Chief Medical Officer Job Placement - Sawa HealthCare Group (SHCG)


Job Title:      Chief Medical Officer
Organisation: Sawa HealthCare Group (SHCG)
Duty Station:  Old Kampala Hospital, Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Directors

About US:
Sawa HealthCare Group exists to provide affordable, accessible and quality healthcare services in the communities we serve and to do so in a sustainable manner with the highest level of integrity. 

Job Summary: The Chief Medical Officer is an active member of the leadership team that serves as a business and clinical strategist to build on and strengthen the positive and mutually supportive relationship between hospital administration and the medical staff. As the chief administrative leader responsible for clinical quality within the organization, the CMO works closely with both administrative staff and members of the medical staff and its leadership to achieve high satisfaction from patients and referring physicians; ensure patient safety and high-quality, cost-effective patient care; establish and monitor measures to ensure excellence in clinical care; and to advance best practices in clinical care, quality and safety.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • The CMO is responsible for planning, organizing and directing the medical staff services for the facility. The position assists the medical staff in formulating standards of care and strategic direction for quality, facilitates communication between the medical staff and administration, and ensures positive medical staff relations. The CMO works to align medical staff goals with those of the facilityand ensures compliance with quality, legal and regulatory requirements. The CMO assists in performance improvement of clinical practices and the development of clinical leaders;
  • Responsibility for physician engagement strategies including supporting physician recruitment and promoting programs which enhance physician satisfaction;
  • Designing clinical practice patterns and clinical protocols to promote utilization and/or enhance quality of outcomes;
  • Understanding of required technology to evaluate clinical information systems and develop data tools;
  • Representing the hospital in a professional, competent manner in the community; and
  • As member of the leadership team, direct strategy development, planning and administrative management of assigned areas by establishing and maintaining standards focusing on effective translation of strategy into operational objectives and specific, measurable goals and associated deliverables consistent with practice standards and requirements and which align with and support the overall mission, vision and values of the organization.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant must hold a Master of Medicine degree with significant practice experience in any of the following; Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Family Medicine or Surgery from a recognized institution.
  • Registered by the Medical and Dental Practitioners Council of Uganda
  • At least eight to ten years of increasingly responsible experience in healthcare including at least three years of leadership experience in a hospital setting
  • Possesses outstanding leadership, communication, listening and interpersonal skills, necessary to quickly establish credibility and rapport with a broad set of executives and constituencies and support an environment that generates opportunities for collaboration and input;  
  • Ability to act as an effective agent for change,recognizes the need for change and adapts and inspires others to adapt;
  • Ability to address both broad and strategic issues and the management of day-to-day operations;
  • Ability to innovate, encourage creative thinking and imaginative solutions to issues or problems;
  • Ability to serve as an effective champion for quality and continuous performance improvement using passion and persuasive skills;
  • Thorough understanding of all elements of healthcare delivery;
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills;
  • Good computer skills
  • Knowledge of applicable laws, regulatory requirements and best practices in clinical care.

How to Apply:
All candidates who are suitably qualified are advised to send their application and curriculum vitae to hr@sawahealthcare.org

Deadline: 30th March 2018

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