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Job Title: Medical Supervisor

Race Day Location: 

Aid Stations and Start/Finish Line


Overview:

As the Medical Supervisor for an ESTEA Ultramarathon footrace, you will be responsible for overseeing all medical operations to ensure the safety and well-being of participants. Prior to the event, you will be part of race planning and communication with other race leaders and volunteers  During the event, you will lead a team of medical professionals and volunteers, providing emergency medical care, injury assessment, and support throughout the event.


Responsibilities:

  1. Team Leadership:

  • Supervise a team of medical staff and volunteers, including nurses, physicians, and first responders.

  • Assign roles and responsibilities to ensure efficient operation of the medical station.

  • Conduct briefings and debriefings to communicate expectations and provide feedback.


  1. Emergency Medical Care:

  • Provide immediate medical assistance to participants experiencing injuries, dehydration, exhaustion, or other medical emergencies.

  • Administer first aid, CPR, or other life-saving measures as necessary.

  • Coordinate with emergency services for advanced medical care and transportation if needed.


  1. Injury Assessment and Treatment:

  • Assess and triage injuries, prioritizing treatment based on severity.

  • Splinting, wound care, and other treatments as appropriate.

  • Monitor participants' conditions and provide ongoing medical support as they continue the race or withdraw.


  1. Communication and Collaboration:

  • Maintain communication with race organizers, aid station staff, and medical personnel to ensure seamless coordination.

  • Collaborate with race officials and safety personnel to address any safety concerns or incidents along the course.

  • Document all medical interventions and incidents for post-event review and analysis.


  1. Medical Supplies and Equipment:

  • Ensure adequate stock of medical supplies, including dressing supplies, select medications, IV fluids, and medical equipment.

  • Conduct regular inventory checks and replenish supplies as needed.

  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of medical station and equipment.


Qualifications:

  • Current certification as an EMT, paramedic, nurse, physician or other healthcare professional. 

  • Previous experience in emergency medicine, trauma care, or sports medicine preferred.

  • Strong leadership and communication skills, with the ability to remain calm and focused in high-pressure situations.

  • Physical fitness and stamina to work long hours in an outdoor environment.

  • Knowledge of ultramarathon or endurance event dynamics and common medical issues faced by participants.

  • CPR and first aid certification required.


Working Conditions:

  • The position involves standing for long periods and may require lifting and carrying heavy equipment.

  • Work hours may vary and include evenings, weekends, and holidays, depending on race schedules.

  • Exposure to outdoor elements and varying weather conditions.


Application Process:

To apply, please sign up at our volunteer signup page. Please outline your relevant experience and why you are interested in this position. Include any certifications or licenses held. We encourage early applications as positions may fill quickly.


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