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Hello Sir's and ma'am's has anyone got the skinny or 411 on Dynacorps. Been offered a job as a medic on a FOB. Forward operating base in Afganistan. Pay is good, but I have my reservations about the company.? Any info is Good. Cheers to all. Regards.

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Stupid Yank.

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I responded to a job posting similar to this but did not take it because of relocation. It is pretty much a private service serving individuals near a base or what have you and will be working in a hospital. You will be considered a civilian working on military grounds, so not even a DOD employee.

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Actually, hospital based medic jobs are extremely rare over there, and usually administrative. Most commonly, the Dyncorps medics work clinically, treating sniffles and headaches among the civilian contractor population on base. You might run an ambulance from the clinic too. Dyncorp also provides field medics for EOD and poppy eradication teams, where they spend a lot of time outside the wire in harms way. Dyncorp should have informed you specifically what the position you were offered entails. The experience varies greatly from assignment to assignment.

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The larger contractors (KBR, Dyncorp) will typically use medics to take care of their employees. They have agreements with the US government to receive routine care at US facilities (TMC, BAS, or CSH), but the company has to pay for the care provided. By using the medics, the company saves some money by filtering some of the patients that would otherwise end up in sick call. The medics will provide care for most routine medical problems, referring up to the US medical facilities if more advanced care is needed. I have also coordinated follow up care with the company medics after I saw the patient in the ER. They did follow up exams, administered subsequent rabies vaccinations (an exposure requires several shots over the course of a month), and monitored medication therapy.

'zilla

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Google is your friend. Do some more research, and I guarantee you will find answers to your questions.

As for what Doczilla said, he is spot on.

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