UK-Med Register – Outbreak Specialist Nurse

Are you an experienced Emergency Outbreak Nurse skilled in delivery care in response to medical emergencies?

Role: Outbreak Specialist Nurse – Register

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: GBP £3,300 to GBP £3,600 gross per month (Dependant on assignment and experience)

Location: Internationally / any of the UK-Med response including Ukraine and or to various other locations

UK-Med is a frontline medical aid charity. Born of the British National Health Service, we’ve been working for over 30 years towards a world where everyone has the healthcare they need when crises or disasters hit.

We are seeking Outbreak Specialist Nurses with previous experience working in humanitarian contexts. You will be able to make yourself available to travel and work internationally at short notice for a minimum of 4-6 weeks (longer availability is highly desirable) to join our register.

​​The Nurse (Adult/Paediatric) will be responsible for the provision of nursing care support to patients that are receiving clinical case management support during Outbreak Specialist Response Team activities.  They will lead on the coordination, supervision and planning of the patient care activities, ensuring the implementation of good quality patient centred care.   They will work closely with the clinical team lead, medical doctors and paramedics to run clinics/in-patient care and ensure appropriate referral to onward care.


​The Nurse will manage multiple streams of work being implemented and act as a technical resource to support the activities related to the context, ensuring that best practice and global standards of patient care are implemented and maintained.    They will play a central role in building the local capacity of any field staff (i.e. Ministry of Health or other NGOs), in areas related to the response, through training delivery.​

You must hold a current nursing license and be able to demonstrate your current and unconditional membership of a suitable registering organisation. You must hold specific qualifications / professional registrations in Nursing Science/Degree.

You will be determined, high performing, compassionate and collaborative, as well as being committed to learning and supporting others to learn.  Language skills will be an advantage. We offer a competitive salary and benefits along with a friendly working environment and the opportunity to make a real difference through and influential role in humanitarian programming.

To express your interest:

We strongly recommend that you read the Candidate Information Pack – Outbreak Specialist Nurse – Register –  July 2023 before applying for this role.

Applications must be submitted  no later than Friday 28th of July 2023

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.

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