Role: Burn Care Nurse
Hours: UK-Med Register role, no guarantee of any work, but if deployed work will be full-time
Duration: Register members who deploy will be offered fixed-term contracts. The duration will depend on the requirements of the response, but most responses are between 4 and 12 weeks
Pay: If deployed, starting rate expected to be GBP727 – GBP808 per week (GBP3150 – GBP3500 per month)
Location: Able to travel internationally at short notice
UK-Med is a humanitarian INGO that has been responding to disasters and health emergencies for more than 20 years. We train medical teams, both in the UK and worldwide, so they are ready to respond when epidemics, conflict and natural disasters hit. When Ebola struck West Africa in 2014 we recruited and trained UK doctors and nurses who helped local medical teams and other NGOs to bring the outbreak under control. We are core partners, providing the clinical component of the UK Emergency Medical Team (UK EMT) in line with WHO standards.
Our responses are staffed from our Register of surge responders. Register members undergo extensive training and vetting in advance, so they can be quickly deployed to where they are most needed. Register members who join a response team are offered a fixed-term contract for the response and paid in line with our globally benchmarked pay scales.
We are seeking up to 20 new people to join our Register to be available to deploy in Burn Care Nurse roles. You will be able to make yourself available to travel and work internationally at short notice for 4-6 weeks at a time (longer availability may be an advantage).
Our ideal candidates will be experienced burn care nurse who are highly skilled in pain management and specialized field in emergency and critical care. UK-Med surges health teams and temporary health facilities into humanitarian contexts anywhere in the world. Our burn care nurses may deploy either as a stand-alone nurse supporting a small team, or as a member of a larger medical team.
You will be capable of treating and monitoring burn wounds, and play a critical role in the assessment of emotional and psychological trauma that so often accompanies a burn injury. You should be able to have the following clinical skills including triage, pain management, critical care, and trauma recovery.
We offer excellent learning opportunities and occasional opportunities to work in international humanitarian responses.
We strongly recommend that you read the Candidate Information Pack – Burn Care Nurse – Register – February 2023 before applying for this role.
Applications must be submitted no later than Friday 10th of March2023
UK-Med is committed to safeguarding of our personnel and beneficiaries and has a zero-tolerance approach to sexual exploitation and abuse. We conduct thorough vetting before any appointment is confirmed.
UK-Med is committed to the principles of diversity, equality, and inclusion. We strive to provide an inclusive and supportive environment where employees feel respected and supported to be able to fulfil their potential.