$10k/week + bonus GSMSG OCONUS/Africa EM position for US citizens able to get DoD Security Clearance
- $10k/week + hazard pay bonus
- Jan 24, 2023
- Mar 25, 2023
- Specialty / Focus
- Emergency Medicine
- Position Type
- Practice Type
- Global Health, Tactical
- Practice Setting
- Employment Type
- Independent Contractor (1099)
- Patient Care
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The U.S. Government (USG) employs a broad-reaching diplomacy, development, and defense approach to foster interagency efforts and help negate the drivers of conflict and extremism in Africa. The AOR consists of 53 African states, more than 800 ethnic groups, over 1,000 languages, vast natural resources, a land mass of 11.2 million square miles, and nearly 19,000 miles of coastland.
Operations are conducted in the region to enhance partner nation capacity, promote regional security and stability, dissuade conflict, and protect U.S. and coalition interests. This is a critical effort to build partner capacity to counter violent extremists and support other regional security partnerships. USG works to build operational capacity, strengthen regional security and capacity initiatives, implement effective communication strategies in support of strategic objectives, and eradicate Violent Extremist Organizations (VEOs).
The Warfighter Recovery Network (WRN) is an initiative built on a cooperative effort between U.S. and partner nations working in concert to create a robust personnel recovery (PR) and casualty evacuation (CASEVAC) capability in Africa. The WRN includes a wide array of evacuation and medical capabilities that deliver injured and/or isolated personnel from Point-of-Injury (POI) to higher-level medical care. To achieve this, the US military combines efforts with contracted PR/CASEVAC services into a continent wide network capable of providing high quality care to injured or isolated personnel.
GSMSG is recruiting medical professionals to support the WRN in Africa. Specifically, GSMSG will operate two types of teams in multiple locations. The teams are Mobile Surgical Resuscitative Teams (MSRT) and Critical Care Evacuation Teams (CCET). Our team members will be based as complete MSRT or CCET teams at 5 possible sites in Africa co-located with US military forces. These MSRT and CCET teams will be able to deploy forward from fixed installations by ground, air, or maritime assets to respond to the medical needs of the US military or partner force personnel. Once a patient has been evacuated from a potential hot zone to an area further back, our CCET or MSRT teams will rendezvous with them at a remote airstrip or landing zone and either provide appropriate care at that site or airstrip or provide en route care as appropriate back to the fixed installation where further care can be rendered before the patient is then transported on to US military medical installations.
The standard time commitment will be a 60-day deployment in Africa.. However, individuals may sign up for longer periods if they maintain their state-side credentials.
Mobile Surgical Resuscitative Teams (MSRT)
MSRTs are comprised of a surgeon, anesthesiologist, Emergency Medicine physician, nurse practitioner/physician assistant, critical care nurse, and special operations medic and provide Damage Control Surgery (DCS), Damage Control Resuscitation (DCR), and enroute critical care evacuation services. MSRTs shall be based and operate primarily from fixed military installations but maintain the ability to operate on any tactical platform and provide DCR and DCS care on mobile/moving platforms when required. The MSRTs shall be highly mobile and able to relocate with 72 hour notice. The MSRT should also be able to provide DCS/DCR services at remote sites such as airstrips and landing zones. MSRTs shall be prepared and capable to operate as a split team for short periods of time to support operations.
Critical Care Evacuation Teams (CCET)
Services provided by the CCETs, comprised of an Emergency Medicine physician, CRNA, and critical care nurse, shall serve as a bridge between mobile and fixed medical facilities along a continuous enroute system of ever-increasing medical capability. CCETs shall be based and operate primarily from fixed military installations but maintain the ability to operate on any tactical platform operated by the US military and shall provide trauma/critical care, enroute DCR, lifesaving interventions, and critical care during pre-hospital evacuations of injured casualties during intra-theater and inter-theater (on a limited basis) patient movement. CCETs shall participate in the full spectrum of operations to move critically injured and/or ill patients to the next level of care.
MSRT or CCETs team members are not expected to serve as aircrew members nor interface with any aircraft systems or configure the interior of an aircraft to accept patients.
CCETs may originate with a patient from a nearby/co-located facility or may be transported from/ to forward locations to pick up patients for transport to higher levels of care. The CCET shall accompany the patient from handoff by the rescue squad or US military personnel to the transportation mode and destination facility as well as continue to monitor and intervene as required until the patient is handed off to the destination medical facility. CCETs shall provide rapid evacuation advance care utilizing dedicated assets to the most appropriate role of care and the capability to cross-level patients within the theater hospitals within the notification period. CCETs shall be responsible for all clinical decisions regarding critically ill patients under CCET care during patient movement.
