Nursing Shortage: UK NMC Slashes Cost of CBT, OSCE to Woo More Nurses

Cost of test to join register for overseas applicants to be cut and a proposed additional route for people to return to work after a career break. The cost of the professional test of competence that overseas nurses, midwives and nursing associates must take to work in the UK will reduce by more than 20 percent from 1 April 2019. The change, which we agreed with the organisations who provide the test, will reduce the cost of the computer-based test from £130 to £90; the full cost of the practical examination from £992 to £794 and the resit cost of the practical examination from £496 to £397. This is one of a number of new proposed measures to make it as straightforward and cost effective as possible for people with the right skills to join its register. Additional new proposals would also see those wanting to re-join the register following a career break being able to choose a test of competence to demonstrate that their skills and knowledge are up to date, rather than undertake a course, which can take between three and 12 months to complete. Furthermore, where people do choose a return to practice course, we will no longer state the minimum length of the course. Educators will now be able to consider the skills and experience of the applicants and design the courses accordingly, increasing flexibility. Our Council will consider the return to practice proposals at its meeting on Wednesday 27 March. Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Executive and Registrar at the NMC, said: “As today’s report from the Health Foundation, King’s Fund and Nuffield Trust lays bare; these are challenging times for health and social care with high vacancy and turnover rates – including over 40,000 current vacant nursing posts in the NHS in England alone – and around 5,000 nursing vacancies in social care. We know this has a direct and too often detrimental impact on the environment that nurses, midwives and nursing associates work in and the quality and experience of care people receive. By proposing a new way for even more people to get back to work after a break, and reducing the cost of the overseas test, we can enhance the numbers of professionals with the right skills coming onto our register. These are people we know are committed to providing the best and safest care possible. I hope both of these changes show that the NMC is playing its part in positively addressing the nursing and midwifery shortages that exist in health services, adult social care services and within local communities across the UK.” As part of our drive for consistency and quality assurance, we will also be introducing a new test of competence assurance panel. A group of experienced nurses, midwives and other health and care professionals, will use their broad range of expertise to ensure consistency of tests across different test centres. These changes are part of an ongoing review to improve the experience of those wanting to join our register. They will help to ensure that applicants with the right skills and knowledge can join the UK workforce as quickly as possible while ensuring high standards of care.

Federal Medical Centre Asaba Notice for 2019 Internship/Housemanship Placement Aptitude Test

I am directed to notify all those who applied for Internship placements in this hospital that the Aptitude Test for Internship positions in the under listed departments will hold on Tuesday 26th March, 2019 at 10.00 am, in the hospital premises.

The following are the Internee Applicants expected for the exercise.

  1. Intern Pharmacists
  2. Intern Medical Laboratory Scientists
  3. Intern Radiographers
  4. Intern Nurses
  5. Intern Physiotherapists
  6. Intern Medical House Officer,

Above is for your information. Please.

Echeng, B E

Assistant Director (Administration)

For: Medical Director

USA Nurse Registration Guide and Cost for Foreign Nurses


Thinking about moving to USA as a Registered Nurse under the USA Green Card program for Nurses? Here is how you can go about it yourself without using any agent. Below is the financial cost and step by step guide for foreign educated Nurses to work in USA

