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Focus on Psych Jobs Downunder

Edinburgh based medical recruitment specialists Head Medical have a number of psychiatry roles in Australia.HeadMedical5

We’ve listed the vacancies on our jobs page, HERE, but to give you a flavour of what they have available, they include:

Head Medical are the UK’s leading international medical recruitment specialist. They recruit Doctors for fantastic positions in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and the Gulf.  They also recruit for jobs in the UK and are committed to turning your career ideas and goals into reality with the right job in the right location.

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

Meet Head Medical at the World Extreme Medicine conference in Edinburgh at the World Extreme Medicine Conference, 18 – 21 November.

 

 

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Combined Diving & Hyperbaric Medicine / Emergency Medicine post

Two 6 month junior / middle grade doctor posts available – one commencing Feb 2017, the other Aug 2017. Includes funded enrolment in Postgraduate Certificate in Remote Healthcare or Diploma in Occupational Medicine.

DDRC Healthcare is a charity providing hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO), training and research in Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine and associated fields. In conjunction with Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, we are looking to appoint two junior doctors for 6 month posts – one doctor to commence February 2016 and the other August 2016.

We are looking for Doctors with a minimum of 2 years experience post qualification. You must have full registration with the GMC or be eligible to become fully registered. You must also hold a diving qualification.

The post will be an average of 6 sessions per week at DDRC Healthcare and 4 sessions per week in the Emergency Department, Derriford Hospital. Derriford Hospital is adjacent to DDRC Healthcare and is the largest teaching hospital in the southwest with a busy Emergency Department.

DDRC Healthcare provides HBO for elective and emergency patients for conditions including decompression Illness (DCI), tissue damage secondary to radiotherapy and diabetic ulcers.

Training will be provided in Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine and successful candidates will be encouraged and funded to enrol in the Postgraduate Certificate in Remote Healthcare run by the Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry or the Diploma in Occupational Medicine.

There is no on call commitment for the diving aspect of this post however individuals will be encouraged to be involved in the management of diving accidents. The ED sessions may include some night shifts.

For application form and further information see Employment section www.ddrc.org

To discuss the job or to arrange a visit – please contact Dr Christine Penny – info@ddrc.org or 01752 209999

Closing date:  25.8.16 at 1700                                interview date: 9.9.16

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Extreme Medicine news!

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GLOBAL • EXPLORATION • SPACE

South Pole Rescue

June 14, 2016 saw two Twin Otter aircraft leave Calgary on the first leg of a multi-stage intercontinental flight to the Amundsen-Scott Pole Station.

The purpose of the flight – a medevac of a Lockheed Martin employee requiring a level of medical care unavailable at the station.

Being mid-winter in Antarctica the crew faced severe weather challenges and extreme conditions, to pull-off this rescue.

Read the updates from Kenn Borek Air Ltd HERE and for some ligh-hearted interviews check out Global News’ article.

Explore the UK

Bothies are a great way to shelter and stay overnight out in the wilderness. Scattered throughout the UK, these shelters are very basic, often very remote and cannot be booked.

You could arrive at a bothy to find a group of fellow wilderness lovers just heating up a brew or your group could have the place to yourself – the great thing is, you won’t know until you arrive!

For more about bothies read Red Bull’s article and then head over to theMountain Bothies Association and plan your next adventure.

Are you working in an extreme environment?

STV Productions want to speak to medical practitioners working in remote, especially jungle, locations.

We’ve not got much info on this so if this sound like you, get in touch with STVHERE

Conservation projects for medics

If you’re a lover of nature and would love to work more closely with conservation projects, there’s loads out there for you.

As we say here at WEM, ‘where man goes, medicine must follow’ and conservation projects are part of that. You’ll be more than a medic, you’ll form part of the whole team and have opportunities to apply your skills in different areas.

Sea Shepherd (appearing at the Expo),Blue Ventures and Barefoot Conservation are great organisation to follow if you’d love to work near, in or on the sea. For land lovers the Naankuse Foundation and the Luangwa Safaris Association are great examples of opportunities open to you.

Whatever your favourite environment to work in, we’ve got a course to help you understand the challenges you may face. Check out our course page HERE.

Last chance for Polar Medicine

Fancy taking your clinical skills to cold environments? If you’re answering ‘yes’ then we’ve got something for you.

In just a few short weeks we’ll be just outside Wanaka with our team of expert cold weather lovers. From mountain summits to the North Pole our faculty has a huge and varied experience which they’re ready to share with you.

To find out more visit our Polar New Zealand course page, if the northern hemisphere is more suitable for you then how about joining us in Norway next February?

Friday fun

Head over to Life in the Fast Lane’s fantastic site and try your hand at the Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five.

If you’ve ever wondered what percentage of the population find a stethoscope sexy you’ll want to give this quiz a go.

 

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Course accreditation update

Given our new academic focus, we have chosen not to renew our accreditation with the Wilderness Medical Society (WMS), therefore we  are no longer able to offer CME through the WMS for our courses.

CME is generally considered to be educational content that is appropriate for the speciality that a doctor works in. Expedition and wilderness medicine is not part of any core medical specialty programme and as such does not fit any conventional CME programmes except the WMS. Historically, we chose the WMS to accredit our courses to provide clients with an opportunity to claim CME/ CPD credits. Very recently we learned that the WMS had changed their internal processes which meant that in addition to us re-applying for course accreditation, our faculty would also need to have their FAWM in order to teach on our courses. We recruit our staff based on their academic qualifications along with their skills, experience and research that has contributed to the world’s understanding of expedition medicine. As such, we do not consider it necessary for them to also have their FAWM.

This coincides with the considerable amount of effort we’re applying to develop our Extreme Medicine post-graduate and Masters programme. This is work undertaken in collaboration with the University of Exeter, one of the top 100 universities in the world, and will result in a universally recognised academically consistent qualification, which holds more weight. This introduces a competency based programme across our entire course portfolio. Whether you’ll be part of the post-graduate programme or you’re choosing to take part on one of our stand alone courses, all content will be subject to the same review and approvals process by the University.

Right now, you’re a client who is at a bridging point before the post-graduate programme is fully established. At the end of the course you’re scheduled to attend, we will give you a certificate of attendance and a list of competences / learning outcome which you can self-assess against your portfolios or CPD learning logs

We continue to strive for best practice within the expedition medicine world and think that courses based on competences offer a better outcome for our clients continued professional development and for the people ultimately under your care.

If you have any questions please do get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to discuss these with you.

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Calling all sea-loving adventurous medics.

Windfall films are looking for sea-loving medical professionals CH4 Pacific Challengeto take part in a series for Channel 4. You’ll retrace a famous naval adventure across the Pacific Ocean in a replica sail boat, with only basic rations to keep you going.

For more information click on the picture and contact Windfall Films directly.

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Team Rubicon: Short term position in Nepal

TeamRubiconLogoOur lovely friends at Team Rubicon urgently require a volunteer medic to join them in Nepal, 19 March – 2 April.  Flights & expenses covered.  Please email a brief introduction and medical CV to tim.edwards@teamrubiconuk.org .  Here’s the detail:

Calling all medics! There is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a volunteer team going to Nepal in March to rebuild a school destroyed in the earthquake. Team Rubicon UK provides disaster relief to those affected by natural disasters, be they domestic or international. By pairing the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders, medical professionals, and technology solutions, Team Rubicon aims to provide the greatest service and impact possible.

After last year’s earthquake Team Rubicon sent teams into Nepal to help with the immediate aftermath and hundreds of thousands of people were helped. Almost a year on there are still thousands of Nepalis who still need help with basic services. The team is complete except for one important member – a medic. Due to the remote nature of the deployment it is vital that they take someone suitably qualified to deal with trauma, life support, and normal medical problems. The team is 16 strong with basic first aid qualifications but what they really need is a paramedic or other suitably qualified person to deploy with them.

Team RubiconThe trip is from the 19 March until 2 April (flights dependent within a day). The deployment is unpaid but all flights and expenses are covered.If you are interested in being involved in what will be a fantastic opportunity please email a brief introduction and medical CV to tim.edwards@teamrubiconuk.org .

As time is short Team Rubicon have asked that only those who are confident that they can deploy get in contact.  Thanks.

