Medacs Healthcare

Cruise Ship Jobs

Once we've turned the tide on Covid-19, why not travel the world? 

We are currently recruiting for doctors, nurses and paramedics for cruise ship roles that will begin late in 2020 or early in 2021, based on the successful navigation of the current global pandemic. If you are interested in taking up a new role once this is all behind us, why not enquire today?  

Table of contents

  1. Cruise ship opportunities
  2. Benefits of joining Medacs Healthcare
  3. Requirements for working on a cruise ship
  4. Cruise ship doctor jobs
  5. Cruise ship nurse jobs
  6. Cruise ship paramedic jobs
  7. Living and working guide
  8. Cruise ship blog posts
  9. Contact us

Cruise ship opportunities

Medacs Healthcare is a leading healthcare staffing and solutions company. We offer doctors, nurses and paramedics from the UK and around the world a wide range of cruise ship jobs, likely starting in 2021.

Working as a cruise ship medic allows you to travel the world while performing the job you love. We recruit doctors, nurses and paramedics of various grades and specialties for cruise ship jobs around the world. The destinations we recruit for include:

If you have ever considered a career on a cruise ship, why not contact us regarding our roles likely starting in 2021?

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Benefits of joining Medacs Healthcare

We believe it’s vital that you feel fully supported throughout the entire process of becoming a cruise ship medic. From your initial enquiry to completing your final shift aboard ship, our dedicated team take the time to get to know you, offering you the help and assistance you need so you can deliver outstanding care.

By joining Medacs Healthcare, you will enjoy a variety of benefits. These include:

  • Competitive rates
  • Excellent support from your own dedicated consultant
  • 24-hour support

Requirements for working on a cruise ship

There are a number of requirements that you must meet before you can accept a cruise ship medical job. You must:

  • Hold a valid accredited ALS/ACLS certificate prior to joining any vessel
  • Hold a valid passport
  • Obtain a United States C1/D Visa (not applicable for US and Canadian citizens)
  • Be fluent in English, both conversational and technical - Mandarin and/or Japanese are also desirable
  • Be computer literate and proficient in using Microsoft Windows 7 (or higher) and Microsoft Office programmes
  • Have experience using electronic health records (preferable)
  • Have exceptional interpersonal, customer services and communication skills
  • Commit to completing at least two four-month contracts within twelve months

There are also additional job-specific requirements. Learn more by clicking the relevant link below:

Doctor requirements

Nurse requirements

Paramedic requirements

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Cruise ship doctor jobs

At Medacs Healthcare, we have an array of exciting cruise ship jobs for doctors of various grades and specialties. Each role offers you the opportunity to travel the world and treat patients from different walks of life. You will benefit from a generous salary and on-board perks, and there’s even scope to explore exciting destinations when you are off-duty.

Roles and responsibilities of a cruise ship doctor

As a cruise ship doctor, you will work in the shipboard medical department. Here you will treat, support and care for patients suffering from a wide range of complaints and conditions.

Your primary responsibility will be to provide individualised inpatient, outpatient and ICU care for guests and crew. You will also perform various technical and non-clinical administrative tasks that support the efficient and safe operation of the well-equipped medical centre.

You will be assisted in your duties by a team of multi-skilled healthcare professionals. Together, you will make full use of your medical skills as you treat both guests and crew members.

Every medical department prides itself on consistently delivering high-quality, patient-centric healthcare to all on-board patients.

Whilst aboard ship, you will learn and practice a range of technical skills, such as x-ray acquisition, and perform laboratory tests and other procedures.

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Doctor requirements

There are several requirements all doctors must meet before accepting work aboard a cruise ship. You must:

  • Hold a valid medical degree
  • Be registered and licensed with an appropriate governmental or national regulatory body
  • Have at least three years’ postgraduate clinical experience in emergency medicine, acute care or ICU
  • Have recent work experience in a clinical setting

Find out more

If you would like to learn more about the cruise ship doctor jobs we have to offer, contact us today.

Cruise ship nurse jobs

At Medacs Healthcare, we offer an exciting range of cruise ship jobs for nurses of various grades and specialties. Each role affords you the opportunity to explore the world and improve your practice as you treat patients from different walks of life. You will benefit from a generous salary and on-board perks, and there’s even scope to explore exciting destinations when you are off-duty.

