Nurses are primarily responsible for providing individualized outpatient, inpatient and ICU care for guests and crew. Nurses also act as a first responders, triaging emergency calls, assessing and treating on scene, and transferring patients to the shipboard medical center for definitive care. Through the use of specific patient group directives, nurses are able to practice autonomously under the authority of doctors, assessing patients and providing treatment and advice for specific conditions. In additional to first response duties, nurses work closely with shipboard doctors to attend to patients attending daily walk-in clinics.
Nurses also perform various technical and non-clinical administrative tasks that support the efficient and safe operation of the medical center under the direction and supervision of the Senior Nurse. Additional duties include equipment checks, medicines and inventory management, participation in drills, audits, inspections and training of other crew members. Technical skills are learned and practiced on board, such as X-rays acquisition, and performing a wide-array of laboratory tests and other procedures.
All medical staff provide high level of customer service, maintaining a professional, dignified, friendly, assertive, and polite manner at all times, towards both guests and fellow crewmembers, and demonstrate performance consistent with the Vision, Mission and Strategic Plan of the organization.
Nurse applicants must hold a Registered Nurse Qualification (Associates or Bachelor’s degree), and current registration and licensing with an appropriate governmental or national regulatory body. Applicants must have at least three years post graduate clinical experience in emergency medicine, acute care or ICU, and most recent work experience should be in a clinical setting. Additional requirements include: