MSC Cruises
MSC Cruises
Medical Jobs
January 14, 2022


In accordance with the department policies and standard procedures, the Doctor’s main task is to provide a high quality and professional medical service for guests and crew members. Having exceptional skills and knowledge ensuring no outbreaks occur on the ship.


  • Ensure safe and high-quality patient care that is in line with MSC Cruises values and policies;
  • Provides high quality medical assistance and minor surgical interventions as required for guests and crewmembers;
  • Ability to work part of the multi-disciplinary team to ensure best care for patients;
  • Maintain a positive workplace culture;
  • Advises medically wise and reports directly to the Master or Staff Captain of any emergency case requiring shore side attention or intervention unavailable on board;
  • Complies with all local, international and specific CDC-related medical procedures and regulations related to GI, ILI and infecto-contagious diseases;
  • Assists relevant authorities for port inspections;
  • Supervises all his/her Nurse staff tasks;
  • Ensures that the Medical Centre is always well stocked, and inventory updated in MMS/SeaCare system;
  • Oversee the administration and safekeeping of all medications and drugs in accordance with regulations and Company policy;
  • Document in the patient’s medical records the nature of the consultations, past medical histories, physical examination findings, diagnoses and differential diagnosis, ensuring the confidentiality of the patient at all times;


  • Fluent English, oral and written. Any additional European language is considered an advantage (Italian, Portuguese, German, Spanish and French);
  • Internationally recognized University degree: Bachelor’s in Medicine;
  • At least 5 years in post grad Emergency/ICU or Family Medicine or Internal Medicine plus one of the followings:
  • At least 1-year Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • At least 1-year experience in the Coronary Care
  • At least 1-year of ACLS clinical interventions;
  • At least 1-year performing clinical interventions in PALS and ATLS;
  • Holds a current Practicing Registration in good standing;
  • Valid Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Life Support or an equivalent certification;
  • Valid Pediatric Advanced Life Support or an equivalent certification;
  • Valid Advanced Trauma Life Support or an equivalent certification;
  • Sexual Assault training valid for International standards (CVSA);
  • Solid experience in advanced care. Ex: sedation procedures, defibrillators, ventilators, patient monitors, sterilizers, etc.;
  • Fundamental knowledge of all Sanitation Standards relating to medical requirements;
  • Sound knowledge of responsibilities in relation to Food, Water and Air Safety;
  • Computer literate;
  • Experience in team management and ability to work well in a team;
  • Ability to work well under pressure;
  • STCW certification is compulsory (Basic firefighting, personal survival techniques, elementary first aid, personal security and social responsibility).


  • Possess a valid passport and when possible a seaman book copy.

STCW Certificates

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Language Requirements

Good knowledge of the English language is required.

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