We are urgently looking for a locum Consultant Ophthalmologist to work on the beautiful Grand Cayman Island in the Caribbean. Locum cover is required from as soon as possible for up to 4 months.
- You will be based in the main Hospital on Grand Cayman;
- You will be included in the on-call rota;
You will receive:
- Salary is a flat rate of CI$2,555.50 /equivalent to £2400.00 per week (paid fortnightly);
- Accommodation provided;
- Transportation provided;
- Malpractice coverage provided;
- Health Insurance;
- Medical registration fees paid by the hospital and work permit provided;
- Airline tickets for employee only (economy rate);
You must have Specialist Medical Registration/Board Certification from one of the following countries: UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Jamaica
- You should have full registration with a licence to practice, and be on the Specialist Register, or equivalent;
- You will need a minimum of 2 years postgraduate experience as a Consultant;
The Cayman Islands Hospital, the principal health care facility in the country, is a modern, 139,066 sq. ft., two-story facility with 124 beds. It offers accident and emergency services; a wide range of surgical services; a Critical Care Unit, physiotherapy; a pharmacy; a central sterilisation unit; and laboratory services, including a state-of-the-art forensic unit - along with many other facilities a person would expect in a modern health care setting.
This is a 24-hour full-service medical facility. There are four operating theatres; a dialysis unit; oncology unit; X-ray; morgue; and a forensic and drug testing laboratory. Other facilities include: outpatient specialist clinics, administrative offices, and a modern high-tech electronic health information management section.
Specialist services are available in the fields of: surgery, gynaecology & obstetrics, paediatrics, internal medicine, dermatology, anaesthesiology, public health, orthopaedics, psychology, cardiology, gastroenterology, psychiatry, radiology, nephrology, ophthalmology, ear, nose and throat, reconstructive surgery, faciomaxillary surgery, chronic pain management and urology.
Truly a tropical paradise, the Cayman Islands are alive with vibrant coral reefs, marine life, flora and exotic birds. This natural beauty is accompanied by one of the highest standards of living in the Caribbean, along with a sophisticated international culture, and the benefits of a flourishing financial industry. Part of an underwater mountain range running between Cuba and Belize, the Cayman Islands lie 480 miles south of Miami, 150 miles south of Cuba and 189 miles north-west of Jamaica. With an average year-round temperature range of about 75° F in winter to about 85° F in the summer, the Islands boast some of the finest tropical weather in the world.
When you’re looking to get off the beach, get lost in the luxury of George Town, where colourful traditional Caribbean-style buildings meet high finance corporations, and finish the day off with a sunset cocktail. It is on Grand Cayman that you will find some of the most popular Caribbean activities, attractions, and festivals, including the popular Pirates Week and the colourful and exciting Batabano (the Grand Cayman Carnival). Other popular attractions include the Cayman Islands National Museum, Rum Point, Pedro St. James, Bodden Town, the first capital of the Cayman Islands, Cayman Turtle Farm, and the National’s Trusts Mastic Trail, a 2-mile traditional footpath through unspoiled woodlands.
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.
Once we have secured a job for you, we’ll manage the Medical Registration and Visa application process, and support you (and your family) with the relocation itself.