Recruitment: Medical Support Offshore’s growth opens three new roles in Southampton

Recruitment: Medical Support Offshore’s growth opens three new roles in Southampton

Medical Support Offshore is recruiting for three roles:

 – Area Manager

 – Personal Assistant

 – Stores Assistant

Contact for further details.

About the company

Medical Support Offshore (MSOS) provides remote healthcare all over the world, mainly to shipping and superyachts, but also to land-based operations and airlines.

MSOS has its roots in the yacht racing community, and over the past thirty years, has supported iconic yacht races such as the Whitbread, the Volvo Ocean Race, the Global Challenge, the America’s Cup and more. This has provided unrivalled experience of delivering medical support under challenging circumstances in some of the remotest areas of the world.

There has been a revolution in the capability of delivering remote healthcare, in real-time, to anyone, anywhere in the world, from the Mediterranean to Patagonia and Antarctica.

The main areas of fundamental transformation are:

Medical technology

The capability for ‘point-of-care’ testing has fundamentally changed how medicine is practised, from the bedside in the most technical Intensive Care Unit to the remotest place on Earth. Vital signs can be measured with remarkable accuracy, and tests and examinations performed on a patient to a level previously not possible. All this objective clinical information better guides the process of making diagnoses, and thus formulating more effective treatments that fundamentally preserves and improves lives.

Treatment algorithms

The advent of Advanced Life Support and Advanced Trauma Life Support emergency treatment algorithms in the 1980s-90s introduced a structured way of delivering care in emergency clinical situations. The concept of treatment algorithms has been extended to many other areas of emergency medical and trauma conditions, and also other more routine medical conditions. Such an approach gives the non-medical professional clear guidance on recognising serious clinical situations (using ‘red-flags’), required immediate actions, and also when to call for advice.

A revolution in global communications

Telemedical advice is available almost instantaneously, from anywhere in the world. Also, images and medical test results can be sent to shore-based medical advisors in almost real time, to improve the veracity the advice given back to the vessel.

The synergism between these quite disparate areas of development has facilitated a significant improvement in delivering very good quality healthcare to workers at sea and other remote locations. Contact for further role details.

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