Hours: Work will be full-time. Immediate start required, with a minimum of 6 weeks availability Remuneration: £3, 300 per month Duration: This is a long term role up to 12 months, minimum period of deployment is 6 weeks Location: Ukraine (several locations)
Are you an experienced Paramedic skilled in coordinating responses to medical emergencies?
UK-Med is a humanitarian INGO that has been responding to disasters and health emergencies for more than 20 years. We train medical teams, both in the UK and worldwide, so they are ready to respond when epidemics, conflict and natural disasters hit. When Ebola struck West Africa in 2014 we recruited and trained UK doctors and nurses who helped local medical teams and other NGOs to bring the outbreak under control. We are core partners, providing the clinical component of the UK Emergency Medical Team (UK EMT) in line with WHO standards.
Our responses are staffed from our Register of surge responders. Register members undergo extensive training and vetting in advance, so they can be quickly deployed to where they are most needed. Register members who join a response team are offered a fixed-term contract for the response and paid in line with our globally benchmarked pay scales.
We are seeking several new people to join our teams in Ukraine, to be available to deploy in Paramedic roles. 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-hospitalar 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 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. HAART paramedics are also included in these streams. 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. Language skills will be an advantage.
How to apply
We strongly recommend that you read the Candidate Information Pack – Paramedic – Ukraine – June 2022 before applying for this role.
To apply, please complete the questions and submit your CV and covering letter through our Online Jobs Portal as soon as possible.
Please apply below as soon as possible and no later than Monday 20 June. Potential interview date will be held between 24 June and 30 June. This is an ongoing recruitment campaign to support our current mission in Ukraine, candidates are interviewed on a rolling basis.
Applicants must have an existing right to enter Schengen Zone countries in order to transit to Ukraine e.g. citizenship/residence of a Schengen Zone country, or an ETIAS eligible country (https://www.etiasvisa.com/etias-requirements).
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.