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Chief Medical Officer (CMO)


Job Title: Chief Medical Officer (CMO)

Company: Swiftly Telemedicine

Location: Uganda (Flexible - Remote and/or Onsite)

About Swiftly: Swiftly is a pioneering telemedicine startup committed to bridging the healthcare accessibility gap in Uganda. We provide a platform that connects patients, regardless of their location, with qualified healthcare professionals through video consultations. Our mission is to make quality healthcare services more accessible and affordable, particularly in remote and underserved areas, reducing the burden of travel and improving overall healthcare outcomes.

Job Description: As the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at Swiftly Telemedicine, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of healthcare accessibility in Uganda. You will be responsible for establishing and maintaining the medical quality and integrity of our platform while driving our mission to expand access to medical services.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Clinical Leadership:
    • Provide clinical leadership and strategic direction in the development of Swiftly's telemedicine platform.
    • Ensure that all medical services provided through the platform are of the highest quality and adhere to industry standards and ethical guidelines.
  2. Telemedicine Program Development:
    • Collaborate with the technical and product teams to design, develop, and implement telemedicine programs that are tailored to the unique healthcare challenges in Uganda.
    • Oversee the creation of clinical protocols and guidelines for remote consultations.
  3. Provider Network Building:
    • Recruit, onboard, and manage a network of qualified healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses, and specialists, ensuring compliance with licensing and certification requirements.
  4. Regulatory Compliance:
    • Stay updated with healthcare regulations, standards, and laws in Uganda and ensure that Swiftly remains in full compliance with these regulations.
  5. Patient Care Quality:
    • Implement and maintain systems to monitor and improve the quality of care provided through the platform.
    • Foster a culture of continuous improvement and patient-centric care.
  6. Training and Development:
    • Develop training programs for medical professionals and ensure that they are well-versed in telemedicine practices and patient engagement.
  7. Partnerships and Outreach:
    • Collaborate with local healthcare organizations, government bodies, and other stakeholders to expand Swiftly's reach and impact in underserved areas.
  8. Research and Innovation:
    • Stay updated with the latest advancements in telemedicine and healthcare technology, and identify opportunities for innovation and improvement.


  • Medical Doctor (MD) or equivalent degree with active registration and practicing license in Uganda.
  • Extensive clinical experience and a deep understanding of healthcare in Uganda, including the challenges faced in remote and underserved areas.
  • Strong leadership and team management skills, with a track record of building and leading high-performing medical teams.
  • Knowledge of telemedicine and eHealth technologies is a plus.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Familiarity with regulatory and compliance requirements in the healthcare sector in Uganda.

Join us at Swiftly Telemedicine and help transform healthcare in Uganda, making a meaningful impact on the lives of thousands of patients in need. If you are passionate about improving healthcare accessibility, have a strong medical background, and want to be part of an innovative, mission-driven startup, we encourage you to apply for the position of Chief Medical Officer.


Available Positions
Founders, Operations, Engineering, Marketing
Year Founded
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Health Tech
Compensation Type
Equity Based

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