Non-gear topic: nursing jobs in the climbing world?


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Jack Stephenson · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2016 · Points: 25

In about a years time I'll be searching for my first nursing gig. Anyone here know of any niche roles for any climbing related groups out there? Not really worried about people hiring, just the existence of the job. 

Peter M · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2017 · Points: 0

Im sort of trying to do some research into specific ceritifcations and training for medical in climbing but at a lower scope of pratice. But i do rememeber reading about sometype of medical professionals at the base camp of everest, that go there for the whole climbing season and treat everyone with frost bite, hace, hape, and other types of AMS. 

Peter M · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2017 · Points: 0

https://www.mountainproject.com/forum/topic/112832188/medical-training-certification-wfr-wemt#ForumMessage-112832494

This is my post about it for lower level, but they told me about this place

https://awls.org/

https://wms.org/

which has a lot of speicif stuff for outdoors that might interest you

clare Angelora · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2015 · Points: 30

Work in a trauma unit closest to a climbing area? haha

I'm actually graduating from nursing school this year and have been wondering the same thing. I've heard of paramedics and EMT's on rescue/evacuation types of situations but never nurses. I have heard of nurses on expeditions but I'm not sure how easy it is to find

Old lady H · · Boise, Idaho · Joined Aug 2015 · Points: 265

Travel nurse? On Linked in, there are quite a lot of travel nurse positions at small towns in Idaho, including Twin Falls (very close to City of Rocks) and some mountain locations.

Best of luck! Helen

Nate K · · Las Vegas, NV · Joined Jul 2012 · Points: 220

travel nursing or work per diem and live near rocks. "Expedition nurses" are usually a trained climbing guide that also happens to be a nurse. People at the base of everest are usually physicians. if you really want to make climbing a career then start doing AMGA courses

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