International expeditions in Kilimanjaro
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:
James Holland – Resourcing Executive
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.
You will be responsible for:
You need to:
In return you will receive:
Contact Lauren Nethercot
0207 384 3028
Employers positively seek out members of the Expedition & Wilderness Medicine Community so please mention ‘EWM’ when enquiring…
90 minute drive west of Brisbane and only 2 hours from the Gold Coast. Situated on the rim of the Great Dividing Range, Toowoomba is the largest inland settlement in Queensland and this major hospital provides a comprehensive range of high-quality acute, sub-acute, mental health, drug and alcohol, oral health, residential aged care, and community health services with the Emergency Department averaging 48,000 presentations pa and a 32% admission rate.
· Teaching hospital and main hospital for the region
· Excellent public and private schooling options, including Universities
· Competitive package (circa AUD$350k to AUD$380k), dep on exp
· We handle medical registration and work visa for you
In addition to your significant experience and skills in Emergency Medicine, you will have proven leadership skills and experience working in a multidisciplinary team environment; an interest in medical education and teaching, providing supervision and education to junior medical staff, medical students and other clinical staff, and take a proactive approach to maintaining your own professional development; as well as having a commitment to quality improvements and a willingness to be involved in continuous quality improvement programmes.
Ideally, you may hold FACEM, or perhaps you hold FCEM or equivalent and are progressing towards Fellowship with Australasian College of Emergency Medicine already. Or perhaps you are at the early stages of exploring your options in Australia and have considerable experience as a specialist – either way, we would like to hear from you.
URGENT – 2 x Doctors needed for a 3 day cycling event in June.
Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd June 2014
The event will follow the route of the Grand Depart and the first 3 days of the Tour de France, starting in Harrogate on Friday 20th June and finishing in London on Sunday 22nd June 2014.
You will need to be a minimum of CT2 or ST2, have some recent A&E experience, TLS/ALS qualification and ideally an interest in Sports Medicine.
A daily rate and all expenses will be paid and all medical kit will be provided.
Carphone Warehouse Race to the Stones – 100km ultra marathon non stop or over 2 days.
Sat 19th to Sun 20th July 2014
Medics and doctors needed to provide 24 hour cover over the weekend. Medics would need to arrive in Chinnor, Oxfordshire on the evening of Friday 18th July. We do need more crew for the first 24 hours on this event than the last 24 hours so please feel free to apply if you can do the first half only. You will ideally need to have some recent A&E experience, TLS/ALS qualification and an interest in Sports Medicine. Doctors need to be a minimum of CT2 or ST2. A daily rate and all expenses will be paid and all medical kit will be provided.
Please contact Karen Hannaford asap by email outlining your relevant experience and availability on [email protected]
Head Medical is working with one of Queensland’s largest specialist providers of Aero- medical staff. We are currently recruiting across Anaesthetics and Emergency Medicine (ST5 and above) for positions commencing February and August 2015.
These unique positions offer an opportunity to increase your professional experience and could take you out to islands in the North out to pontoons on the Great Barrier Reef to get divers with bends.
Aero Medical Retrieval is a mixture of pre-hospital and inter-facility work. Critically ill and injured patients need stabilisation and transfer so retrieval services can take you to the smaller rural hospitals and clinics with the Retrieval Registrar carrying out most of the initial resuscitation work. These unique positions offer an opportunity to increase your professional experience and could take you out to islands in the North out to pontoons on the Great Barrier Reef to get divers with bends.
Duties vary from base to base and include scene response, search and rescue, inter-facility transfer, and longer distance retrieval to the South Pacific region. Prior to commencement, you will receive an intensive seven day orientation course in Air Medical Retrieval encompassing pre-hospital care, winching operations, disaster management, and international retrieval.
