Samaritan’s Purse is a Christian international relief organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet the 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.
Are you a Physician or Surgeon who thrives under pressure and has a heart for sharing the love of Christ with those who are hurting?
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 by providing water, food, shelter and medical care while sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ. Samaritan’s Purse is seeking physicians and surgeons to serve on our Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART). The Samaritan’s Purse DART stand ready to respond at a moment’s notice whenever and wherever disaster strikes. The DART program is composed of readily available professionals trained to respond within a complex international environment. DART members must have a flexible schedule since deployments occur with little or no warning and have the drive and passion to work in the midst of devastation and tragedy. The locations and living conditions can be challenging and the workdays long and hard. We are searching for flexible people who can overcome daunting logistical challenges to bring help and hope to those who need it most.
Overview of Physician DART Roles:
- Orthopedic Surgeon– The Orthopedic Surgeon is responsible for providing pre-op, surgical, and post-op care to patients requiring treatment of the musculoskeletal system. This includes trauma patients in an emergency setting.
- Trauma/General Surgeon– The Trauma/General Surgeon is responsible for providing pre-op, surgical, and post-op care to patients undergoing surgical treatment that does not require a specialty provider. This may include care of trauma patients in an emergency setting.
- Emergency Medicine Physician– The Emergency Medicine Physician is responsible for providing clinical care to patients in emergency and triage settings, during an international DART medical response. This may include care of patients in a fast-paced hospital or an outpatient setting.
- Critical Care Physician– The Critical Care Physician is responsible for providing clinical care to patients in severe or unstable condition during an international DART medical response. This may include care of ICU-level patients in a hospital or specialized programs such as Respiratory Care Units.
- Internal Medicine/Family Practice Physician– The Internal/Family Medicine Physician is responsible for providing clinical care to patients of all ages during an international DART medical response.
- This may include inpatient management of patients in a fast-paced hospital, an outpatient, or a mobile medical setting.
- OB/GYN– The OB/GYN is responsible for the initial evaluation and care of OB patients from admission through their discharge during an international DART medical response. The OB/GYN will provide routine antenatal care and treatment of women for childbearing age presenting with gynecological concerns.
- Pediatrician– The Pediatrician is responsible for providing clinical care to pediatric patients in both out-patient clinics and in-patient hospital settings during an international DART medical response. This may include care of pediatric trauma patients in an emergency setting.
- Anesthesiologist– The Anesthesia Provider is responsible for providing respiratory and anesthesia care to pre-op, surgical, and post-op patients undergoing surgical treatment. This may include care of trauma patients in an emergency setting.
- Qualified applicants should be committed to Christian values and precepts and be in agreement with the Samaritan’s Purse Statement of Faith
- Relevant experience in specific field of practice within the last five years is required
- Completion of accredited training as a physician specializing in given specialty with current active licensure in sending jurisdiction
- Post-resident with a minimum of two years’ experience as a physician in a specialty setting is required (time spent in residency counts toward minimum requirement)
- 1-2 years’ professional experience in international context or disaster response management in developing countries is highly desirable.
- Available on short notice for immediate 4 week deployment at least once every 2 years.
- Able to serve within a very fast-paced environment, 7 days/week for extended hours while on deployment
- Willingness to work in unstable, insecure areas
- Flexible and able to manage stress
- Able to work as a member of a team, particularly cross-culturally
- Teaching experience desirable, but not required
- Willingness to engage in daily prayer ministry with the DART team and with the patients we serve
- Maintains an evangelical heart and passion for others to know the Gospel of Jesus Christ
- Valid passport with no travel restrictions
- Valid medical license
- Travel vaccinations up to date
These are not volunteer opportunities; a daily stipend, travel, lodging, meals and emergency travel insurance are covered by the organization.
To respond to this opportunity to serve in a tangible way with eternal purpose, please download and fill out this application form, and send it with your updated resume to Samaritan’s Purse Canada Human Resources by emailing [email protected]
For more details about our DART program, please click here.
Note: Staff must be in agreement with the Samaritan’s Purse Statement of Faith and be committed to Biblical values, precepts and conduct. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. No phone calls please.