Do you have what it takes to be part of the UK Emergency Medical Team?
The UK Emergency Medical Team (UK EMT) provides high quality emergency health care solutions in a range of humanitarian contexts on behalf of the UK Government.
We deploy UK-based clinicians, normally released for three weeks at a time by NHS employers. At any time, we have a team of sixty clinicians on call who are ready to respond to disasters anywhere in the world within twenty-four hours.
We can respond following earthquakes, cyclones, hurricanes, disease outbreaks or to other humanitarian contexts. Depending on the needs, we might deploy individual personnel, small clinical or advisory teams, self-sufficient primary care facilities or a field hospital including surgical team and inpatient facilities. Now we need you!
We are recruiting new clinicians to strengthen our register of 400 doctors, nurses and other health professionals who are ready to respond. Members of the UK EMT register continue in their normal job, but can respond overseas for up to three weeks at a time when needed. We are currently actively recruiting:
- Orthopaedic Surgeons
- Infectious Disease Doctors
- Spinal Surgeons
- Paediatric Nurses (for ED and Wards)
- Theatre Nurses and Operating Department Practitioners
- Spinal Cord Injury Nurses
All other clinicians are also invited to join UK-Med’s Community of Practice – you will then be contacted directly about new opportunities when they arise.
Our ideal recruits are highly skilled independent clinicians who thrive in new and challenging circumstances and are passionate about joining humanitarian emergency responses. You will be well established in your profession (generally with 5 or more years of practice) and able to apply your expertise in low resource environments. You will be an outstanding team-player who is able to both lead and follow, and you will be happy to put your own comfort aside to make a difference in extreme circumstances.
Successful candidates will undertake our thorough training programme and further assessment throughout that training. The start of the training pathway will be a residential Pre-Deployment Course on 7-8 December 2019.
Further information is available at www.uk-med.org/UKEMTrecruitment
Applications must be submitted no later than Monday 30 September 2019.