Job requirements for our mission staff depend on project needs in the field and reflect the years of experience we have gathered in rendering emergency medical aid.
Residents, students, civil servants, volunteers during their social year, interns, other volunteers
We regret that we cannot offer internships for a project or recruit volunteers during their social year and students. No formal training of any kind may be offered in the field that could e.g. be acknowledged in lieu of a medical residency; moreover, experience shows that completed professional training and practical work experience for a period of at least two years is the minimum requirement for a successful field mission.
Emergency medical technicians, ambulance men/women, geriatric nurses and medical/doctor's assistants
Again, we cannot dispatch members of the above mentioned professional groups, since their formal training is not acknowledged in most of the countries we work in and no work permit would be issued by local authorities. In addition, theses professions focus on individual help for patients, while our paramedic staff mostly deals with public health matters. One of the main tasks of our nursing staff is the education and further training of local medical staff, which requires a minimum level of nursing skills and qualifications as well as professional work experience.
Occupational therapists, physiotherapists, dentists, ophthalmologists
These fields are being covered by other organizations and are not involved in emergency medical aid. Some examples:
- Handicap International
- Dentists Without Borders
- Light for the World
Neither do we offer any vacancies for urologists and dermatologists.
Further professionals that we cannot recruit for our projects:
Psychiatric nurses, social workers, radiological technicians, pharmaceutical technicians, surgical technologists and assistants.
Unfortunately, the respective professional trainings are not being acknowledged in most of the countries in which we operate. As a consequence, no work permits will be issued for members of these professional groups. In addition, our paramedic staff is mainly involved in public health matters, while the above mentioned professions focus on individual help for patients. The main task of our nursing staff is to educate and further train local medical staff, for which relevant nursing skills and qualifications as well as professional work experience is needed.