Vacancy: Expedition Nurse/ Medical Coordination Manager

 

Raleigh International

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

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Western Australia: Senior Medical Officer required

Find medical jobs in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Gulf Region, Canada and UK through Head Medical

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.

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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.
Requirements
·         UK trainedHeadMedical1
·         MRCGP
·         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.
If you would like to know more about the above post or have a chat regarding exploring your overseas employment options please don’t hesitate to contact Yan on +44 (0)131 240 5274 or via yan@headmedical.comLinks:
Wild Medicine – Conservation Conference, Namibia
Extreme Medicine Conference, London
Sir Ranulph Fiennes

 

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We love simple new ideas that potentially save lives… GoodSAM

GoodSAM medical appBy 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!

https://www.goodsamapp.org/home

 

Mark is speaking at the 2014 Extreme Medicine Conference - meet him there…

 

Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Extreme Medicine

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Speakers, content and line up firming up as Extreme Medicine 2014 gets closer. Medics, Astronauts, Scientists, and the extraordinary all feature

Extreme Medicine 2014
The Extreme Medicine Conference has always sought to be unique, challenging, exciting and thought provoking and this is year we have exceeded even our own very high expectations with representatives from NASA, MSF, Xtreme Everest, London HEMS, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency … the amazingly diverse list goes on..

Spaces are going quickly and student tickets are already wait listed so make sure you you get your ticket we recommend booking now..

Book your conference space now
Pre Conference Workshop – Pre Hospital presented with London Air Ambulance
The Extreme Medicine Film

Exhibitors include

MSF, Doctors without Borders, Royal Navy, International SOS, Frontiermedex, Xtreme Everest, London Air Ambulance and Expedition & Wilderness Medicine

Extreme Medicine 2014

Meet the world leaders in Pre Hospital Care, Disaster & Humanitarian and Remote Medicine at the Royal Society of Medicine in November.

Each day of the conference focuses on different aspects of Extreme Medicine. The first day covers Expedition & Wilderness; the second day was built around Pre-Hospital Medicine with days 3 and 4 covering Disaster Medicine and Extreme Medicine respectively.

We will be featuring speakers on Gaza and the Ebola Crisis in West Africa.

Extreme Medicine Conference website

Geoffrey Ling 
Founding director of the Biological Technologies DARPA

Anthony D Redmond OBE
Founder of UK International Emergency Trauma Register

Natalie Roberts
MSF Syria
London HEM's

Pre Conference Workshop with London HEM’s

6-7th November 2014, Central London

Working with one of world’s leading air ambulance organisations, delivering advanced trauma team to critically injured people in London.  It has an international reputation for clinical excellence, and delivers pioneering procedures that have been adopted across the world.

Open to all medical professionals and registered medical students.

Spaces are limited to first come first served and a significant portion of ticket fees goes to London Air Ambulance as a charity.

Book your place here…

Extreme Medicine the film

Watch here…

Borge Ousland
Polar Explorer
NASA and Extreme Medicine

Michael Barrett 
NASA Astronaut, Human Research Program at NASA Johnson Space Centre.
Extreme mammalian adaptations

Craig Franklin
Queensland University, Biological Sciences at The University of Queensland

Gareth Grier
Clinical Director and Education Lead
London HEMS
Everest ER

Everest ER – conference charity 2014

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** Ebola Breakout – urgent medic appeal from the British Red Cross **

British Red CrossFrom 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 recruitment@redcross.org.uk. 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

 

Of interest

Extreme Medicine Conference

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Our iconic Mountain Medicine course in Nepal, run in association with EverestER and led this year by Dr Martin Rhodes of Antarctic fame, has a few places left.

