Resident Medical Officers (RMOs)

Various Locations across the United Kingdom
£36,290 to £57,600 per annum (depending on rotation)
13 Sep 2017
11 Oct 2017
Contract Type

Dragon Recruiting is recruiting local and international doctors to work as RMOs for providing continuous medical cover at NHS and other independent hospitals across the UK.

Multiple positions are available across the UK. 

The client offers flexible contracts on a variety of different rotations to suit your needs.

Below is the information about the role and the benefits of working as a RMO.
The RMO role is similar to roles in other countries but is unique to the UK. The role typically involves:

1. Providing pre and post-operative care to patients – including cannulation, blood taking, afterhours pharmacy and ward rounds. This is usually 8-10 hours during the day.

2. Providing urgent care response – this is typically things like pain management and urgent post-surgical complications. Rest is partial protected from Midnight to 0700 so doctors are usually only woken once or twice during a week during this time and only for urgent situations.

3. The RMO is responsible for leading the Resuscitation team. Resuscitations tend to be rare, but the RMO must be prepared to lead.

4. RMOs typically work week on week off rotation at one hospital on renewable 9 month contracts.

The Benefits of working as a Resident Medical Officer are:

1. First and foremost the RMO role is an excellent introduction to the UK system. As the vast majority of the doctors we employ have not worked in the UK before we have excellent systems in place to help doctors adapt and thrive in the UK

2. Accommodation and meals are provided on most rotations during working weeks

3. Working as a Resident Medical Officer provides UK experience and contact with UK consultants. UK experience and referrals from UK consultants are important commodities when applying for permanent NHS posts

4. Working as a RMO typically pays between £42,250 and 63,600 gross per year on depending on rotation.

5. Our client's reputation speaks for itself, many of our doctors come from referrals from doctors that currently or previously worked with and although we only require a minimum initial contract 6 months(though we prefer 9) most doctors elect to stay with us on renewed contracts for 2 to 5 years.

6. Our employer has over 20 years experience in our field and a vested interest in the health and well-being of doctors. The support and care we provide continues well past a start date.


1. Good spoken and written English
2. An absolute minimum of 2 years post-graduate experience (internship + one year for example) Resuscitation and Emergency medicine experience would be an advantaged. Recent surgical experience in post-operative care (as a guide, at least 3 months surgical experience in total during the past three years.) We hire good anaesthetic-trained doctors or other experienced doctors like physicians without recent surgical experience to be RMOs, on the basis of interview performance.

3. Competency in basic ward-work skills is a must-have:

4. The doctor must have at least:    Minimum   300 blood taking

                                                     Minimum   300 cannulations

…as well as experience in doing and interpreting ECG’s, urethral catheters, nasogastric tube insertion and arterial blood gases.

We do have remedial systems for ensuring doctors become trained in these skills before starting work.

5. Paediatric and oncology experience are recommendations add-ons, but not essential

Please include all medical and surgical work you have done when you complete your CV. You must also provide full descriptions of each job you have had, in the spaces provided- we often get few details which reduces the chances of the candidate being hired. 

What Happens Next

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