Special Operations Paramedics 

Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar, Middle East

We are currently recruiting for HCPC registered Paramedics who have also worked as military trained Medics (CMT1/Royal Navy Medical Assistant Class 1) to work alongside other healthcare professionals as part of a highly motivated team in Qatar.

You will be employed by Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) who are the main provider of secondary and tertiary healthcare in Qatar and one of the leading hospital providers in the Middle East.

If you are shortlisted you will be required to attend a recruitment weekend in the UK form 27 - 29 May, which will consist of clinical and physical assessments.

The Role 
Candidates will be trained as a host-nation Ambulance Paramedic and receive significant ongoing clinical skills training and other role-specific training
Special Operations Paramedics are responsible for clinical care at the scene of illness and injury and en route to a healthcare facility where required. The care is provided in the context of complex environments where special protocols are to be followed with strict compliance

Educational Requirements to meet DHP licensure requirements as a Paramedic, one of the following;

1. UK: an approved program leading to eligibility to register with the Health Care Professions council - UK as a paramedic
2. Canadian Primary Care Paramedic
3. US National Registry accredited EMT-Intermediate, Advanced EMT or EMT-Paramedic program
4. Australian: Diploma or degree in Paramedicine
5. South African HPCSA Registered Diploma: Emergency Care Technician
6. New Zealand based diploma of paramedic science
7. UK Combat Medical Technician Class 1
8. UK Royal Navy Medical Assistant

Experience Details:
Minimum of 2 years’ experience in an emergency-related field such as Trauma or Ambulance Service

You will receive a comprehensive benefits package with this position, which will include:

  • Competitive tax free salary;
  • Accommodation provided;
  • Flights;
  • Generous annual leave;
  • Education assistance;

The Employer
Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) is the main provider of secondary and tertiary healthcare in Qatar and one of the leading hospital providers in the Middle East.
For more than four decades HMC has been dedicated to delivering the safest, most effective and compassionate care to all its patients.  HMC manages 12 hospitals; nine specialist hospitals and three community hospitals, as well as the National Ambulance Service and home and residential care services. 

To meet the needs of a rapidly growing population, HMC has announced ambitious plans to expand capacity across its network through to 2030.  This expansion plan includes the three newly opened hospitals in Hamad Bin Khalifa Medical City comprising Qatar Rehabilitation Institute, Ambulatory Care Centre and Women's Wellness and Research Centre.  The new state-of-the-art Trauma and Emergency Centre at Hamad General Hospital has been officially opened by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani during a visit to the new facility.  

HMC is also leading the development of the region's first academic health system; combining innovative research, top class education and excellent clinical care, and is committed to building a legacy of healthcare expertise in Qatar.  HMC collaborates with key partners who are experts in Qatar and beyond including Weill Cornell Medicine (Qatar), the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and Partners Healthcare, Boston. 

Qatar provides a safe and family friendly expatriate lifestyle. There are fabulous shops, restaurants, museums, cultural events, world class universities and social and sporting clubs and facilities. The country is located on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula, and with an area of 11,437 sq. km it’s fairly small in land mass (roughly half the size of Wales). In 2010, Qatar had the world's highest GDP per capita, while the economy grew by 19.4%, the fastest in the world. The main source of Qatar’s wealth is its vast reserves of natural gas which have made it one of the richest countries in the world. 

Qatar is pressing ahead with ambitious social, economic and infrastructure development plans and will invest tens of billions of pounds in developing its infrastructure over the next 10 years. Rapid population growth is driving demand for accommodation (both residential and commercial) and medical and education services.

How Head Medical can help
Arranging a position overseas is very exciting, but we understand that it can also be daunting and time consuming. We’re the UK’s specialist in international medical recruitment and we’ve helped many Doctors relocate since we first started out in 2008 (you can read what people have said about working with us on our testimonials page). We know it’s important to balance career opportunities with lifestyle and we’ll talk through your plans and will get to know you to make sure we find the right role in the right location. 

Once we have secured a job for you, we’ll manage the Medical Registration and Visa application process, and support you (and your family) with the relocation itself.

For further details on these vacancies please contact Carol Greig on 0131 240 5273 (carol@headmedical.com)