1. What is your scope?
2. How long have you worked with IPS?
3. What types of schedules have you worked?
Through my time with IPS, I have worked various types of schedules. Recently I have been working 2 weeks on and 2 weeks off. In the past I liked that I was able to make my schedule, whether it be 3 weeks on 1 week off or 24 days on with 4 days off
4. What is your background before training?
Previous to my employment with IPS I worked with Lacombe ambulance for a few months before deciding to come out into the industrial field.
5. What types of locations have you worked at?
Currently I am working in a remote medical clinic that has and OHN, Paramedic, and a physiotherapist. Previous to this I have worked near or in town, as well as on site for a Tv show
6. What is camp life like in remote settings?
Camp life takes some getting used to. Having to pack your belongings and items that will help you in some of the down time that you may have on site
7. Is remote medical work challenging and rewarding?
Yes. Very much to both. There is a sense of pride knowing that you are the prime person that is there to ensure an individual’s well-being.
8. What type of cases do you typically see?
Working out of a remote clinic we see all different type of scenarios. One day we can have routine things such as upset stomach. Others days it can turn into a complex medical situation.
9. What are your co-workers like?
Through my time with IPS I have encountered various people. As with any job you have some that you may not see eye to eye, However 99% of the people that I have worked with are very stand up people. I wouldn’t hesitate to spend time with them on my time off.
10. If and when you are on your own, how do you handle an incident?
Very well. The first few times that you may be required to make a medical decision on site it can be daunting. But with all the protocols, IPS, and stars available to you it makes it much easier and helpful to know that there are resources to turn to.
11. What advice would you pass on to others looking to work in this environment?
I think a lot of people still think of the oilfield as easy money. It is hardly that. I would say know what you are getting into and be prepared, as you are the first line in many of the remote areas for a person’s well-being. Also its worth taking time to get your skills in order on car, before you are required to use out in a remote industrial job.