Must currently be within an accredited Emergency Medicine/ Anaesthetics/ ACCS training programme and have completed the relevant college exams, MCEM (Part A minimum), FRCA (primary)
Ability to work as a team member in adverse conditions including vertical rescue, helicopter winching and marine rescue tasks
A reasonable level of physical fitness
This exciting opportunity offers a varied and challenging experience along with a variety of benefits:
To find out more about opportunities commencing February 2015 and August 2015 contact, Sharon Dodds on +44 (0)131 240 5266 or email [email protected]
Our client is responsible for providing onsite primary and emergency medical assistance to the employees of many varied industries, including oil, gas and mining organisations in PNG. Located in the south-western Pacific Ocean, PNG is one of the most challenging, culturally diverse and exotic countries in the world.
The role of these locum positions is to care for Asylum seekers, we have one position available in Manus Island and one available in Nauru Island.
Manus Island 15th May (or ASAP) to 16th June | Nauru Island 23rd May to 4th July
Desired Skills and Experience
· Physician ER experience
· European US/UK/Australian training/experience
· Experience of providing primary care within a remote environment
Manus Island-You will be required to possess ACLS, ATLS is also desirable
Nauru Island-You will be required to possess PALS, ACLS and ATLS is also desirable
Competitive daily rate on offer. All onsite accommodation, food, facilities will be paid for and we will coordinate all flights/ transport per rotation.
If you are interested please contact Yan Scouller [email protected] or tel 0131 240 5274
Medical links of interest
Cyclists will be covering 420km over 5 days. Your duties will include monitoring the general wellbeing and health of the group and dealing with any illness and medical emergencies that may arise. You will need to provide a full, comprehensive first aid/medical kit and be fully insured to work on this trip. You do not need to be a cyclist to apply.
Date of Challenge: 6-10 April 2014 inclusive Salary: $750USD
All accommodation and meals will be provided and other expenses can be discussed.
Global Adventure Challenges are a UK Charity Challenge Operator and have been organising worldwide charity challenge events and adventures since the year 2000. For a copy of the challenge itinerary see www.globaladventurechallenges.com/international/death-valley-cycle/#cycle
Please contact our Flights and Ground Handling Manager Jen Maitland-Jones at [email protected] or +44 (0)1244 676454. Employers are particularly interested to hear from contacts from Expedition & Wilderness Medicine so please mention our name.
The race covers tough but beautiful terrain, invariably with high temperatures and humidity. The route is classed as a category “black” marathon – a marathon where serious consideration should be taken to safety provision. For this reason medical support is vital. Over the last 2 years, under the guidance of the Medical Director, groups of medical professionals from across the world have travelled to Sierra Leone to help out. When joined by local medics and nurses, mining corporation paramedics and medical students, this team have provided essential cover to the marathon. More importantly, previous teams can testify that they have have had an amazing adventure, providing a great talking point for grand rounds on their return!
Most of the action for the medical team takes place on race day, where teams set up makeshift medical stations around the course, providing first line medical care to the runners. This is co-ordinated from Medical HQ, the headquarters for ongoing treatment, and communication centre to each of the medical stations.
Sierra Leone is very much a developing country – supplies and equipment are limited and expertise is varied. This is a challenge, but one worth taking on. Outside of race day, the medical team will be involved in procuring equipment, medical briefings to international runners, and manning clinics offered to local runners on registration day. Another important job for the team is spending time chatting to the runners before the race, providing reassurance and advice, usually over a local beer!
We would like people who like the sound of this event to travel out to Sierra Leone for between 1 and 2 weeks to help us organise the 2014 Sierra Leone Marathon. We do ask that you fund your own trip (flights and accommodation only, all transport and meals will be free) but in return we will give you your own ‘experience of a lifetime’ seeing and assisting with Street Child projects in urban and rural Sierra Leone, taking part in a week of festivities in Makeni and you still get to finish on a high joining our West African beach party and 2 night beach hut retreat!
Dates are pretty flexible, the marathon is on Sunday 25th May so an 8 day trip could fly Wed 21st May and return Wed 28th May 2014. Direct 6 hour flights from London are available from Gambia Bird Airlines and BA.
To enquire or apply please send your details to [email protected]
*For applications to the role of Medical Director, the role will be to provide leadership and direction to the medical team. A return flight from London will also be provided. Minimum dates Mon 19th – Wed 28th May 14.
