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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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The latest news, views and opportunities from EWM Towers

Expedition & Wilderness Medicine

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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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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Medic opportunity for two Kilimanjaro trips

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URGENT! Action Challenge is looking for expedition doctors to join us on their international challenges in Kilimanjaro!

Where:
International expeditions in Kilimanjaro

Dates:
7 day Machame: 30/07/15 – 09/08/15
Open Kili Lemosho August A: 20/08/15 – 30/08/15

Description of the trip:

– 7 day Machame: 30/07/15 – 09/08/15

For more information please see: http://www.kilimanjarochallenge.com/routedetail.php?ID=9

– Open Kili Lemosho August A: 20/08/15 – 30/08/15

For more information please see: http://www.kilimanjarochallenge.com/routedetail.php?ID=10

Experience and Level of training required:
Fully qualified Doctor of medicine – Altitude experience and courses in expedition medicine are preferred requirements bur not essential
Great interpersonal skills and a positive attitude are essential!

Contact details email & phone:
02076096695
James Holland – Resourcing Executive

Company biography
Action Challenge organises high quality challenges, trips and adventures for individuals to join our groups, and bespoke events for charities, companies, private groups & schools. What makes all our challenges truly unique is the way we encourage our groups to bond together as teams – and take on the challenge in front of them! As the saying goes, it’s through adversity that people come together; and in addition to the natural camaraderie that comes with a shared adventure, we actively involve people in the way the challenge unfolds. We believe that through great organisation and a good relationship with our clients, the more we are out of the limelight; the more members of the group get to shine.

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Short term medic opportunity – Doctor required in Central America 18th April – 19th May

Gapforce require a motivated medic to support their expedition medicine course starting 18th April.gapFORCElogo

You will be responsible for:

  •  Providing Medical support to all members of Gapforce expeditions.
  •  Monitor and safeguard the general health and hygiene of their expedition group
  •  Provide immediate emergency medical care to participants and staff
  •  Teach basic medical lessons

You need to:

  • Be an F2 doctor (minimum)
  • Have experience in Expedition Medicine

In return you will receive:

  •  Meals
  •  Accommodation
  •  A travel bursary (varies depending on the length of your availability)

 

Contact Lauren Nethercot

laurennethercot@gapforce.org

0207 384 3028

 

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Urgently required: Expedition medic for Central America

Due to late withdrawal, there is an opportunity for a motivated medic to spend 3 months in the jungle of Central America to support Expedition Leader Course. Project start date: 11th November – 14th February

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You will be responsible for:

–          Providing Medical support to all members of Gapforce expeditions.
–          Monitor and safeguard the general health and hygiene of their expedition group
–          Provide immediate emergency medical care to participants and staff
–          Teach basic medical lessons

You need to:

  • Be an F2 doctor (minimum)
  • Have experience in Expedition Medicine

In return you will receive:

•             Accommodation
•             Meals
•             A travel bursary (varies depending on the length of your availability)

For more information or to apply, please email your CV to Lauren Nethercot at laurennethercot@gapforce.org

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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.  Includes funded enrolment in Postgraduate Certificate in Remote Healthcare

DDRCDDRC 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 2015 and the other August 2015.

The post will be an average of 6 sessions per week at DDRC and 4 sessions per week in the Emergency Department. 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.

Derriford Hospital is adjacent to DDRC and is the largest teaching hospital in the southwest with a busy Emergency Department. DDRC provides HBO for elective and emergency patients for conditions including Decompression Illness, 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.

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: 18.08.2014 (08.00) interview date: 05.09.2014

 

Courses and Conferences of Interest

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FIJI: Expedition Medic Vacancy

GapForceLogoMotivated medic required in remote northern Fiji to support a marine conservation project.

Project:  5th July ’til 13th September.

Greenforce require a magnificent medic to support their meforce fijimarine conservation project team, located near Savusavu, Vanua Levu in Northern Fiji. (voluntary post)

You will be responsible for:

  • Overseeing the health and hygiene on camp
  • Providing health education classes in the local village
  • Mentoring a small group of elective students
  • Treating marine volunteers

You need to:

  • Be an F2 doctor (minimum)
  • Have previous experience as an expedition medic. Tropical Medicine experience would be desirable
  • Have experience of working in a remote, tropical environment
  • Have an interest in marine conservation and working with local communities

In return, you will receive:

  • Your accommodation
  • Your meals
  • A travel bursary (varies depending on the length of your availability)
  • As much diving as you can fit around your schedule

Project starts:  5th July ’14
ends:   13th September ’14

If you’re interested in this opportunity, please send your CV and a covering letter to:  info@gapforce.org

 

Medical links of interest

Tropical Medicine Course

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New Vacancy: Now’s your chance to go to Lesotho

Fantastic short term opportunity in Lesotho:  12th – 28th July, 2014   Doctor required to join Connecting Communities Worldwide and a team of scouts on a sustainability project.

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Adventurous doctor required to join 15 scouts  in a magnificent, remote environment engaging with local communities, working on a variety of inspiring, sustainable development programmes.We begin with a visit to Cape Town | Table Mountain | Cape of Good Hope | Robben Island and departs via Johannesburg, with life changing wild life experiences along the way.  Fully stocked med-kit and satellite phone provided.

 

 

 

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Contact KEN DUNN at Connecting Communities Worldwide for more info:
E:  kdunn”AT”ccwltd.org
T:  01709 717 111
M:  0752 852 9766

CCW Ltd is a not-for-project organisation   so the successful applicant will need to cover their own flights and contribute towards costs (£500)

 

 

Expedition & Wilderness Medicine is the leading  provider of training for medics working in remote and austere environments.

 

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URGENT! Female Doctor required for Vietnam trek, 14-23 March

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LATE CALL!  We have an opportunity for a female doctor to join the Prince’s Trust Women’s Leadership Group, trekking through rural northern Vietnam, raising money for disadvantaged young people in the UK.

If you are available, 14th – 23rd March and can provide medical support to a group of mixed nationalities, we’d love to hear from you.

Please send your CV, location and brief note expressing your interest to:  admin AT expeditionmedicine.co.uk by Sunday 9th March, 2014.

Read more about the trek here

 

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