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EVP Medical Teams

Saving Lives In Israel

EVP Medical Teams

EVP Medical volunteers are needed with a wide variety of background and skills to work alongside the Israeli partners in the ER, OR, ICU, Operating Theater, Delivery Rooms and other hospital departments.

EVP is recruiting certified and active medical service personnel - doctors, PA’s, nurses and paramedics with the following specializations:

  • Doctors and PA’s: orthopods, anethesiologists, ICU, trauma, surgery (especially thoracic), opthomalogists, plastic surgery, ER, internal medicine.
  • Nurses: ER, OR, ICU, pediatric and NICU, recovery room, and maternity.
  • Paramedics: active filed paramedics with a minimum of 2 years of field experience.

EVP provides training orientation programs for the medical teams locally and in Israel.  EVP, along with the Israeli emergency service organizations, will train and prepare foreign medical teams to deploy to Israel in an emergency.

Volunteers will be certified as and acknowledged to volunteer in Israel throughout the year and also in the event of an emergency.

EVP medical volunteers will be assigned to a local/regional deployment team and the team will be assigned to one of 2 different hospitals in Israel.

Deployments are initiated at the request of the hospitals, however, in extreme scenarios (earthquake or war) when normal communications may be disrupted, deployment will be initiated and facilitated according to a pre-planned emergency program.

All responders who deploy to Israel must be certified by the Israeli hospitals, Health Ministry and EVP, which means they have completed all required training, hold valid certification(s) according to their professional status, and are ready for deployment. 

 

CERTIFY IN ISRAEL

All responders who deploy to Israel must be certified by the hospitals, Health Ministry, and EVP, which means they have completed a 10 hours training day in their home communities or in Israel, hold valid certification(s) according to their professional status, and are ready for deployment. A certified responder is defined as one who has, over the period of one year, completed the following requirements: Meets all EVP volunteer requirements for their area of service, completes the training requirements, passed EVP's volunteer review, meets EVP’s standards of conduct.

  • Insurance

    During any non-emergency deployment, emergency deployment or formal EVP training in Israel, volunteers will be covered through the State of Israel for the period of their deployment with and as part of EVP.

WHO CAN JOIN

EVP is recruiting certified and active medical service personnel – doctors, PAs, nurses, and paramedics with the following specializations:

  • Doctors and PAs in emergency fields: orthopods, anesthesiologists, ICU, trauma, surgery (especially thoracic), ophthalmologists, plastic surgery, ER, internal medicine Nurses: ER, OR, ICU, pediatric and NICU, recovery room, and maternity

  • Doctors and PAs in non-emergency fields: generally all medical fields to “backfill” for Israelis temporarily called up out of the medical system for reserve duty

  • Paramedics: active paramedics with a minimum of 2 years field experience

 

CRITERIA FOR VOLUNTEERS

An individual who has successfully completed all training and examinations, has been certified by their State to work in this profession. Professionals with a minimum of two years working experience. Since emergency practices are different in Israel, EVP provides orientation programs for the medical TEAMs both at local, regional training centers and in Israel. EVP, along with Israeli emergency service organizations, will prepare foreign medical TEAMs to deploy to Israel in an emergency.

APPLICATION PROCESS

APPLY TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER

All qualified individuals who are willing to serve as an EVP volunteer and who meet the standards and criteria for acceptance may apply for EVP membership by submitting a completed application to the designated official. All forms must be filled out in legible, print letters. Failure to complete the forms in full or indecipherable text will delay the application process.  Applicants should confirm that their forms have been received by the designated office. Following review and application approval, the volunteer will be provided a Personal Profile Page on the EVP web site. This is a personal area to assist the volunteer in raising the financial resources for training and deployment.

APPLICATION SUBMISSION

Each candidate must submit their application to their designated chapter point of contact or via the EVP web site (EVP Volunteer Application Form).  Applications are only considered complete when all fields have been filled in. If any fields do not apply, “N/A” should be entered. Applications cannot be evaluated unless all completed forms are submitted and all certifications signed and submitted. EVP reserves the right to request additional information if deemed necessary to complete the application review. Any candidate who is known to be a carrier of an infectious disease must clearly state this on the EVP application.

