The Search and Rescue (SAR) Medic provides search and rescue, medical, security, and quick reaction force support for contractor personnel.
Assist the SAR/MED supervisor in the development of local Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for SAR and medical procedures.
Conduct medical training for contractor and host nation personnel as required.
Responsible for protection of program rescue/medical supplies and equipment.
Monitor medical issues to ensure contractor personnel are apprised of current medical threats and aware of preventative measures and risks.
Conduct facility inspections of the FOB/MOB to evaluate medical threats associated with such things as drinking water, living conditions, food handling/storage, animal/insect threats and sanitary conditions.
Keep management informed of any country-required immunizations or health-related issues.
Perform other qualified duties as required.
Knowledge & Skills
In-depth knowledge of Tactical and Clinical Medical Procedures.
Working knowledge of FOL sanitary requirements to maintain a healthy working environment.
Knowledge of body recovery procedures.
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.
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.
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.
Knowledge in assessing OCONUS regional/local medical treatment capability and developing/implementing MEDEVAC plans and procedures is desired or the ability to be mentored in the same is desired.
Knowledge of conducting base camp health/hygiene surveys and conducting hospital medical surveys in developing countries/regions or the ability to be mentored in the same is desired.
Knowledgeable of wound repair including anesthesia, nerve blocks, suturing with proper aseptic technique.
Have a general knowledge of radiological (basic) analysis.
Requires Instructor/trainer and Inventory management skills.
Able to complete and pass a Class III Flying Duty Medical Examination.
Must receive immunizations appropriate to the theater of operations prior to employment.
Light infantry patrolling and tactics skills are required.
The ability to attend and successfully complete weapons qualification, security training, psychological profiling and High Threat - Survival Escape and Evasion training prior to deployment.
Possess a valid US Passport or have the ability to obtain one before assignment.
Possess or have the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense (DoD) Secret Security Clearance is a condition of employment; an active DoD Secret Security Clearance is preferred.
Experience & Education
Four (4) or more years of Special Operations Medic experience while on military active duty is desired. This time can be reduced based on consideration of combat deployments.
Weapons training, combat conditions experience, previous exposure to theater of operations and more specifically, in country experience is desired.
Experience should emphasize on dealing with Medical / SAR issues, with protection of life and assets and life saving procedures.
Extensive experience and training in combat medicine.
Extensive experience dealing with life saving procedures, conducting routine and emergency life saving treatment in an austere environment.
Experience as a trainer/instructor of medical-related topics is desired.
Exposure to Search & Rescue operations in a high-threat environment is desired.
Personnel should be eligible for award of the U.S. Army 18D MOS qualified and state or national EMT certification, Special Operations Medical Sergeant or Foreign Service equivalent qualification.
High school diploma or equivalent is required. An Associate’s degree is desired, with study in a medical and/or rescue-related field preferred.
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.
Will be required to work and live in a potentially hostile environment, at remote locations, and under austere conditions.
May be required to respond to a wide variety of operational circumstances, under extreme weather conditions, within a hostile environment.
May be exposed to extreme noise from aircraft, hostile fire, and other acts of aggression associated with this region.
May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles and work in close proximity to moving mechanical parts, aircraft, and vehicles.
Travel to and between CONUS and OCONUS locations is required.