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Seeking Foreign National - Paramedic - Balad, Iraq








Balad, Iraq


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Foreign National Paramedic Iraq

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Foreign National - Paramedic - Balad, Iraq - (5725-120)

Comprehensive Health Services (CHSi) supports the health and well-being of civilian and military workforce partners in austere, remote, and security challenged environments outside the continental United States. With over 40 years of experience providing a full range of medical services, Comprehensive Health Services (CHSi) medical management solutions are comprehensive, responsive, and reliable. Our unique service delivery approach, international recruiting network, and proprietary processes and systems deliver secure and compliant solutions. Through solid performances in the U.S. and its territories, and in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo, and Africa, Comprehensive Health Services solutions are built on a foundation of field-tested best practices. The Comprehensive Health Services (CHSi) service delivery approach includes onsite health centers, a national network of highly credentialed board certified medical staff, and medical readiness teams.

Job Title: Foreign National - Paramedic - Balad, Iraq
Job Type: Full-time 
Education: High School Equivalent

Job Description
The mission is in support of F-16 Base Operations Support/Base Life Support/ Security (BBS services) to provide effective and efficient F-16 BBS services to the Iraqi F-16 mission at Balad Air Base as part of a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) case to the Government of Iraq.
The FN Paramedic is clinically supervised by the site lead or other physician extenders on the work site and ultimately reports to the Program Manager. The FN Paramedic reports to the Program Manager or a designated Manager or Site Lead as directed by the Program Manager. The FN Paramedic will deliver services in one of two settings: (1) Field Health Unit (2) Medical/trauma hospital. The FN Paramedic Interviews patients, measures vital signs (i.e., pulse rate, temperature, blood pressure, weight, and height), and records the information on patients' charts. FN Paramedic may be required to draw and collect blood samples from patients and prepare specimens for laboratory analysis. The FN Paramedic will perform emergency skills, such as managing respiratory, trauma, and cardiac emergencies, and patient assessment. Typically, an FN Paramedic will deal with bleeding, fractures, airway obstruction, cardiac arrest, and emergency childbirth. FN Paramedic 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.

Job Requirements
Required Certifications, Qualifications and experience
•High School diploma, GED or equivalent education required.
•Completed an approved Paramedic course, and certification as a Paramedic from country of Origin.
•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.
•Must Hold and Maintain Certification by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians – Paramedic OR hold PHTLS and PALS in addition to unrestricted State Paramedic License, ACLS and CPR from Country of Origin.
•Have 3 years’ experience.
•Clinical and EMT field experience.
•Must Hold and Maintain Certification for PHTLS and PALS in addition to Paramedic License, ACLS and CPR.
•All health care providers and medical support staff must have recent clinical experience in patient care for at least 6 months out of the past year.
•Foreign national Practicing License.
Other Requirement
•Must have a current Passport.
•Must sign an offer letter.
•Requires a corporate background check, and a favorably adjudicated investigation if required by contract.
•Work hours are based on 45 hr. work week, 9 hours a day 5 days a week.
•Ability to speak, write and communicate in English is highly desirable.
•Will have a valid, current country of origin or International Driver’s license.
•Shall be proficient in the ability to speak, write and communicate in English.
•Shall demonstrate proficiency in the use of basic word processing programs and the CHS Medical Management System software.
Physical Requirement
•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.