Chief Medical Officer – Orthpedics

Dates: 22/6/2024 – 7/7/2024
Location: Lautoka Hospital
Work Type: Full time


Aspen Medical is seeking qualified and experienced candidates for the position of Chief Medical Officer – Orthopedics. The position supports and assists the HOD in the provision of high-quality services in the relevant specialized field of Clinical Service, under the responsibility of Director Medical Services consistent with the values of the Health Care (Fiji).

The roles and responsibilities of this position include:

  • Provide assistance or leadership and management to promote the interest and development of the Unit through strategic planning, ensuring cohesion of the overall functions of the Unit by working effectively with the HOD and adheres towards a positive collegiate relationship.
  • Undertake clinical responsibilities in the hospital by being actively involved in patient care, available for consultation and liaison with other units and referring hospitals, maintaining appropriate records and confidentiality, to ensuring best practice care to obtain best possible outcomes whilst promoting and maintaining client focus.
  • Facilitate peer reviews, monitor and evaluate Unit activities and implement corrective measures to provide effective and efficient services.
  • Responsible for medical reports & medico-legal assessments and provision of expert opinion under the guidance and directive of the HOD.
  • Identifying and minimizing risk at a systematic level through effective communication and management skills to contribute to improved clinical governance.
  • Undertake education, teaching and research activities to train coach, mentor and support staff, students and other stakeholders; be responsible for personal continuous professional development and be a health advocate.
  • Participate in the development of a safe and healthy workplace and comply with instructions given in adhering to safe work procedures.
  • Take reasonable care to ensure own safety and health and that of others and to abide by our duty of care provided for in the OHS policy.
  • Any other reasonable duties delegated by management.

Experience and Qualifications Required

  • A Masters degree in the field of specialty or equivalent qualification AND a Registered Specialist by the Fiji Medical Council or A Masters degree in the field of specialty or equivalent qualification AND a Registered Specialist in another country that would be recognised by the Fiji Medical Council.
  • Strong knowledge of evidence-based standards of safe practices in the relevant specialized field of Medicine and general medicine.
  • Understanding of medical and government legislation, policies and medico-legal compliance.
  • Broad understanding of concepts/tools used in clinical leadership, management, audits, research, monitoring and evaluation and clinical governance.
  • Specialized training and clinical experience in the relevant specialized field of Medicine.
  • Experience working in a level two hospital, managing a clinical Unit with limited resources and confident and competent in teaching and training staff.
  • Experience in resuscitating patients with life-threatening emergencies and subsequent management of critically ill or injured patients, initiating and participating in an emergency response, and supporting team members and relatives of very sick patients.
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team, work under pressure in a resource constrained environment/facility and can cope with adverse outcomes.
  • Able to analyze and solve complex medical problems using an evidence-based approach and offer clinical opinion on a range of problems in the relevant Specialized field of Medicine, showing some independent responsibility without direct supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability in organizing professional development activities (conferences, meetings and workshops), personal development and learning new skills.

Contact Information

Culture: Aspen Medical offers exceptional career opportunities, exposure to exciting and cutting-edge projects and an opportunity to work with people who are genuinely passionate about what they do.

Our Benefits:

  • Professional development opportunities (we will contribute towards training courses of interest that will assist you in developing in your role)
  • Paid Family Care leave
  • On site ongoing wellness programs
  • Flexible working options as applicable
  • Opportunities to work and learn with/from the Aspen Global Team of experts

For any queries on the position, please contact us via email [email protected]

We value diversity and inclusivity in the workplace and actively encourage applications from qualified candidates from diverse cultural backgrounds or those with disabilities


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