Intensive Care Paramedic International SOS

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Intensive Care Paramedic offshore oil & gas International SOS

Western Australia location

NOTE: this is a sample job you can do when qualified

This is a unique opportunity to work offshore in the Indian Ocean off the north western coastline of Western Australia.

  • FIFO position offered if you’re living in Australia and New Zealand
  • Working 3 weeks on/3 weeks rosters
  • Position start date 7th January 2018

You will be the focal point for medical consultation and treatment whilst on duty and provide primary health care, initial emergency response and other related services to all client employees and subcontractors on site.

Skills and Experience required:   

  • Formal Qualification in Paramedical studies (Bachelor Degree in Paramedic or Health Science or equivalent) and;
    • Postgraduate qualifications as Intensive Care Paramedic: (Intensive Care Paramedic e.g. Graduate Diploma (ICP) or Masters (ICP) – depending on jurisdiction, this may include Mobile Intensive Care Ambulance (MICA), Paramedic, Clinical Manager (Royal Australian Navy), Intensive Care Paramedic (ALS), Level 5 Paramedic or: 
    • Three (3) years “on road” experience as an intensive care paramedic, mobile intensive care paramedic, critical care paramedic or similar with a State or Territory ambulance service in Australia/NZ.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ work experience in an offshore/remote location,
  • Preferably you hold (or are willing to obtain):
    • Advanced Life Support training (ALS2), or NZ Core Advanced
    • BOSIET (Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training)
      Find out about BOSIET course with ERGT Australia or  the Australian Maritime InstituteA typical BOSIET course overview;
      Safety Induction
      – Offshore hazards, their control and consequences

      – Waste disposal/environment awareness
      – How offshore safety is regulated and managed
      – Procedures for prescribed medicines offshore
      – Alcohol and substance abuse policy
      – PPE requirements
      – Procedure for reporting incidents, accidents and near misses
      – Role of the medic
      Helicopter Safety and Escape
      – Donning an aviation lifejacket
      – Actions in preparation for a helicopter ditching and an emergency landing
      – Actions following a variety of emergency scenarios with a helicopter including stable and unstable ditching.
      – Donning a transit type survival suit
      – Operation and use of an Emergency Breathing System (EBS) Sea Survival
      – Donning of a permanent buoyancy lifejacket prior to use in an emergency
      – Actions when mustering and boarding a survival craft (TEMPSC) as passenger during launching operations and actions during and after boarding a marine liferaft
      – The first aid actions suitable for use in a liferaft and TEMPSC
      – Fitting of a helicopter strop and body posture during winching.

      Firefighting and Self Rescue
      – Use of appropriate hand held portable fire extinguisher, small bore fire hose reel and fire blanket
      – Appropriate self rescue techniques using a smoke hood.

    • OGUKThe course is aimed at people with little or no exposure to the industry. (Medical Oil & Gas UKOffshore workers need to pass an Offshore Medical Examination if they wish to work offshore.The OGUK Offshore Medical is valid for two years and allows an employee to work in the UK sector or the North Sea or around the world and is an essential pre-requisite for the Intensive Care Paramedic offshore oil & gas job.) – The BOSIET course is a mandatory requirement for people wishing to work in the oil and gas industry, and is recognised in various regions around the world, including cold waters.This course typically consists of;
      1. Safety Induction
      2. Fire Fighting and Self Rescue
      3. Helicopter underwater escape training (HUET)
      4. Sea Survival and First Aid
    • Maritime Security Identification Card (MSIC).
      If you work in a maritime security zone such as off the coast of Western Australia, you need to hold a Maritime Security Identification Card (MSIC). The MSIC is a national identification card that proves you have passed a background check, and met the minimum security requirements to work unescorted or unmonitored in a maritime security zone

The Offer

  • Opportunities to work within a specialised area of Offshore / Remote Medical Services with International SOS,
  • Support and governance from dedicated Operations and Medical Director for the site,
  • Access, guidance and support from the International SOS dedicated 24/7 Topside Support Assistance Centre,
  • International SOS employee benefits, including but not limited to access to Employee Assistance Program, discounted gym membership, corporate dental program, opportunities for study and Continuous Medical Education support,
  • The opportunity for career development within our international organisation

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International SOS – The Company

International SOS ( is the world’s leading medical and travel security risk services company across the globe, with more than 850 affiliated locations in 92 countries.

Over 11,000 employees, with 1400 doctors and 200 security specialistsPlease email [email protected] if you meet the criteria and would like to apply for this position.


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