NCRC Medical Coordinator Responsibilities and Qualifications
Participate in semi-annual meetings of the BORC either in person or by proxy.
Serve on Education Board to advise and approve any Medical or First Aid issues in the Curriculum and to assist in the development of a standard National Curriculum.
Serve as a resource to the NSS, the BORC, and the NCRC regarding Medical and Health issues related to Cave Rescue.
Provide input to the Commission in its role as spokesperson for the NSS regarding Cave Rescue.
To serve, when possible and when requested, as a resource for information or advice for Cave Rescue resources within the Society.
Promote NCRC activities using a variety of techniques as appropriate and feasible. These may include attendance at NSS Grotto meetings and caving events, presentations before caving or community groups, etc.
Not to provide on-going Medical care to Seminar Participants, NCRC staff, or patients in on-going operations (The Medical Coordinator may perform these functions as part of their professional responsibilities, but not as a function of being Medical Coordinator).
Other duties as directed by the BORC or the National Coordinator.
Should hold the degree of Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy and should be licensed to practice Medicine in at least one State.
Whatever the Coordinator’s area of certification or specialty training, the Coordinator should have an interest in, training in, and experience in Wilderness Medicine and Emergency Medical (Pre-Hospital) Services.
Should have completed at least Level II of NCRC training.
Be a current member of the National Speleological Society.