-Time

Language Requirement: Fluency in English (required)

Travel Expectations: 10-12 days/annually; required travel documents and vaccinations for entry into foreign countries will be necessary

Benefits

  • On-site Medical Clinic (staff and dependents)
  • Medical, prescription, dental & vision insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Long-term and Short-term disability insurance
  • Paid Family Medical Leave
  • Term Life Insurance
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • 10 paid holidays
  • 12 vacation/personal days
  • 10 sick days

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: Boone, NC, United States
Date Posted: May 17, 2024

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