Hours: Work will be full-time. Immediate start required, with a minimum of 6 weeks availability. Remuneration: £3,300 to £3,500 per month based on experience Duration: Various opportunities. All fixed term. Opportunity short term from 6 weeks, long term until April 2023 Location: Ukraine (several locations)
Are you an experienced HART (Hazardous Area Response Team) Paramedic skilled in coordinating responses to medical emergencies in hazardous zones?
UK-Med is a humanitarian INGO that has been responding to disasters and health emergencies for more than 20 years. We are core partners, providing the clinical component of the UK Emergency Medical Team (UK EMT) in line with WHO standards.
We are seeking individuals to join our teams in Ukraine, to be available to deploy in a HART Paramedic role. You will be able to make yourself available to work in Ukraine immediately for 6 weeks (longer availability may be an advantage), supporting the health needs of internally displaced persons.
The Paramedic will be responsible to support the pre-hospital care within the remit of the Ukraine emergency response to conflict affected populations and their healthcare professionals. They will participate in strengthening local healthcare staff capability in pre-hospital care. They will work closely with the clinical team lead, medical doctors and nurses to support mobile clinics/surgical units, acting as patient transfer focal point (if required) and advancing local capacity. If required as per deployment and context, paramedic role could be involved in patient care activities, although not the primary focus of the role.
The HART Paramedic will manage multiple streams of work, acting as a technical resource to support activities related to the context, ensuring that best guidance and standards are available for training and capacity under the Paramedic scope of practice. Along with the doctors and nurses they will play a central role in building the local capacity of any field staff (i.e., Ministry of Health or other NGOs), in areas related to the response, through training delivery.
You will be determined, high performing, compassionate and collaborative, as well as being committed to learning and supporting others to learn. A thorough understanding of CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive) and Mass Casualty Situations is an essential, and language skills will be an advantage.
How to apply
We strongly recommend that you read the Candidate Information Pack – HART Paramedic – Ukraine before applying for this role.
To apply, please complete the questions and submit your CV through our Online Jobs Portal as soon as possible.
Closing date deadline: 4th September 2022
Interviews: potentially to be held in w/c 19th September 2022
UK-Med is committed to safeguarding of our personnel and beneficiaries and has a zero-tolerance approach to sexual exploitation and abuse. We conduct thorough vetting before any appointment is confirmed.
UK-Med is committed to the principles of diversity, equality, and inclusion. We strive to provide an inclusive and supportive environment where employees feel respected and supported to be able to fulfil their potential.
Closing date: 9/4/2022