Mountain Medicine courses
Our iconic Mountain Medicine course in Nepal, run in association with EverestER and led this year by Dr Martin Rhodes of Antarctic fame, has a few places left.
Last places left on our Belize Diving Medicine Course run with award charity Blue Ventures and led by its founder Dr Rob Conway  and our upcoming Dartmoor Expedition Medicine Course

Make sure you get your place and open a door to a new medical world…

Mountain Medicine Nepal

Mountain Medicine   
Nepal

08 October 2014 to 25 October 2014The ultimate mountain medicine course, the path of which follows the Everest Base Camp Trail up the Khumbu valley to base camp itself, situated in the shadow of the world’s most iconic peak.

The 2014 course is to be directed by Dr Martin Rhodes, DiMM instructor and Antarctic Logistics and Expeditions lead medic and Dr Rachel Anderson who is an Emergency Medicine registrar in the UK who has worked in the expedition environment in Nepal and Antarctica.

‘The Mountain Medicine course was one of the most amazing experiences of my life lead by a world class exped team. Really grateful for the opportunity to attend the course’

Book one of the last few places…

London Air Ambulance

Mountain Medicine   
Aconcagua

11 January 2015 to 30 January 2015Aconcagua is the highest point on the American continent and the tallest peak in the world outside of Asia. Rising approximately 4,000 ft above its surrounding peaks, Aconcagua, “The Stone Sentinel”, dominates the rugged Andean landscape. The ascent to its summit offers spectacular views of the Andes mountain range.

Our medical expedition will be following the Horcones Glacier, we’ll attempt the summit on the northeast aspect of the mountain.

Mountain Medicine   
Bhutan

22 September 2014 to 04 October 2014Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon, is no ordinary place. It is a kingdom replete with myths and legends, where the best of traditional culture thrives and mountains dominated the skyline.

Expedition & Wilderness Medicine’s Mountain Medicine course to the Bhutan is headed by Dr Luanne Freer MD FAWM founder of Everest ER.

Book your place now…

Diving & Marine Medicine Belize

Diving & Marine Medicine
Belize  with Blue Ventures

02 November 2014 to 07 November 2014

Expedition & Wilderness Medicine are very excited at being able to offer an inspirational Diving and Marine Medicine course for all those medical professionals responsible for clients or expedition team members in a diving or marine environment.

The 2014 Dive Medicine course will be held in Belize in association with Blue Ventures the award winning marine conservation organisation and includes diving on the remarkable UNESCO listed ‘Blue Hole’

Book your place now…

Extreme mammalian adaptations

Dartmoor
Expedition Medicine Course

This Septembers Expedition Medicine course on Dartmoor is delighted to be welcoming Dr Anna Bågenholm – the ultimate polar survivor and led by EWM is delighted to have Dr Alex Rowe, the companies newly appointed UK Medical Director.

Alex is no stranger to world of expeditions and remote medicine but his specialist subject is as the crew medic for the RNLI Lifeboat based out of Brixham.

Also onboard is Dr Matt Edwards of London Air Ambulance HEMS and AMREF Flying Doctors fame will be joining us on the next Dartmoor Expedition Medicine course in September – Matt has an amazingly broad range of experiences to learn from…

Book you place now…

Everest ER

Everest ER
Extreme Medicine Conference charity 2014

Meet the world leaders in Pre Hospital Care, Disaster & Humanitarian and Remote Medicine at the Royal Society of Medicine in November.
Find out more here…

 

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Sir Ranulph Fiennes and the Extreme Medicine Conference, NASA Astronaut Dr Michael Barrett and Professor Craig Franklin

Extreme Medicine 2014
Sir Ranulph Fiennes and the Extreme Medicine Conference, NASA Astronaut Dr Michael Barrett and Professor Craig Franklin - pre conference workshop presented in association with London HEMS.
Book your conference space now
Pre Conference Workshop – Pre Hospital presented with London Air Ambulance
The Extreme Medicine Film

Extreme Medicine 2014

Meet the world leaders in Pre Hospital Care, Disaster & Humanitarian and Remote Medicine at the Royal Society of Medicine in November.