Courses of Interest
You will be working with the world’s leading international healthcare and medical services company starting December 5th 2013
You must have 4 years + Emergency Medicine experience working as a Middle Grade, Snr Registrar or Consultant and have ATLS & ACLS as a minimum.
Paid flights and secure accommodation provided.
• Minimum of 4 years appropriate postgraduate Emergency Medicine experience • ATLS/ACLS • You must have obtained your primary medical degree in the UK, Europe, North America, South Africa or Australasia
Head Medical are espiecally interested to hear from ‘Expedition Medicine’ medics so please do mention us when making contact!
• Overseas experience in a remote location
In return you will receive:
• An excellent rate of pay plus benefits, including accommodation and travel expenses • An opportunity to broaden your international experience
If you’d like to find out more about this job or have an informal chat, please get in touch with us:[email protected]
A & E and Orthopaedic experience essential. Ideally you would have at least three years post-grad
Deliver acute medical care in accordance with the Turoa and Whakapapa Urgent Care Clinics Manuals
Assist with the provision of medical facilities in keeping with stated company goals
Assist with the medical training of Safety Services staff
Perform any duties as requested by the Clinical Director and Practice Manager as required to enhance the performance of the company and assist in achieving company goals.
Actively foster a service-focused culture within the company
Ability to build effective working relationships with a wide range of people.
Respond in a positive and proactive manner to feedback from supervisors/ managers.
Maintain an approachable and co-operative persona with co-workers and customers, both internal and external.
Commitment to a strong customer service ethic.
Punctual and reliable.
High energy levels.
For more information or to apply send a CV and covering letter explaining why you are well suited for the role to Angela at [email protected] Please mentioned ‘Expedition Medicine’ when enquiring.
A & E and Orthopaedic experience essential. Ideally you would have at least three years post-grad.
Expedition & Wilderness Medicine alumni Sarah McMurtrie has recently returned from Namibia having worked at a remote Bushman clinic, a post advertised through EWM, a has kindly written her impressions up to inspire you!
Based in POS 3: Epukiro- North East Namibia 1800 elevation.
Nearest town and district hospital 100km away at Gobabis. Facilities include an Accident and Emergency, TB ward, women’s ward, and maternity and paediatric ward.
Gobabis- 200km from Windhoek (capital of Namibia). Windheok has two major hospitals: Windhoek Central and Katatorah Hospital. It is Gobabis hospital that is the closest place for the people of Epukiro to get an x-ray and it is also the closest place for blood tests and TB sputum samples to be processed. The samples can be taken in Epukiro but need to be transported to Gobabis hospital.
Epukrio/ Pos 3 is a community of San Bushman and Herero people. The settlement is a mixture of small brick buildings and corrugated iron roofs, simple shacks made from wood, cloth and open fires. Communal living within a sandy compound- with relatively infertile land. No toilets so families use the bush – raising sanitation problems and risk of spreading and contracting worms.
The village itself contains two small shops selling sweets, sugar, oil, soap, tinned goods and two bottle shops ( bars selling bottled beer). A government building involved in agriculture. The state clinic run by nurses – here everyone pays the equivalent of 7 euros for treatment, there is also an ambulance that can make trips to Gobabis hospital.
There is only one communal tap for the whole of the Bushman community and until one month ago the Bushman were buying water from the Hereros. There are also a few Shabeems, these are shacks selling cheap alcohol blasting out local pop music, this is unfortunately where a lot of local people – mainly the Bushmen – spend their time and money.
The Lifeline clinic in Eupikro was set up by a Namibian family in 2003, all part of the foundation called N/aankuse. This is a free clinic for Bushman people and where Hereros pay the equivalent of 7 euros. It is run by a permanent Namibian nurse (working there for more than six years) and a resident doctor who comes for at least one year. It is staffed by local people – a receptionist, two translators and a gardener. Volunteers come throughout the year, nurses, doctors or students for an experience.