 

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The latest news, views and opportunities from EWM Towers

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To take advantage of the World Extreme Medicine Expo early bird offer use discount code WEMEEARLYBIRD30 at the checkout.

Response to the Paris attacks

The medical response to multisite terrorist attacks in Paris reviews the coordinated effort from the emergency services and Assistance
Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (APHP) .
The article offers the perspective of an Emergency Physician, Anaesthesiologist and a Trauma Surgeon, before offering a conclusion.

It’s clear no matter what the plan, it’s the people; doctors, nurses, emergency services, administrators, volunteers and many others, that enable a successful response.
View the FULL ARTICLE on the Lancet’s website.

Jobs and opportunities

The European Space Agency is once again looking for a doctor to join them for a year of research and experiments at the Concordia research station in Antarctica.
Click HERE to see the post on the ESA website.

Luangwa Safari Association Medical Fund need a doctor for 3-6 months to provide care for staff and guest in addition to providing care at Kakumbi Rural Health Centre.
Check out the full details HERE and to read a previous doctor’s blog written during her time in the role click HERE

Course pick

Mountain Medicine 2016 following another extremely successful course in Nepal trekking to Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp.
The first piece of feedback we received told us “this was the most amazing trip I have been on” and it is comments like these we aim for and pride ourselves on.
Pre-hospital Trauma Workshops will continue throughout 2016. We focus on initial care around head injuries, chest injuries, traumatic cardiac arrest, blast and ballistic injuries. We’ll also touch on crew resource management and effective leadership on scene in the single and multi casualty scenarios.

“We treat athletes like NASA treats astronauts”.

Last month saw the launch of Vollebak, a new brand that aims to tackle the fundamental issues faced by extreme sports people.

Having lived through the highs and lows that come with racing and training in the world’s toughest environments, founders and adventure athletes Steve and Nick Tidball, started working on products and experiments to help athletes relax and survive.
Click HERE to find out more.

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EWMi – The Clock’s Ticking.

Time’s running out for the EWMi opportunity in Dartmoor

Below is the information from our blog post earlier this year, which will tell you all you need to know to apply for our next intern opportunity!

We are a friendly, easy going, but hard working bunch who are used to long days, little rest and working together to get a job done. We do this with a ready smile and a can do attitude which very much reflects the EWM philosophy. As an intern we’d like you to be slot into our team straight away and be happy to muck in when and wherever we need you.

If you’re interested in joining us as an intern, you will need to make your own way to the course location on the afternoon prior to the course and remain until we are packed away on the final day. You’ll stay in the faculty accommodation and may be required to assist with almost any part of setting up the course; everything from setting up seating, packing med bags, sorting out kit or directing course delegates to specific locations. In return, while with us as, we will make every effort to ensure you are able to attend each lecture and workshop and of course, you’ll get to know our incredible faculty.

The next intern position available, will be for our Expedition & Wilderness Medicine course based in Dartmoor 16-19 November. You’ll need to get yourself to the venue, but we will provide all your home comforts for you.  For all UK course dates click HERE

We welcome applications from the UK and overseas but are not able to reimburse travel expenses.  To submit your application for consideration, please send us:

  • A recent CV with an outdoor image of yourself (we reserve the right to use this image for marketing purposes).
  • Something that tells us about you and your achievements – this can take any form, but use this as your opportunity to sell yourself to us.
  • A covering letter telling us why you would make a good intern – max 300 words.

In return we only ask for your good humour, entertaining company, a course write up to be supplied to us with one month and agreement to make yourself available for a telephone interview post course.

Email your enquiries and submissions to admin@expedition-medicine.com

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Take a look at our latest newsletter to find out more about the amazingly adventurous Dr Andrew Peacock

 

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Have you booked your place for Dartmoor ’15? We’ll host our next Expedition & Wilderness Medicine course, 16 – 19 November and have new additional content on offer. Places are filling up fast, so if you’re keen to kick-start your Expedition Medicine career join us North Devon.

What’s a ‘traditional’ medicine career?

Dr Andrew Peacock works with us as a faculty member and also as Medical Director for Expedition & Wilderness Medicine Australia. Andrew recently spoke with RedBull.com about his adventurous career, giving an insight into how he balances a passion for outdoor pursuits and medicine. Click HERE to learn what makes the most adventurous of medics tick.