Licensure Services Payment Time Frame Medium Cost in Dollar and Naira
CGFNS Credential Evaluation Service Report (Note that you can use other services such as ERES but CGFNS is highly recommended After Completion of the online application. You can only access transcript request forms and Nursing Council Verification after payment Online payment on CGFNS Website through your ATM debit/credit card $350 (N127,750)
Nursing School/University Transcript Immediately after CGNS payment and printing of the forms You may pay by hand or online depending on your School Transcript N5,000 –N30,000 (Depends on what your School Charges) Courier of Transcript to CGFNS N17,000
Verification of Nursing License from Nursing Board Immediately  after CGFNS payment and after printing license verification form Pay online through remita.net or through bank (Nigeria) N53, 500
Secondary School Certificate (WAEC/NECO/GCE) Immediately after completing CGFNS form and after payment Upload it through the “Contact Us” page on your CGFNS homepage. Alternatively, you can fax it to CGFNS using free online Fax services N500 (for WAEC/GCE/NECO) Scratch Card.
CGFNS Expedite Service(Optional) This is an optional service but payment of it will allow your report to be reviewed within 2 weeks. It is paid after CGFNS received all your documents Paid online using your ATM credit/debit card $250 (N91,250)
Texas Board of Nursing Registration Paid 1-2 Months after starting your CGFNS application Paid through drafts drawn from USA Board Application $100 (N37,000) Courier: N2,000-N17,000 depending on the courier service used
Criminal Background Check Paid after your application form arrived at Texas Board of Nursing   Fingerprint Card can be obtained from those that sells. I would recommend you buy from Peculiar +2348066640382 , he sells at the rate of N2,000 ($6) per card which is the cheapest I have seen so far Can be paid Online with your ATM card Registration with IDENTOGO $37 (N13,505) Purchase of 2 Fingerprint cards: N4,000 Capturing of fingerprint Free-N3,000
NCLEX-RN Exam Registration After your CGFNS report is out and you are fully prepared to sit for the exam within the next 3 months Paid online on PearsonVue Website   $200 (N73,000)
NCLEX-RN Exam Schedule Paid after receiving your ATT Paid online via ATM cards USA – Free UK-   $180 (N65,700) Philippines $150 (N54,750)
Police Certificate Paid when you are about to apply for Visa By Cash N5,000
Philippine Visa Application Paid when you apply for VISA Paid by Cash at the Embassy in Abuja N15,600 Courier to pick Visa below N10,000
Flight (To and Fro) Paid before or after visa Paid online through WAKANOW.COM Between N400,000-N500,000
Hotel Booking Paid before or after Visa Paid online via booking.com N30,000-N50,000 depending on length of stay and hotel type
Pocket Money to Philippines     N50,000-N150,000 depending on length of stay

The above fees are based on personal experience of someone who took NCLEX-RN Exam this month in 2019 and passed. I will be  creating additional pages on step-by-step guide to becoming a USA Registered Nurse by yourself without the use of any agency.

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Ghana Ministry of Health 2019 Recruitment Exercise

*Recruitment of General Nurses(RGNs), Midwives(RMs), Mental Nurses(RMNs), Registered Community Health Nurses(RCHNs) and Allied Health Professionals into the Health Sector* Following a Financial Clearance granted by the Ministry of Finance for the recruitment of *2016 batch of the above-mentioned categories of Health Professionals from the Public Health Institutions*, the Ministry of Health wishes to inform the general public, particularly, qualified trainees who fall within the above description that it will commence recruitment process into the various agencies from *Thursday, 21st March, 2019*. Therefore, qualified trainees who are part of these groups whose clearance has been received (as indicated in the attached sheet) and intend to work in the various agencies under the Ministry of Health are requested to formally apply online by logging onto the *online application portal https://mohcrp.com* and follow relevant instructions to select the preferred agency (GHS, CHAG, KBTH, KATH, TTH, CCTH, Police Hospital, MHA, Prisons Service, Ahmadiya Health Service) *Categories of Health Professionals for Recruitment : ▪Registered General Nurses (RGNs) ▪Registered Midwives (RMs) ▪Registered Community Health Nurses (RCNs) ▪Registered Mental Health Nurses (RMNs) ▪Diploma Medical laboratory(Laboratory Technicians) ▪Disease Control (Cert) – Field Technicians Technical Officers : ▪DC (Diploma Disease Control) ▪Nutrition (Diploma in Nutrition) ▪Health Promotion (Diploma in Health Promotion) ▪Health Information (Diploma Health Information) ▪Medical Records (Certificate) – Technical Assistant ▪Community Mental Health Officers (Diploma in Community Mental Health) ▪Registered Dental Surgery Assistants (Diploma Registered Dental Surgery Assistants) ▪Dental Technicians (Diploma Dental Technicians) ▪Technical Officer – Orthotics (Diploma Orthopedics) ▪Physiotherapy Assistants (Diploma Physiotherapy Assistants) ▪Optical Technician (Certificate Optical Dispensing Technicians) *NB: Deadline for submission of application is Thursday, 28th March, 2019* For further enquiries kindly contact : 0559383045 0240786263 0545490252 *By: *The Public Relations Unit* *Ministry Of Health*

Ghana Ministry of Health 2019/2020 School of Nursing Admission Forms on Sale

The Ministry of Health has started the sale of forms for Health Training Institutions for the 2019/2020 admission calendar. The sale of the forms starts from Monday, 18th March to Saturday, 8th June 2019.

The cost of the application voucher is GHS100 which will be available at GCB Bank and Agricultural Development Bank throughout the country. Potential candidates who purchase application vouchers are to log on to https://healthtraining.gov.gh and follow instructions there. Interview for selected candidates will start from 6th May, 2019. Interview results will be published on the https://healthtraining.gov.gh portal.

University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital Complex Ondo State 2019 Massive Recruitment

Ondo State University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital Complex Akure and Ondo Town is currently recruiting doctors, Nurses, Pharmacists and other categories of Health workers for the 2019 employment exercise. Below is the details as published by Punch Newspaper

University of Abuja Teaching Hospital 2019 Internship Update

The University of Abuja Teaching Hospital Gbwagbwalada, FCT Abuja has released an update on the 2019 internship examination and interview dates for selected applicants. Below is the list of selected applicants with the update

FCT School Of Nursing and Midwifery 2019/2020 Admission List

Below is the admission list for basic Midwifery course for the 2019/2020 Admission session

LIST OF PROVISIONAL ADMISSION INTO FCT SCHOOL OF MIDWIFERY GWAGWALADA, MARCH, 2019

S/NO NAMES EXAM NO STATE1 BLESSING YAHAYA 29915 FCT2 RAZIKA UMAR USMAN 29740 FCT3 YAKUB NANA AISHA 29723 FCT4 DANSULEIMAN KHADIJAT 29731 FCT5 MARYAM USMAN 30155 FCT6 UMMULKALTUM ISAH 30216 FCT7 HASSAN AISHA 30316 FCT8 SURRAYA ISHAH S. 29648 FCT9 YAKUBU MAIMUNA M. 29783 FCT10 ZAINAB ISHA A. 30297 FCT11 HAFSAT MUHAMMED GBEDAKO 29894 FCT12 LAZARUS SARAH DANLADI 30033 FCT13 LUBBABATU HARUNA SANI 30125 FCT14 YUNUSA FATIMA 29951 FCT15 GAMBO LANTANA 30319 FCT16 HUSSSAINI HASIYA 30309 FCT17 JERIMIAH PATIENCE 30294 FCT18 HADIZA AHMED 30358 FCT19 PRECIOUS MOSES 29857 FCT20 FATIMA ABUBAKAR 29741 FCT21 UMMUKULTHUM AHMAD 29880 FCT22 HAUWA AHMED 29769 FCT23 FATIMA MOHAMMED 30004 FCT24 KASIMU AISHA MOHAMMED 29985 FCT25 YAKUBU ZALIHAT 29984 FCT26 ABDULKARIM YUSUF FAUSIYAT 29849 FCT27 MUHAMMAD NDA KHADIJAT 29712 FCT28 SIYANBOLA ABIGAIL 30037 FCT29 BASHIRU YUNUSA 30002 FCT30 BLESSING GAJI SHEAYEBO 29874 FCT31 OTUM GIFT 29931 ABIA32 YUNUSA YASMIN USMAN 29877 ADAMAWA33 OKON ESTHER ALEXANDER 29699 A/IBOM34 NNAKEE MARY CYNTHIA C. 29792 ANAMBRA35 RACHEAL YUNANA LAIYA 30330 BAUCH36 FRIDAY OLUCHI 30322 BAYELSA37 IDOKO OGWEYE MARYAM 29917 BENUE38 DANNA HALIMA MOHAMMED 30162 BORNO39 EKPEYONG ESTHER 29921 C/RIVERS40 FAVOUR OFILI OSINACHUKWU 30074 DELTA41 CHUKWU BEATRICE AKPU 29672 EBONYI42 OMOBI PRISCILLA E. 30054 EDO43 ADEYEMO BUKOLA ESTHER 30279 EKITI44 ONAH JACINTHA CHINONSO 30076 ENUGU45 DANLADI DORCAS KELTU 30192 GOMBE46 OBODOKWE CHINYERE F. 30057 IMO47 HAFSAT MUSA KHALED 30254 JIGAWA48 JULIANA SOLOMON 29847 KADUNA49 INUSA HAUWA YA”U 30229 KANO50 NUSAIBA MUHAMMAD 30171 KATSINA51 ABUBAKAR HAFSAT 29688 KEBBI52 SULEIMAN JEMILA 30029 KOGI53 OPALANA ELIZABETH A. 30220 KWARA54 OLUBOWALE OLUWATOYOSI 29827 LAGOS55 AFINIKI JOEL 30034 NASARAWA56 SALIHU FATIMA 29725 NIGER

