passing on as an FYI-
NYCMedics is currently in the process of obtaining a contract through the WHO to deliver a comprehensive pre-hospital training program in Iraq. As a result, we are beginning to recruit instructors to teach this program. We are currently seeking 16 volunteers who will deploy to Erbil, Iraq from June 14, 2018 through June 30, 2018. The program will include both didactic and hands on skills which instructors will facilitate. The program will be delivered in seven sessions simultaneously in three different locations (Erbil, Mosul, and Dohuk). Students will also participate in field rotations with existing ambulance agencies in these locations which the instructors will also facilitate. For more information about volunteer requirements and how to apply, please see below. Please feel free to share this among your peers and within your professional communities. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.
NYCMedics Global Disaster Relief
I've been home from Mosul for 16 days and still wish I was there. It is tough going from a situation in which you are working 24/7 doing meaningful, life saving work back to the regular practice of medicine, which typically involves a few cool cases per week. In Iraq we were dealing with 20-60 significant trauma presentations per 24 hr period. many burns, shootings, IED victims, etc. I wish I could do this kind of work all the time. I've actually been looking longingly at positions with RMI and other govt contractors in Afghanistan, Iraq, Alaska, etc. hard to do as a married person with a family. I'm sure military folks have experienced this kind of thing before. It is nice being home and seeing my family, but I miss the sense of doing regular meaningful, life-affirming work. I enjoy my rural em jobs, but a few cool cases per week does not hold a candle to multiple major trauma cases per day. not depressed or PTSD now, just miss my colleagues from NYCM and the work we did there. They are recruiting for the next stage of the operation and now offer a stipend of $500/week for deployment with a min commitment of one month, all expenses paid. Unfortunately, I am committed at work and to other missions through the end of October. I may go back if the battle for Tal-Afar lasts into 2018.
Anyone have any experience working with Sterling Medical? I got offered a PRN job there as an employee providing a contracting job at a military hospital. I was going through the contract and there is a non-compete clause that they will not remove. Their claim (which they did put into writing in an email to me) is that it is meant that I cannot work at this specific location with a competing contracting company (though the contract does not explicitly say that, it states the city in general) and that many of their per diem employees have other employment concurrently. It also notes that the non-compete clause survives the expiration of the contract, which to me means that it is indefinite. I am going to go back to them requesting that if they truly did mean for it to be at this specific location that they put that into the contract. I can see how they might interpret that in what they currently have written but it can also be interpreted to mean anywhere which the city. Would it be sufficient to use the email as written proof if needed? I am getting a little suspicious, especially since they have been slow to answer my other questions regarding the job itself and there wasn't an interview process. I literally called to get some more information and they sent me a contract.
I am a new mother looking to pick up multiple PRN jobs for weekend work when my husband can stay home with the baby. My husband is also active military so we will more than likely not be in this area forever but you never know with the military so I don't necessarily want to limit my options. As it stands the job otherwise fulfills our specific needs. I don't have any other job offers currently and my student loan payment is breathing down our necks.
I am just looking to see if anyone else has worked for this company and if they had any problems because it seems a little questionable to me. Are there any other government contracting companies for PAs that anyone has used that they liked? I tried to search some but didn't have a whole lot of success finding many for PAs. Thanks!