UK Radiographers needed for Disaster Zones
Radiographers needed! Can you work in a disaster zone? Many radiographers have an interest in adapting their skills beyond that of hospital work. UK Medical Emergency Team (UK EMT) could offer just that experience in the event of a humanitarian response. UK Med is a charity which was established in 1995 to help hospitals deploy radiographers needed in Sarajevo during the Balkans war. Since then it has helped with victims in disaster zones during the Sichuan earthquake in 2008, the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake in 2010, Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in 2013, Gaza in 2014 to help civilians stuck in a disaster zone. More recently it helped, in 2015, to aid victims of the Nepalese earthquake.
Need To Know
This is a great way for radiographers, looking for disaster zone experience, to extend their knowledge and skills. Radiographers can aid the most needy in parts of the world where medical aid is hard to organise. So if you are up for the challenge – you will need at least 5 years post qualification experience. Furthermore will also have to fulfill specified requirements which include a health assessment, DBS, references and the NHS trust release and finance agreement.
This initiative is driven by the world health organisation. It aims to help people and governments with a timely response. Therefore trained and qualified professionals which includes radiographers, from the UK, will be deployed to help.
There are two different types of on call radiographers can commit to, which can be found at http://bit.ly/2jMtis9.
How it Works
In the event of a disaster radiographers from UK Med be expected to arrive at the disaster zone within 72 hours. Your flight costs are redeemable and you may be required to stay in location for up to three weeks. Once you are deployed you will also be reimbursed for your basic rate of pay not your average earnings. In conclusion radiographers learning would far out way this valuable and rewarding experience in this field.