International Medical Management (IMM) is a specialist provider of high quality, bespoke occupational health and medical support services to the Energy sector. Our focus is to keep employees fit and healthy while providing employers with valuable support and advice.
IMM optimize patient care and operational efficiency – enabling you to eliminate risks and reduce costs. We work closely alongside a number of key partners to provide the best integrated medical and healthcare solutions possible.
NMC REGISTRATION IS NOT MANDATORY, BUT PREFERRED.
The main responsibilities of this job will entail providing qualified medical support offshore as determined by the Health and Safety Executive. Individuals may be required to fulfil additional job criteria when compatible, however these jobs will not have a direct effect on the Offshore Medics primary duties.
Prerequisites (HSE Guidelines)
The HSE in “Offshore Installations and Pipeline Works (First-Aid) Regulations 1989” states that medics are: –
“‘Offshore Medic’ means a person who currently holds a current Offshore Medic Certificate issued by an organisation approved by Hand Safety Executive to train, examine and certify offshore medics”
“likely to be nurses (Registered General or Enrolled Nurses), whose names are on the UK Central Council for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting Register or acceptable equivalent. Other candidates may be suitable, and it is for the training organisation to determine if they have the necessary basic medical or nursing skills. All candidates should have knowledge of the offshore working environment, which may have been obtained through means other than practical experience.”
HSE Medic Duties
The HSE in “Offshore Installations and Pipeline Works (First-Aid) Regulations 1989” states in “Appendix 2 Roles and responsibilities of offshore medics”: –
1. The treatment role of offshore medics is crucial in the event of an injury or acute illness and they may be called upon suddenly to exercise skills which they have few opportunities to practice. However, much of their workload may also consist of consultations over minor ailments… the offshore medic’s general responsibilities are as follows: –
a) to provide on-site first-aid care to all those on the installation or vessel;
b) to initiate on-site treatment of illness, which may include acute medical and surgical conditions requiring immediate skilled treatment;
c) to arrange, in conjunction with shore-based medical services, for the continued treatment and further care of ill or injured people. While minor ailments may be treated on the offshore installation or vessel, some conditions may involve sending the person ashore. The offshore medic should be able to carry out resuscitation and stabilise a patient before evacuation ashore. The offshore medic needs to be able to advise management of the need for an evacuation, and to assess in consultation with the approved medical practitioner (likely to be onshore) the seriousness of the condition and the urgency of the treatment. This assessment should take account of weather conditions and the distance and accessibility of onshore emergency medical services.
d) to be aware of the complexities and hazards of diving operations and the measures appropriate to the treatment of divers under pressure. In the event of a diving medical incident the diving supervisor is, and must remain, in control of the action to be taken. Medical arrangements for diving emergencies are outside the scope of the Offshore Installations and Pipeline Works (First-Aid) Regulations 1989 (OFAR), but the offshore medic should be able to offer help and assistance, where appropriate;
e) to understand their role in emergency plans and to co-operate with the duty holder and others involved in implementing the plans;
f) to give simple advice on the provision of a healthy living and working environment offshore. This includes advice on lifestyle issues, welfare, health promotion and on factors which might give rise to ill health, e.g. food hygiene, water quality, occupational hazards etc. This requires knowledge of duty holders’ programme for managing health issues and an ability to identify hazards to health and to advise on preventative measures.
The HSE Medic will undertake the implementation and management of innovative tools.
· Treatment determination
· Health surveillance referrals
· Undertake the physical element OGUK medicals remotely (where applicable)
· Transfer patient data to approved OGUK centre
· Ability to transfer patient stats in the case of emergency incident
Experience & Skill Level Requirement
Expected Start Date: 08/09/2020
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Temporary, Contract
Salary: Up to £1.00 per year