Each day of the conference focuses on different aspects of Extreme Medicine. The first day covers Expedition & Wilderness; the second day was built around Pre-Hospital Medicine with days 3 and 4 covering Disaster Medicine and Extreme Medicine respectively.

We will be featuring speakers on Gaza and the Ebola Crisis in West Africa.

Extreme Medicine Conference website

Sir Ranulph Fiennes on Extreme Medicine

Sir Ranulph Fiennes is delighted to endorse the Extreme Medicine Conference Series.  The subject matter, close to his heart, brings together the disparate but complimentary,  and often overlapping fields, of Extreme & Expedition, Humanitarian & Disaster and  Pre Hospital Care medicine.

It is medicine that saves the lives of not only the most remote explorer but also populations devastated by natural disasters, covering the most in need in the most vulnerable of places.

The conference serves to bring global leaders in these areas to share knowledge, network and introduce new equipment and techniques as well as presenting cutting edge research. It is this excellence in extremes which Sir Ranulph is proud to be associated with.

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London HEM's

Pre Conference Workshop with London HEM’s

6-7th November 2014, Central London

Working with one of world’s leading air ambulance organisations, delivering advanced trauma team to critically injured people in London.  It has an international reputation for clinical excellence, and delivers pioneering procedures that have been adopted across the world.

The service provides pre-hospital medical care at the scene of the incident and serves the 10 million people who live, work and commute within the M25.

Open to all medical professionals and registered medical students.

Spaces are limited to first come first served and a significant portion of ticket fees goes to London Air Ambulance as a charity.

Book your place here…

London Air Ambulance

Extreme Medicine the film

Watch here…

NASA and Extreme Medicine

Featured speaker
Michael Barrett
NASA ASTRONAUT

Human Research Program at NASA Johnson Space Centre.

In January of 2012, he became manager of NASA’s Human Research Program. This program guides applied research oriented toward mitigating the most prominent health and performance risks associated with human spaceflight. In April of 2013, Dr. Barratt returned to the Astronaut Office and currently works medical and payload science issues while maintaining training proficiency.

See a selection of the Extreme Medicine 2014 speakers…
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Extreme mammalian adaptations

Featured speaker
Craig Franklin
Queensland University

Professor Craig Franklin is currently based in the School of Biological Sciences at The University of Queensland. He is an animal ecophysiologist and zoologist. Craig is also chair of the Animal Section, Society for Experimental Biology (London, UK), an editor for the Journal of Experimental Biology (Cambridge, UK) and Director of Research for the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve.
Professor Franklin has published over 200 scientific articles, including papers in the prestigious journals Science, Nature, and Proceedings of the Royal Society. He has been awarded a number of prestigious prizes during his career, including being appointed as a Professorial Fellow by the Australian Research Council; receiving an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Göteborg, and receiving the President’s Medal from the Society for Experimental Biology, UK.See a selection of the Extreme Medicine 2014 speakers…
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Everest ER

Everest ER – conference charity 2014

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Remote Medicine Conferences with EWM and Lindblad Expeditions …

EWM and Lindblad Expeditions National Geographic  team up…. again

After three years of successful collaboration Expedition & Wilderness Medicine have teamed up with Lindblad Expeditions National Geographic to offer up some amazing medical conferences in some of the world’s most difficult to access areas.
Very limited availability and space goes quickly- reserve your space now!
Antarctica | Kimberley Coast | Galapagos

Paul Auerbach Wilderness Medicine

Antarctica

Remote. Untrammeled. Spectacular. Antarctica is one of the most exhilarating adventures on Earth. There are many reasons to explore it. Wildlife: scores of penguins and whales. Ice: an entire museum of colossal and magical ice forms defying description. And the dashing history of the Heroic Age of Exploration.
Find out more….

