Medical Officer grade 1

PROVINCIAL ADMINISTRATION: KWAZULU-NATAL DEPARTMENT
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
REF NO: GS 31/18 (X3 POSTS) Component: Orthopaedics
SALARY : Grade 1 R780 612 per annum Grade 2 R892 551 per annum Grade 3 – R1 035 831 per annum All inclusive package consists of 70% basic salary and 30% flexible portion that may be structured in terms of the applicable rules, Plus Commuted Overtime which is subject to the needs of the department. Incumbents will have to sign the commuted overtime contract form.
CENTRE : Greys Hospital; Pietermaritzburg 99
CLOSING DATE : 20 July 2018

REQUIREMENTS :
MBCHB Degree Plus Current Registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa as a Medical Practitioner.
Recommendations: Appropriate experience in Orthopaedics in relation to Grade 2 and Grade 3 post would be an advantage.
Knowledge, Skills, and Experience: Good knowledge of current health and public service legislation and policy, medical ethics, epidemiology and statistics.
Good decision making, analytical and communication skills.
Computer Literacy.
Grade 1: Experience: Not Applicable.
Foreign qualified candidates require 1 year relevant experience after registration as a Medical Practitioner with a recognized Foreign Health Professional Council, of whom it is not required to perform Community Service, as required in South Africa.
Grade 2: Experience: 5 years appropriate experience as a Medical Officer after registration with the HPCSA as a Medical Practitioner.
Foreign candidates require 6 years relevant experience after registration with a recognized Foreign Health Professional Council, of whom it is not required to perform Community Service as required in South Africa.
Grade 3: Experience: 10 years experience after registration with the HPCSA as a Medical Practitioner.
Foreign qualified candidates require 11 years relevant experience after registration as Medical Practitioner with a recognized foreign health professional council in respect of foreign qualified employees of whom it is not required performing community service as required in South Africa.

DUTIES :
Assessment, investigation and management of patients in Clinics, Wards and ICU, including after-hour service.
Consultation and communication with colleagues and junior staff.
Participate in Quality Assurance /Audit and statistics and information acquisition and review.
Clinical responsibility with after-hours participation.
Participate in Academic Programmes in Orthopaedic Department.
Assess and manage patient load and disposal in Clinics, Wards and ICU.
Assisting, developing and implementing of New Services and the utilization of New Equipment.
Active participation in outreach programme aimed at improvement of patient access to the relevant clinical services.

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