Special Forces Medics (18D) / Independent Duty Corpsmen


Employer: Vighter Medical Group
Location:Quantico, Virginia
Job summary:
Vighter Medical Group is recruiting former SF Medics (18D) and/or Independent Duty Corpsmen who have completed SOCM/SFMS for an Emergency Medical Support contract. This is a full time (W-2) position providing medical support services to a highly trained unit. The employee will be subject to 90
minute recall to Quantico, VA 24/7/365 (unless on pre-approved vacation or sick leave) and will be required to undergo an extensive background check in order to be granted a DOJ Top Secret security clearance.

Principle Accountabilities:
Provides Health care services
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, occupational care and preventative care.
Applies scientific knowledge to human treatment responses to actual or potential health problems
Documents and maintains patient records of services including proper preparation of required occupational medicine records
Participates in employee training and orientation programs as required
Plans and prepares for medical evacuation missions
Coordinates with operational mission planners for the safe evacuation of the patients from the originating mission to the destination facility.

Reports to:

VMG Medical Director

Knowledge & Skills:
Special Forces Medical Sergeant (18D) course qualification required.
Dive Medical Technician qualification required.
Current National EMT-P, ACLS, ATLS, and PHTLS Certification required. Certification must be current with all applicable education/recertification requirements completed.
Extensive experience dealing with life-saving procedures is required
Extensive experience conducting routine and emergency life-saving treatment in an austere environment is required.
Previous work experience within foreign countries in a high threat environment.
Possess a current US Passport or the ability to obtain before assignment.

Experience & Education:
High school diploma or equivalent is required.
Must have four (4) years minimum experience as an EMT/P and demonstrated competence in primary healthcare and pre-hospital emergency care.
Special Operations Medical Sergeant (18D30) MOS qualified preferred.
Must have at least two (2) years certification (current) in Advanced Life Support (ALS).
Must 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.
Must be knowledgeable in 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).
Must 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.
Must be knowledgeable of wound repair, to include anesthesia, nerve blocks, and suturing with proper aseptic technique.
Must have knowledge of general sick call procedures.
Must have a general knowledge of radiological (basic) analysis.
Must have knowledge of material inventory principles.

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 120 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.

Work Environment:
Employee may be required to deploy periodically to potentially hostile environments, at remote locations, and under austere conditions.
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 prepared for CONUS and OCONUS deployments at all times .

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