Cruise Ship Paramedic

Carnival Cruise Line (US), Princess Cruises

Carnival Cruise Line (US), Princess Cruises, Holland America, Seabourn, P&O Australia

Type of contract: Permanent, rotations of four months at sea with two-month intermissions
Salary: Starts at GBP 2,565 per month working onboard. The current pecuniary incentives package includes a 30% bonus atop the base salary, a joining bonus of USD 2,000, and other rewards for variable contract lengths.
Benefits: Paramedics afford a shipboard officer rank with access to ship’s amenities, travel privileges for family and friends, single berth accommodation, paid travels to join the vessel and return home from assignments, onboard meals, utilities, uniforms, and laundry, among others.
Application: Online submission, selection based on a documental assessment of qualifications, registration and experience, and two interviews. 
Link to apply: Questions or concerns, email

Job Details
Paramedics are responsible for providing high standards of individualized routine and emergency care to guests and crew. Paramedics act as first responders, triaging emergency calls, assessing and treating on the scene, and transferring patients to the shipboard medical center for definitive care. Using specific patient group directives, paramedics can practice autonomously under the authority of doctors, assessing patients and providing treatment and advice for specific conditions. In addition to first response duties, paramedics work closely with shipboard nurses and doctors to attend to patients attending daily walk-in clinics.

Paramedics also perform various technical and non-clinical administrative tasks that support the efficient and safe operation of the medical center under the direction and supervision of the Senior Nurse. Additional duties include equipment checks, medicines and inventory management, 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.

Our medical staff continuously provides a high level of customer service, maintaining a professional, dignified, friendly, assertive, and polite manner, demonstrating performance consistent with the Vision, Mission, and Strategic Plan of the organization.

Application requirements
Paramedic applicants must hold an Advanced Paramedic Qualification (or equivalent) and current registration and license with an appropriate governmental or national regulatory body (NREMT-P or NREMT Paramedic required for US applicants). Applicants must have at least three years of post-graduate clinical experience in paramedicine, emergency medicine, or other acute care settings, including remote medicine. The most recent work experience should be in a clinical setting. Additional requirements include:
A valid accredited ALS/ACLS certificate before joining a vessel
PALS certification may be required before completing the first year of employment
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 OS and MS Office programs
Experience with the use of electronic health records is preferred
Outstanding interpersonal, customer service, and communication skills
A commitment to completing at least two four-month contracts within twelve months