Poster competition

We’re super pleased with our new look Extreme Medicine Conference website. We’ve just added a page for our poster competition.
We’ve made it nice and easy for you to register and submit your abstract. Click HERE to be taken straight to the poster page.

Blogging for all the right reasons.

According to Uncharted Expeditions, “PTSD is a growing epidemic and the dialogue needs to continue for others to step out of the silence and get help”. In this blog one paramedic is finding peace in the mountains and she’s sharing her experiences.
This is a frank and brave blog, but one that is of great value to the writer and will hopefully help many others along the way. THIS LINK will take you straight there.

Antarctic job opportunity

The University of Texas Medical Branch is looking for an Emergency or Family Medicine physician with acute care experience to join them at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station.
You must have US citizenship, a US medical license and a love for dark snowy places.
The clinical load will is light, but the opportunity to work in this remote location should appeal to physicians interested in extreme and altitude medicine. This role provides a number of rare experiences like a view of the Aurora Australis and Milky Way from a perspective few others are fortunate experience.
Visit our jobs page HERE for more information and the relevant application contact details.

Kili’ opportunity

Action Challenge are looking for a medic to join their Kilimanjaro expedition, August 20 – 30. This expedition will follow the Lemosho route. The medic must be a fully qualified doctor – altitude experience and expedition medicine course attendance is preferred, but not essential and expenses for the trip will be covered.
If you’re looking for an adventure taking you up the world’s highest free standing mountain and are keen to tick off one of the Seven Summits, this could be right up your street.
For more information, take a look at the job advert HERE or to contact Action Challenge direct, call James Holland on +44 (0)20 7609 6695.

It’s your time to shine

If you have a story to share or know we want to hear from you. Blogs, vlogs interviews etc. are all welcomed, click HERE to share your experiences.

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New roles overseas

WeFind medical jobs in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Gulf Region, Canada and UK through Head Medical‘re delighted to be working with specialist international medical recruiter Head Medical to promote some of their more interesting roles.

Arranging a position overseas is exciting, but Head Medical understand that it can also be a complex and time-consuming process. They’re the UK’s specialist in international medical recruitment and have helped many Doctors relocate since first starting in 2008. They know it’s important to balance career opportunities with lifestyle so they’ll talk through your plans and get to know you to make sure they find the right role in the right location.

Once they’ve secured a job for you, they’ll manage the Medical Registration and Visa application process, and support you throughout the relocation.

Check out these incredible opportunities:

GENERAL PRACTITIONER – RURAL ALBERTA, CANADA
3 permanent GP positions available with a well-established rural private practice based in Western Alberta.

This is an excellent chance to experience and explore the stunning natural beauty of Canada; you will be working with and making a positive impact on a local community while being exceptionally rewarded with high earnings and excellent benefits.

  • Earnings of £162,000 to over £270,000 per annum
  • CAN $10,000 towards relocation costs
  • Accommodation is available; either single units or family homes. These are all paid for apart from utilities (which are at a reduced rate)
  • Car hire paid for 1 year

The Role

Working closely with the local community, the practice aims to effectively and efficiently develop and administer programs and services. You will be working on a fee for service basis.

The practice is open 5 days per week, 8.30am – 5pm. There are also emergency on-calls at the local hospital (on average they will be 6-10 per month but more shifts are available). Weekend rates are higher during the week. As this is a rural position you will need to have skills in Emergency Medicine.

Requirements

  • To be considered for this position you must have MRCGP (acquired through examination)
  • You will ideally have your ATLS, BASICS or proven trauma and emergency medicine experience

For further information, contact Yan Scouller on 0131 240 5274 or email yan@headmedical.com

REMOTE GENERAL PHYSICIAN – AUSTRALIA

  • Challenging and complex medicine
  • Fantastic clinical job
  • Unique environment – adventure of a lifetime
  • Supportive and enthusiastic colleagues
  • Lucrative remuneration package and benefits

​This is an amazing opportunity for a General Physician with an adventurous spirit and desire to make a difference to the health and well-being of an amazing community in outback Australia.

