Emergencies are uncommon and the typical rotation as a Resident Medical Officer involves providing post and pre-operative care on the ward. This can involve ward rounds, cannulation and blood taking and after hours pharmacy. RMOs are required to lead the resuscitation team in the very rare event of a cardiac arrest (for which ALS/EPALS training will be arranged), but will have access to the guidance of consultants for less urgent emergencies.
Successful candidates will be taking blood and inserting cannulas daily in the role of RMO, cannulation skills will be tested and confirmed in a clinical setting prior to commencing work as an RMO. It is very important that successful candidates are confident in blood taking and cannulation, preferable using pink, green or larger venflons. If you are not used to this procedure or do not perform it regularly you will be asked to practice to reach an expert level before joining us. Please contact us for further information.
As an employer we do not ask for any documentation before we offer a contract except:
- A CV in our clear and concise format. You can download a copy here
- A scanned copy of a passport. We will accept an ID card initial for ID verification purposes, but all candidates will need a passport at some point during the recruitment process.
We also recommend that candidates apply for their compliancy document from the health ministry in their country as soon as possible. This document will be needed after offer of a contract and can take up to 6 months to be issued.
After a contract is offered we typically need:
- 2 references from working colleagues (one from the past 6 months and one from the past 2 years)
- A police clearance (or DBS certificate) from the country you live in
- Blood test results for Hepatitis B (with immunity level) and Hepatitis C
- Current chest x-ray (non EU candidates only)