District Clinical Specialist Teams (dcst): Paediatrician

REF NO: ECHEALTH/DCST-PAED/ORT&AN/01/06/2018
SALARY : R1 643 352 R1 744 191 per annum (OSD)
CENTRE : Eastern Region (OR Tambo & Alfred Nzo District)
CLOSING DATE : 13 July 2018

REQUIREMENTS :
Appropriate specialist qualification that allows registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as a Pediatrician plus at least 5 following: Own clinical discipline, Medical ethics, Programme planning, implementation and evaluation, Information management programmes, Epidemiology and statistics, Quality assurance and improvement programmes, Human resources and financial management, Health and Public Service legislation, regulations and policies.
Demonstrated skills in the following areas: Leadership, Communication, Teaching and training, Problem solving, Functioning in a multi-disciplinary team and Computer literacy.

DUTIES :
Represent paediatric specialist discipline as a member of a District Clinical Specialist Team responsible for the delivery of quality health care for mothers, babies and children at all levels within a health district.
Promote equitable distribution of resources and access to an appropriate level of care for all mothers, babies and children throughout the district.
Maintain personal competency as a pediatrician by spending 10 to 20% of time on continuing professional education and clinical care at the regional or tertiary hospital.
Spend at least 80% of time on supporting the improvement of paediatric services within the district.
Support neonatal, child and youth health service delivery in the district.
Primarily support district hospitals with all aspects of service delivery related to pediatrics and child health.
Secondarily support clinics, community health centres and primary health care outreach teams, including engaging private sector pediatricians with service delivery related to pediatrics and child health.
Promote clinical effectiveness in all facilities through supporting outreach programmes and development, dissemination or implementation of clinical protocols and standard treatment guidelines aligned with national norms and standards.
Facilitate and participate in the development, training and mentorship of health professionals in all facilities within the district.
Facilitate and participate in the training, development and mentorship of under- and post graduate medical, nursing and allied health professionals.
This may require involvement with local academic training institutions.
Work with the District Management Team to establish and maintain systems including surveillance, health information, communication and referral guidelines and processes to support the delivery of paediatric and child health services.
Provide support to ensure appropriate infrastructure, equipment, resources and sundries for the provision of quality clinical care in pediatrics and child health.
Initiate, support and participate in risk management activities for patients (e.
g.
critical event analysis, morbidity and mortality meetings), practitioners (e.
g.
infection control) and the organization (e.
g.
performance reviews).
Initiate, support and participate in clinical audit and quality improvement cycles with specific focus on paediatric and child health assessments.
Implement effective monitoring and evaluation processes, effective use of data and appropriate reporting on outputs and health outcomes.
Initiate, support or participate in relevant research.
This may require involvement with local academic training institutions.
Foster effective teamwork and collaboration within the DCST.
Enable engagement with the local community, relevant non-government organisations and private providers.
Facilitate and ensure effective communication with all management structures within the district, the regional and tertiary hospitals as relevant as well as the provincial Department of Health.
Present regular reports on activities, health services and programmes.
Participate in provincial and national activities and initiatives to save mothers, babies and children.
Assist with strategic and operational planning of services in the district and/or catchment area of the regional hospital.
Assist with the coordination and 78 supervision of paediatric and child health services within the district.
Assist with the recruitment and management of relevant human resources.

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