Senior Medical Assessor

Client South African Civil Aviation Authority
Reference # Senior Medical Assessor 17
Published 14/07/2017
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa
To provide strategic and operational direction and support for the Aviation Medicine division aligned to legislative requirements.
Job Functions Medical
Industries Aviation
Oversight of the Medical Certification Processes & Procedures:
Identify and initiate regulatory review in line with ICAO and International Best Practice, workshop and submit to CARCOM for approval and promulgation

Exercise the powers delegated in terms of the legislation, to authorise or decline the issue of medical certificates.

Ensure that accredited medical conclusions are reached, responsible for the management of the Aeromedical committee procedures and processes, and compliance to the Terms of Reference

Manage the allocation/rotation of complicated medical cases presented to the Aeromedical Committee by the Medical Assessors, ensure that the agenda, drafting minutes are of high quality standards and signed in line with procedure

Supervise the medical appeals processes to ensure that they are implemented in line with regulations and that appropriate research is conducted by the specialist before advising the Director

Routine collecting and analysis of medical findings during medical assessments to identify areas of increased medical risk

Continuously re-evaluating of the medical assessment process to concentrate on identified areas of increased medical risk
routinely collecting and analysing incapacitation in-flight and on active duty

Conduct research to analyse trends and implement aviation safety intervention strategies

Assist the Licensing division to evaluate foreign medical records for validation of foreign licenses.

Management of the enforcement processes related non-compliant applicants and DAMEs

Participate in the training of Aerospace Medicine

Manage aviation Public Health risk:

Identify gaps in legislation related to ICAO Annex 6,9,11,14,18 and other ,International Health Regulations(2005) ,consult ,review and submit to CARCOM for approval and promulgation.

As an authorized officer of the SACAA, develop a Master Surveillance Plan for Airlines, Charter Operators and Airports and conduct audits

Evaluate procedures for airlines, charter and airport operators to ensure compliance to the spread of communicable disease by air travel.

Develop guidance material and conduct table-top/live exercises to ensure adequate response and improvement of preparedness plans.

Participate training and consultation forums with industry

Participate at MNORT of the National Department of Health and Facilitation Committee of the NDOT

Manage Air Ambulance Operations & First Aid Cabin Crew Training:

Identify gaps in legislation ,conduct research and review according to best practice

Evaluate and approval of MOP

Conduct inspections of air ambulance operations and Cabin Crew First Aid ATO's in accordance with the Master Surveillance Plan

Participate in the revision of the Part 64 First Aid training content applicable to cabin crew

Continuous provision of training through consultation with the aviation industry

Provide medical information and advice for accident investigations.

Provide medical insight in accident investigations:

Participation of the development of legislation applicable to the medical aspects of aircraft accidents

Assist AIID in identifying relevant experts to advice of the medical aspects of aircraft accidents

Collect all the medical information and interpret post mortem and toxicology reports

Write the final report applicable to the medical aspect of aircraft accident for the submission to AAID.

State Assistance Missions:

Assist Senior Manager in the Aerospace Medicine Training of Doctors
Assist Senior Manager in the setting up Medical Departments within CAA
Assist with preparation for ICAO Audits

MBChB; Post Graduate in Aviation Medicine/Public Health/Occupational Health, Management Diploma
Job Closing Date 28/07/2017
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