With amazing weather and a laid-back lifestyle, the Cayman Islands provide an opportunity to experience a different work environment. Dedicare is your stepping-stone to finding and undertaking healthcare jobs in the Cayman Islands.
Opportunities for Cayman Islands medical jobs
Dedicare supply healthcare professionals to several private and public medical facilities in the Cayman Islands. Permanent and fixed-term opportunities for Cayman Islands medical jobs are available Dedicare is your stepping stone for finding and undertaking healthcare jobs on the Cayman Islands. We help you door to door. to GPs, senior doctors and nurses.
When evaluating potential job prospects in unfamiliar places, understanding the local environment is crucial in making the right choice. With our extensive knowledge of the Cayman Islands, we provide comprehensive support from start to finish and ensure you are fully briefed and well-prepared for what to expect upon your arrival to start your Cayman Islands medical jobs.
Our service to you
Our experience and local knowledge of the Cayman Islands means we,
- Provide information on every aspect of working in the Cayman Islands.
- Ensure your travel and relocation needs are managed door to door.
- Help with finding accommodation and car hire.
- Manage the pre-employment checks and application forms with you.
- Put you in touch with colleagues who have experience of working in Cayman.
- Advise on the local area and where to visit.
About the Cayman Islands
The Cayman Islands are a British Overseas Territory and one of the safest countries in the Caribbean. Located in the Caribbean Sea, the islands are home to the world famous white-sand Seven Mile Beach. Surrounded by crystal clear waters, the islands are a paradise and offer an attractive and enviable, tax-free work-life balance. With a population of circa 64500, Cayman is a popular destination for cruise ships.
The Cayman Islands are made up of three separate islands in the Western Caribbean Sea – Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. Grand Cayman is the largest and most densely populated island, and the capital city George Town is located here. The islands are located south of Cuba between Jamaica and the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico. Driving is essential for a reliable commute and freedom to explore.
With a climate of wet and dry seasons, from November to April humidity is at its lowest and temperatures average around a comfortable 24 degrees. During the summer months, temperatures reach around 30 degrees with infrequent afternoon showers.
The islands are known for their picture-perfect white sand beaches, local seafood and Caribbean cuisine, plus exotic wildlife including iguanas, turtles, stingrays, and hundreds of bird species. You will experience one of the highest standards of living in the Western Hemisphere, with first class infrastructure, excellent schools and a diverse variety of sports, community and social clubs.
The Cayman Islands are the most populated of all Caribbean islands and the economy relies largely on tourism as well as large offshore financial corporations, contributing to the cosmopolitan feel. Local currency is the Cayman Islands dollar (CI$), which is often abbreviated to KYD but the US$ is widely accepted. Personal income is not taxable.
Air travel is available between all three islands with the cost of round trip being relatively low. The Owen Roberts International Airport located in George Town, Grand Cayman is the main transport hub to and from the Cayman Islands. There are regular flights from the UKs main airports, with a stopover required. It is also possible to access the Islands via cruise ship.
The healthcare system in the Cayman Islands comprises of public and private services regulated by the Cayman Ministry of Home Affairs, Health and Culture. There are 3 fully equipped hospitals, over 20 healthcare facilities and over 100 private facilities, some of which are similar to UK walk-in-centres.
There is an interesting patient demographic of which over 50% are Cayman nationals, the second largest group expatriates, and the rest made up from tourists.
Health insurance is mandatory for all residents of the Cayman Islands and should be obtained from government approved providers and a basic coverage plan will cost upwards of CI$300 per month. Some healthcare facilities will contribute towards the cost of health insurance as part of the employment package. Health insurance will be required for all family members accompanying you.
Taking on healthcare jobs in the Cayman Islands
When taking on healthcare jobs in the Cayman Islands you will be required to complete mandatory pre-employment checks in the UK in addition to those checks required by the employer as part of your application to work in Cayman. Dedicare will help with any document requirements needed to obtain the work permit and registration with the Cayman Medical Council.
To obtain medical registration, the Cayman Medical Council accept doctors who are registered to practise in the following countries – UK, US, Canada, Jamaica, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. You will be required to provide a letter of good standing from your medical council to support your application. Medical registration application costs CI$250.00 and the annual registration fee is CI$800.00. Some healthcare facilities will pay the application cost as part of the relocation package. You will be required to submit specific documents with the application some of which will need to be notarized.
A work permit will be required, the cost of a work permit is in excess of CI$10000 and can take up to 3 months to process, this will cover an initial 6-month period and can be easily extended when required. Temporary work permits can be obtained in a shorter timeframe for circa CI$1500. In most cases the cost of the work permit will be covered by your employer. You will be required to submit specific documents with the application some of which will need to be notarized.
In some instances, you may be required to undertake the Academic International English Language Test (IELTS), the cost of this may be covered by your employer.
You will be required to have in place the appropriate medical indemnity cover which will need to be organised by yourself, there may be circumstances where you will be covered under your new employer’s medical malpractice blanket. Dedicare will provide support and assistance and work with you throughout the entire process.
Offering a unique blend of professional challenge and personal satisfaction, GP jobs in Cayman Islands cater to those seeking to enrich their medical careers in a serene, tropical setting. Partnering with Dedicare, General Practitioners can access a range of positions that align not only with their professional skills but also with their lifestyle preferences, ensuring a fulfilling career in one of the Caribbean’s most picturesque locations.