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Handsome Robb

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I've been looking into this, as I think it would be a fun way to make money for a little while. As a US medic, I'm afraid I wouldn't be able to be approved as a paramedic there. I've got two years of experience and I'll soon have a BHSc. Is there anything in particular I can do to increase my chances of qualifying as a medic there?

With a BHSc it's gonna be a lot easier for you.

They basically told me turn in all my paperwork, they'd review my course and then decide if they were going to take my money let me test.
 

TransportJockey

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Is the pay really that high? I've heard the pay is much lower, but that was purely anecdotal. If the pay is really this high I'll be applying soon. This is something I'd like to do before I have kids.
Just talked to him and yea thats his pay. He has four years in with them so its a little higher than starting. But earlier this year.they were offering sign on bonuses for medics too
 

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Be prepared to be bored. I've been on site from three weeks without a single patient. Not so much as a booboo. It's paying for school, though, which is pretty nice. Lots of time to get stuff done as well.
 

Medic Tim

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Be prepared to be bored. I've been on site from three weeks without a single patient. Not so much as a booboo. It's paying for school, though, which is pretty nice. Lots of time to get stuff done as well.
Experiences can vary greatly from what I have seen. I am 5 days into my 2 week rotation and have seen about 40 pts.

Are you on a pipeline, rig, etc?
I have only worked out of medical clinics on medium to bigger sites.
 

Medic Tim

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I've been looking into this, as I think it would be a fun way to make money for a little while. As a US medic, I'm afraid I wouldn't be able to be approved as a paramedic there. I've got two years of experience and I'll soon have a BHSc. Is there anything in particular I can do to increase my chances of qualifying as a medic there?
I am a USA trained medic who works in Canada as an Advanced Care Paramedic ( EMT-P in Alberta terminology). The process I went through is different from what you will need I do as my school was evaluated by a few provinces and it was found to meet or exceed the NOCP ( National scope of practice) I was able to apply as if I took my training within the province. Once I was licensed (east coast) I transferred my license to Alberta where I have been working since December 2012.
I have heard the process it a huge pita .

You may want to look at Nova Scotia. I am not sure if They still do but they would look at us applicants as long as you had NRP.
 

gnosis

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I'm on a rig. 20-30 guys tops, and a pretty safe crew. I'm just a PCP at the moment, and most of the jobs up here are EMR jobs anyways. Still, the money is decent, and it gives me time to work on getting ACP going.

I think the bottom line on industrial paramedicine is that is tends to pay better, but you won't get nearly as much experience/practice as you would on the streets
 

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I work for Woodgroup as a Remote HSE Paramedic on a drilling rig out in the gulf. I am 3 weeks on and 3 weeks off. I am a full ALS medic, have a hospital on the rig and my own room. I have been contracted to production platforms, offshore construction, and now drilling. The money is better than the box for sure. The company I work for is based out of Lafayette, LA. I don't know how SMS hires but our company usually goes by employee referrals so they know what they are getting. I am one of the younger medics in the company. Been in EMS on the 911 side for about 8 years. Let me know if I can help... On most locations you provide other sevices than just medical stuff.
 

medicmanschwanee

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Well on a production platform I also recorded oil and gas readings and had to input data into an online record keeping system, so you need to be familiar with the oil/gas jargon, kept up with man hours worked by on board personnel, any type of clerk (secretarial) work, on the platform they were doing major construction on I was also the safety rep. I made sure guys were working OSHA compliant. Where I am at now I take care of all travel arrangements for people getting to and from the drilling rig. We have guys/girls coming in from all over the nation so you deal with lots of coordinating travel arrangements for personnel. I am also on the rescue team here and I give a daily "Pre Tour" safety meeting. At each location I have worked I have also kept the personnel on board lists and muster lists up to date as well. Some of these rigs you have people coming and going each day so that can take some time depending on the size of your rig. I have also been the helicopter landing officer and gave the platform/rig orientations to new hands on board. On these rigs safety is most paramount so at times you do not do much medical stuff but you damn well better know how to take care of someone if you get in a bind because it can take hours to days for a medevac. Your primary function at each location is taking care of the guys and knowing how to document in certain ways to protect the companies rear, but the medic usually has another job that takes up most of their time... It's more of a clinic based medicine out here but you deff need to have your emergency treatments and long term treatments for those times down as well. PM me if you have any questions about a remote medic job.
 

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With a BHSc it's gonna be a lot easier for you.

They basically told me turn in all my paperwork, they'd review my course and then decide if they were going to take my money let me test.
Hamdsome Rob?
I work for Woodgroup as a Remote HSE Paramedic on a drilling rig out in the gulf. I am 3 weeks on and 3 weeks off. I am a full ALS medic, have a hospital on the rig and my own room. I have been contracted to production platforms, offshore construction, and now drilling. The money is better than the box for sure. The company I work for is based out of Lafayette, LA. I don't know how SMS hires but our company usually goes by employee referrals so they know what they are getting. I am one of the younger medics in the company. Been in EMS on the 911 side for about 8 years. Let me know if I can help... On most locations you provide other sevices than just medical stuff.
Handsom Rob.

I really want to do what you do. What certifications and training do i need?
 

DrParasite

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that's an almost 5 year old necropost..... impressive.
 

FNGperpetual

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Indeed. I will search some more. Then just nake a new post , if cant find the info looking for.

Necropost. Nice.
 

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Just realized Handsome Rob has not been on in a long time.
 

FNGperpetual

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Just realized Handsome Rob has not been on in a long time.

Go knows here he is. I am looking for information on working off shore on the drilling rig. I searched for " HSE Paramedic", oil rig medic, remote medic . Having trouble finding information. I am a intermediate, working on paramedic education. Wanting to prepare for working of shore. Make some dang money. .
 

PotatoMedic

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Go knows here he is. I am looking for information on working off shore on the drilling rig. I searched for " HSE Paramedic", oil rig medic, remote medic . Having trouble finding information. I am a intermediate, working on paramedic education. Wanting to prepare for working of shore. Make some dang money. .
Sorry my reminiscing about a person on here has impacted your desire to make money. Guess being an old-timer here is a drag.

I'd say get your paramedic and call the companies people have listed here.
 

akflightmedic

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Get your medic then get a few years experience along with knocking out HUET and BOISET training....no rigs will look at you without these. Which means none will pay for you to do it, no need when they have a long list of candidates with it already.

If you need an employer to pay for it and then offer you a job....get yourself on board with Acadian. Great way to make entry...you will get the experience, the certs, but not the top of the line pay and groovy schedules. In time yes....
 

FNGperpetual

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Get your medic then get a few years experience along with knocking out HUET and BOISET training....no rigs will look at you without these. Which means none will pay for you to do it, no need when they have a long list of candidates with it already.

If you need an employer to pay for it and then offer you a job....get yourself on board with Acadian. Great way to make entry...you will get the experience, the certs, but not the top of the line pay and groovy schedules. In time yes....

Noted. Thank you for reply. Do you think it will make a difference if the experience is 911 or non emergent transfer service?
 

akflightmedic

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If you want to be one of the better rig medics, you will get 911 experience and then work part time in a clinic where you have routine exposure and knowledge of...well, routine stuff. While your trauma/emergency skills are needed in these places, actual usage of said skills are not common. You will be running sick call more often than not and you knowing the difference between GI upset and a hot belly are way more practical and beneficial for the crew and your employer. You do not want to abuse the medevac need...
 
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