Remote Industrial Medics
Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:11 AM
I've been offered an opportunity to make a presentation to a mining consortium for the provision of medical personnel to the mines in the area. Problem is, this is unexplored territory for me. Last time I did anything like this was as an employee, 25 years ago.
For those of you who are involved in the industrial medical aspect, how do things work for you? Who provides housing, the mine? Your company? How about transportation? Any special benefits? Perks?
I expect that my proposal is going to involve a basic service at a base price with customization options available, each at an extra cost.
Any advice from someone with experience in this would be a great help.
Posted 18 October 2012 - 05:01 AM
Posted 18 October 2012 - 05:16 AM
Posted 18 October 2012 - 05:48 AM
I should mention as well that the mines are remote and the shift would be something along the lines of 7 on 24 hour call 7 off in the middle of nowhere. Bright side is that the high end of my proposal includes a Helicopter.
You need to talk to Squint.
Last time I provided private ALS coverage I was making $625/day based on a 12 hour day. 24 hour a day coverage would obviously require a commiserate increase in compensation.
Are you looking at an expanded scope situation? IE suturing, antibiotics etc. with telemedicine available.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 01:26 PM
Posted 18 October 2012 - 06:11 PM
Posted 18 October 2012 - 06:12 PM
Posted 18 October 2012 - 06:14 PM
But DWAYNE, are you reading this, you might want to see about contracting out with Kat's team. Doesn't seem that you will have any problems with your internet surfing on his outfit.
Posted 18 October 2012 - 09:05 PM
I'm not sure about Canada, but in most of the rest of the world it works kind of like this...
Usually the project puts constructs housing, though the level of housing varies greatly. Everywhere that I've been the medics have been considered 'management' with the perks that that entails. Usually other than getting better housing it entails nothing, as it should.
Meals are also provided by the project site. At the company that I work for now, my company arranges and pays for all travel and then bills it back to the project, with a profit I believe. Most everywhere except here if a person travels more than 4hrs by air then they travel buisness class. (Yeah, I've never landed one of those gigs.)
One issue that I see that will hinder you getting decent medics is having them take a break onsite. That's no break man. If you want your medics to be mental and emotionally healthy, then send them home. Work them 4-6 weeks without a break, but then bring in someone else and send them home to the bars, and women, and their families. Thinking of having them break onsite kind of shows that you don't really understand the stress of working remotely (that is the appearance that it gives to anyone considering working for you). I would never trust a company that expected me to do so. They are just too removed from the realities of the job to have any idea how to be trustworthy. Know what I mean?
I'll respond more in private, staying well within the confines of my contractual obligations of non disclosure of course... :-)
Or, if you want, I can give you a number to call..it'll cost you about $1/min, best case, but I'd be happy to talk to you if that would help?
Posted 18 October 2012 - 09:13 PM
Lots of questions will be asked at the meeting, I just want to be prepared to direct the conversation appropriately with my answers to them and their answers to me.
Edited by Arctickat, 18 October 2012 - 09:17 PM.
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