Help Heal Broken Burners

A surprising number of Burners get injured each year and need medical attention. Humboldt Hospital (no stoners, not that one) in Winnemucca, NV is looking for temporary medical staff to help out at Burning Man 2013.  What skills are needed? Well, you need to be able to decipher acronyms for starters:

Current openings include:

  • medical buggyEMT
  • Advanced EMT
  • Paramedics
  • EMS-RN
  • EMS Supervisors and Managers
  • RN (ER and ICU experience required)
  • EMS/EM Physicians
  • Grounds Keepers
  • Receptionist’s

No idea what they need Grounds Keepers for, but would be fascinated to learn! You get a ticket as well as an hourly wage, for a minimum of 30 hours work over 3 shifts. Wonder if the hospital has to pay 3% of that to the BLM?

Here’s the rest of their post:

Humboldt General Hospital (Winnemucca ,NV) the Advanced Life Support Medical Services contractor for the iconic 55,000+ participant Burning Man festival is currently seeking medical professionals to fill temporary positions for the 2013 event.

Medical professionals will work under the medical direction of doctors Bryan Bledsoe DO and Jeff Westin MD. Medical professions will provide care to ill and injured event goers inside the onsite mobile medical unit, EMS professionals have the ability to also staff on of the event’s onsite ALS ambulances.

Successful candidates will work alongside a number of America’s top EMS professionals and leaders, resident physicians from the University Medical Center in Las Vegas NV, and top notch medical professionals working within Burning Man’s own Emergency Services.

All new employees must work a minimum of three 10 hour shifts. Employees who elect to work additional shifts will have access to lodging, meals, and other on playa amenities. Employees will be provided one event ticket in addition to an hourly wage.

The 2013 event will take place on the world famous Black Rock Desert in rural Northern Nevada from August 26th through September 2nd

Job Requirements

Applicants should be experienced EMS providers with a desire to provide excellent patient care in a remote and austere environment. Applicants should be open minded, and able to adapt to interesting situations. Humboldt General Hospital will assist out of state providers gain all required state certification and licensure. All interested parties are strongly urged to apply. Current openings include:

  • EMT
  • Advanced EMT
  • Paramedics
  • EMS-RN
  • EMS Supervisors and Managers
  • RN (ER and ICU experience required)
  • EMS/EM Physicians
  • Grounds Keepers
  • Receptionist’s

For more information on Burning Man please visit www.burningman.org, for information on Humboldt General Hospital’s Burning Man Medical Operation please use the provided link to read Dr. Bryan Bledsoe’s article featured in JEMS magazine. http://www.jems.com/article/news/cardiac-patient-receives-miraculous-trea

8 comments on “Help Heal Broken Burners

  1. Does anyone know who to get in touch with to be a part of a team that provides counseling etc on the playa (ie social workers or psychologists)?

  2. Working for free….for an entrance ticket (~$350-400) and an hourly wage or $12.37-$45/hr in exchange for 30 hours of work? Even taking the minimum wage case, that worker just earned more than $20/hr for their work, plus lodging/meals/etc at Burning Man, plus the satisfaction of (in theory) doing what they love AND enjoying Burning man, without having to scramble to get a ticket or purchase/prepare food/shelter. You sir, are an idiot.

  3. Basically, working for free taking care of entitled brats who don’t know how to even put on a band-aid? There’s a reason why they’re short on medical staff – it’s NOT WORTH IT!!!

    • I broke my collar bone and three ribs at burning man (2012) from a bicycle accident. I was in seriously a heck of lot of pain. I will always be very thankful for the medical staff that was there.

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