The job is arguably the most exciting general medicine position in Australia and would attract a committed and dynamic medical professional who can think on their feet, work autonomously and enjoy one of the most remote places on earth that also has unique health challenges.

Based within a township some 300 km from Darwin you will also continue to develop a significant outreach program that has already made some instrumental gains in health care in the region.

There are very high rates of rheumatic heart disease, glomerulonephritis, diabetic retinopathy, infectious diseases and respiratory illnesses. Most of the health care issues are poverty related with life expectancy being only 45 in the region. Applicants with interests in renal, infectious diseases, respiratory, gastroenterology, cardiology or endocrinology will be highly regarded and would add real value to the service.

This position would suit General Physicians qualified in either the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada or South Africa. Your communication skills will be first class and you must be interested in working within a cross-cultural environment, across all ages.

A first class remuneration package (circa GBP150k and above plus benefits) will be awarded.

For further information, contact Alasdair Spinner on 0131 240 5276 or email al@headmedical.com

GENERAL PHYSICIAN – REMOTE & RURAL SPECIALIST – AUSTRALIA
Physician with an adventurous spirit required for an outback town in North West Queensland. If you are looking for a total change in practise and experience, this role could be for you.

We are seeking a General Physician to join a team in Mount Isa Hospital, which is also considered a centre of excellence for remote and rural training.

  • Competitive remuneration package (up to AUD$400k dependent on experience)
  • Experience the real Australian Outback
  • Wide variety of cases and opportunities to teach
  • Opportunity to make a real difference
  • We support you in obtaining medical registration and work visa
  • You will have broad range of experience and enjoy working in a multidisciplinary team setting

The Medical Ward has 24 beds and consultative services are provided to the surgical and maternity wards. In addition, there is a 5-bed high dependency unit. Most referrals arise from acute medical cases seen by the emergency department or from medical, diabetic or specialist outreach Outpatient Clinics.

Ideally you will hold FRACP (or equivalent specialist qualification), and be registered or eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia as a Senior Medical Officer or Specialist Physician. You must have also experience and interest in working with remote and rural communities.

The Location

Although Mount Isa is a small town, established as a result of the mining industry, it is home to a variety of different cultures with a population of 25,000 and services a region spanning 300,000 square kilometres. Jump in the four wheel drive and explore the outback, do a bit of fishing, or camp out under the stars. And if you’ve never been to a rodeo, this could your chance.

The local airport has regular flights to Brisbane and ongoing international connections.

In this role, you will experience a supportive community and a relaxed lifestyle in a truly unique environment, as well as a diverse patient mix and an excellent remuneration package.

For further information, contact Caroline O’Hagan on 0131 240 5276 or email caroline@headmedical.com

 

SENIOR MEDICAL OFFICER – AUSTRALIA
Fantastic management and clinical opportunity, giving you the chance to lead a vital service with an outstanding salary and benefits package on offer.

  • Salary £220,722 to £261,763 per year
  • Housing at a subsidised rental rate
  • Car provided
  • End of service gratuity

The Role

An enthusiastic Senior Medical Officer (SMO) required to lead a team in the beautiful East Kimberley region of Western Australia, based in Kununurra. The East Kimberley SMO position is a combined clinical and administrative role responsible for administrative duties and supervision/support for other medical staff working in the Kununurra, Wyndham and Halls Creek hospitals. The SMO reports to the Operations Manager at Kununurra Hospital, working closely with each site’s Director of Nursing and liaises with the Kimberley Director of Medical Services on operational and strategic issues for the hospitals. Clinical duties will include involvement in the Emergency Department and/or GP Clinic at each hospital.

Appointment to this position is based on skills and experience with a minimum requirement of 12 years’ experience in general practice environment.

Experience in rural hospital settings desired. The Kimberley region has a high Aboriginal population as well as a large transient population, which impact the health services. Three quarters of attendance to hospitals with in the Kimberley are for semi-urgent and non-urgent. The leading cause of emergency attendance for Kimberley residents are skin related diseases and disorders; injuries; toxic or drug effects; ear, nose, throat respiratory system problems. This is a fixed term position with the opportunity to work flexible hours allowing time off for professional development and long holidays.

For further information, contact Yan Scouller on 0131 240 5274 or email yan@headmedical.com

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