Medical Specialist Grade 1- Paediatrician

PROVINCIAL ADMINISTRATION: GAUTENG DEPARTMENT
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY SAFETY
REF NO: 002035
Directorate: Medical
SALARY : R991 857 per annum (All inclusive package)
CENTRE : West Rand District Health Council
CLOSING DATE : 29 December 2017

REQUIREMENTS :
Appropriate qualification that allow registration with the HPCSA as Medical Specialist in a normal specialty or a recognized Sub-Specialty.
Proof of current registration.
A minimum of 3 years appropriate experience as Medical Specialist after registration with the HPCSA as Medical Specialist in a normal speciality.

DUTIES :
To strengthen paediatric and health services at district and community levels through supportive supervision and clinical governance.
Represent paediatric specialist discipline as a member of a District Clinical Specialist Team responsible for the delivery of quality health care for mothers, babies and children at all levels within a health district.
Primarily support district hospitals with all aspects of service delivery related to Paediatrics and child health Secondarily support clinics, community health centres and primary health care outreach teams, including engaging private sector paediatricians with service delivery related to paediatrics and child health.
Facilitate and participate in the training, development and mentorship of under-and post graduate medical, nursing and allied health professionals.
Work with the District Management Team to establish and maintain systems including surveillance, health information, communication and guidelines and processes to support the delivery of paediatric and child health services.
Provide support to ensure appropriate infrastructure, equipment, resources and sundries for the provision of quality clinical care in paediatrics and child health.
Initiate, support and participate in risk management activities of patients (e.
g.
critical event analysis, morbidity and mortality meetings), practitioners (e.
g.
infection control) and the organization (e.
g.
performance reviews).
Initiate, support and participate in clinical audit and quality improvement cycles with specific focus on paediatric and child health assessments.
Implement effective monitoring and evaluation processes, effective use of data and appropriate reporting on outputs and health outcomes.
Initiate support or participate in relevant research.
This may require involvement with local academic training institutions.
Foster effective teamwork and collaboration within the DCST.
Enable engagement with the local community, relevant, non-government organisations and private providers.
Facilitate and ensure effective communication with all management structures within the district, the regional and tertiary hospitals as relevant as well as the provincial Department of Health.
Present regular reports on activities, health services and programmes.
Participate in provincial and national activities and initiatives to save mothers, babies and children.
Assist with strategic and operational planning of services in the district and/ or catchment area of the regional hospital.
Assist with coordination and supervision of paediatric and child health services within the district.
Assist with recruitment and management of relevant human resources.

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