Medical Crew Placement by MedAire

Posted: 25th September 2013 | Written by: Erin Mitchell, MedAire

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MedAire, an International SOS company, launches new service to supplement medical expertise on board luxury yachts.

MedAire will now place medical professionals on vessels for clients around the world. Doctors, nurses, paramedics and specialists are available for short-term or long-term placements based on a yacht’s specific needs. 

“With the continued growth in very remote cruising and activities such as more advanced diving, many large yachts are requesting to have a medically trained person on board,” said Steven Bates, General Manager, Luxury Yachts. “By the nature of some itineraries, the option to dock and see a physician may not be possible.”

“Yacht medics are particularly popular amongst our charter clients,” continued Bates. “The needs of the guests on board vary with each week and captains require a reliable source of quality medical crew so they may adequately support their guests and itineraries.”

MedAire works closely with the owner and/or captain to source, screen and recommend the ideal medically trained candidate for the vessel. 

“Providing yacht medics is a natural extension of the travel safety services we provide our clients,” continued Bates. “Given our expertise in the field and global network, we are uniquely positioned to assist our clients with a seamless onboard medical solution.”

The yacht medic placement service complements MedAire’s comprehensive medical solution, including medical kits, first aid and first responder training, remote medical advice and global assistance.

“While most superyachts have a telemedicine provider, the added support of a yacht medic on board delivers confidence to crew that a trained professional is available to be the eyes, ears, and primary contact with the telemedicine service,” continued Bates.  

The yacht medics referred by MedAire may also assist in managing the yacht’s medical supplies and other onboard responsibilities associated with the smooth running of a modern superyacht.

To view current opportunities, or to submit your CV visit www.medaire.com/yachtmedics

About Medaire
An International SOS company, MedAire built the yachting industry’s largest network of medical and safety professionals to ensure crew and guests are safe and secure at sea and ashore.  Available 24/7/365, yacht crew and guests have access to medical and security advice, information, and assistance around the world.

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