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New Job Opening at HHS-ASPR

Mar 02, 2012

Dr. Nicole Lurie, MD, MSPH Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, asked NAEMT to share the following employment opportunity at HHS with NAEMT’s leadership.

Dr. Lurie  is seeking a Director for the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS). The NDMS is a federally coordinated system that augments the Nation's medical response capability by assisting State and local authorities in dealing with the medical impacts of major disasters.  It is comprised of various specialized teams, including Disaster Medical Assistance Teams, Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Teams, National Veterinary Response Teams, and National Medical Response Teams.     NDMS has played an important role in many disasters, including Hurricanes Katrina, Gustav, Ike and recently, Irene, our Haiti medical response, and our mortuary response to the Joplin tornado.  More information about the NDMS can be found on the HHS website.

Successful candidates may come from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds, but must possess and maintain a current, active, and unrestricted MD license, RN license, EMT- Paramedic certification, or EMT certification for any State, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or other territories of the United States.  Candidates must also have documented experience supervising response/deployment activities to supplement an integrated National medical response capability for assisting State and local authorities in dealing with the medical impacts of major peacetime disasters.  This may include providing support to the military and the Department of Veterans Affairs medical systems in caring for casualties evacuated back to the U.S. from overseas armed conventional conflicts.

Interested candidates should visit the Websites below to complete the appropriate application based on their professional background.  Dr. Lurie has this position on a fast timeline, so the deadline for submissions is March 15, 2012.

For MDs:
For Nurses:
For EMTs and other professionals: