Experienced Anaesthetist required on St Helena - Acapedia

Experienced Anaesthetist required on St Helena

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East Midlands


februar 27, 2024


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Start date: As soon as practically Possible
Period: 3 months

St Helena Island is a small remote island (47 square miles) and situated in the South Atlantic Ocean. St Helena is a British Overseas Territory and encompasses Ascension and Tristan da Cunha islands. The island’s population is around 4,500 and it has a typical small island economy with a high import dependency.
Dedicare has supplied healthcare professionals to this remote location for many years and our experience and knowledge is foremost in ensuring we help you make the right choice.
This exotic location offers summer all year round and a good work life balance. The climate is tropical, marine, and varies noticeably across the island. The lifestyle is truly relaxed.

The overall objectives of the post during the contractual period are as follows:

  • Be responsible for anaesthetic procedures on the island. This would normally mean two theatre days a week (morning and afternoon session).

  • Be responsible for all intensive care patients on the island.

  • Provide speciality on-call cover over a 24/7 period when operating as the only Anaesthetist on the island.  On-call cover would be 1-in-2 when two Anaesthetist are on Island

  • Responsible for stabilization and the care of critically ill patients.

  • Responsible for implementing resuscitation procedures.

  • In exceptional/critical circumstances, due to the remote nature of the island, provide support to colleagues in terms of general practice clinics and/or out-patient and in-patient duties and/or provide cover for the general on-call rota and/or assist with the roll out of covid vaccination and booster programme.

  • Attend any clinical emergencies and urgent care duties requiring this specialist skillset as may arise from time to time.

  • Provide support to the island’s COVID-19 response.

– GMC Specialist registration or equivalent required

Our service to you:
– Provide information on every aspect of working on the island.
– Ensure your travel and relocation needs are managed door to door.
– Manage all the required documentation with you.
– Arrange discussions with colleagues who have experience of working on St Helena.
– Keep in touch during your assignment.

If you want more information, contact me today and we`ll schedule a time to talk. 


Dedicare International is a cross border staffing concept recruiting Scandinavian healthcare staff on long term staffing solutions to English speaking countries.

Today Dedicare in general is the largest provider of doctors, nurses, social workers, care workers (and more) in the Nordic region. We aim to deliver high quality and service to our customers and at the same time give our healthcare staff the security they need when working international – and of course an adventure.