APPLICATION REVIEW

Applications will be reviewed for completeness; any missing or incomplete information will delay the application process. Applicants will be notified of any missing or incomplete information and will be provided the opportunity to provide the information in a timely manner. Failure to provide the requested information within five business days will result in an automatic rejection of the application unless an extension is requested in writing by the applicant. Once all information has been received, the applicant will be notified that their application is complete and is moving on to the next step in the process.

BACKGROUND CHECK

Upon receipt of the completed application, including the authorization for a background check, EVP will initiate a background check which includes a criminal background check, as well as certain other details as may be required. This background check takes approximately two weeks to complete.  Details are confidential and will not be released to any third parties other than those necessary to complete the application review. Failure to pass the background check will result in rejection of the application. Any history of felony arrest or prosecution, including violence, sexual misconduct or drug use, will result in an automatic rejection of the application. 

INTERVIEW

Following initial approval of the application and while the background investigation is underway, each candidate will be interviewed. An EVP authorized person, will conduct the interview before no more than three people, either in person or via a video conference. The interview will allow both EVP and the applicant to better understand the roles and responsibilities of EVP membership. For those volunteers who will respond to Israel in times of emergency, the pressures and risks associated with deployment to Israel during times of emergency will also be discussed. The interview will form the basis for both parties to make an informed decision about EVP membership.

APPLICATION ACCEPTANCE

Once accepted, the candidate will be assigned to an EVP chapter and provided with all of the services and benefits of EVP membership. Responders will be assigned to an emergency deployment unit for their preferred deployment wave (immediate, second wave deployment or successive waves). EVP Auxiliary volunteers will be assigned to a unit based on their expertise and location. Volunteers will be placed in a specific unit under a regional commander and local team leader. Each volunteer will also be evaluated by the director of volunteers, or a designate, to assess their suitability for various command and/or administrative functions. Those volunteers wishing to be considered for leadership positions should make this known to the Director of Volunteers or their chapter leadership.

Activation System

ACTIVATION SYSTEM

Emergency alert or activation will occur at the direction the appropriate Israeli governmental body (Government Ministry, Fire Service, IDF, or other authorized body). Once an alert notification or activation order is received, Senior EVP staff will authorize an increase of the EVP alert level.  Senior EVP officials also have the authority to order the initiation of the predefined procedures and actions required and to activate the US Situation Room. 

When a nationwide alert has been issued, senior EVP staff will determine the appropriate alert level and which service teams will be notified. All activation procedures will follow the predefined protocols and procedures. 

Once an emergency situation has diminished to the point that responders can be released (return to nominal conditions), the original organization issuing the alert has the authority to reduce the alert level.

ALERT LEVELS

EVP has established three levels of alert status. These alert levels indicate the likelihood of deployment due to conditions in Israel. Because the nature of incidents could involve one or more area of service, each area of service may have a different alert level.

LOW ALERT

This is the nominal state of readiness of EVP responders and reflects the relatively normal life in Israel.  There is no specific, immediate emergency situation, nor is one anticipated in the near future, which would necessitate activation of EVP responders. 

MODERATE ALERT

In a moderate alert situation, a reasonable likelihood exists that an emergency deployment could become necessary in the near future.  The specifics of the situation may or may not be known or fully developed, but the general nature of the situation is understood.  Moderate Alert level will be maintained for no more than six days; at that time either the alert level will be raised to High, or returned to Low level.

HIGH ALERT

The situation in Israel is such that an immediate emergency activation of one or more service areas and one or more waves of teams is required.  Specifics of the emergency are known and a preliminary impact assessment has been completed.  The estimated number of responder teams and number of waves needed has been determined.  The specific location(s) and geographic extent of the area of the emergency is understood.  As a result, the specific activation of responder teams has been authorized and deployment plans implemented.

DEPLOYMENT WAVES

EVP Leadership will determine the number of waves needed based on the specific incident encountered. For example, in an earthquake scenario, all required waves will be activated at the same time due to the extreme and widespread nature of the incident. In a war or large terror incident, deployments will be separated into up to four waves that can cover about two months.

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