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.
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.
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.
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
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
Background checks and reference checks
Verbal verification of references
Atlantic Medical Recruitment makes a formal recommendation for employment and submits all supporting documents on your behalf.
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)
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.