Medical Specialist: Grade 1

PROVINCIAL ADMINISTRATION: KWAZULU-NATAL DEPARTMENT
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
REF NO: HRM 20/2017
Directorate: Dept. Of Anaesthetics
SALARY : GR 1: R 991 857R1052 712 per annum. (All inclusive salary package) plus commuted overtime None to less than 5 years actual experience after registration with the HPCSA as a Medical Specialist in Anaesthesia
CENTRE : King Edward VIII Hospital (KEH)
CLOSING DATE : 04 August 2017

REQUIREMENTS :
MBCHB degree or equivalent PLUS registration certificate with the HPCSA as a Specialist in Anaesthesia, or registerable with HPCSA as a Specialist PLUS annual renewal registration certificate as a Medical Specialist with HPCSA (2017/2018) Recommendations: Ongoing or previous research, preference will be given to a candidate in possession of an MMed or willing to register and complete an MMed within 12 months of appointment, willingness to rotate through departmental areas/hospitals as required by service needs.
Knowledge, Skills, Training and Competencies Required: Sound knowledge and skills associated with the practice of Anaesthetics, ability to diagnose and manage common Obstetric Anaesthesia Emergencies, demonstrate the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team, knowledge of current Health Legislation and policies at Public Institutions, information management, quality assurance programs, medical ethics, epidemiology and statistics, with a demonstrated ability to perform research and potentially supervise future MMed projects, requisite clinical management in the relevant discipline, human resource management, planning, implementation and evaluation.

DUTIES :
Key Performance Areas: Supervise anaesthesia related activities in the Obstetric theatre complex, devise protocols, monitor and implement quality improvement, implement and sustain an obstetric epidural service, supervise an obstetric academic program, teach and train in ESMOE, participate in the delivery of clinical Anaesthesia service at KE8H providing holistic patient care, inclusive of pre-operative assessment, intra-operative Anaesthesia and post-operative care in high-care or ward, in the S-block and obstetric anaesthesia complexes, responsible for the administration of junior staff e.
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Interns, Medical Officers or Registrars, participate in the development and ongoing provision of under graduate and post graduate teaching in Anaesthesia, assist with maintenance of standards of care and implementation of quality improvement programs within the department, provide consultative services to other surgical disciplines.

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