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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
Deadline: 30th March 2018

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