WHAT DOES IT TAKE?


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.


Application criteria for all applicants

PHYSICAL  REQUIREMENTS
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to touch, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

All shipboard employees must be physically able to participate in emergency lifesaving procedures and drills. Full use and range of arms and legs as well as full visual, verbal and hearing abilities are required to receive and give instructions in the event of an emergency including the lowering of lifeboats. Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

A BMI of under 35 is required and need to pass a seafarer’s medical exam. During your interview, please mention any chronic medication you might be taking.

All shipboard employees must be able to communicate in the English language to understand and interpret written procedures. This includes the ability to give and receive instructions in written and verbal forms and to effectively present information and respond to questions from guests, supervisors, and co-workers.

  • Fluency in speaking and writing in English, both conversational and technical

  • Computer literacy and experience with Microsoft Windows 10 (or higher) and MS Office programs

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Valid passport

  • Eligible for a USA C1D visa

  • Commitment to a minimum of one year employment (two 4-month contracts)

  • Compliance with Company disease screening and vaccine requirements for Medical Staff, including vaccination against COVID-19, Influenza and others.


Doctors

  • Current BLS & ACLS certificate

  • A minimum of 6  months continuous post-graduate clinical experience, spent in a busy, academic ED

  • Qualified doctors with MBChB or MBBCh

  • Registered as an independent medical practitioner with the HPCSA, or other recognised local medical professional councils

  • A DipPEC is strongly adivsed

    Apply


Nurses

  • Current BLS & ACLS certificate

  • A minimum of three years post-graduate clinical experience in emergency medicine, acute care or ICU, and most recent work experience (last 6 months) should be in a clinical setting.

  • Qualified Registered Nurses

  • Registered with the SANC, or other recognised local nursing councils

    Apply



Health Care Assistant (HCA)

(Nurses not meeting above Nurses criteria, Enrolled nurses, Ambulance assistants, Paramedics not meeting below Paramedics criteria)

Healthcare Assistants are an essential part of the medical team onboard, effectively supporting the team with a broad range of clinical, laboratory and administrative tasks. Healthcare assistants conduct health screening, surveillance testing, vaccine campaigns, and work closely with onboard medical staff and admin assistants in attending to patients during daily clinics.

Healthcare Assistants perform various technical and non-clinical administrative tasks that support the efficient and safe operation of the medical center under the direction and supervision of the Senior Nurse. Primary responsibilities include laboratory specimen collection for COVID-19 surveillance testing, all associated administrative functions and onboard laboratory specimen processing procedures. Other duties include basic assessment and triage, assisting with patient care and activities of daily living, specimen collection for other tests and procedures, patient education and vaccination campaigns. Additional duties include equipment checks, medicines and consumables inventory management, participation in drills, audits, inspections, and training of other crew members. Technical skills are learned and practiced on board.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Healthcare Assistant applicants must have work experience in one or more of the following areas: licensed practice nurse (LPN) or above, Health Care Assistant (HCA) or equivalent role, Emergency Medical Practitioner (EMT) or equivalent, or Laboratory Technician, and current registration and licensing with an appropriate governmental or national regulatory body. Applicants’ most recent work experience should be in a clinical setting. At least three years of post-graduate clinical experience is preferred. Additional requirements include:

  • A valid BLS certificate before joining a vessel

  • Fluency in speaking and writing in English, both conversational and technical

  • Computer literacy and experience with Microsoft Windows 7 (or higher) and MS Office programs

  • Experience with the use of electronic health records is preferred

  • Outstanding interpersonal, customer services and communication skills

    Apply


Paramedics

  • Current BLS & ACLS certificate

  • A minimum of three years post-graduate clinical experience

  • A minimum of three years post-graduate clinical experience

  • Qualified ILS or ALS (Advanced Life Support) Paramedics

  • Registered as an independent medical practitioner with the HPCSA

  • ALS, ECT, ECP, CCA, NDip, BTech

    Apply


Infection Control Officer (ICO)

The Infection Control Officer is responsible for the coordination and execution of the company’s shipboard Infection Prevention and Control Program, ensuring the company’s public health and infectious disease standards are met and/or exceeded onboard to improve Crewmember and Guest safety through high quality care. 

The Infection Control Officer may be required to perform other job-related duties assigned by the Senior Doctor or Public Health Manager. All duties and responsibilities are to be performed in accordance with the Company’s Medical, Safety, Quality and Environmental standards.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited program in Nursing, Medical Technology, Microbiology, Public Health or equivalent.
    With a minimum 3 years of experience in implementing and evaluating infection control programs and working with regulatory agencies, or 2 years of shipboard experience as a Chief Nurse OR Willing to take a course in Infection Control approved by RCG

    OR

  • Master’s Degree in Nursing, Epidemiology, Public Health or equivalent – with an emphasis on infection control OR willing to take a course in Infection Control approve by RCG.

    AND

  • Current CIC (Certificate in Infection Control) 
    Certificates must be valid for the entire lengths of the contract, and it is the responsibility of the Infection Prevention Officer to take the courses and tests that are necessary to keep these licenses valid along with any necessary post graduate credits OR willing to take a course in Infection Control approved by RCG.

    Apply