Paramedic/ Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) (Ref: SVN#TR/2022/191)

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Vacancy Notice Number:

SVN#TR/2022/191

Position Title:

Paramedic/ Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Duty Station:

Cesme, Izmir – Türkiye

Classification:

6 months Special Short Term Graded Contract (G5)– with possible extension

Deadline of Applications:

10 August 2022

Number of People to be hired

1

Eligibility:

Internal & External Candidates

 

General Functions:

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

Under the overall guidance of the Emergency Coordinator and the Chief Migration Health Oficer and under the direct supervision of the HoSo Izmir and/or Snr. Project Assistant in Edirne, the incumbent is responsible for assisting the Mobile Teams in provision of comprehensive emergency care based on identified priorities and needs outlined by the IOM Türkiye Health unit.

The incumbent will provide First Aid, triage, assessment and other medical support to beneficiaries in an emergency context.

 

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Assess patient condition and determine a course of immediate treatment and/or support; provide first-aid treatment ifrequired.
  2. Provide emergency care as required including immediate life support/care to sick or injuredpatients.
  3. Report on their observations and treatment to mobile staff and to relevant authorities.
  4. Provide the patients/beneficiaries with detailed health information and counselling. (Personal hygiene, communicable diseases, preventive measures,etc.)
  5. Organize consultations by a doctor (directly or by using tele conference means) and seek guidance and advice on medical procedures; like dressing, stitching or referrals of critically ill patients.
  6. Provide Close medical care and follow up to target groups such as pregnant/lactating women, ICU cases, unaccompanied admitted critically ill patients and children less than 5 years oldespecially.
  7. Accompany the patients and ensure they receive assistance and continued care during their transportation or referral tohospitals.
  8. Conduct triage and initial patient assessment prior to be examined by medical doctors.
  9. Help in development and organization of the registration system and documentation of thepatients.
  10. Ensures patientconfidentiality.
  11. Inventory, replace, and clean supplies and equipment after use.
  12. Work in flexible working hours under the emergencycontext.
  13. Attend scheduled programmeetings.
  14. Maintain collaborative relationships with various partners to facilitate the follow up and relevant information sharing. Partners include internal IOM units, health providers, panel physicians, other UN Agencies or NGO’s and others as applicable.
  15. Assist other project staff in the implementation of their duties whenever needed and asrequired.
  16. Be responsible for Health assistance to IOM project beneficiaries in the assigned area of operation (Edirne- Izmir).
  17. Contribute to planning, coordination and implementation of Health activities in the S/O Izmir. Serve as a Health Focal Point for projects and activities implemented under S/O Izmir.
  18. Any other duties as assigned by his/hersupervisor

 

Required Qualifications:

Education:

  • Recognized postsecondary educational program for Paramedic/Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is essential.
  • Additional certificate courses in the field of health, particularly First Aid and Advanced Lifesaving would be an added advantage.

 

Experience:

  • Strong level of analytical skills and computer literacy
  • At least 3 years of previous clinical experience at hospitals and health facilities
  • Experience of working with humanitarian organization or setting is advantageous
  • Experience of working within the public health system of Türkiye would be preferred;
  • Demonstrated training and skills in responding to and assisting in medical emergencies.
  • Effective organizational skills and ability to establish priorities and plans, ability to work under pressure and cope with deadlines;
  • Must be experienced/trained in: Heimlich maneuver; CPR and use of AED; checking for signs of life; wound care and treatment including sutures, bandaging and splinting; burn care and treatment; drowning recovery and support; recognizing and treating stroke, anaphylaxis, seizures and convulsions; similar skills and related competencies.
  • Good written and spoken communications skills, strong interpersonal skills, ability to work in a highly sensitive, multi-cultural environment; ability to work in a team under high scrutiny, in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment.

 

Languages:

  • Fluency in English and Turkish is required.
  • Working knowledge of Arabic or Farsi is advantageous.

 

Required Competencies

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:

Values

  • Inclusion and respect for diversity:
    • Shows respect and sensitivity towards gender, culture, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, political conviction and other differences

 

  • Integrity and transparency:
    • Upholds and promotes the Standards of Conduct and Unified Staff Regulations and Rules.
    • Delivers on commitments; manages the organization’s resources reliably and sustainably.
    • Embraces and encourages transparency, balancing this with the need for discretion and confidentiality as appropriate.

 

  • Professionalism:
    • Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter and willingness to improve knowledge and skills.
    • Shows self-control and persistence when faced with difficult problems and remains calm in stressful situations.
    • Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results.

 

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 1

  • Teamwork: Establishes strong relationships with colleagues and partners; relates well to people at all levels.
    • Is fully aware of the team purpose, respects and understands individual and collective responsibilities.
    • Willingly puts in extra effort without being asked and adopts a "hands-on" approach whenever necessary to achieve team objectives.
    • Coordinates own work with that of the team to meet agreed priorities and deadlines.

 

  • Delivering Results:
    • Produces quality results and provides quality services to clients.
    • Meets goals and timelines for delivery of products or services.
    • Shows understanding of own role and responsibilities in relation to expected results.

 

  • Managing and sharing knowledge:
    • Shares knowledge and learning willingly, and proactively seeks to learn from the experiences of others.

 

  • Accountability:
    • Accepts personal responsibility for quality and timeliness of work.
    • Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules.
    • Accepts and gives constructive criticism; acknowledges and corrects mistakes and apply lessons learned for improvement.

 

  • Communication:
    • Presents information using language and sequence of ideas that is easy for recipients to understand.

 

Other:

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighbouring country that is within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered. In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station, or in the neighbouring country located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.

Please be advised that this is a local position and as such only applications from candidates with a valid residence / working permit residing in Türkiye will be considered.

 

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are requested to submit their application including the most recent CV with a cover letter in English with contact details (name, position, phone and e-mail details) of three references by indicating name of the position applied with its VN number in the subject line of the e-mail to iomtrjobs@iom.int or to IOM Birlik Mahallesi Sehit Kurbani Akboga Sok. No:24 06610, Çankaya, Ankara Türkiye by the end of 10 August 2022.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

IOM

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners.
With 165 member states, a further 8 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.
IOM works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people.
The IOM Constitution recognizes the link between migration and economic, social and cultural development, as well as to the right of freedom of movement.
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