56 SALIHU FATIMA 29725 NIGER

57 AKINDELE MUHIZAT O. 29932 OGUN58 PRAISE TEMALO O. 30236 ONDO59 ISAH ALIYA 30320 OSUN60 ADELEKE RONKE D. 30196 OYO61 MUSA MARYAM K. 30340 PLATEAU62 AUGUSTINE PATIENCE 29975 RIVERS63 ABDULLAHI SAFIYA Y. 29940 SOKOTO64 JOHN VICTORIA 30289 TARABA65 ALI AISHA YUNUSA 30353 YOBE66 ABUBAKAR AHMAD A. 30100 ZAMFARA67 FAITH JONATHAN 29971 KADUNA68 FAVOUR EZEKIEL 30224 KADUNA69 SAMUEL DEBORAH YUSUF 30261 KADUNA70 RAKIYA ABDULLAHI 29674 JIGAWA71 EWOKOT ELIZABETH JOHN 29685 C/RIVERS72 NEBOT NGOZI STELLA 29788 ENUGU73 MUSA NANA AISHA 30281 KOGI74 AHMED ZARIFAT 29681 KOGI75 BLESSING OMOGBAI 29704 KOGI76 IBRAHIM OTUSHAMUNIRAT 29805 NASARAWA77 KHADIJAH MUSA AKANO 30303 NASARAWA78 SALAMATU MUHAMMED SABA 30367 NIGER79 GAJERE DANIEL EUNICE 30296 NIGER80 MADAMI MADIJAH YARIMA 29944 NIGER81 NGOZI BENEDICTA 29691 ABIA82 KINDNESS DONALD 30344 ADAMAWA83 SATURDAY ESTHER JOSEPH 30379 AKWA IBOM84 MAGDALINE LAAH 29796 KADUNA85 UZOMA JOVITA AMARACHI 30198 IMO86 EBIDEWERE BALAMA 30026 BAYELSA87 BILKISU LAWAL 30336 BORNO88 KWAMANDE CATHERINE 30265 BENUE89 REBECCA PAUL NEJI 30096 C/RIVER90 JOEL OLUWAFUNSHO GRACE 30049 EDO91 UGWU OBIAGERI M 30280 ENUGU92 AMILO PEACE C 29891 ENUGU93 NGWU ONYEADIKA MARYROSE 29920 ENUGU94 MARYAM ABDULRAZAK YAHAYA 29889 GOMBE95 OBASI CHIAMAKA EVELYN 29863 IMO96 AARON GRACE HIMNOMA 29745 KADUNA97 KABIR MUFIDA 30195 KATSINA98 MAIMUNA AMINU TAFIDA 29813 KANO99 SHEHU OLUWATOYIN R 30324 KWARA100 RAMATU OYIZAH YAHAYA 29790 KOGI101 SAMINU HAUWA ASHIRU 29858 NASARAWA102 MARYANN KALU 30293 ABIA103 FILANI FAYEKEMI PRECIOUS 30382 ONDO104 AKEWUSOLA FERIDA OPEOLUWA 29664 OGUN105 OWOYOMBO ESTHER O. 30131 OGUN106 TUNGDUNNA FATYITMWA 29766 PLATEAU107 ABUBAKAR NANA KHADIJAH 29779 SOKOTO108 HANATU MATHEW JIDDO 30327 KADUNA109 YAHAYA DORCAS 30039 GOMBE110 OKON ESTHER ALEXANDER 29699 A/IBOM111 SAMUEL OLUWAKEMI SHOLA 30059 KWARA112 ESTHER ENUMAJE ABIHI 30144 BENUE113 ZAINAB ABDULMALIK SHAIBU 29711 KANO114 FATIMA USMAN HARUNA 30317 GOMBE115 FATIMA SABIU BARIKI 30375 KATSINA116 ISHAKU SARAH AUDU 29918 KADUNA117 DORCAS OJOCHENENU PAUL 29884 KOGI118 IJI VICTORIA ERIMA 29936 BENUE119 FATIMA ALIYU ABUBAKAR 30307 NIGER120 MELODY GOODNESS ESHIOFUNA 30079 EDO121 BELLO SADIQ SAFARATU 30122 KADUNA122 BLESSING OWUMI FUMILAYO 29700 EDO

