Medical Officer Grade 1/2

PROVINCIAL ADMINISTRATION: KWAZULU NATAL DEPARTMENT
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
REF NO: HRM 37/2018 (X1 POST)
Directorate: Dept of Anaesthetics
SALARY : GR 1: R780 612 R840 942 per annum (All inclusive salary package) GR 2: R892 551 R975 945 (All inclusive package)
CENTRE : King Edward VIII Hospital (KEH)
CLOSING DATE : 24 August 2018

REQUIREMENTS :
MBCHB degree or equivalent qualification PLUS registration certificate with the HPCSA as an Independent Medical Practitioner PLUS current registration with the HPCSA (2018/2019).
Recommendation: Grade 1: Must register for Diploma in Anaesthetics, Grade 2: Diploma in Anaesthesia PLUS 4 years experience in Anaesthesia at a recognized DA training facility OR Completion of 4 years registrar time in Anaesthesia and registered for M.
Med Anaesthetics and not yet registerable as a specialist (ie.
Suitable for end of time registrars).
GR 1: None to less than 5 years after registration with the HPCSA as an Independent Medical Practitioner.
GR 2: 5 years to less than 10 years experience after registration with the HPCSA as an Independent Medical Practitioner.
Knowledge, Skills, Training, and Competencies Required: Participation in the after-hours call system is essential, sound knowledge and skills associated with the practice of Anaesthetics, ability to diagnose and manage common medical problems including emergences, demonstrate the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team, knowledge of current Health Legislation and policies at Public Institutions.

DUTIES :
Clinical responsibility including examine, investigate diagnose and oversee treatment of patients, the incumbent will be expected to rotate through S-block (multidisciplinary anesthesia services), O-block (obstetric) and ICU complexes at King Edward VIII hospital, to perform appropriate pre-operative examination and optimization of patients for planned surgery, to provide safe and appropriate anesthesia during surgery, to participate in post-operative care of patients, anaesthetists must be prepared for early starts to the working day and potentially late unpredictable finishes to the normal working day, the nature of anesthesia means that frequent weekend shifts are required inside the commuted overtime package, participate in relevant training programs, maintain accurate and appropriate health records in accordance with the legal/ethical considerations and continuity of patient care, undertake continuing medical education and professional development and study professional literature eg.
Medical journals, to identify health care needs and communicate these to seniors so that new ideas could be developed on policies/methods/techniques and procedures, to participate in audit and quality control programs and research to improve the standard of patient care, to participate in departmental administration by ensuring compliance with all departmental rules and regulations with regard to leave, call rosters and rotations, to participate in Outreach services in the drainage area of King Edward VIII Hospital as appropriate to their grade of qualification and experience, to maintain a logbook of clinical duties

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