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Chief Medical Officer

Requisition Number:  34340


The Kwajalein Project

The project site is the U.S. Army Garrison Hospital, located on the atolls of Kwajalein and Roi-Namur in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, a scenic chain of Islands equidistant from Hawaii, Australia, and the Philippines. It is one of the largest outsourced medical facilities in support of the Department of Defense. Since 2018 International SOS Government Medical Services, has been subcontracted to manage the 10-bed Critical Access Kwajalein Hospital, dental clinic, veterinary clinic, and a medical clinic on Roi-Namur. Kwajalein is a 6.5 square mile atoll where bikes are the primary mode of transportation. The more than 1,500 residents include military personnel, Army Civilians, contractors, and their family members.  Kwajalein is home to one of the world’s largest coral atolls and lagoons. The year-round warm and sunny weather supports a variety of activities, such as scuba diving, sport fishing, sailing, and wind surfing.  The military base also boasts a movie theater, bowling alley, gym, golf course, ceramics studio, and small shopping areas.  

Job Description

The Chief Medical Officer is responsible for providing medical oversight, direction and leadership to the medical staff regarding all areas of healthcare for the USAG-KA medical program.

Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Leads quality development and clinical governance agendas including maintaining Code of Conduct of medical practice, medical record keeping, infection control standards, emergency response preparedness, medical staff and patient safety at the facility.
  • Provides direction, as appropriate to clinical case management including patient movements and referral off island in close collaboration with insurance companies and company medevac providers.
  • Works closely with the Senior Hospital Administrator in ensuring business continuity of the hospital from a medical aspect.
  • Promotes International SOS Standard Operating Procedures and Protocols.
  • Supervises all healthcare providers including physicians, surgeons, mid-level providers and dentist.
  • Provides strategic direction for medical staff and physician services programs to meet short and long term goals.
  • Serves as the clinical leader for the organization and provides support and education for other clinical leaders.
  • Provides leadership, oversight, and accountability for the operational effectiveness of the physician services program.
  • Reports on metrics to measure the impact of physician services.
  • Participates in the development of administrative policies and approves medical practice procedures, policies, guidelines and SOPs.
  • Provides advice on the availability of medical equipment.
  • Assists in planning for the development of new medical services.
  • Ensures periodic review of practice management functions and reviews patient satisfaction surveys and complaints.
  • Provides medical consultation as required.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of training and educational programs.
  • Participates in site meetings with the Prime Contractor and/or onsite government representatives as requested by the Sr. Hospital Administrator.
  • Participates in all government audits under the SOW as requested by the Sr. Hospital Administrator.
  • Coordinates with International SOS Medical Directors to assure quality and compliance


Experience Required:

  • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in a healthcare leadership role and clinical experience within the past ten (10) years, preferably in a remote site
  • Demonstrated experience in executive level interpersonal skills and ability to work in a matrix environment
  • Basic sonography skills


Experience Preferred:

  • Experience on a military site, working as a government subcontractor or prime contractor is preferred.

Education Required:
•    Current and unrestricted license from any US State, District of Columbia or US Territory to provide healthcare within scope of practice.
•    Graduated from an approved medical school and completed a residency or fellowship as a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or Osteopathy (D.O.) from a school in the United States or Canada approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of the applicant’s graduation.
•    Board certified in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine or Emergency Medicine.
•    Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification.
•    Certification by the American College of Surgeons - Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) is preferred.
•    DEA license

Other Special Qualifications:
•    Common Access Card (CAC) or ability to obtain one 
•    Must be able to read, write and speak English to effectively communicate
•    This position is accompanied. No pets.
•    US Citizen or Permanent Resident Card is required.  
•    US DOD CNACI clearance or the ability to obtain one is required.
•    Must be able to relocate to the United States Army Kwajalein Atoll. 
•    A valid passport is required and must be in your possession prior to relocation. You must maintain a current passport during your stay on Kwajalein Atoll.
•    Traveling to Kwajalein Atoll, if accompanied, your dependents are required to have a valid passport in their possession prior to relocation.  You and your dependents must maintain a current passport during your stay on Kwajalein Atoll.