Head Clinical Unit: Medical Grade 1 Acute Care Unit 1 Post)

PROVINCIAL ADMINISTRATION: GAUTENG DEPARTMENT
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY SAFETY
REF NO: CHBAH 64
Directorate: Acute Care
SALARY : R1 550 331 per annum (All-inclusive package)
CENTRE : Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital
CLOSING DATE : 29 December 2017

REQUIREMENTS :
Appropriate qualification that allows registration with the HPCSA as Medical Specialist in a normal specialty or a recognized Sub-Specialty.
Registration with the HPCSA as Medical Specialist in a normal specialty or in a recognized Sub-appropriate experience as Medical Specialist after registration with the HPCSA as Medical Specialist in a normal specialty or in a recognized Sub-Specialty.
Sound knowledge of government regulations, policies and acts.
The ability to interpreted and implement policies.
Administrative and management knowledge.
Project management skills.
Teambuilding, people and interpersonal relations skills.
Communication skills (verbal and written) Organizational, problem-solving and interventional skills.
Highly motivated and enthusiastic to contribute to the establishment of Acute Surgical care and its clinical services.
The ability to work under pressure, lead transformational change in a complex environment and the ability to manage change in the department.
Lead the development of a new area of General Surgery services by establishing protocols and service delivery units for Acute Care Surgery.

DUTIES :
The Head of the Unit (HOU) will be responsible for all aspects of patient care within the Acute Care Surgery Unit of Surgery at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, and will work to ensure that the Unit delivers the best care to all its patients.
The HOU must ensure that all policies, programmes and vision, mission and values.
The HOU must act as a role model through strong multidisciplinary relationships and accessibility, and through effective intra- and inter-Unit communication.
The HOU must be part of leadership that drives an innovative and diverse academic programme (including undergraduate and postgraduate training) and work to strengthen the integration of care, education and research within the Unit, Department and beyond.
Ensure that appropriate, ethical and quality research is performed in the Unit and Department as part of a wider agenda to explore improvements in health care in the hospital, province and South Africa as a whole, with publication of the results in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
Lead and participate in research responsibility, sufficient and quality teaching must be provided to undergraduates (medical students) and postgraduate (registrars and fellows) students.
Teach students in areas of Acute Care Surgery.
Active participation in administrative duties of the division and the department which include planning, budgeting and procurement processes as well as monitoring and evaluation.
The HOU will be part of an outreach program, build relationships and work with the referring hospitals regarding transfers in, as well as down referrals.
The HOU will be expected to build partnerships with local and international institutions of similar standing to ensure exposure to world class standards.
The HOU will assist the Head of Department at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in administrative and management work in the department, including assisting with work of different committees in the Department of Surgery at the University and Hospital.
Provide clinical support and outreach to referring hospitals, community health centres and clinics in the Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital health cluster.
The incumbent will need to develop the field of Acute Care Surgery and lead the integration of this area of practice into the regional and district hospitals.
Ensure that appropriate, ethical and quality research is performed in the department as part of a wider agenda to explore improvements in health care in the Chris Hani Baragwanath area and South Africa as a whole with publication of the results in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
Lead and participate in research projects in areas of personal special interest and Acute Care Surgery.
As part provided to undergraduates (medical students) and postgraduates (Registrars and Fellows).
Teach students in areas of personal special interest and expertise.
Ensure that clinical services are provided on the expanded platform 135 appropriate to the development of Acute Care Surgery.
Active participation in administrative duties of the department which include planning, budgeting, PMDS, student assessments.