Raleigh International has over 30 years’ experience driving sustainable change through inspiring young people to volunteer overseas. We are looking for an experienced nurse to join our management team in London.
As the Medical Coordination Manager you will play a key role in supporting our staff and volunteers. This involves ensuring the highest health and safety standards are met at all times on our international projects, including providing optimum response in case of emergencies. You will assist in the recruitment and support of expedition medics and vet all applicants to be volunteers and staff. You will also have considerable input into policy and practice. You will be a central part of the safety team with a high level of liaison with our overseas staff and programmes.
Raleigh International is a sustainable development charity. We harness the passion and energy of young people to effect positive change in sustainable development. Our programmes focus on providing access to safe water and sanitation, protecting vulnerable environments, building resilient communities and developing youth leadership.
Our work is delivered through young people and is a collaboration between local communities, partners and volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds, nationalities and life stages. We operate in partnership with communities, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and governments in Borneo, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, India and Tanzania. Since our foundation as a charity in 1984, Raleigh volunteers have become a global community of more than 38,000 people committed to building a sustainable future.
For more information or to apply for the role please go to: http://www.raleighinternational.org/work-for-raleigh
Head Medical are looking for an experienced and adventurous UK trained generalist medical practitioner in rural Western Australia. This is an incredible opportunity to use a wide scope of clinical skills and practice Indigenous Health.
Employers positively seek out members of the Expedition & Wilderness Medicine Community so please mention ‘EWM’ when enquiring...
Senior Medical Officer Rural Western Australia
£218,000 per annum + shift allowances + car + accommodation
Located in rural Western Australia, this post may provide the adventure/challenge you are looking for. You will be working in the local indigenous community and making a true difference while also being exceptionally rewarded for your efforts.
The position requires a medical practitioner with extensive generalist experience, able to demonstrate emergency department and primary health care knowledge and skills. The post enables a wide scope of clinical practice in Indigenous health while working closely within a supportive team of friendly staff.
· UK trained
· Minimum 10 years GP experience
Western Australia is one of the most beautiful and diverse regions in the world, you will have the chance to explore the outback and the state is home to some the planets best diving and beaches.
By day Mark Wilson as as a Neurosurgeon at Imperial. He also works with London’s Air Ambulance. His specialist area is acute brain problems especially traumatic brain injury (and in particular it’s hyperacute management). by in his spare time he is the developer of a life-saving mobile phone called GoodSAM that crowd sources off-duty doctors, nurses and paramedics to local life threatening emergencies
Mark has worked extensively overseas both clinically and as an expedition doctor. Locations include India, Nepal, the Arctic, South Africa, and Australia as a GP and as a researcher with NASA. His research areas include the effects of altitude and microgravity on the cerebral circulation, the former of which he extensively researched during the 2007 Xtreme Everest expedition.
He authored The Medic’s Guide to Work and Electives Around the World in 2000 which is now in it’s 3rd edition.
GoodSAM an App that crowd sources off-duty doctors, nurses and paramedics to local life threatening emergencies – GoodSAM. Please take a look and register!
Mark is speaking at the 2014 Extreme Medicine Conference - meet him there…
From the British Red Cross We are looking to launch a recruitment campaign to recruit Doctors and Nurses to staff our urgent response to the Ebola outbreak in west Africa. Working with the International Federation of the Red Cross/Red Crescent Societies and we are working to provide additional staff for an isolation unit in Sierra Leone.
We are looking for are qualified and trained medical staff who will be able deploy for a period of around one month. Please note that if an individual is currently patient facing then there would also be a 3 week quarantine period at home in the UK before they could return to normal clinical work. These posts would be paid positions with the British Red Cross.
If any individuals are interested to apply we would ask them to send a CV and cover letter to email@example.com. We would then have a process of interview, training, medical check and briefing including discussions of insurance and security, before a deployment.
Please mention ‘Expedition & Wilderness‘ when making contact
Extreme Medicine Conference
Working as a Radiologist at the North Norway Universital hospital, I am used to dealing with extreme medicine physiology and logistics on regular basis. At our remote location, our hospital takes care of 500 000 inhabitants living across a vast area, including the beautiful remoteness of Svalbard. I have treated people following polar bear attacks, avalanches, mountain falls and shipwrecks. We prepare patients for long medevac flights using planes and helicopters, journey times lengthened during ice storms and bad weather conditions. Our remote location leaves us vulnerable but teamwork plays a big part in all we do so we make good use of new technologies, including teleradiology, which I use on a daily basis.
Personally, I am so grateful to the people at the University Hospital in North Norway not only for having the opportunity to work together with them as senior doctor but also for maintaining my medical career after having a bad skiing accident in 1999.
The accident gave me a core body temperature of 13.7 degrees and no heart beat for 2 hours and 45 minutes. The medical team never gave up on me and their knowleage of extreme physiology saved me. Their slogan is
“nobody is dead until warm and dead.”
After 1 hour helicopter transportation, 9 hours in the operating room, 6 days on ECMO, 6 days on kidney replacement therapy, 5 weeks on a ventilator and 1-2 years partially paralysed from the neck down, I now lead a completely normal life, helping other patients.
We should think of extreme medicine as an important and normal part of medicine. We never know when we might need to draw upon our knowledge of extreme physiology and associated logistics. Being prepared is the best way to handle the situation.