We often receive emails asking about expedition medicine jobs. While these come up often, it can sometimes be a bit of a closed world for those new to the game. So, as well as listing specific jobs as and when we hear about them, we’ve also listed regular voluntary opportunities in our Resources Section and showcased previous listings in our Jobs Archive. We endorse the FPHC Guidelines on Medical Provision in the Wilderness and the IPPG recommendations for trekkers. We recommend interrogating job offers to ensure they meet British Standard BSI 8848:2014, that you are right for the job and that you reach an agreeable arrangement regarding expenses (including indemnity) and pay. Finally, Legal Aspects of Expedition Medicine are essential considerations alongside your wider preparations.
Please note: we need to say very clearly that we do not endorse these organisations, the contents of external websites, or offer any adventure medicine work ourselves.
Jobs with salary and expenses paid
We are looking for a caring and friendly doctor to join our team and oversee the medical welfare of the children and staff of Thomas's London Day Schools during two of the nine weeks of their trips to Thomas's Daheim. This job will include medical care whilst they are on the mountain undertaking skiing and other outdoor pursuits and also whilst they are within the hotel facilities and for the duration of their visit. Once the funicular closes at 5pm access to the resort is not possible by road. Ideally we are looking for a doctor who has previous experience working in such environments and with young people. Ideally the candidate will have in date life support qualifications including trauma and be emergency or GP trained. The hotel sleeps around 70 pupils & 10 staff and we plan to take each of our Year 6 (10 & 11 year olds) and Year 5 (9 & 10 year olds) from all 4 Prep schools for a week each, over eight weeks. The weeks we need a doctor for are:
* Saturday 24th February – Friday 1st March: Thomas’s Fulham, Year 6
* Saturday 2nd March – Friday 8th March: Thomas’s Kensington, Year 6
The children will ski and take part in outdoor pursuits activities run by the local ski
If you are interested please send a letter of applicant and CV to Paul Wild (Head of Thomas’s Outdoors & Thomas’s Daheim) at email@example.com. Paul is happy to be contacted on 07795542670 if you would like to speak to him before applying
You will be paid approximately the equivalent of 2000 Euros (1000 per week), subject to full attendance of the dates of employment, in the currency of your choice.
Accommodation & Expenses
We will pay for full board and accommodation for the duration of this contract. Please note this includes soft drinks but excludes alcoholic beverages. We will reimburse you the costs for one return trip from your home address to Thomas's Daheim.
We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment and work in accordance with our child protection policies and procedures. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check.More Details
We’re recruiting for a General Medicine Physician in the Northern Territory , Australia! $515k+
Here, you’ll see chronic disease with tropical medicine and interesting autoimmune disorders, snake bites, acute rheumatic fever, melioidosis as well as your usual strokes, myocardial infarctions and COPD exacerbations!
You’ll need to use your general medical skills in a resource limited setting.
This is a great opportunity for an immersive cultural experience working with Aboriginal patients and in outreach work to remote communities. You’ll travel by 4×4 or fly allowing you to see this beautiful region but also to engage with patients and primary care colleagues.
Please contact Alasdair Spinner on +447414531583 or firstname.lastname@example.org.More Details
Critical Care International – Doctors
Critical Care International is a UK-based company delivering remote healthcare to the
highest medical and ethical standards for organisations operating in the world’s most
We work closely with clients and stakeholders to deliver ethical, evidence-based and
sustainable development projects.
We offer a variety of roles and we are always interested in talking to medical
professionals with at least 3 years post qualification experience, including in resource
poor settings. Language skills are also a benefit. Clinical support and governance are
provided by a panel of specialty experts, alongside our operations team.
If this is of interest, please complete the online form with your CV.
Healix Medical – Flight Medicine
Healix is one of the world’s largest international medical assistance companies, employing 300 staff across our offices in the UK, Spain, USA, New Zealand and Singapore. We work to safeguard the health of travellers and expatriates worldwide. Our clients include insurance companies, governments, multinational corporations, broadcasters, airlines, universities and NGOs.
We frequently require doctors and nurses to travel overseas so that they can provide care to medical patients who are travelling internationally on scheduled flights. These patients will usually be individuals who have been hospitalised during a holiday or a business trip and who now require medical assistance in order to travel home safely.
This work is varied and exciting as it can involve travel to almost any part of the world in order to look after patients with a very wide range of needs. This role will appeal to those with a sense of adventure and who wish to add something new to their current portfolio of work. Flying missions frequently come up at short notice and will inevitably involve one or more nights away from home: for this reason the role is suitable for those whose current working patterns afford blocks of time off.
This is not an employed position: doctors and nurses will be paid a fee for each job, calculated according to the number of hours they are away. For this role doctors must have at least five years’ experience and should have passed the Royal College membership exams in their chosen field of practice. ALS is a requirement. For nurses we require at least four years’ experience in acute fields such as accident and emergency, ICU or CCU. ILS is essential.
If you would like to apply or are interested in finding out more, please submit a current CV and covering letter to email@example.com.More Details
Jobs with expenses paid
Journey of a Lifetime Trust – Doctors
Since 1983, the Journey of a Lifetime Trust (JoLt) has been making a positive, lasting difference to the lives of hundreds of disabled, ill, abused and neglected young people. Every two years, we organise expeditions all over the world for groups of young people (from fourteen to twenty-one years) with significant disadvantages. All long to travel to far-away places. JoLt makes their dreams come true.
We are looking to recruit two Qualified Female Doctors to join expedition leadership team on the 2024 Journey of a Lifetime across South East Asia. We aim to travel through Cambodia and Vietnam, with the trip departing mid-July – returning August 2024 (24 days, final dates TBC). This is a volunteer post.
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.orgMore Details
Adventure Under Sail – Medic
Seas Your Future, run by the charity Adventure Under Sail, have been changing young lives through the power of the ocean since 2008. As Pelican voyage crew members, young people from all backgrounds, aged between 14 and 25, embark on a voyage of self-discovery. They join us to learn from experts in sail training, explore the possibilities of a maritime career or pursue a passion for ocean science and environmental conservation.
We’re looking for an enthusiastic expedition medic to cover the role of Volunteer Health and Welfare officer providing pastoral support and emergency health cover for coastal voyages around the United Kingdom and Ireland.
We will arrange and pay for travel, support arranging indemnity insurance and cover those expenses too. You should be a UK registered doctor/nurse/paramedic registered in the UK, ideally with recent acute/emergency care experience. You will be supported virtually by our lead Health and Welfare Officer, plus the option of case discussion with our emergency care consultants as required from the Bristol Royal Infirmary NHS Trust.
A comprehensive medical kit is provided on board, and all participants undergo pre-voyage health screening. To apply or for further information, please email Marc Robinson; Lead Health and Welfare officer email@example.com.More Details