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Medical Director

Lao Friends Hospital for Children (LFHC) is a 26 bed acute paediatric hospital situated in Luang Prabang Lao PDR. It is operated by a New York based non-profit organization Friends Without A Border that is dedicated to providing high-quality and compassionate healthcare to the children in remote areas of Southeast Asia. In 2015 the hospital was opened on the same campus as the Luang Prabang Provincial and it has been developing its services since then.

Position summary:

The Medical Director of LFHC has primary responsibilities in three main areas. These are firstly maintaining and improving the quality of healthcare delivered within LFHC, secondly managing the allied health services and thirdly managing the occupational health service.

Together with the other members of the LFHC Executive, the Medical Director will provide leadership and strategic direction to the hospital. They will be actively involved in the planning, development and operationalization of new clinical services. They will work closely with the Medical Education Director and the Director of Nursing to ensure a coordinated approach to patient care and the delivery of high quality medical education to all staff in accordance with the principles and values of LFHC. 

Specific duties include:

  • Providing supervision and assistance with clinical care to Lao Medical staff in the inpatient, emergency and outpatient areas as needed including day and night time coverage.
  • Development of medical policies, procedures and clinical practice guidelines as necessary.
  • Initiating and supervising appropriate quality improvement activities including critical incident, morbidity and mortality reviews.
  • Recruitment, orientation, management and performance review of volunteer medical personnel
  • Recruitment, management and performance review of allied health personnel (Diagnostic Imaging, Pharmacy, Laboratory, Physiotherapy)
  • Coordination of the occupational health program for all LFHC staff including immunizations and testing as appropriate with referral to local Laos health resources when required
  • Provision of leadership in infection control and in particular, chair the infection control committee
  • Development and maintenance of the clinical aspects of the electronic medical record system
  • Other duties as required and discussed with the Executive Director


Essential:               1) An internationally recognized Medical Degree

                                2) Registration to practice clinical medicine in the applicant’s home country

Highly desirable:  1) A specialist medical qualification in one or more of paediatrics, adult internal medicine, emergency medicine or public health.

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Lao Friends Hospital for Children (LFHC)
Not specified
Mar 31st 2017
Luang Prabang Province
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