Jobs & Volunteering
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
Critical Care International – Doctors
Critical Care International are a UK-based company delivering remote healthcare to the highest medical and ethical standards for organisations operating in the world’s most challenging environments. We work closely with clients to deliver ethical, evidence-based and sustainable development projects.
We have an immediate vacancy for a doctor to conduct a comprehensive Health Needs Assessment (HNA) for communities in West Africa with some preparatory work in advance of deployment in early July. If you are a doctor with international development experience, at least at least 3 years post qualification experience, including in resource poor settings and you are looking for a new opportunity then please contact us. French language skills are an advantage. Full support and governance are provided.
For more information, please email email@example.com with a full CVMore Details
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.More Details
Prometheus Medical – Paramedic/Nurse
Prometheus Medical Global, part of Safeguard Medical, provide world-class medical consultancy, services, training and equipment. Our purpose is to empower people to save lives. We have current opportunities for proactive, engaged and dynamic individuals to provide emergency trauma care, supported primary care and medical advice in various deployed settings worldwide.
We are currently recruiting for a specific role in the Caribbean. We require valid HCPC Paramedic or NMC Nurse registration, with a minimum of 5 years post-registration experience. Additionally, proven clinical experience working in prehospital/remote and rural environments is desirable.
Individuals must work well both within a team and independently, liaising with us to ensure the optimum care is delivered to clients and ensuring they are not working outside of their individual and Prometheus Medical’s organisational remit. In addition, remote clinical supervision and support are available from our clinical team 24/7.
Roles range from short to long term deployments, with opportunities for one-off and rotational commitments, either working as the solo medical responder or as part of a small medical response team. If you meet the criteria above and are interested in finding out more, please submit a current CV and cover 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.
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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