Sunday, September 4, 2005

United States Department of Health and Human Services

From the United States Department of Health and Human Services:

The Office of The Surgeon General and the Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness are in the process of mobilizing and identifying healthcare professionals and relief personnel to assist in Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. As our nation and global community is now aware, the healthcare needs resulting from Katrina are critical.

We are currently looking for multidisciplinary healthcare professionals and relief personnel with expertise in the following areas...

Please be advised that individuals must be healthy enough to function under field conditions.

This may include all or some of the following:

    12 hour shifts
    Austere conditions (possibly no showers, housing in tents)
    No air conditioning
    Long periods of standing
    Sleep accommodations on bed roll
    Military ready to eat meals
    Portable toilets

These workers will be non-paid temporary Federal employees, and will therefore be eligible for coverage under the Federal Tort Claims Act for liability coverage and Workman’s Compensation when functioning as HHS employees. Although there will not be any salary, travel and per diem will be paid.

Assignments may last 14 days or longer...

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