Medical Specialist General Surgery (grade 1

PROVINCIAL ADMINISTRATION: KWAZULU NATAL DEPARTMENT
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
REF NO: GS 23/18 Component: General Surgery
SALARY : Grade 1: R991 857 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. Employee must sign the commuted overtime contract form. Grade 2: R1 134 069 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. Employee must sign the commuted overtime contract form. Grade 3: Medical Specialist R1 316 136 per annum 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. Employee must sign the commuted overtime contract form.
CENTRE : Greys Hospital Pietermaritzburg Metropolitan Hospitals Complex
CLOSING DATE : 08 June 2018

REQUIREMENTS :
Senior Certificate, Appropriate qualification in Health Science (MBChB degree or equivalent), Current registration (2018/2019) with HPCSA.
Appropriate academic qualification registerable with Health Professions Council South Africa as a Specialist Surgeon.
Grade 1: Experience: Not applicable.
Registration with the HPCSA as a Medical Specialist.
Grade 2: Experience: 5 Years appropriate experience as a Medical Specialist after registration with the HPCSA as a Medical Specialist in the relevant discipline.
Grade 3: Experience: 10 Years appropriate experience as a Medical Specialist after registration with the HPCSA as a Medical Specialist in the relevant discipline.
Knowledge, Skills, Training and Competency Required: Knowledge of appropriate specialist level procedures and protocols within the field of general surgery.
Sound knowledge of Human Resource management.
Financial Management monitoring of expenditure, Essential Drug List, Management functions policy analysis and implementation, strategic management, project management, information management, total quality management and improvement, legal aspects, patient care and service delivery, applicable 57 mandatory requirements and Acts, Regulations, Protocols and Guidelines used in Health Services.

DUTIES :
Participate in the delivery of in-patient and out-patient general surgery service within the Pietermaritzburg Metropolitan Hospitals Complex based at Edendale hospital.
Inter-disciplinary coordination of the management of general surgery patients.
Supervision of the surgical trainees rotating through the unit.
Ensuring the highest standards of clinical, professional, and ethical behaviour of undergraduate medical students, postgraduate general surgery trainees, and allied health care personnel.
Conduct, assist, and stimulate research within the ethical guidelines of the Health Care Act.
Promote education in cancer prevention.
Develop management protocols for the general surgery service in accordance with the Hospital and Department policies.
Provide appropriate surgical care to general surgery patients.
Maintain the effective and efficient utilisation of human resources in respect of: overseeing and supervising general surgery staff in the execution of their duties.
training staff and promoting ongoing staff development in accordance with their individual and departmental development needs.
recruiting and selecting staff in accordance with government prescripts.
assessing performance of general surgery staff.
allocating general surgery personnel to respective wards and call roster.
Provide measures and guidance on quality assurance to comply with set quality standards.
Incumbent to provide general surgery outreach services in the Pietermaritzburg Metropolitan Hospitals Complex and Area 2.
Foster collaboration with other hospitals within and outside the district.
Exercise cost control over the activities of the department in line with the allocated budget.
Participate in all academic and clinical meetings of the general surgery Department.
Participate in departmental research activities.
Accept responsibility for continuous professional development to keep up to date with new developments in the field of expertise and related fields.
Any other duties as assigned by the Head of Department.

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