31 July 2017


Employer: Carnival
Location: Fleet - Ship Based
Job Reference : FSB-M(B-002352

In the role of Nurse on board one of our luxury cruise ships you will be faced with a varied caseload on a daily basis and the experiences you will gain will be hard to come by in any other medical environment. From minor illnesses to major trauma your day will be one of unusual scenarios – you should not expect it all to be the stereotypical sea sickness and sunburn. You’ll provide and maintain high standards of individualised patient care for passengers and crew and will ensure a safe and efficient Nursing operation within the Medical Centre for all routine and emergency care for passengers and crew. In addition to routine surgery hours there will be on call duties for emergency visits and admissions. As first medical responder to emergency calls on board, you’ll assess patients and take appropriate action. In-patient care on board encompasses the management of a wide variety of clinical problems including cardiac disease (thrombolysis and cardiac monitoring), trauma/orthopaedic problems and acute medical emergencies.

To be considered you do not need cruise ship experience but you will need:
Three years post qualification / graduation experience
To be a level 1 registered nurse with current registration with the United Kingdom Nursing and Midwifery Council or appropriate Governmental regulatory body
A recent A&E background - although consideration may be given to those with relevant experience in Medical Admissions Units or Critical Care settings
A broad range of experience in acute care areas
Proven proficiency in a wide range of clinical skills, including care and assessment of acutely ill patients and management of minor injuries and medical conditions
The ability to work independently and as an effective member of a small team
Be ambitious, passionate and dedicated to delivering a quality service to our valued passengers and crew
Comply with all CUK safeguarding policies and procedures when carrying out duties
Ensure clear and professional boundaries are kept when forming appropriate and professional relationships with children being cared for by the medical team

In return we are offering an excellent career opportunity, a lifestyle change, a highly competitive salary package, extensive CPD programme and training opportunities, private cabin with guest privileges and accompanied family travel.

P&O Cruises and Cunard Line are award winning cruise operators and we pride ourselves on being trusted cruise industry experts. Together, under the umbrella of Carnival UK, our vision is to be the most spectacularly successful cruise company in Britain. Our employees are engaged and passionate people with our passengers at the heart of everything we do. We pride ourselves on our exemplary & unrivalled customer service. Our fleet of luxury vessels range in size from carrying 700 passengers to 3100 passengers, catering for all ages and tailoring our service to all of our customers’ needs.

We are currently sourcing candidates for our Talent Pools to fill anticipated roles in 2017. Please note that throughout the Recruitment & On boarding process you may not be advised of a start date. If you are successful, sufficient notice will be provided when we have a ship and start date for you.

We pride ourselves on having worked with the NSPCC on the safeguarding aspects of our recruitment process to promote the safety and well-being of child passengers. Carnival UK is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks.