Offshore Medic / OHA, 1week on/4 weeks off rotation, North Sea

  • Foresterhill, Aberdeen, UK
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Contract

Company Description

International SOS ( is the world’s leading medical and travel Security Risk Services Company. We care for clients across the globe, from more than 1,000 locations in 90 countries. Our expertise is unique: More than 11,000 employees are led by 1,400 doctors and 200 security specialists. Teams work 24/7 to protect our members. We pioneer a range of preventive programs strengthened by our in-country expertise. We deliver unrivalled emergency assistance during critical illness, accident or civil unrest.

We are passionate about helping clients put Duty of Care into practice. With us, multinational corporate clients, governments and NGOs can mitigate risks for their people working remotely or overseas.

Our global services include medical and risk planning, preventive health programs, in-country expertise and emergency response for travellers, expatriates and their dependents of over 70% of the Fortune 500 companies.

Job Description

We are currently looking for dynamic Offshore Medics to join our offshore business in the UK. The Medic will act as the primary source of medical advice on the installation for any personnel suffering from illness or injury. Successful candidates shall be capable of exercising appropriate and competent medical skills in the event of an injury or acute illness, providing advice and consulting with onshore management


  • Responsible for the routine and emergency healthcare for site personnel
  •  Build and maintain an excellent working relationship with International SOS clients, their employees and contractors
  • Responsible for ensuring personal CPD and clinical skills are kept up to date

Main Duties

  • Provide onsite routine health care and advice to offshore personnel in line with MSOs
  •  Provide onsite emergency medical care 24 hours per day in line with MSOs
  •  Develop ands maintain stock levels of all medications, including safe custody of controlled drugs and maintenance of controlled drugs register, in accordance with MSO
  •  Management of clinical waste
  •  Ensure all medical equipment and gases are functional, regularly inspected and maintained, including calibration of required items
  • Develop and maintain contingency plan for platform emergencies, including multiple casualty and communicable disease outbreak
  •  Record and report sickness absence
  • Fitness to work assessments – offshore, routine breathing apparatus and Emergency Response Team
  •  Flu vaccine programme deployment
  •  Management of outbreaks of infectious disease (including COVID-19 management)
  •  Catering and accommodation audit
  • Gym co-ordinator - safety awareness and implementation of gym policy
  • First Aid Instruction - training sessions for first-aiders, stretcher bearers and electricians
  •  Promote Employee Assistance Programme
  • With cause evidential and non-evidential drug testing
  • Health Surveillance: Audiometry/Noise, HAVS (tier 1/2), Skin, Respiratory, Specific Exposures, night worker health check, and reporting to OH team on request
  •  Display Screen Equipment Coordinator, facilitate self-assessments
  • Health Promotional Activities as defined by the health manager
  •  Counselling - supporting personnel in times of bereavement or crisis at home.
  • Maintain medical confidentiality and data privacy as required by regulatory, Client and professional standards
  • Responsible for compliance with the Client Group Fatigue process under the direction of the physician

Industrial Hygiene Responsibilities – COSHH

  • COSHH Co-ordination
  • COSHH Assessments - authorising; auditing dates, quality and compliance
  • Screening chemicals for safer alternatives
  • Maintain and administer Safety Datasheets system and update chemical inventory.
  • Assist with emergency exercises as directed by OIM/OSM
  • Oversight and assurance of the Respiratory Protective Equipment programme (RPE) and carry out Face Fit testing

Industrial Hygiene Responsibilities - Hand Arm Vibration

  •  Hand Arm Vibration Coordinator
  •  Coordinate the HAVS risk assessment process
  • Awareness training for users
  • Review data for individual exposures

Industrial Hygiene Responsibilities – Noise

  • Noise Coordinator
  •  Provide Hearing Protection Device (HPD) fit training and verify suitability and attenuation
  • Keep Noise Exposure Management System (NEMS) up to date
  • Establish rolling dosimetry programme, carry out targeted noise dosimetry and verify results with NEMS model

Industrial Hygiene Responsibilities - Potable Water

  •  Potable Water & Legionella Coordinator
  • Daily monitoring, adjustment and recording of biocide content
  • Ensure or carry out all other monitoring from written plan or generic maintenance strategy
  • Keep risk assessment in date and regularly review
  • Maintain and regularly update and review a written plan and audit adherence
  • Train and keep informed all job roles named in written plan

Industrial Hygiene Responsibilities - PPE

  •  Support correct selection of Client approved COSHH related PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), including eyewear fitting advice and prescription eyewear programme

Industrial Hygiene Responsibilities - Manual Handling

  •  Preparing manual handling assessments in own area and authorising manual handling assessments
  •  Auditing assessment dates, quality and compliance
  • Awareness training and coaching of assessors
  • Lifting and handling training

Covid management

  • Use of Vita PCR device
  • Lateral flow testing onboard
  • Applying CMED process for desimbarkation of positive cases and contacts.


  • Must be a Registered General Nurse with NMC and worked in an acute care setting,
  • CA-EBS
  • MIST
  • OGUK Medical Certificate
  • HSE Medic Certificate

Additional Information

Protecting people and saving lives. Our passion and expertise in helping others drive us to go the extra mile every day. You'll become part of a team of professionals who go to extraordinary lengths. We  offer our people the  opportunity to develop a truly rewarding and  exciting  career  whilst fulfilling our commitment to  delivering  international  standards  of healthcare.

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