Head Clinical Unit Grade 1 (medical)

PROVINCIAL ADMINISTRATION: WESTERN CAPE DEPARTMENT
DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS AND SPORT
SALARY : R 1 550 331 per annum (A portion of the package can be structured according to be expected of the successful candidate to participate in a system of remunerated commuted overtime).
CENTRE : Tygerberg/University of Stellenbosch Forensic Laboratory Services
CLOSING DATE : 29 September 2017

REQUIREMENTS :
Minimum educational qualification: Appropriate qualification that allows registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as a Medical Specialist in Forensic Pathology.
Registration with a professional council: Registration with the HPCSA as a Medical Specialist in Forensic Pathology.
Experience: A minimum of 3 years appropriate experience as a Forensic Pathologist after registration with the HPCSA as a Medical Specialist in Forensic cence) and willingness to travel when required.
Competencies (knowledge/skills): Appropriate managerial experience.
Strong leadership qualities, motivational skills, decision making, organisational and planning skills, with the ability to work under pressure.
Appropriate knowledge and understanding of the Public Sector Policies (National and Provincial) governing Human and Physical Resource management, strategic management, financial management, Management of Labour Relations and the application thereof when applicable.
Understanding of quality assurance and strong commitment to high service standards.
Extensive clinical experience within an academic Forensic Pathology Environment, experience to train and supervise staff and students as well as organizational change management.
The ability to inform service delivery with academic and research incentives and outputs.
Note: No payment of any kind is required when applying for this post.
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DUTIES :
Key result areas/outputs: Management Support to Head Clinical Department: Assistance with the administrative and executive functions of the Division and deputizing for the Head clinical Department when necessary.
Assistance with clinical duties and incentives in the division that aims to improve clinical practice and service impact, as guided by the Head Clinical Department governance.
Forensic Pathology Officer and Forensic Pathology Laboratory management liaison/ staff guidance and training: Advise and assist the Provincial Government of the Western Cape, Department of Health with the professional development of the Forensic Pathology Service, with guidance and instruction of junior medical staff.
Academic Component, teaching and training: Provide an effective support to the Head of the Division with regards to all undergraduate and post graduate academic functions of the Division, including active participation in all the academic activities within the Division.
Maintain a strong, at least service delivery-based research portfolio.
Advise and assist the Provincial Government of the Western Cape, Department of Health with the professional development of the Forensic Pathology Service, with guidance and instruction of junior medical as well as Forensic Pathology Officer staff.
Active participation in all other academic activities within the Division.
Service Delivery, Autopsy Practice: Forensic post-mortem examinations and completion of all investigations and documentation related thereto.
Perform and advise on forensic autopsies, post mortems as well as assistance with autopsies as required at the Tygerberg Forensic Pathology Laboratory, within the consultation area of the Division including the Westcoast, Winelands and Winelands Overberg Geographic Service Areas as required.
Service Delivery: Death Scenes, Assistance to SAPS, Court Medical Jurisprudence: Attend crime scenes, present evidence to court, assess medico-legal reports, inquest dockets, and advise the state prosecutors involved in the assessing of forensic inquests, including proposals for the appointment of expert witnesses and assessors.