How to book

Your booking is made through Lindblad Expeditions and their terms & conditions apply.
Please email Liz Estes for a completed reservation form.
Should you require further information regarding the itinerary, flights and travel arrangements or specific requirements regarding your stay, your point of contact is Liz at 888-773-9007888-773-9007, if ringing from outside the US on 001-212-261-9000001-212-261-9000 or email groups@expeditions.com.  We recommend your make your flights arrangements through Lindblad especially if travel from the US to tie in with local ground arrangements.

Medical Conference in Galapagos

Galápagos Islands

25 September 2015 to 04 October 2015

Join us aboard the National Geographic Endeavour, our expedition ship for a CME accredited medical conference.

Explore this amazing UNESCO listed region in the company of some of the world’s most knowledgeable experts and follow in the footsteps of Darwin.
Find out more….

Kimberley Medical Conference

Kimberley with the Spice Islands

You will  travel with an Expedition Leader, a team of naturalists, an undersea specialist, divemasters, an Expedition Leader, a Lindblad-National certified photo instructor, who are amazing experts in their own right, and consequently offer a superb environment from which to explore this incredible region.

Explore the remote, spectacular Kimberley region of northwest Australia and the string of idyllic Spice Islands of Indonesia to be invited into remote villages where history comes alive in traditional ceremonies.
Find out more….

Remote Medical Conferences

Medical Conferences with EWM

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Anna Bågenholm explains why she feels expedition medicine is so important…

Working as a Radiologist at the North Norway Universital hospital, I am used to dealing with extreme medicine physiology and Anna Bagenholm and Polar Medicinelogistics 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.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes

 

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Anna Bågenholm – ultimate polar survivor joins the EWM team for the next Expedition Medicine course

Expedition Medicine experts gather on Dartmoor

This Septembers Expedition Medicine course on Dartmoor is delighted to be welcoming Dr Anna Bågenholm – the ultimate polar survivor…

Network with the leaders in remote medicine
The Extreme Medicine Conference London – 8-11 November

Book your conference & Workshop space now | Book just the workshop
The Extreme Medicine Film

Dartmoor headed up by Dr Alex Rowe

EWM is delighted to have Dr Alex Rowe, the companies newly appointed UK Medical Director at the helm of this years September course in Dartmoor.
Alex is no stranger to world of expeditions and remote medicine but his specialist subject is as the crew medic for the RNLI Lifeboat based out of Brixham.

Find out more about Alex here…
Reserve your place now….

2 Vacancies: Combined Diving & Hyperbaric Medicine / Emergency Medicine

Two 6 month junior / middle grade doctor posts available – one commencing Feb 2015, the other Aug 2015.   Roles include funded enrolment in Postgraduate Certificate in Remote Healthcare

Network with the leaders in remote medicine
The Extreme Medicine Conference London – 8-11 November

Extreme Medicine Conference & Pre Conference workshop presented in association with London HEMS
Book your conference & Workshop space now
Book just the workshop

Dr Anna Bagenholm

Dr Anna Bågenholm

Anna is a Swedish radiologist from Vanersborg, who survived after a skiing accident in 1999 left her trapped under a layer of ice for 80 minutes in freezing water.

During this time she became a victim of extreme hypothermia and her body temperature;decreased to 13.7C (56.7F), the lowest survived body temperature ever recorded in a human with accidental hypothermia until fellow Swede Stella, 7 years old, survived 13.0C (55.F) at Christmas 2010 Bågenholm was able to find an air pocket under the ice, but suffered circulatory arrest after 40 minutes in the water. Source: Wikipedia.

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Whats out there once you’ve done a course?

Dr Matt Edwards
Flying Doctor AMREF, London HEMS

Great to hear that Dr Matt Edwards of London Air Ambulance HEMS and AMREF Flying Doctors fame will be joining us on the next Dartmoor Expedition Medicine course in September – Matt has an amazingly broad range of experiences to learn from…

Read about his time with the British Antarctic Survey
Working for AMREF in Kenya

Reserve your place now….

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