As a paediatric nurse I came for 4 weeks to the Lifeline clinic. The clinic opens from 08:30- 17:00 Monday to Friday. There are three consulting rooms, family planning and immunisation room and small emergency/ rhesus room. On average 25- 30 patients are seen each day, anything from birth upwards.
For children there is a lot of diarrhoea and vomiting. Immunisations, dehydration, rashes, worms, tinus capitas, occasional broken bones and rapid malaria testing. Tonsillitis, upper and lower respitory tract infections.
For adults a lot of TB patients and TB sputum samples taken- these have to be processed in Gobabis. HIV related illnesses and HIV testing (which has to be done at the State Clinic). Upper and Lower respitory tract infections, chronic pain, arthritis, unknown wounds from insect bites or animals. Family Planning- Ladies coming in for their two or three monthly injections, fungal rashes, STI’s. Alcohol related problems or injuries.
It runs like a GP surgery. Patients histories are taken, these take a long time as most patients speak Bushman, Herero or Africans. Nearly all consultations require a translator and frequently it is hard to get clear patient histories and the exact information. Patience is needed and often the presenting compliant turns out not to be primary compliant.
Temperature, blood pressure, weights, saturations, heart rate and respirations are all taken. Urine samples, stool samples, TB sputum’s, BM’s taken when required. For children MUAC (middle upper arm circumference) taken between the age of 6 months to 6 years.
Examinations taken – listening to chest sounds, looking in ears, throats, feeling for lymph nodes, assessing limb from range of moments, pain assessments. Vision examinations (an eye doctor visits the State Clinic every other month). Abdominal examinations feeling for enlarged spleens and livers, or looking out for distended abdomens especially in children.
The clinic has a pharmacy, frequently dispensed medications are paracetamol- but only one or two days worth as alcoholism is a big problem in the village. Methysal gel – to rub over muscle aches- very popular in this community. Ibuprofen – only a few days worth- it’s the Herero ladies with high blood pressure which like this. Oral Antibiotics given for infected bites, secondary lesions and open wounds, also respiratory bacterial infections and some tonsillitis. Albendazole- a de-worming tablet given to the over 2 years. Zinc is given for diarrhoea to prevent a reduction in the immune system. Multivitamins are given as standard to nearly all patients that come through the door. Blood pressure meds and oral rehydration solution. Kez shampoo given for Tinus Corpetus, Vitamin A given frequently to children and Intra Muscular contraceptive injections.
The clinic also runs outreaches to neighbouring villages- in particular POS 10, about 10km away- to a local school, and to other local community centres at least once a week. Basically taking a mobile clinic to the villages , providing nearly all the same facilities.
The Life Line clinic is a busy clinic and each day is varied, if it isn’t busy with medical conditions, then it maybe that a crowd of kids come by to see if we have any shoes, clothes or just to sit in the waiting room or hang around outside under the tree. My work in the clinic came to an end in December – just in time for the Christmas party. Hot dogs, flap jack and fizzy pop for the kids of POS 3. I Lasting memories of our Christmas photo around the Christmas tree- even the chief joined us!
6 month junior or middle grade doctor post available – ideally commencing Feb 2013 but March or April start dates considered. Includes funded enrolment in Postgraduate Certificate in Remote Healthcare.
The Hyperbaric Medical Centre, DDRC is a charity providing hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO), training and research in Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine and associated fields. The post will be an average of 6 sessions per week at DDRC and 4 sessions per week in the Emergency Department, Derriford Hospital. Previous ED experience essential, diving experience helpful but not essential.
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 Major Trauma Centre for the southwest Peninsula Trauma Network. 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 the post-holder will be encouraged and funded to enrol in the Postgraduate Certificate in Remote Healthcare run by the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry.
There is no on call commitment for this post but the post-holder is encouraged to get involved in the management of diving accidents. The ED sessions may include some night shifts.
To discuss the job or to arrange a visit – please contact Medical Director Dr Christine Cridge [email protected] please mention ‘Expedition & Wilderness Medicine”.
To find out more about DDRC see www.ddrc.org