Excellent opportunities for military-trained medics

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SPECIALIST OPERATIONS PARAMEDIC
Exciting opportunities within an expanding healthcare service for a client in the Middle East. We are looking for military-trained medics to work alongside other healthcare professionals as part of a highly motivated team. Candidates will be trained as a host-nation Ambulance Paramedic and receive significant ongoing clinical skills training and other role-specific training.

Qualifications and Experience Required;
  • Combat Medical Technician Class 1 certificate, Regimental Combat Medical Technician Class 1 certificate or Royal Navy Medical Assistant Class 1 certificate
  • Minimum of 2 years current continuous clinical practice is essential
  • Good level of fitness including being a competent swimmer
  • No excluding criteria on an Enhanced DBS certificate
  • Full UK driving license
  • Advanced Life support/Advanced Cardia Life support certification
  • Paramedic registration would be an advantage
You will receive a comprehensive benefits package with this position, which will include;
  • Competitive tax-free salary (up to £60,000 per annum)
  • Accommodation provided
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Excellent work/life balance
For further information, contact Carol@headmedical.com
 
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50m underwater swim? That is... a demanding requirement.
 
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Firkin good few jobs for the right individuals. There were a few going here recently for similarly qualified Americans in West Africa and they were paying around the $80K - $100K.

50m underwater swim? That is... a demanding requirement.
Not really. Depends on your swim skill's, both my kids and plenty of their mates can do a length of the school 50 metre pool underwater - but my lad and his mates are PADI qualified at 15 and compete on how long they can hold their breath underwater.
 
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Firkin good few jobs for the right individuals. There were a few going here recently for similarly qualified Americans in West Africa and they were paying around the $80K - $100K.



Not really. Depends on your swim skill's, both my kids and plenty of their mates can do a length of the school 50 metre pool underwater - but my lad and his mates are PADI qualified at 15 and compete on how long they can hold their breath underwater.
given that a 50m underwater swim is significantly more than the UKSF swim test, I wonder how many UK Mil candidates would be applying.

Although, the US SOF community use water confidence (inc. long underwater swims) much more as a way of testing for determination.
 
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given that a 50m underwater swim is significantly more than the UKSF swim test, I wonder how many UK Mil candidates would be applying.

Although, the US SOF community use water confidence (inc. long underwater swims) much more as a way of testing for determination.
If anyone is interested do not let the swim test put you off, seriously. I spent a couple of weeks on our holiday about 3, or 4 , years ago gently cajoling the kids to be able to swim a couple of (25 metre) lengths underwater. Probably 3, 4, 5 attempts at it every day for a couple of weeks with a daily reward for the longest distance and by the end of the holiday they were easily managing it. It is like running, the more you practice the better you get, and if anyone spends a lot of time in the water they get comfortable and are able to do such things.
 
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Although interestingly @Head Medical seems to have stripped huge amounts of detail from the original post. What was that - you want people to go to Qatar to serve as paramedics for the rich of that country?

As for swimming 50m underwater - I'd suggest that you get comfy with swimming against the bottom of the pool, work out how to do big, strong strokes, and glide between each of them. It's not rocket science, but as @Effendi says, it's something you'll need to practice.
 
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Although interestingly @Head Medical seems to have stripped huge amounts of detail from the original post. What was that - you want people to go to Qatar to serve as paramedics for the rich of that country?

As for swimming 50m underwater - I'd suggest that you get comfy with swimming against the bottom of the pool, work out how to do big, strong strokes, and glide between each of them. It's not rocket science, but as @Effendi says, it's something you'll need to practice.
The word parliament was in there so it is a probably a team for looking after their top end at home and whilst on holiday, as holiday was mentioned too. One wonders if there will be other duties touching on the CP role.

Still not a bad job for a young man looking for some adventure and travel along with a decent pay-packet.
 
#15
50m? Piece of piss! I could probably lever myself off the sofa and still do it now.
This is not SMQ(wet) - it's 50m horizontally, not vertically....
 
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As an aside. Any ex military medics looking to get a start in the north sea, agencies seem to be screaming out for bums on seats at the minute
 
#20
Just got off a helicopter and my phone has 9 medic job offers and one agency offering 500 quid for every new medic introduced,

Most unusual. Any sprog offshore wannabe medics drop me a dm
 

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