Step By Step Guide To Nurse Registration in UK

Strictly for our Nurses in Nigeria intending to work in the United Kingdom.
Just before you Board a flight to the UK. (Dear Nigerian Registered Nurse.)

Calvary greetings to you in jesus name. my dearly beloved collegues i am excited that you have finally taken a decision to relocate to the UK,i want to specially congratulate you for passing your ielts with ofcourse the required band score of 7 in each of the sections (reading,writing,listening and speaking),i also want to rejoice with you on sucessfully writing and passing your CBT exam which am sure you know is computer based exam that most have costed you a little above 75thousand naira,if you have your collegues who may just be getting started with their Nursing dreams please share with them the materials you used or refer them to my wall were they are expected to get ielts e-texbooks and CBT exam preparatory materials for free,please support others dreams.

           What is next for you.

Now that your ielts and CBT is cleared,i am sure that you have prayerfully choosen an agency from your numerous available options seeking to assist you with your relocation process,please note that you are in high demand,if you must make a choice then it has to be at your terms
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CHOICR OF AGENCY.
A good agency should be able to give you options to choose from,like working with the NHS,Nursing homes if thats what you want but ensure that in the contract you are signing that their is an agreement that you will be given training for OSCE,that your visa,flight fee,pick up from the airport and accomodation for your first few months are covered to ensure your smooth soft adaptation especially if you are coming during this cold season. A good agency will have a good track record with keeping their promise so please check them up online,ask questions and above all be prayerful,were as your sucess in the UK is largely dependent on you,these agencies have a way of giving you a good start and help you to quickly integrate into the system.Please try to avoid offers located in cities with high cost of living as you will not be able to save a dime,people aay that northern ireland and the midlands withing England have low cost of living,prayerfully make your choice but remember that if i live close to london i will pay a lot on rents and will not save like my friend living in Birmingham.

     NOW THAT YOU HAVE AN AGENCY.

Please note that you can travel with your spouse,your agency will not be responsible for their relocation cost,you need to have about 630 pounds for each of your dependants like your spouse and each of your children,this amount must be in either your account or that of your husband for at least 3 months before visa application is made,so as soon as you have passed your exams,even before you connect with an agency please find a way of getting this amount and having it in your account or spouse account,your visa and travelling expenses is free but you need about 260 thousand for each of your dependants kept in the bank for 3 months before visa can be applied,failure to do this means you can move with family membera immediately,you will have to fill for them after you must have settled in the UK which usually takes 6 to 8 months.

    VISA APPLICATION PROCESS.

Now i want to believe that you applied for tier 2 general were your recruiting body raised a certificate of sponsorship for you,they will pay for your health insurance,visa fee and all you need to provide is the following
1, UKVI test result as you need this ielts result with a band score of atleast 4
2, you need to do a test to check for tuberculosis to ensure you are medically sound,this will cost 50k and above please ensure you do this with IOM (British designated center).
3,Your employment details and prove of communication with your recruiting agency so keep your communications with them intact.
4,your certificate of sponsorship and of course your international passport.
Your marriage certificate if you are relocating with your hubby and children.
Visa application usually takes 21 days for you to have your passport returned to you so congratulations in advance as i am persuaded that nothing can truncate your dreams at this point when you prayerfully follow these few steps.

   NOW THAT YOUR VISA IS OUT.

Congratulations my dear collegue,i join other God fearing Nurses from Africa to wellcome you to the UK,the journey to your destiny has just begun,as you celebrate please be reminded of the following;

1, Be reminded that the cold is real and on time and you need to make adequate preparation to cover properly and please take a flu vaccine as soon as you can.

