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DART - Ancillary Medical Services

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Job ID: 12339
Date Posted: May 11, 2021

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Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) Ancillary Medical Services 

Are you a medical professional who thrives under pressure and has a heart for sharing the love of Christ with those who are hurting? 

Samaritan’s Purse is seeking medical professionals to serve on our Disaster Assistance Response Team. The Samaritan’s 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 moment’s 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, Samaritan’s 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. 

Overview of Ancillary Medical Services DART Roles: 

  • Pharmacist - The Pharmacist is responsible for providing pharmaceutical knowledge and expertise in both out-patient clinics and in-patient hospital settings during an international DART medical response. This includes a variety of medical disaster settings, including but not limited to trauma care settings, infectious disease outbreaks, and natural disasters.  

  • Paramedic - The Paramedic is responsible for providing clinical care to patients in an emergency setting, as well as support inpatient clinical staff in a surge capacity.  

  • Physical Therapist - The Physical Therapist is responsible for providing clinical care to patients who have health conditions that limit their ability to move and perform activities of daily living during an international DART medical response. This may include care of trauma patients in an emergency setting. 

  • Surgical Technician - The Surgical Technician will work under the supervision of a physician to facilitate safe and effective surgical procedures during an international DART medical response.  

  • Sterilization Technician - The Sterilization Technician will work to ensure all required tools and instruments are sterilized and ready prior to surgical procedures during an international DART medical response.  

  • Biomedical Technician - The Biomedical Technician will work to ensure all medical equipment is functioning during an international DART medical response. This includes educating clinical staff on medical equipment. 

  • Laboratory Technician - The Laboratory Technician will work to ensure all required laboratory testing is collected and processed in a manner consistent with Samaritan’s Purse policies. We are looking for experienced professionals who can work quickly and efficiently in fast-paced environments.  
     

How serving on the DART roster works 

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

Qualifications: 

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/or 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, 2-3 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 

  • Demonstrates strong ability to coordinate cross-culturally with a variety of health and non-health authorities 

  • Highly detail-oriented in all areas of work 

  • Able to manage a team, particularly cross-culturally  

Pharmacist Additional 

  • Minimum two years’ experience as a Pharmacist in a hospital setting is required 

  • Clinical pharmacy experience within the last five years is required  

  • Inpatient hospital experience desirable, but not required 

  • Completion of accredited training as a Pharmacist with current active licensure in sending jurisdiction 

Paramedic Additional 

  • Minimum two years’ experience as a Paramedic is required 

  • Active practice as a Paramedic within the last five years is required 

  • Completion of accredited training as a Paramedic with current active licensure or certification in their sending jurisdiction 

  • ACLS/BLS certification is required 

Physical Therapist Additional 

  • Minimum two years’ experience as a Physical Therapist in a clinical setting is required 

  • Clinical Physical Therapy experience within the last five years is required 

  • Inpatient hospital experience desirable, but not required 

  • Completion of accredited training as a Physical Therapist with current active licensure in their sending jurisdiction.  

Surgical Technician Additional 

  • Minimum of two years’ experience in an Operating Room setting is required 

  • Experience with multiple surgical specialties or general surgery desirable, but not required 

  • Essential degree or certification as Surgical Technician from an accredited school or training program 

  • Familiarity with all surgical instruments and equipment 

  • Working knowledge of sterile and aseptic techniques 

Sterilization Technician Additional 

  • Minimum of two years’ experience as a Sterilization Technician is required. 

  • Essential degree or certification as Sterilization Technician from an accredited school or training program 

  • Working knowledge of sterile and aseptic techniques  

  • Familiarity with all surgical instruments and equipment 

Biomedical Technician Additional 

  • Minimum of Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in biomedical technology is required 

  • Minimum of two years’ experience in biomedical technological field 

  • Practical experience within the given field within the last five years 

  • Working knowledge/experience with a variety of medical equipment strongly preferred 

  • Knowledge of IT systems is preferred 

Laboratory Technician Additional 

  • Minimum of two years’ experience as a Laboratory Technician is required 

  • Essential degree or certification as a Laboratory Technician from an accredited school or training program is required 

  • Familiarity with all laboratory instruments and equipment 

 

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 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) 

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