- Advert number: 340655-0
- Posted Date: 23/09/13
MORE FULL TIME AND RESERVE DOCTORS NEEDED!
The Royal Navy offers one of the most wide-ranging, challenging and rewarding environments in which to practise medicine.
It’s not just a job, but a way of life for medical students and qualified doctors holding GMC registration.
We are in need of more Medical Officers and Cadets to join our Regular full-time Service, and Royal Naval Reserve Medical Officers who serve in their spare time from one of the Royal Naval Reserve Units, which are based throughout the UK.
As a Medical Officer, you’re a member of our senior management team as well as a doctor. You may have the opportunity to specialise in a major discipline; like surgery, medicine, anaesthetics, orthopaedic surgery or primary care. There are also plenty of opportunities to practise occupational medicine among the 30,000 men and women serving with us. There are, of course, specialisations you might never pursue in an entire civilian career, including submarine, diving, aviation and radiation medicine. Your first appointment as a Medical Officer will be in primary care. Where you may have the opportunity to practise on shore, on board ships or submarines, fly in helicopters, or even earn yourself the coveted green beret of a Royal Marines Commando.
As a Royal Naval Reserve Medical Officer you will combine your highly specific civilian skills with a vital military role, caring for armed forces personnel across the world at sea or on land. You will be trained by specialist reserve units and will be committed to attend weekly training, several training weekends and a two-week training period each year.
For the right people we offer the best training, excellent professional development, good pay and conditions, plus promotion prospects. Joining the Royal Navy is a life-changing decision and one not taken lightly. For a start, our selection process is extensive. You’d need to pass our recruit, fitness and medical tests and an interview.
But there’s a lot more to joining the Royal Navy than doing a job. All our ships and shore bases have superb sports and fitness facilities. We can offer a fantastic range of sports and other activities. You’ll also have the chance to go on adventurous training, which could be anything from skiing championships to mountaineering and caving to parachuting.
From the moment you join, you will be part of a team that lives, works and relaxes together; forming friendships and experiences that can last a lifetime. It’s a unique way of life and the opportunities offered by the Royal Navy will allow you to reach your career potential and enjoy your experience to the full.
To apply visit royalnavy.mod.uk/Careers/How-to-Join/Apply
Alternatively, you can call us on 08456 07 55 55 or email your CV to:
DO YOU QUALIFY?
You should be aged between 25 and 55. You should be aged under 46 years if you are still in professional training.
You must have British, Irish, Commonwealth or British dual citizenship and have been resident in the UK for the last five years (Medical Officers (Submariner) require full British citizenship).
Five GCSEs, Scottish Standard Grades or equivalent at grade C or above (including maths and English language) and 180 UCAS points.
You can apply for a medical cadetship (final three years of medical school not including any intercalation) from your second year at medical school.
To apply as a qualified doctor, you can apply from foundation year one for entry post foundation year two. Foundation training will need to include Emergency Medicine, General Practice experience and full GMC registration.
Medical Officer Reserve candidates can apply from ST1 onwards. Specialities required are: Emergency Medicine; Anaesthetics; General Surgery; Trauma and Orthopaedics; Burns and Plastics; Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Ophthalmology; Ear, Nose and Throat; Microbiology; Haematology; Radiology; Intensive Care; General Physicians.
ARE YOU FIT ENOUGH?
Life in the Royal Navy, and the environments in which we work, often demand stamina and a good level of fitness. Part of our selection process includes a pre-joining fitness test where you’ll need to run 2.4 km on a treadmill within these times:
Age Male Female
16-24 11min 13secs 13min 15secs
25-29 11min 38secs 13min 50secs
30-34 12min 08secs 14min 28secs
35-39 12min 34secs 15min 09secs