Medical Officer grade 1

PROVINCIAL ADMINISTRATION: KWAZULU NATAL DEPARTMENT
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
REF NO: GS 36/18 Component: Anaesthesia and Critical Care
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. Rural 79 Allowance is payable for periods of time working at Edendale Hospital only.
CENTRE : Pietermaritzburg: PMB Metropolitan Hospitals: (Greys, Edendale Northdale)
CLOSING DATE : 27 July 2018

REQUIREMENTS :
MBCHB Degree or equivalent qualification in Health Science.
Current registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa as a Medical Practitioner.
Those candidates who are still in their community service year may apply for the post on the understanding that appointment to the post can only be made after they have received registration from the HPCSA as a medical practitioner.
Those candidates who hold a bursary that requires them to work outside of Pietermaritzburg must supply a letter from the Institution/District Office that holds their service obligation indicating that the bursary holder will be released to come to Pietermaritzburg for training.
Bursary holders who are unable to supply this authority will not be shortlisted.
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.
Applicants who only complete Community Service time in December 2017 may apply on the understanding that they can only be appointed after receiving full registration as a Medical Practitioner with the HPCSA.
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.
At least one year of this time must have been in a department of anaesthesia recognized for DA training by the Colleges of Medicine of SA.
DA is essential.
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.
At least one year of this time must have been in a department of anaesthesia recognized for DA training by the Colleges of Medicine of SA.
DA is essential.
Recommendation: A Diploma in Anaesthesia (DA) is required for those candidates being appointed at Grade 2 level or higher.
ATLS, APLS and ACLS will be an advantage.
Knowledge, Skills, Training and Competence Required: Participation in the After Hours call system is essential.
Medical Practice as appropriate at post Community Service level.
Information management.
Current Health and Public service legislation, regulations and policy.
Medical ethics, epidemiology and statistics.

DUTIES :
Clinical responsibility including examine, investigate diagnose and oversee treatment of patients.
The incumbent will be part of the Pietermaritzburg Metropolitan Group of hospitals and will be expected to rotate through all hospitals in Pietermaritzburg.
To perform appropriate preoperative examination and optimisation of patients for planned surgery.
To provide safe and appropriate anaesthesia during surgery.
To participate in post-operative care of patients.
Anaesthetists must be prepared for early starts to the working day (07:15) and late, hes to the normal working day.
The nature of anaesthesia means that frequent weekend shifts are required inside the commuted overtime package.
The incumbent will be part of the Pietermaritzburg Metropolitan Group of hospitals and will be expected to rotate through all hospitals in Pietermaritzburg.
Assist with human resource development for medical staff.
Conduct Orientation and Induction Programme for new Medical staff.
Provide guidance and advice to junior medical staff (interns/CSOs).
Assist with the development of training programmes.
Participate in relevant training programmes.
Maintain accurate and appropriate health 80 records in accordance with the legal/ethical considerations and continuity of patient care.
Undertake continuing medical education and professional development and study professional literature e.
g.
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 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 appropriate to their grade of qualification and experience.
To maintain a logbook of clinical duties.

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