All personnel who deploy to Africa must undergo a medical screening prior to deployment to determine suitability to deploy. The medical screening will occur at the employee’s home of record and will be paid for by GSMSG. All deployed personnel will be required to carry weapons for self-defense. Annually, all employees will be trained and qualify on various
weapons, which will occur at a central location in the U.S. GSMSG will pay for travel, lodging, and sustenance. During the time spent for medical screening and weapons training, employees will be paid a partial, hourly salary.
GSMSG will pay for travel cost to and from Africa and all work-related transportation in Africa. While in Africa, GSMSG will provide sleeping arrangements and sustenance. At the main sites, permanent structures will normally be available for living quarters. There may be times when only austere accommodations are available, such as a tent and/or sleeping bag. Employees are responsible to bring their own clothing, the type of which will be specified by GSMSG. All personnel protective gear will be provided by GSMSG. All surgical and medical equipment will be provided by GSMSG.
GSMSG is recruiting the following types of medical personnel to support this mission.
• These positions will primarily be based out of fixed military installations at various locations in Africa. However, there may be extended periods of time where team members will stage at a forward austere/field location for up to 10 days.
• You must be a US citizen and able to obtain a US Department of Defense security clearance.
• All personnel must be licensed and/or credentialled by a state or territory in the U.S.
• All personnel must be part of a current/active civilian practice to maintain currency during non-deployed periods.
Available positions are:
• General or Trauma Surgeon
• Emergency Medicine Physician
• Critical Care Nurse
• SOCM Course Graduate, 18D/SOIDC or similar preferred
Emergency Medicine Physician
• Active, current, and unrestricted medical license from any U.S. state or territory
• Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) degree from an accredited U.S. school of medicine or osteopathy
• Current Board Certification in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) or the American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine and possess an ATLS certification or equivalent
• Be part of a current/active civilian practice to maintain clinical currency during non-deployed periods
• Minimum 5 years' experience, after post graduate medical training, in the active clinical practice of Emergency Medicine
• Five or more years’ experience attending in a high volume/high acuity or critical access environment
• Five years of IC or U.S. military medical experience
• Experience working in the Special Operations Community, practicing in high threat locations, high acuity and/or austere environments as an EM physician is strongly preferred
• Experience with fixed wing critical care transportation of patients
• Experience with deployment in austere and combat-like conditions in Role 1, 2, or 3 facilities, as defined by JP 4-02. FRST or other equivalent special operations experience is desired
Provide the following services
- Emergency medical care as well as critical care for patients appropriate for clinical setting which may include work onboard fixed installations, fixed wing aircraft platforms while stationary and in flight, rotor wing platforms while stationary and in flight, ground vehicle platforms while stationary and while in motion, temporary shelters, structures of opportunity, remote/austere areas and in settings with limited resources and/or low visibility. This may include forward deployment from a fixed installation for up to 10 days.
- Must be able to carry up to 50lbs of equipment at times as well as assist with movement of patients such as on litters
- Must be able to maintain proficiency of small arms such as pistols and rifles. Team members will be expected to be armed at all times
- Will be expected to assist with day-to-day maintenance and inventory of MSRT/CCET team equipment and supplies
- Medical evaluation, diagnosis, consultation, referral, prescription of medications, treatments and therapeutics
- Common procedures within the scope of the EM practice
- Subject Matter Expertise within the scope of the EM practice
- Assist with routine equipment and supply inventory management, maintenance, checks and reporting
- Collaboration with other medical team members as well as with US DoD and Host Nation personnel
- Development and execution of routine training and simulation programs of medical scenarios when not actively engaging in medical care to patients
- In certain scenarios be prepared to provide the above services while wearing 50lbs of gear and in high intensity areas of operation
- Provide complete documentation of care rendered and assist with other team members in completing documentation as needed
- Attend and assist with meetings, briefings, and debriefings
- Assist with routine equipment and supply checks and reporting
- Assist with other administrative and facility related activities
- Provide other services as directed/required
The salary range for this position is $9,300 - $10,300 per week based on experience and qualification. In addition, the employee will receive Hardship Differential Pay in accordance with Dept of State guidelines.