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Who We Are:

  • International Medical-Surgical Response Team (IMSuRT). Consists of 3 teams: West (Seattle), East (Boston), and South (Miami).
  • Disaster response team within the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) utilizes individuals with specific expertise from a wide range of professions within the medical/public health sector, emergency management, forensic sciences, etc. Deployments can be up to 14 days.
  • Combined members of all three teams may be deployed as to not deplete local medical resources of any community.

IMSuRT Teams Consist Of:

  • Trauma/Orthopedic/General Surgeons.
  • Emergency Department, Pediatrics, OB/GYN Physicians, Family Medicine
  • Anesthesia, CRNA and Respiratory Therapist.
  • Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners.
  • OR/ED/ICU, acute care, pediatric RN’s.
  • Paramedics and EMT’s.
  • Social Workers, Chaplains, Pharmacist.
  • Law Enforcement Officers

Prerequisite training requirements are mandatory for each position. Upon qualifying for team membership, each team member becomes an intermittent federal employee. Non-NDMS employment is protected for approved trainings and deployments under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) with eligibility requirements met.


  • All applicants must be actively working in their field and hold current board certification and/or licensure.
  • Fingerprinting and background check required.
  • Hiring takes approximately 4-6 months from application start to deployment status.
  • Team meetings are attended either in person or via teleconference and require 60% yearly attendance.
  • On-going quarterly training and one 3-5 day training event every-other year.
  • Federal employees are not accepted at this time.

Each NDMS response team is authorized a set number of members from each of several medical specialties. NDMS personnel are paid while deployed as an intermittent federal employee. Members are protected by the Federal Tort Claims Act, the Federal Government becomes the defendant to provide interstate aid in the event of malpractice claim.

If you are interested, and meet the requirements, please fill out the form below and we will get back in touch with you. To apply for NDMS positions, please check their website for postings and look for “IMSW” after the job title. West Coast positions will be listed the fourth Wednesday of each month and will be posted for 14 days.


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