Assistant Director: Medical Orthotics And Prosthetics

PROVINCIAL ADMINISTRATION: WESTERN CAPE DEPARTMENT
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Directorate: General Specialist and Emergency Services
SALARY : R459 558 per annum
CENTRE : Western Cape Rehabilitation Centre (Orthotic and Prosthetic Centre, Pinelands)
CLOSING DATE : 04 May 2018

REQUIREMENTS :
Minimum educational qualification: Appropriate qualification that allows registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as a Medical Orthotist and Prosthetist.
Registration with a professional council: Registration with the HPCSA as a Medical Orthotist and Prosthetist.
Experience: Medical Orthotist and Prosthetist.
Inherent requirements of the job: Valid (Code as required.
Competencies (knowledge/skills): Strong leadership, problem-solving, decision-making, negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
Knowledge and competency in cost-efficient and effective Orthotic and Prosthetic production and service delivery mechanisms, in line with relevant key Western Cape Department of Health Policy Frameworks.
Competency in Public Sector People Management, including Recruitment and Selection, Performance Management, Labour Relations, Information Management (data management, analysis, interpretation, target setting, monitoring and evaluation) with the appropriate computer literacy skills.

DUTIES :
Comprehensive Strategic and Operational Management of Orthotic and Prosthetic services for Western Cape Department of Health.
Comprehensive Clinical Governance of Orthotic and Prosthetic services, including the development and implementation of clinical protocols, National Core Standards and Occupational Health and Safety Act compliance, Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement.
Comprehensive People Management and Development of all staff in the component.
Financial-, Estate- and Asset Management of the Orthotic and Prosthetic service, within allocated resources and according to prescripts, in collaboration with the Deputy Director Finance of Western Cape Rehabilitation Centre.
Liaise with internal (Department of Health) stakeholders (Metro East, Metro West and Rural) to improve continuity of care.
Liaison with external stakeholders (Tshwane University of Technology and other Western Cape Higher Education Institutions) in respect of training, research and innovation in the field.
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