Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Becoming a Remote Medic

Here at RMI we focus on the certification process to become a medical professional. We offer courses ranging from the First Responder up to the Paramedic level.
But getting that certificate is just the beginning.........

Once you have your medical certificate you need to continue getting courses under your belt. Here are what some of the remote medical companies are asking from anyone applying for their medical support positions:

Remote Medical Care in Perth, Australia

-Qualified Paramedics and Nurses
-Certified/Accredited drug and alcohol testing course
-Defensive Driving

Frontier Medex Close Protection Medic

-Previous close protection of military experience is mandatory
-Previous international work experience specifically in Iraq of Afghanistan is beneficial
-Minimum of three years post medical qualification experience
-Current Medical Registration/license to practice
-Current clinical currency in the last six months
-ALS/ACLS certification
-Trauma management certification
-Good levels of health and fitness
-Computer literate

Advanced Life Support Medic

-Should have worked as seismic operator
-Hold valid passport
-Registered Nurse or Paramedic
-Previous work in emergency Management

As you can see there are various requirements out there from different companies. Most of them are going to require at least the bare minimum of qualifications.
Most of the companies are going to want the following to start:

-Current Medical Registration/license to practice
-ALS/ACLS certification
-Trauma management certification

Remote Medicine Ireland certifies all of these certificates. Whether you come for the Remote EMT or Paramedic, you will leave with a current medical registration through the Australia Registry of EMTs.
You will also leave with a current ACLS and ATT certificate.

Additionally if you want to work offshore you need the following:

-Certified/Accredited drug and alcohol testing course

The BOSIET is the Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training course. This 3 Day offshore course is designed to assist in meeting the initial onshore safety training, emergency response training and assessment requirements for personnel new to the offshore oil and gas industry.

The FOET is the Further Offshore Emergency Training course.
This 1-day offshore safety course complements existing training gained in the Basic Offshore Safety & Emergency Course (helicopter escape, survival techniques etc...)

If you want to become an offshore medic you will need to start looking for these courses. Many of these companies require current clinical experience. As a newly certified Paramedic or EMT it can be difficult to get that experience.
During our courses we discuss options with voluntary organisations who will be happy to have medical support during their expeditions.

We have had RMI graduates walk right into jobs without this last requirement.

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