Nurse Jobs on Cruise Lines

Are you a health care professional in search of a truly unique position? Do you like to travel? If the answers are “yes” and “yes,” have you given any thought to nurse jobs on cruise lines? If so, read on!

One of the most exciting industries to work for in the world today is the travel industry. Working for an airline or cruise ship offers benefits that reach far beyond a paycheck. If you work for an airline, you will travel abroad to exotic places such as Greece, Tahiti, and Italy, to name a few. And believe it or not, cruise lines also travel to exotic destinations, and in many cases, these destinations include some of the most remote areas on the planet!

Because cruise ships are considered “small cities,� it takes a staff and crew of literally hundreds of certified professionals from all backgrounds to run these small cities and to ensure the comfort and safety of the passengers. Jobs on cruise lines typically fall under one of several categories. These include: Activity and Entertainment Department, Deck and Engineering Department, Service and Hospitality Department, Personal Care Department, and Office Positions.

While all departments and positions are important, one of the most important departments on the ship is the Personal Care Department. Here, you will find the ships physicians, nurses and medical services as well as spa, fitness, and beauty services. The nurses and physicians are dedicated to the well being of passengers as well as the ships hair stylists, manicurists, massage therapists, fitness instructors, beauty therapists, and spa attendants.

Besides the norovirus, which is a common occurrence on cruise ships, cruise line doctors and nurses may encounter everything from slip and falls, cuts, and bruises to other types of food poisoning, pre-existing conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and more. Just about anything can happen on a cruise ship – much like any city across the map. There are several things to keep in mind if you are interested in nurse jobs on cruise lines:

You must be prepared to be on-call twenty-four hours a day for walk-ins
Nurses must be registered with at least three years of hospital experience
Nurses will also take care of the crew as well all emergency care
A second language is desirable
Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification is also desirable
Contracts are typically for six months
Pay is salary-based

If you are interested in nurse jobs on cruise lines or any other position on a cruise line, there are several ways to secure an interview. You can contact the cruise line directly by forwarding your resume, cover letter and position you are interested to the Human Resources Department or you can visit Cruise Ship Jobs online. Here, you can download the 2008 cruise ship employment guide; you can read through cruise line profiles; you can find out which ships are hiring and for what positions, and you can even apply for a cruise ship job right online!

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