Lead Medical Screener

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Overview of Position

The Lead Medical Screener is a full-time position that oversees our medical screening team, protocols and protocol development, as well as adherence to process and processing retreat applications, ensuring all applications are reviewed with the highest level of care and attention, and judged by state of the art safety protocols. The ideal candidate is passionate about health, safety and wellness as it intersects with the psychedelic experience and possesses the below mentioned requirements.

Education/License Requirements:

  • Health professional experience, a Doctor, Psychiatrist, Medic, Registered or Licensed Practical Nurse experience in high-volume work, including:

    • Minimum of  3-5 years of healthcare experience in a professional setting

    • MA or PhD in medical, health, or fitness related field; or a nursing degree, EMT/Paramedic, Medical Assistant, Nursing Assistant and/or Phlebotomist with appropriate current certification, registration and/or licensure in the state or country of practice preferred

    • Prior experience and proven proficiency in health screener positions and/or experience with psychiatric/clinical assessment, especially in the field of psychedelic psychotherapy or research

  • Strong organization focused on the well-being of the customer, optimal results for their retreat

  • Knowledge of contraindications, potential interaction effects, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics as they relate to the use of psilocybin truffles in particular and psychedelic retreat experiences in general

  • Awareness of current professional standards in the field of psychedelic psychotherapy and/or willing and capable to

  • pick it up while running. Basic knowledge of psychiatric compounds and psychiatric

  • disorders is a must

  • Capable of creating risk assessments based on limited scientific research, anecdotal evidence, and hypotheses; capable of building and testing working theories

  • A network with psychedelic scientists or psychedelic clinicians (pharmacists, etc.), resources and process to remain informed on best practices and address questions on an ad hoc basis

  • The ideal candidate has some practice or is grounded in contemplative or shamanic practice, has personal experience with psychedelics

We seek an experienced candidate that professionally demonstrates:

  • Deep understanding of the psychedelic retreat experience, specifically psilocybin truffles

  • Personal experience with altered states of consciousness and an understanding of what others in altered states of consciousness need to feel safe and supported

  • Strong organizational and administrative abilities:

    • Documentation

    • Time management 

    • Attention to detail

    • Communication

    • Effective written, communication, and computer skills

  • Professionalism: excellent and effective interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work well with people of all ages, backgrounds, etc.

  • The ability to be flexible, especially in regards to this positions’ work schedule, and possess a willingness to adapt to changing situations and to learn new tasks

  • The ability to solve problems and remain grounded while working under stress

  • Enthusiasm, charisma, creativity, humor, leadership skills, and individual initiative

  • Support/embody the mission and vision of Synthesis 

Compensation Package:

  • Training & Meeting Pay

  • Hourly Compensation  

  • Travel Expense Reimbursement

  • Holiday & Sick Pay*

Application Process

When applying to Synthesis please be sure to include all of the following for consideration: your CV as well a brief 3-5 minute video introducing yourself, sharing a bit on your background specifically as it relates to your experience in retreats and with psychedelics, as well as anything else that you think we should know about you. Please include your location, willingness to relocate to the Netherlands if not currently based in country, your salary requirements. Upon receipt we will be in touch within 3-5 business days.