EMT - Afghanistan OCONUS

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Location: Afghanistan
Contract type: OCONUS
Length of contract: 1 - 5 years

General Description:
Provide treatment in emergency response situations ; transfer and transport services for active duty military personnel, contractor personnel, DoD Civilians and other eligible beneficiaries, in accordance with the terms and conditions of this contract with works performed at FOB Dwyer and FOB Leatherneck, Helmand Province, Afghanistan. The EMT/EMS may be required to assist with patient care within the Military Treatment Facility (MTF) when not performing emergency response or transport services. EMT/EMS shall cover the range of services provided in a civilian medical treatment facility, such as emergency patient care. The EMT/EMS shall operate under the medical direction of the Installations medical director and protocols.

Specific Tasks:
The EMT/EMS Personnel shall be responsible for creating, maintaining, and disposing of medical documentation as required.
Performs a full range of ambulance type services in the field when performing ambulance type emergency response, transfer, or transport services. The EMT/EMS shall practice within the guidelines standard to performance of such duties and/or as established by the Medical Director. Provides emergency pre-hospital care for all types of eligible patients.
Maintains the readiness and preparedness of Emergency Response Vehicles according to local policy ensuring preparedness and availability for immediate response.
Responds to advance life support (ALS) emergency calls within established time frames according to DoDI 6055.06, Table E3.T1: Aggregate Response Times (ART) for ALS calls will be within twelve (12) minutes for 90% of the calls.
Assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates emergency care for all eligible patients. Workload includes the evaluation and treatment of emergent, urgent, and non-emergent patients.
Recognizes medical emergencies and responds appropriately. Initiates CPR if required, and administers advanced cardiac life support measures when necessary.
Provides/documents complete patient exam on approved forms; provides verbal/written reports to receiving physician and MTF. Performs documentation audit after each response is complete, to ensure documentation compliance with peer review standards.
Immediately cleans, sanitizes, and restocks Emergency Response Vehicle(s) with MTF supplies according to established policy.
Responsible for and assists with orientation and training of newly assigned and inexperienced personnel.
Participates in base exercises, in-services, and continuing education programs. Maintains training record.

Requirements:
Knowledge and skill in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and advanced life saving measures used to initiate resuscitation measures when necessary and assist unit in providing support measures.
Human anatomy and physiology; Emergency medical treatment, to include CPR; Aseptic and surgical technique; Infection control, communicable diseases; Medical ethics and legal aspects; Operation and maintenance of therapeutic equipment; Medical terminology; Transportation of the sick and injured; Disaster preparedness procedures.
Knowledge of current hospital and pre-hospital protocols, in order to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate care of patients in pre-hospital settings. The EMT/EMS may, on occasion, be required to assist with patient care within the MTF when not performing emergency response or transport services.
NACI Homeland Security Background Check

Education:
Graduation from an accredited EMT/EMS certification program; a current, valid paramedic license and certification from the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT); or European Union, UK, Australia or New Zealand equivalent thereof; Current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS); Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS); and Hazard Materials Awareness.
EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of full-time experience with the last three (3) years as an EMT/EMS.


The EMT/EMS must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English.

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