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Experience life, working as a doctor, on the stunning Caribbean Island of Montserrat.  We have an option for a 1, 2 or 3 month, initial contract available for a General Medicine physician working in the small government hospital based in St Johns.  

As the only Internist on island you will be expected to be on call 24/7 for emergency medical cases however this should not be too frequent from what I understand.

What's on offer?

NET monthly salary of 17,708 East Caribbean dollars (approx. £5,200)

Accommodation will be provided for the doctor (and family, if travelling with the doctor)

Utilities are covered by the employer and you will also receive economy class flights at the beginning and end of your contract

Location

Montserrat is a Caribbean island in the Leeward Islands, which is part of the chain known as the Lesser Antilles, in the West Indies. It is a British Overseas Territory. The Official language is English and the population stands at approx.. 5200 people.

Montserrat measures approximately 16 km and 11 km in width with a significant coastline including many stunning and secluded beaches. Montserrat is nicknamed "The Emerald Isle of the Caribbean" both for its resemblance to coastal Ireland and for the Irish ancestry of many of its inhabitants.

On 18 July 1995, the previously dormant Soufriere Hills Volcano, in the southern part of the island, became active. Eruptions destroyed Montserrat's Georgian era capital city of Plymouth.

An exclusion zone that extends from the south coast of the island north to parts of the Belham Valley was imposed because of the size of the existing volcanic dome and the resulting potential for pyroclastic activity. Visitors are generally not permitted entry into the exclusion zone, but a view of the destruction of Plymouth can be seen from the top of Garibaldi Hill in Isles Bay. Relatively quiet since early 2010, the volcano continues to be closely monitored by the Montserrat Volcano Observatory.

A new town and port are being developed at Little Bay, which is on the northwest coast of the island. While this construction proceeds, the centre of government and businesses is at Brades. As a British dependency, Montserrat enjoys the same press freedoms.

 

What are we looking for?

The hospital is ideally looking for a specialist with one or more of the below:

  • Certification by one of the medical specialty boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)
  • Specialist Certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT or CCST) awarded by a competent authority of the UK or Ireland
  • Certification by one of the Royal Colleges in Australia
  • Specialist medical qualification from Europe
  • Fellowship of the Royal college of Physicians of South Africa

PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICANTS MUST SPEAK AND WRITE ENGLISH AT A FLUENT LEVEL

How Head Medical can help

Arranging a position overseas is very exciting, but we understand that it can also be daunting and time consuming. We’re the UK's specialist in international medical recruitment and we've helped many doctors relocate since we first started out in 2008 (you can read what people have said about working with us on our testimonials page). We know it’s important to balance career opportunities with lifestyle and we’ll talk through your plans and will get to know you to make sure we find the right role in the right location.

For a discussion about this role or
other opportunities contact Amanda today.

amanda@headmedical.com / +44 (0)131 240 5281

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