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Chief Medical Officer Job in Kenya

AMREF Flying Doctors is a not for profit company, wholly owned by AMREF, the largest indigenous health development non-governmental organization based in Africa

Based in Nairobi, AMREF Flying Doctors provides Air Ambulance services locally, regionally and internationally.

With up to 1000 evacuations per year and international accreditation by EURAMI, AMREF Flying Doctors has become the leading Air Ambulance provider in the region, operating at the highest professional level.

The income generated supports AMREF’s work, in particular the Outreach Programme and Charity Evacuations.

We are seeking to fill the following vacancy based at AMREF Flying Doctors, Nairobi.

Chief Medical Officer

Ref: No. AFD/09/2013

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Medical Officer will be in charge of all aspects with regard to AMREF Flying Doctors’ medical services.

This includes clinical responsibilities, as well as operational support and matters related to business, marketing and human resources.

Key responsibilities will include:
  • Direct clinical: Maintain own currency in specialities and aeromedical practices as flight physician, maintain standards of the flight medical crew
  • Indirect clinical: Develop, review and update medical protocols, policies and guidelines, review medical equipment, lead medical audit process, handle incidents and complaints, advise on relevant medico-legal aspects, supervise clinical staff performance
  • Operational Support: Provide advice to flight medical crew and interface between aviation & medical operations
  • Human Resources: Act as line manager for clinical staff
  • Quality Control: Develop and maintain risk analysis and management procedures, assist in developing a formal aero-medical quality assurance programme.
  • Training and CME: Lead continuing education programme, develop training programs to ensure highest possible standards of flight medical patient care, establish a platform for medical audit and research within the company

Essential Criteria:

The ideal candidate will be a Physician with at least 5 years of post-registration practice, duly certified in anaesthesia, intensive care medicine, emergency medicine or acute medicine with a minimum of 3 years post-registration experience in a critical care environment including intensive care medicine.

Additionally s/he should have previous education and experience in aero-medical transportation of critically ill or injured patients, i.e. CCAT course or Diploma in (Aero) Medical Retrieval & Transport.

Currency in ACLS, ATLS and PALS or similar recognised courses within the past 3 years is a must.

Desired Criteria:

Proven record in management, leadership and teaching.

Possess excellent communication skills both written and verbal (English).

Physical fitness for aeromedical work and ability to work efficiently under stressful conditions.

If you are enthusiastic, committed and looking for growth with new challenges, you are encouraged to apply.

Please quote position/reference number in the subject matter and send your details including remuneration requirements and contact details of three work-related referees, to Human Resources & Administration Officer, AMREF Flying Doctors by email to  

We encourage interested candidates to submit their applications by Friday, 20 September 2013.

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

AMREF Flying Doctors is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy.

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