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DDRC Healthcare employs 25 to 30 permanent members of staff in Plymouth and Wales, plus bank staff. To meet the needs of our 24-hour services we require a wide variety of skills. We employ doctors, nurses, engineers, chamber operators, researchers, trainers and organisational support staff. Bank staff come from all sorts of backgrounds, for example students, nurses and firemen.

Sometimes we have opportunities such as student nurse or Junior Doctor placements, and PhD studentships. 

Current Vacancies

Combined Diving & Hyperbaric Medicine / Emergency Medicine post

6 month junior / middle grade doctor posts available – one commencing Feb 2018, the other Aug 2018. Includes funded enrolment in Postgraduate Certificate in Remote Healthcare or Diploma in Occupational Medicine.

DDRC Healthcare is a charity providing hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO), training and research in Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine and associated fields. In conjunction with Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, we are looking to appoint two junior doctors for 6 month posts - one doctor to commence February 2018 and the other August 2018.

We are looking for Doctors with a minimum of 2 years experience post qualification. You must have full registration with the GMC or be eligible to become fully registered. You must also hold a diving qualification.

The post will be an average of 6 sessions per week at DDRC

Healthcare and 4 sessions per week in the Emergency Department, Derriford Hospital. Derriford Hospital is adjacent to DDRC Healthcare and is the largest teaching hospital in the southwest with a busy Emergency Department.

DDRC Healthcare provides HBO for elective and emergency patients for conditions including decompression Illness (DCI), tissue damage secondary to radiotherapy and diabetic ulcers.

Training will be provided in Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine and successful candidates will be encouraged and funded to enrol in the Postgraduate Certificate in Remote Healthcare run by the Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry or the Diploma in Occupational Medicine.

There is no on call commitment for the diving aspect of this post however individuals will be encouraged to be involved in the management of diving accidents. The ED sessions may include some night shifts.

To discuss the job or to arrange a visit – please contact Dr Christine Penny - info@ddrc.org or 01752 209999

Closing date:  16/08/17 at 1700                                Interview date: 31/08/17

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Please send to info@ddrc.org putting 'Doctor Post' in the subject line 

Closing date:  16/08/17 at 1700                                Interview date: 31/08/17










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