Sterling Cross Trading LLP

Shipboard Doctor (GP/Hospital)

Location: Cruise Ship based - Worldwide Destinations

Salary: USD $10,000 per month (£7311.75)  20.09.21 exchange rate

Description: Embark your medical career on a new international voyage of discovery.

Join our team of skilled Doctors, Nurses and Paramedics working on any of our 70 ships across our five fleets.

Our staff are passionate about providing quality healthcare to our guests and crew while they sail the world creating lasting memories.

Our doctors are primarily responsible for providing individualized outpatient, inpatient and ICU care for guests and crew.

As a ShipboardDoctor (GP) you will consult both crew and guests, providing timely, safe and evidence-based assessments, formulating differential diagnoses and treatment plans, performing clinical interventions and procedures, and coordinating logistics of referrals and evacuations.

Doctors manage the preventative health and wellness programs for crew and are also responsible for adhering to public health practices.

Working as a ShipboardDoctor (GP) will also perform various technical and non-clinical administrative tasks that support the efficient and safe operation of the medical center.

Additional duties include participation in drills, audits, inspections and training of other crew members.

Technical skills are learned and practiced on board, such as X-rays acquisition, and performing a wide array of laboratory tests and other procedures.

You will work closely with shipboard nurses and paramedics, and report to the ship’s Senior Doctor.

All medical staff provide high level of customer service, maintaining a professional, dignified, friendly, assertive, and polite manner at all times, towards both guests and fellow crew members, and demonstrate performance consistent with the Vision, Mission and Strategic Plan of the organization.

Person Specification: Doctor applicants must hold a Medical Degree and current registration and licensing with an appropriate governmental or national regulatory body.

Applicants must have at least three years post graduate clinical experience in emergency medicine, acute care or ICU, and most recent work experience should be in a clinical setting.

Experience and certification in point of care ultrasound is preferred.

Additional requirements include:


  • A Valid passport
  • Eligibility to be issued a United States C1/D Visa (Not applicable for US and Canadian citizens)
  • Fluency in English, both conversational and technical
  • Computer literacy and experience with Microsoft Windows 7 (or higher) and MS Office programs
  • Experience with use of electronic health records is preferred
  • Outstanding interpersonal, customer services and communication skills
  • A commitment to completing at least two four-month contracts within a twelve-month period
  • Additional training in advanced airway management, ICU, Primary Emergency Care, Immediate Medical Care, ECG, Advanced Trauma Life Support and Advanced Pediatric Life Support is highly recommended, and experience working in private healthcare settings is preferred.

Benefits: Single cabin with private bathroom, stewarding services, access to ship’s amenities and entertainment, free gym access and crew welfare programme, cruise benefits, discounted prices onboard shops and SPA





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