Working on a Cruise ship as a Medical Professional gives you a unique opportunity to work in your chosen career, and travel the world all at the same time. As a Nurse you live onboard for the duration of the contract which typically consists of 14 weeks onboard with a 7 weeks vacation. It is a 7-day work week with approx 10+ hours per day.
Our ships generally carry 800 to 1,800 crew/ 2000+ guests. Working as a Nurse in the medical center is much like running the urgent care center for a small town - except the town is floating in the ocean.
Functions of this job include, but are not limited to the following:
- Overseeing and maintaining cleanliness of the medical center
- Ordering medical supplies and equipment
- Maintaining current crew physicals
- Maintaining records of hospital charges
- Maintaining records and counts of narcotics
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing or equivalent.
- A minimum of three years clinical experience after graduation.
- Current certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, within one year of application.
- Prefer background in Emergency Room, Intensive Care Unit or Coronary Care Unit.
- Valid nursing license in country, or State/Province of origin.
- Ability to diagnose and treat a broad range of medical conditions.
- Ability to perform minor surgery such as suturing, removal of benign skin lesions, removal of foreign objects, removal of ingrown toenails, identification of and immobilizing of simple fractures.
- Fluent in the English language.
- Be able to pass a comprehensive pre-employment physical examination and drug test.