Roles and responsibilities of a cruise ship nurse

As a cruise ship nurse, you will work in the shipboard medical department. Here you will treat, support and care for patients suffering from a wide range of complaints and conditions.

Your primary responsibility will be to use your broad range of skills to offer patients care for everything from sea-sickness, bad sunburn and general first aid to more serious issues like cardiac arrest, severe injuries and critical care.

In some instances, your main objective will be to ensure patients are stable enough to be transferred to the nearest on-land medical facility.

You will be assisted in your duties by a team of multi-skilled healthcare professionals. You will make full use of your medical skills as you treat both guests and crew members in a timely and efficient manner.

Every medical department prides itself on consistently delivering high-quality, patient-centric healthcare to all on-board patients.

Whilst aboard ship, you will learn and practice a range of technical skills, such as x-ray acquisition, and perform laboratory tests and much more.

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Nursing requirements

There are a number of requirements all nurses must meet before accepting work aboard a cruise ship. You must:

  • Hold a registered nurse qualification
  • Be registered and licensed with an appropriate governmental or national regulatory body
  • Have at least three years' postgraduate clinical experience in emergency medicine, acute care or ICU
  • Have recent experience in a clinical setting

Find out more

If you would like to learn more about our cruise ship nurse jobs, contact us today.

Cruise ship paramedic jobs

At Medacs Healthcare, we have an exciting array of cruise ship jobs for paramedics. Each role offers you the opportunity to travel the world and treat a range of patients, each with different needs. You will benefit from a generous salary and on-board perks, and there’s even scope to explore exciting destinations when you are off-duty.

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Roles and responsibilities of a cruise ship paramedic

As a cruise ship paramedic, you will work as part of the shipboard medical department. You will treat, support and care for patients suffering from a wide range of complaints and conditions, often in time-sensitive situations.

Your primary responsibility will be to use your broad range of skills to provide routine emergency care to guests and crew members. You will act as the ship’s first line of response in an emergency.

You will also be responsible for assessing and treating patients on scene before transferring patients to the shipboard medical centre for further care.

All cruise ship paramedics must be comfortable with practicing autonomously under the authority of doctors, assessing patients and providing specialist treatment and advice to patients with specific medical needs.

Whilst aboard ship, you will learn and practice a range of technical skills, such as x-ray acquisition, and perform laboratory tests and other procedures.

Every medical department prides itself on consistently delivering high-quality, patient-centric healthcare to all on-board patients.

Paramedic requirements

All paramedics must meet certain requirements before accepting work aboard a cruise ship. You must:

  • Hold an Advanced Life Support Paramedic Qualification (or equivalent)
  • Be registered and licensed with an appropriate governmental or national regulatory body
  • Have at least three years’ postgraduate clinical experience in paramedicine, emergency medicine or other acute care settings
  • Have recent experience in a clinical setting

Find out more

If you would like to learn more about the opportunities we have for paramedics, contact us today. 

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Living and working on a cruise ship

Have you ever wondered what life working on a cruise ship is like for doctors, nurses and paramedics?

Our handy guide, Living and Working Abroad: Cruise Ships, provides the information you need to make an informed decision when it comes to accepting a cruise ship medical job.

You will learn more about your role and responsibilities on board ship, as well as details regarding shifts, contracts, your salary and the onboarding process. There are even details of the on-board amenities that you can make use of during your time at sea.

If you are eager to learn more about working on a cruise ship, download our handy living and working guide.

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Alternatively, if you have a question regarding life on board a cruise ship, please visit our extensive Living and Working on a Cruise Ship FAQs page.

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Cruise ship blog posts

Keen to learn more about life aboard a cruise ship as a doctor, nurse or paramedic? Read more in our cruise ship blog posts:

Contact us

If you are interested in learning more about the wide range of cruise ship jobs we have to offer starting in 2021, please complete the form below. Alternatively, you can contact our dedicated recruitment team via email.

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  • Living and Working on a Cruise Ship
  • Cruise Ship FAQs

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