2,Please pursue your NMC registration with all you have,dont be distracted or carried away by money or friends,dont let family back home distract you with calls and sending money,face your OSCE and pass it as soon as you can,just like ielts osce is all about practice,once your skills are perfected,your confidence level will appreciate and you will go and crush this exam,if you have any confusions please do not fail to ask questions from people that have gone through this process.

3, As soon as you pass your OSCE please focus on perfecting your professional skills and confidence,learn more about the culture and people,they are different from what we have back home,dignity, confidentiality,handling of patient,relating with your collegues is a bit different as they are on another level professionally,cleaners and potters are no less members of the medical team.
4, Ensure you save money as much as you can,if you left your spouse behind please save,use more of your credit facility but be frugal,do not shop down all the cloths on sales as their may be time for that in the furture.

5, please identify with children of God,look for a church were your soul can be kept ablaze for God,the church also helps to give you more information and guidiance about were you live.

6, please note that their are bills to be paidyour ability to suceed financially is dependent on spending less, just like Naira,Pounds can grow wings,people live somuch on credit so manage your spending and take more overtime duty early enough to be able to bring in your spouse.
7,A lot of people are carried away by vacation,please keep it aside at the moment,this will eat deep into your savings,their will be time for that in the furture,he that laughs last has it all,please take more shifts and have your family join you as their is reward in joining forces with your spouse.

     FINALLY BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY.

Start your journey with a dream that is bigger than you and making money,have a plan,10 years from now will you still be relevant?,will you give back to Nigeria?,when will you come home to change things and make an impact in our local nursing,will you help other collegues back home,willl you organise seminars just like the ones our metrons attend in America wasting money for nothing,will you help bring foreign but flexible and adaptable new ideas and approach to patients nursing care to improve Nigerian nurses who maybe stuck by marriage,age or calling.Do you want to leave a legacy in nursing before you die,whats your nursing dreams?,sorry to ask you please were will you be buried?,i have made my own decision,i will give my best to support Nursing in nigeria thats why i spent time this midnight cooking this message and when i die i want to be remembered for my faith in jesus and my passion for a new face of nursing in Africa.

Once again i welcome you to the UK as i look forward to recieving you when you land in Hethrow or Gatwick Airport.
From your brother in the struggle Nurse Emeka Nwosu (Nurse Membrane.)

University Of Benin Teaching Hospital 2019/2020 Admission Form into Peri-Operative, Ophthalmic, Accident and Emergency Nursing

Applications are invited from the general public for Admission into the School of Post Basic Nursing Studies, UBTH, Benin City for the 2019/2020 academic session in the following courses.


Diploma in Ophthalmic Nursing and ManagementDiploma in Perioperative Nursing and ManagementDiploma in Paediatric Nursing and ManagementDiploma in Accident & Emergency Nursing and ManagementDURATION OF COURSE: ONE ( I ) YEAR
Entry Qualification: Applicant should/must
Possess five (5) credits in not more than two sitting in WAEC/NECO, SSCE/GCE/OL which must include: English language, Mathematics, Biology, Physics and Chemistry.Be a qualified Nurse duly registered with Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.Have at least one-year Post registration, clinical experience in the relevant area and with sponsorship by an institution or Agency.

METHOD OF APPLICATION
Request for the Admission form should be directed to the Office of the Deputy Director (DD), Post Basic Nursing Studies, UBTH, Benin City, on payment of the prescribed application fee of Ten Thousand Naira (N 10, 000.00) or its equivalent in Dollars or Pounds for foreign applicants
NOTE THE FOLLOWING
All payments for the application form should be made directly into Federal Government Remita Account, Training Schools (UBTH), School of Post Basic Nursing Studies.Sales of forms commence 25th February and closes 2nd July.All forms must be purchase in Administrative Office of the above named School.Be informed that UBTH do not sell the above named School forms online.SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION FORM
Completed application forms should be submitted to the Institution on or before 25th July, 2019.
While entrance examination for all programmes is 12th Monday, August 2019 at 8:30am, then oral interview is Tuesday 13″ — Friday, 16 August,2019 at 8:30am each day.
Please come with original copies of your credentials.
NOTE:
Candidates will be responsible for their accommodation and feeding during the examination period.

MRS. AMIEGBEBHOR E.O
Deputy Director (Nursing Education)
For: Chief Medical Director