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.

Requirements needed for all applicants

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. 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 7 (or higher) and MS Office programs with a typing speed of at least 25 words per minute.

  • 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.

Job highlights

CHKS-accredited medical practice
An international work environment with learning opportunities
Access to the ship's amenities and entertainment
Discounted prices onboard shops and SPA
Free gym access and crew welfare program
Cruise benefits for self and friends and family
Travel expenses to join a vessel and return home, utilities, accommodation, meals, uniforms, laundry and stewarding are included.

Doctors Requirements

  • Qualified doctors with MBChB or MBBCh

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

  • Current BLS & ACLS certificate

  • A minimum of 6 months continuous post-graduate clinical experience, spent in a busy, academic ED supervised by an on-site Emergency Medicine Consultant.

  • A DipPEC (Diploma in Primary Emergency Care)  or outher post gratuate EM qualification

Registered Nurse Requirements

  • A minimum of three years full-time post-graduate clinical experience in the Emergency Department or adult ICU as RN, and most recent work experience (last 6 months) should be in a clinical setting.

  • Current BLS & ACLS certificate is required before joing a ship, but will be benefitial for your clinical interview.

  • Qualified Registered Nurses 

    Electronic Health Records experience and proficiency are essential.

  • Please be informed that we only recruit nurses who are registered with the following nursing councils: South Africa, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, European Union Countries, Singapore, Hong Kong, Canada, and United States.

Paramedics Requirements

  • Qualified ALS (Advanced Life Support) Paramedics, registed as an ECT, ECA, ANT or ECP with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.

  • A minimum of three years post-graduate clinical experience

  • Current BLS & ACLS certificate

  • Registered as an independent medical practitioner with the HPCSA from South Africa. (A valid License to Practice)

    Please be informed that we only recruit paramedics who are registered with the following health profession councils: South Africa, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, European Union Countries, Singapore, Hong Kong, Canada, and United States.

Healthcare Assistant (HCA)

We are hiring Healthcare Assistants to work onboard our global fleet of cruise ships. This is an essential role in the medical department, supporting the practice with clinical and administrative tasks while working closely with the other medical staff on the team. They assist in providing basic patient care and attend to crucial administrative work during routine care in daily clinics and emergency cases. Healthcare Assistants often provide the first interface of the medical department to guests and crew and contribute to delivering excellent customer service standards.

Please be informed that we only recruit nurses who are registered with the following nursing councils: South Africa, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, European Union Countries, Singapore, Hong Kong, Canada, and United States.

Job Details

The Healthcare Assistant role includes both clinical and non-clinical tasks and competencies, including but not limited to the following:

  • Provide clinical and administrative work under the supervision of other medical staff.

  • Provide reception desk and patient interface, schedule appointments, follow-ups, and patient check-in services.

  • Assist with basic patient triage and vital signs.

  • Assist medical staff with specimen collection and laboratory tests

  • Assist patients with daily living activities care.

  • Assist with patient education and vaccination campaigns.

  • Collaborate in maintaining inventory levels and checking equipment functionality.

  • Assist with patient documentation by securing, collecting, filing, reporting, and transmitting information electronically or physically.

  • Participate in medical training and ship safety drills within their assigned roles

  • Support audits, inspections, and public health monitoring by ensuring accurate and complete documentation and reports.

  • Uphold the company’s core values and the best customer service standards.

  • Participate in shipboard training and competency programs to learn new skills

Application requirements

Successful candidates must hold the following:

  • Qualifications: Enrolled Nurses, ILS Paramedic, or Registered Nurses that do not meet the minimum entrance requirements for the Ship’s Nurse position.

  • Experience and background: at least two years of practice in any accepted qualification roles, with current or recent experience.

  • Basic Life Support certification is obligatory before joining a vessel and should remain valid throughout the employment.

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is essential; other languages are an asset.

  • Computer literacy and proficiency with Microsoft 365 in the Windows operating system are essential.

  • Electronic Health Records experience and proficiency are essential.

  • Personality: outstanding interpersonal, customer service, and communication skills; ability to work cohesively in a small, diverse team.

  • A valid passport

  • Eligibility to be issued a United States C1/D Visa (not applicable for US and Canadian citizens)

If you are interested in the HCA position, it is important to note that you would not be able to be promoted to a Ship's Nurse or Paramedic, as experience as an HCA does not count towards the required experience for these positions.