EMT-Paramedic --- Iraq

Job Description

The Health Care Service Support – Iraq Program Manager establishes a clinically safe and professionally managed healthcare environment and provides primary health care as well as resuscitative surgical care in accordance with U.S. or equivalent medical standards on a 24-hour basis, 365 days of the year to Chief of Mission (COM) personnel U.S. Embassy Baghdad, serving a population of approximately 14,000 adults.
SCOPE:
The EMT is clinically supervised by the site medical director or other physician extenders on the work site and ultimately reports to the HCSS-Iraq Program Manager
The EMT will be assigned to treat patients in one of three settings: (1) Field Health Unit, (2) Small medical/trauma hospitals, (3) Large medical/trauma hospital and assists in examination and treatment of patients under the direction of a physician or physician extender.
Interviews patients, measures vital signs (i.e., pulse rate, temperature, blood pressure, weight, and height), and records the information on patients' charts. EMT may be required to draw and collect blood samples from patients and prepare specimens for laboratory analysis.
The EMT-P will perform emergency skills, such as managing respiratory, trauma, and cardiac emergencies, and patient assessment. Typically, an EMT will deal with bleeding, fractures, airway obstruction, cardiac arrest, and emergency childbirth. EMT will use and maintain common emergency equipment, such as backboards, suction devices, splints, oxygen delivery systems, and stretchers.
EMT-P provides more extensive pre-hospital care than do EMTs. In addition to carrying out the procedures of the other levels, paramedics administer medications orally and intravenously, interpret electrocardiograms (EKGs), perform endotracheal intubations, and use monitors and other complex equipment.
All services shall be provided in accordance with established standards, principles and ethics of the profession, applicable professional specialty organizations, and the high-quality standard for which CHS is recognized.
All health care providers and medical support staff must have recent clinical experience in patient care for at least 6 months out of the past year
REQUIRED CERTIFICATION, QUALIFICATIONS, AND EXPERIENCE:
•High School diploma, GED or equivalent education required.
•A minimum of two years experience as an EMT-P
•Completed an approved Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course, and certification as a Paramedic.
•Received additional education and training in anatomy and physiology as well as advanced medical skills.
•Associate degree from a community college or technical school sufficient to prepare for the NREMT examination is particularly desirable.
•Clinical and EMT field experience.
•Familiarity with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular medical care field.
•Sufficient EMT or related experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
•Certification by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT).
•Equivalent non-U.S/Canadian education, certification, diplomas and experience may be qualifying, after CHS/DOS RMO review.
•Maintain current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS), Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC).
•Experience as a Combat Medic or Navy Corpsman is desirable.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Prepares treatment rooms for examination of patients.
•Provides care to patients. Assists patients with personal hygiene, nutrition, comfort, and safety.
•Maintains comfortable, orderly, safe, and clean environment.
•Prepares patients for examinations. Provides routine information related to medical treatments and procedures.
•Measures and records vital signs, collects specimens, and escorts patients and visitors.
•Prepares examining rooms, selects and lays out medical supplies, maintains medical equipment.
•Records and reports patient information. Retrieves laboratory test results and patient files.
•Orders and maintains inventory of supplies.
•Performs clerical functions related to medical activities.
OTHER DUTIES:
•All Health Care Providers (HCPs) will document care delivered and follow up care required.
•Attends and participates in a variety of meetings and task force groups to improve quality and outcomes, communicate issues, obtain approvals, resolve problems and maintain specific level of knowledge pertaining to new developments, new task efforts, and new policy requirements.
•Maintains the highest regard for patient dignity and observe the precepts of the American Hospital Associations Bill of Rights for patients.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
•EMT-P will require a favorably adjudicated Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT) investigation conducted by the Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security.
•EMT-P will sign a CHS HCSS-I Foreign Service Agreement (FSA) and is bound to the terms and conditions of the FSA.
• The normal workweek is established by the DoS Chief of Mission.
The following requirements apply to all EMT-P:
•EMT-P shall be licensed in the United States
•Participate in training, (including HIPAA training) that may be required by DOS or CHS prior to deployment to Iraq.
•Complete a two week Foreign Affairs Counter Terrorism training course prior to deployment to Iraq for work on the HCSS-Iraq contract. Training will include: Combat First Aid, Weapons Familiarization, Defensive Tactics/Driving, IED recognition, Surveillance Detection and Hostage Survival and Personnel Recovery
•Must have a valid, current U.S. Driver’s License or country of origin Driver’s License.
•Must have a current U.S. Passport or country of origin Passport.
•All EMT shall be proficient in the ability to speak, write and communicate in English.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
•EMTs and paramedics work both indoors and out, in all types of weather. They are required to do considerable kneeling, bending, and heavy lifting. These workers are at a higher risk for contracting illnesses or experiencing injuries on the job than workers in other occupations. They risk noise-induced hearing loss from sirens and back injuries from lifting patients;
•EMTs and paramedics may be exposed to communicable diseases, such as hepatitis-B and AIDS, as well as to violence from mentally unstable or combative patients;
•The work is not only physically strenuous but can be stressful, sometimes involving life-or-death situations and suffering patients;
•Must be confirmed by a medical examination to be “medically and dentally fit” in accordance with DOS requirements for service in Iraq;
•Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment; travel in Iraq is required by surface or air;
•The climate is desert-like, hot, and prone to dust storms.

Additional Details

This contract has been awarded and CHS is currently processing candidates for deployment.

Please apply at the following link:
https://chsmedical-hr.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&id=23&jobid=587&company_id=16120&version=1&source=ONLINE&JobOwner=992375&level=levelid1&levelid1=2725&parent=International&startflag=2

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