In accordance with the department policies and standard procedures, the Doctor’s main task is to provide a professional medical service for guests and crew members ensuring no outbreaks occur on the ship.
• Conducts medical and surgical interventions as required for guests and crewmembers and dispenses required medication;
• Complies with all CDC-related medical procedures relating to Acute Gastroenteritis Surveillance, Norovirus, H1N1 etc. including data collection, definitions, records, logs, questionnaires, retention and special reports;
• Advises the Staff Captain of any emergency case requiring shore side attention or intervention unavailable on board;
• Assists relevant authorities for port inspections;
• Supervises the medicines and medical supplies inventory made by the Nurse;
• Ensures that all medications and drugs are maintained on a First-in-First-Out rotation, and that all expired medications are removed from the dispensary, packaged and recorded, ready for discharge;
• Examines all pre-embarkation health documents of embarking crew to verify the documented health and fitness of new crew members, reporting any issues to the Staff Captain;
• Ensures the medical centre is maintained in a permanent state of sanitary cleanliness.
Skills, competencies, experience.
• Fluent English, oral and written. Any additional European language is considered an advantage (Italian, Portuguese, German, Spanish and French);
• At least 5 years as a general medical practitioner supported by valid certificates and licenses as required in countries of operation;
• Fundamental knowledge of all Sanitation Standards relating to medical requirements;
• Sound knowledge of responsibilities in relation to Food, Water and Air Safety;
• Team Management;
• STCW95 certification is compulsory (Basic fire fighting, personal survival techniques, elementary first aid, personal security and social responsibility);
• A recognised medical certification is required before starting to work on board.
VISA REQUIREMENTS (if any)
• Possess a valid passport and when possible a seaman book copy.