Sep 22, 2022

Site Nurse

  • Royal Caribbean LTD
  • CocoCay (Royal Caribbean), The Bahamas
Hospitality Health Care / Hospital / Clinic Hospitality & Tourism Nurse

Job / Advertisement Description

Site Nurse

Perfect opportunities begin at Perfect Day!

Journey with us! Combine your career goals and sense of adventure by joining our exciting team of employees on our Private Island located in The Bahamas, Perfect Day at CocoCay. Royal Caribbean Group is pleased to offer a competitive compensation & benefits package, and excellent career development opportunities, each offering unique ways to explore the world.

Position Summary:            

This person is expected to provide medical nursing services to all Guests and Crewmembers who need it. The Nurse shall assist the Island Doctor and Chief Nurse in all Island  health-related matters including outbreak prevention, and illness reporting as required by international, national and Company policies. To consistently exceed guest expectations and provide the highest levels of product and services, additional duties and responsibilities may be assigned as needed.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • The Nurse shall understand the Safety and Quality Management System (SQM) and carry out the policies and procedures appropriate for his/her position.
  • Provide administrative assistance to the Doctor including completion of medical forms/reports.
  • Ensure confidentiality of medical information.
  • Provide First-Aid instruction for crew members as directed by the Doctor,
  • Maintains good order and cleanliness of the Medical Center and Secondary Medical Space.
  • Assist the Doctor in carrying out his/her professional responsibilities and duties.
  • Provide nursing care for minor and major emergency situations for passengers and crew.
  • The Nurses need to do a triage of every patient. It is the responsibility of the Nurse to immediately inform the Doctor when she finds or suspects that a patient has a life-threatening condition or has any abnormality in the vital signs.
  • In addition to assisting the Doctor with patient care, the Nurses have a variety of administrative responsibilities in relation to care of guests and crew and management of the Medical Facility and pharmacy.
  • Generally, it is the responsibility of all Nurses to become fully versed with the policies and procedures of the ship. Each Nurse will serve at scheduled times on a medical "on call" roster each day. During this period, the Nurse will assist the Doctor on duty.
  • When any member of the medical staff receives a telephone call or otherwise becomes aware of a potentially serious guest or crew medical issue outside established office hours, that contact or telephone call should be followed-up by an "in person" visit with the patient by a member of the medical staff, which should then be documented accordingly in medical records.
  • The Nurse must participate in all emergency drills held on island unless excused.
  • The Nurse must also assist in maintaining a proper inventory level of pharmaceutical and medical supplies.
  • Risk Management and the Director or Medical Operations should be advised of any substantial missing items or supplies.
  • The Nurse must follow company’s policy for inspection of diagnostic and life support equipment for proper working order.
  • The Nurse must ensure that all expired medications are removed from the shelves and are disposed of according to environmental policies or, if applicable, return them to the vendor in case that a medication has any refund value.
  • While on duty, the Nurse must answer the telephone in the Medical Facility. Personnel should always answer the telephone politely: "Medical center, Nurse (name), speaking." The Nurse is involved in the provision of medical care to crew members who are injured or ill while in service of the ship. The Nurse will request appointments for shore side referrals via the Crew Medical Department,
  • Maintain current medical records for all crew members.
  • Schedule appointments for the regular medical examinations of crew members enrolled in the wellness program.
  • The Nurse's daily work schedule is determined by the chief nurse. The duties may include the following:
    • Seeing patients (guests and crew) as necessary.
    • Checking and cleaning medical equipment.
    • Triage/Evaluate patients in order to help the Doctor to establish eventual emergencies needing immediate treatment during crowded office hours.
  • Complete accident reports.
  • Maintains current crew member physical examinations.
  • Maintains Acute Gastroenteritis log for U.S.P.H. or any port health authorities and reports as required.
  • Executes Code Alpha / Star Code procedures regardless of being on duty or not.
  • Executes air and land evacuation procedures.
  • Trains and leads stretcher teams in Fire and Lifeboat drills, and first-aid training for crew members.
  • Proper accountability and disposal of hazardous wastes and used sharps (needles, syringes).
  • Oversees and maintains cleanliness of the Medical Center in a clean and orderly fashion.
  • Actively participants in crew member education and training programs.
  • Maintains records and narcotic counts.
  • Ensures confidentiality of medical information.
  • Properly fills out and distributes all forms associated with the medical department.
  • Executes and has a good working knowledge of all duties associated with the operations of the Medical Center.
  • The Nurse always needs to be available in order to assist the Doctor with any medical cases.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or as directed. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
  • Maintains all first response bags and Secondary medical space bags.
  • The nurse will cooperate and follow instructions of the infection control office regarding infection control and public health matters.
  • The Nurse on duty will, at all times, carry a two-way communication device or a hand phone, ready to respond to emergencies.
  • The incumbent must be able to work in a multi-cultural environment; also, must be able to adjust to changes in schedules, assignments and deadlines.

 Qualifications, Knowledge & Skills:

  • Current and in good standing Register Nurse license
  • Minimum of three (3) years recent experience is required in the fields of Emergency Room, Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac Critical Care Unit, or Trauma Unit.
  • Intermediate to Advanced verbal and written level of English is required.
  • Must provide a chronology of all medical activities since graduation from nursing school. 
  • Diploma /degree from an accredited nursing school or university.
  • Valid nursing license from BMC - Bahamas Medical Council.
  • Current certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support with renewal of Advanced Cardiac Life
  • Support certification every two years from a recognized educational institution, is require
  • Must maintain a positive behavior with Guests and Crew members.
  • Must work well with Medical Center team members
  • Passionate about hospitality and customer service driven
  • Must have a professional appearance and good hygiene
  • Respect for all co-workers and guests
  • Impeccable behavior aboard the ship.
  • Maintains decorum outside the medical center to the highest standards.
  • Alcohol intake is unacceptable while on duty.
  • Pride in your work by creating positive energy, excitement and fun
  • Able to work 7 days a week
  • Demonstrate positive behaviors; smiling, being polite and courteous
  • Able to develop a camaraderie with team members
  • Ability to live in close quarters, share limited space with other cabin-mates
  • All island employees must be physically able to participate in emergency lifesaving procedures and drills.
  • Full use/range of motion of arms and legs as well as full visual, verbal and hearing abilities are required to receive and give instructions in the event of an emergency.
  • Must be able to stand in the sun and endure external elements during work assignment.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to touch, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Outdoors may be required to walk in extreme humid and hot conditions.

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It is the policy of the Company to ensure equal employment and promotion opportunity to qualified candidates without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, sexuality, gender identity or expression, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law. RCG and each of its subsidiaries prohibit and will not tolerate discrimination or harassment.