Experience in acute care, especially management of respiratory and cardiac emergencies (such as the management of arrhythmias and acute coronary syndromes, and the management of ventilated patients) is essential. Experience working in private healthcare facilities is highly desirable.

The application process is broken down into a few steps. Have a look below and familiarise yourself with what you can expect and start getting all the relevant documents together to streamline the process.

1. Submit You Online Application to AMR

Head over to our application page and fill out the form with all the relevant details. This is the first screening process to make sure you have the correct experience and qualifications. 

2. Look out for our email

Once we receive your application, you will receive an email from us. Through our correspondence, you will receive the relevant application forms that you will need to fill out and return along with your CV.

  • Seagoing application

  • Professional Disclosure

  • Professional Skills

  • CV (No more than 5 pages)
    List all professional qualifications – most recent first (and include only qualifications relevant to the position)
    List most recent work experience first (include only work experience relevant to the position)

Once we reviewed the above, you will receive a second email requesting the below documents and to setup an interview date.

  • Certified colour copies of Medical degree and other post-graduate degrees & diplomas

  • Colour copies of ACLS certificate (obtained from an AHA-accredited provider) & other certificates

  • Colour copy of HPCSA registration certificate

3. Get ready for the interview

  • We will schedule an interview (in person or via skype) once all your supporting documents are returned.
    This is mainly an HR interview and you will have the opportunity to speak to Russell and ask any question you may have.

  • A second  interview will be conducted that includes clinical scenarios.

  • Review of test and remediation with recommendations or a second interview if required

4. References

  • Background checks and reference checks

  • Verbal verification of references

5. Recommendation for employment

Atlantic Medical Recruitment makes a formal recommendation for employment and submits all supporting documents on your behalf.

6. Employment offer

If successful, you will be sent an offer of employment from the cruise line.

The cruise line’s manning agency contacts you and offers assistance and guidance with obtaining the necessary documents required for career as a seafarer. This process entails the following and may take between 3 weeks and 2 months:

  • Receiving a letter of employment, position description, contract and conditions of employment

  • Obtaining a police clearance certificate

  • Passing a statutory seafarer’s medical fitness examination

  • Obtaining the necessary itinerary specific vaccinations

  • Passing a dental examination

  • Obtaining the necessary visas for travel

  • Application for seaman’s discharge book

  • Submission of personal details onto employer’s payroll

  • Providing joining instructions for your first contract (which will include booking and paying for your flights and hotel stay before joining the vessel)