Flight Medic - Iraq

Employer: Dyncorp
Location: Iraq
Flight Medic-INL-1402141
Security Clearance: Secret

Job Summary
Provide flight medical support for the U.S. Department of State (DoS), Bureau for Diplomatic Security (DS), under oversight from the Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Office of Aviation (INL/A) in the Republic of Iraq.

Principle Accountabilities
Provides health care services to patients under the direction and responsibility of a Physician Assistant, Physician, or Nurse Practioner.
Provides medical support as a flight medic during aero medical evacuations.
Examines patients, performs physical exams, and compiles medical data, including health history.
Performs therapeutic procedures, such as injections, immunizations, management of infection, EKG’s, etc.
Renders direct patient care, including assessing, diagnosing, planning, prescribing pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment of health problems, health promotion, and preventative care.
Applies scientific knowledge to human treatment responses to actual or potential health problems.
Documents and maintains patient records of services.
Participates in employee training and orientation programs.

Plans and prepares for aero medical evacuation missions.
Coordinates with operational mission planners for the safe evacuation of the patients from the originating mission to the destination facility.
Other duties as assigned
Knowledge & Skills
National EMT-P Certification required. Certification must be current with all applicable education/recertification requirements completed.
Have an in-depth knowledge of Security and life-saving Medical procedures.
Must complete and pass a Class III Flying Duty Medical Examination
Have knowledge of advanced cardiology, to include operation of defibulatory equipment, accurate reading and diagnosis of cardiac strips, and ACLS algorithms with appropriate drug treatment protocol.
Be knowledgeable of Advanced Trauma Care, to include immediate assessment and treatment of ANY traumatic life threatening injury, advanced airway management (Intubations, Surgical Cricothyrotomy), advanced invasive procedures (Needle Decompression, Chest Tube Thoracotomy), advanced Circulatory support (Venous access through cut down procedures, blood typing and cross match, blood transfusion protocols).
Have knowledge of Advanced Diagnosis and Treatment of illnesses to include, but not limited to, the following systems cardiac, pulmonary, dermatology, musculoskeletal, neurological, endocrine, gastrointestinal, and genitourinary.
Knowledgeable of body recovery procedures, wound repair, to include anesthesia, nerve blocks, and suturing with proper aseptic technique.
Have knowledge of general sick call procedures, radiological (basic) analysis, material inventory principles
Possess a current US Passport or the ability to obtain one before assignment
Experience & Education
Minimum of seven (7) years experience in the medical field as a medic, dealing with life saving procedures is required.
Time as a flight medic preferred. Have a working knowledge of Forward Operating Location sanitary requirements to maintain a healthy working environment.
High school diploma or equivalent is required.
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
Must be able to walk or stand on level and/or inclined surfaces up to eight (8) hours per day and sit for up to three (3) hours per day.
Must be able to routinely climb / descend stairs.
Employee must be able to lift and carry 12O pounds 100 meters.
Must be able to routinely grasp or handle objects, use finger dexterity, bend elbows / knees, and reach above / below shoulders.
Must be able to read and interpret newspaper and typewritten print.
Must be able to communicate by voice and detect sound by ear.
Must be able to distinguish color and judge three-dimensional depths.
All employees must receive immunizations appropriate to the theater of operations prior to employment.
Must attend and successfully complete weapons qualification, security training, psychological profiling and High Threat - Survival Escape and Evasion training prior to deployment
Working within foreign countries that entail working in a high threat environment is expected.
Employee will be required to work and live in a potentially hostile environment, at remote locations, and under austere conditions.
Employee may be required to respond to a wide variety of operational circumstances, under extreme weather conditions, within a hostile environment.
The individual may be exposed to extreme noise from aircraft, hostile fire, and other acts of aggression associated with this region.
Individuals may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles and work in close proximity to moving mechanical parts, aircraft, and vehicles.
Must be able to travel to and between remote locations in austere and/or hostile environments.
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

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