Aviation Medical Assessor

Company South African Civil Aviation Authority
Reference # Aviation Medical Assessor
Published 14/08/2019
Contract Type Contract
24 Months
Location Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa
Responsible for the ICAO compliance Responsible for ICAO compliance with medical requirements, oversight of compliance of air ambulances, oversight appropriate aviation training of cabin crew, participate in accident investigations, and oversight and provide guidance to the Aviation Medical Officer. Responsible for the planning and conduct of safety oversight and surveillance on all medical certification process, public health events in civil aviation, air ambulances and Cabin Crew First Aid Training procedures
Job Functions Medical
Industries Aviation
Oversight of the Medical Certification Processes & Procedures:
Assist the Senior Manager 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 by preparation and presentation of the Aeromedical committee in line Terms of Reference
Preparation of the Aeromedical Committee agenda, drafting minutes are of high quality standards and signed in line with procedure
Appoint medical appeals specialist, coordinate and conduct research related to the medical appeal process
Routine collecting and analysing 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.
Preparation of the enforcement the medical cases related non-compliant applicants and DAMEs for submission to the Legal Division
Participate in the training of Aerospace Medicine
Assist the Senior Manager in Identifying 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.

Oversight Public Health risk in aviation:
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.
Participate training and consultation forums with industry
Participate at MNORT of the National Department of Health and Facilitation Committee of the NDOT
Conduct inspections on First Aid Training ATO and Air Ambulance Operations
Assist the Senior Manager in Identifying gaps in legislation ,conduct research and review according to best practice

Oversight Air Assist the Ambulance Operations & First Aid Cabin:
Evaluate and approval training material and MOP’s for ATO and Operators
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

Crew Training:
Provide medical information and advice for accident investigations
Conduct inspections at Charter, Airline and Airports Operators

Provide medical insight to accident investigations:
Participation of the development of legislation applicable to the medical aspects of aircraft accidents
Assist AAID 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
Draft the final accident report applicable to the medical aspect of aircraft accident for the submission to AAID.
Education (Formal Qualification required):
MBCHB,Post Graduate Diploma Occupational Health, Public Health,Administrative,Medico-Legal
Regular Designated Medical Examiner or Experience in Administrative Medicine/Public Health/Occupational Health

Experience (Minimum Experience required):
Minimum 2 years experience as a Designated Medical Examiner/Public Health Officer/Experience in Regulatory Environment of Administrative Medicine.

The SACAA will process applications as soon as possible. If you have not heard from us within 90 days after submission of your application. Please consider your application unsuccessful.
Employment equity candidates will be preferred.
“All SACAA appointments are subject to S98 of the Civil Aviation Act, 13 of 2009 and all successful candidates will be subjected to security vetting”. For information about the SACAA, please visit our website at www.caa.co.za
Job Closing Date 28/08/2019
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