26 July 2016

Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic (EMTP) , Iraq

Employer: Comprehensive Health Services
Location: Iraq
Tracking Code5539-120

Job Description
NOTE: This is a notional position contingent upon position availability.

The Medical Services Support in Iraq (MSSI) 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 6,600 adults.


The EMT-P is clinically supervised by the site medical director or other physician extenders on the work site and ultimately reports to the MSSI Program Manager

The EMT-P 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-P may be required to draw and collect blood samples from patients and prepare specimens for laboratory analysis.

In some settings the EMT-P may be assigned a leadership role as Lead EMT-P.

The EMT-P will perform emergency skills, such as managing respiratory, trauma, and cardiac emergencies, and patient assessment. Typically, an EMT-P will deal with bleeding, fractures, airway obstruction, cardiac arrest, and emergency childbirth. EMT-P 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.


High School diploma, GED or equivalent education required.
Hold and maintain a current unrestricted U.S. (State) Paramedic license
A minimum of 3 years experience is required.
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) PLUS a State Paramedic License OR State Paramedic License, ACLS, PALS, PHTLS and CPR.
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.
All healthcare providers must have current clinical experience in direct patient care and have worked a minimum of 6 of the last 12 months in desired career field.

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.

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 duties as assigned.

Must have a valid, current U.S. Driver’s License
Must have a current U.S. Passport.
Must sign a CHS Foreign Service Agreement (FSA) and is bound to the terms and conditions of the FSA.
Shall be proficient in the ability to speak, write and communicate in English.
Work hours are based on a 72 hr. work week; typically six 12 hour days but other variations may apply.
Requires a favorably adjudicated Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT) investigation conducted by the Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security.
Shall attend a Pre-deployment Counter Terrorism training course prior to deployment to Iraq.

Note: CHS will provide institutional malpractice insurance as well as individual malpractice policies for Nurse Anesthetists, Physicians and other primary care providers.

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.
Shall complete a Foreign Affairs Counter Terrorism training course prior to deployment to Iraq for work on the MSSI 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
Must have a current U.S. Passport
All EMT-P shall be proficient in the ability to speak, write and communicate in English.

Must be confirmed by a medical examination to be “medically and dentally fit” in accordance CHS Medical Readiness Guidelines and Policies and/or as dictated by the Client.
No conditions that would prevent the wear of personal protective equipment; including protective mask, ballistic helmet, body armor and chemical/biological protective garments or conditions that would prevent the capability of donning, lifting or carrying of up to 70 lbs. of referenced gear while running to a bunker or protected area in the face of perceived or imminent danger.
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.

Comprehensive Health Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, gender identity, and sexual orientation, and other statuses protected by law.

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