MVHS, The Mount Vema Health Service, is looking for Paramedics to provide immediate response to emergency calls that can be both traumatic and medical in origin, and respond to calls and to General Practitioners’ (GP/Medical Doctors) referrals within the Vema Seamount territorial waters during and after the construction of the City of Mount Vema project.
Mount Vema citizenship is not a requirement to apply for this vacancy.
You will usually be the first senior autonomous independent healthcare professional on the scene, and the level of care you provide can range from dealing with life threatening conditions to minor illnesses and injuries.
You will need to undertake a full medical and health assessment to determine a patient's condition, provide essential treatment and transportation to a designated hospital or care facility.
While you may treat up to 50% of medical cases in the patient's workplace (especially during construction) or home (mostly after construction of the City of Mount Vema Project), and discuss and negotiate the best optimal outcomes for the patient, sometimes in life threatening situations a variety of interventions might be required such as:
You will typically work in a two-person ambulance crew alongside an ambulance technician or emergency care assistant. Sometimes you may be expected to work alone, using an emergency response speed boat (especially during construction) or a car, motorbike, or bicycle to get to a patient (after construction of the City of Mount Vema Project).
After one year on the job, you may be required to work as educator so that you can also support others who will work alongside you.
Your work will vary greatly depending on the patient and their condition, but in general you will need to:
Salary and Benefits
The salary is $30,000 US dollars per year and will increase annually.
The benefits include paid medical coverage, paid vacation, sick days, holidays, and a pension plan. Benefits are only applicable after you complete three months on the job.
The emergency ambulance service will operate 24 hours a day, so you will need to work shifts to cover this. You will typically do 35 hours per week, which can be made up of evenings and nights, weekends, and public holidays. You may be required for additional stand-by and on-call duties.
Initially, you will be working from home outside Mount Vema during the first three months of training, however after the training is completed, you will be provided with a place of work on site in Mount Vema which can be onboard of a ship.
If your application is accepted, you will be required to open a bank account with a Mount Vema bank, if you do not already have a Mount Vema bank account.
What to expect
You will need to have:
You will be expected to have some relevant healthcare or first aid experience, which include: