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The Walt Disney Company Lead Physician in Boston, Massachusetts

Every day at Disney Cruise Line we take pride in bringing the magic of Disney to life. We find joy in creating cherished memories and form genuine connections with our guests. We hold each other to the highest degree and always act responsibly while ensuring the safety of fellow crew and guests. United by our Disney values, we work toward excellence in all we do. As a part of our team, you can live and work in a diverse and inclusive environment amidst a professional and supportive community. If you are ready to create unforgettable experiences and grow as a person and as a professional, apply today.

As a Senior Physician you are responsible for the operation of our onboard health centers. You will oversee and manage the health center operation onboard and provide health care for both crew cand guests.

You will report to the:

  • Chief Physician (Shore side)

  • Staff Captain (Shipboard)

Responsibilities :

How You Will Make a Difference

  • Provide medical services (evaluation and treatment) for inpatient, outpatient, and ICU care onboard for crew and guests.

  • Oversee the onboard health center to see to efficient operations including:

  • Monitoring shore referrals and medical debarks of crew members in conjunction with shoreside Medical Services

  • Monitoring crew “unfit for duty”

  • Provide proper communication with Medical Services shore personnel regarding guest medical debarks.

  • Responsible for making the medical decision for medical disembarks.

  • Maintain an open line of communication with the leaders of the other ship’s departments.

  • Responsible for seeing to the accuracy and completeness of all reports sent from the Medical Team (AGE, Unfit for Duty, Health Declarations for ports of call, etc.) prior to submittal.

  • Confirm that the Medical Team is aware of ACEP Guidelines, pertinent sections of the Vessel Sanitation Program (VSP) Manual and the Book of Privileges for Officers.

  • Provide professional and social guidance to the medical staff.

  • Oversee Medical team Crew Members participate in duties common to all onboard staff, such as lifeboat drills, responsibilities assigned by the Captain, or any other duty pertaining to Guest Safety.

  • See that hazardous materials are used and stored properly in operations under their control, including regular inventory and availability of SDS.

  • Assist with implementation of crew immunization programs.

  • Oversee pharmaceuticals onboard including proper controlled substance handling and disposal.

Basic Qualifications :

What You Will Bring to the Team

  • Active medical license from STCW Country.

  • Medical degree from recognized college or university

  • 3 years professional experience in general and emergency medicine

  • 3 years maritime medical experience

  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support

  • Advanced Trauma Life Support certificates

  • Computer literacy and experience with MS Office programs

  • Experience with use of electronic health records (Sea care preferred)

  • Outstanding interpersonal, customer services and communication skills

Additional Information :

This is a shipboard role:

Benefits offered year-round, on contract and off-contract, as long as return contract is signed, including Major Medical Coverage, Short & Long-term Disability, Life Insurance and Retirement Savings Plan Option

You must:

  • Be genuinely interested in a career at sea and willing to live and work onboard a Disney Cruise Line vessel

  • Be willing to follow and perform safety role, emergency responsibilities and associated responsibilities as specified in the ship Assembly Plan

  • Be willing to uphold the general safety management responsibilities as specified in the Safety Management System in areas and operations under their control

  • Appreciative of working and living in a multicultural environment that has strict rules and regulation

Your Responsibilities:

  • Have a valid passport and C1/D Seaman's visa (DCL will provide you with documents to obtain this)

  • Complete a pre-employment medical

  • Obtain a criminal background check

  • Bring approved work shoes

Disney Cruise Line is a drug-free workplace. All new hires are required to undergo drug/alcohol testing within the first week onboard and throughout their contracts. Failure to pass the drug/alcohol testing will result in immediate termination.


Job ID: 1163122BR

Location: United States

Job Posting Company: "Disney Cruise Line"

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