The NM-1 DMAT is a part of the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS). DMATs are deployed to provide medical support to events of national significance. Teams are prepared to be deployed for up to 14 days at a time (plus travel on each end), to austere environments to treat patients in disaster situations. The team is outfitted to treat up to 250 patients per day for up to three days without resupply. Similarly, individual team members are required to providefor themselves for up to three days without resupply. You must be able to live and work in extreme conditions, carry your own gear and sleep in a tent with 34 of your closest friends.
The National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) uses individuals with specific expertise and experience within a wide range of professions. Individuals with a background in the medical and public health services, emergency management, or forensic sciences, etc. could fill vacant positions on the various response teams within NDMS. For more information about the DMATs and other response teams, visit the NDMS website.
Interested individuals must contact a team within their geographical area to ascertain if a position is available.
The NM-1 DMAT is currently soliciting applications for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, communication technicians and paramedics.