Disaster Medical Response Programs

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NOW RECRUITING MEDICAL AND NON-MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS TO SUPPORT
MEDICAL SERVICES DURING DISASTERS AND THE PANDEMIC

Emergency Medical Services Authority
Disaster Medical Services Division
CA EMSA Disaster Medical Response Programs:

To see program descriptions select from the links below:

EMSA is accepting applications for the CAHC and CAL-MAT Programs.
(Individuals with specific medical licenses may apply to both Programs)

Registration and Application Information

Program Descriptions:

California Health Corps (CAHC) Program

The CAHC program is the state’s response to an increased need for licensed medical professionals within healthcare facilities experiencing a medical surge due to a disaster such as the COVID-19 pandemic. CAHC temporarily deploys licensed and trained medical personnel to healthcare California Medical Assistance Team (CAL-MAT) Program CAL-MAT medical professionals provide medical services and non-medical professionals provide mission support services during disasters in California to close the gap between local and federal responses during major disaster medical events. CAL-MATs are modeled after the facilities per their request to provide patient care. Members will typically deploy for 7 to 14 days and work up to 12 hours on an AM or PM shift during 24-hour operations depending on the facility’s needs. A CAHC member becomes a paid temporary emergency hire (E-hire) state employee while activated to support disasters statewide in California.

CAHC E-Hire positions you can apply for and links to duty statements:

Medical Positions:

For more information, please email disastermedicalresponseprograms@emsa.ca.gov

PROGRAM INFORMATION

California Medical Assistance Team (CAL-MAT) Program

CAL-MAT medical professionals provide medical services and non-medical professionals provide mission support services during disasters in California to close the gap between local and federal responses during major disaster medical events. CAL-MATs are modeled after the successful federal DMAT program, CAL-MATs are a group of trained medical and non-medical professionals organized, coordinated, and deployed by the State EMSA for rapid field medical response during disasters to support fire base camps, shelters, alternate care sites, mission support sites, and so much more. Members will typically deploy for 14 days and work up to 12 hours on an AM or PM shift during 24 operations. CAL-MAT members become paid temporary emergency hire (E-hire) state employees while activated to support disasters statewide in California. Medical and non – medical professionals statewide can join this program to ensure the constituents of California receive crucial patient care during disasters.

CAL-MAT E-Hire positions you can apply for and links to duty statements:

Medical Positions:

Non-Medical Positions:

For more information, please email disastermedicalresponseprograms@emsa.ca.gov

PROGRAM INFORMATION

 

 

Updated: July 18, 2022