Medical Specialist-(intensive Care Unit) Grade 1

PROVINCIAL ADMINISTRATION: KWAZULU NATAL DEPARTMENT
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
REF NO: GS 41/18 Subspecialist Training (Critical Care) Fixed Term of 2 Years from date of employment Component: Intensive Care Unit
SALARY : Grade 1: R1 051 368 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 Grade 2: R1 202 112 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 Grade 3: R1 395 105 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
CENTRE : Greys Hospital; PMB Metropolitan Hospitals Complex (including Greys, Edendale and Northdale Hospital)
CLOSING DATE : 24 August 2018

REQUIREMENTS :
Minimum: MBChB degree or equivalent qualification.
Current registration with the HPCSA as a Medical Specialist (Independent Practice) in one of the following qualifying specialities: Anaesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, General Surgery.
Doctors who have successfully completed qualifying examinations for specialist registration may apply for the post whilst awaiting finalisation of their specialist registration with the HPCSA (Completion of registrar training time or awarding of an MMed qualification).
However, appointment to the post can only occur after specialist registration.
All applicants must be eligible for specialist registration on or before 31 October 2018.
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 in the relevant discipline.
Grade 3: Experience: 10 Years appropriate experience as a Medical Specialist after registration with the HPCSA in the relevant discipline.
Recommendations: Prior experience in working in a tertiary hospital Intensive Care Unit.
High level of competency in using computing and information management systems, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint.
Prior Teaching experience to Registrars at Primary, Intermediate or Part 2 level.
Track record of academic publications.
Currently valid Provider certification for Advanced Cardiac Life Support and/or Advanced Trauma Life Support.
Knowledge, Skills, Training and Competence Required: Competent clinical skills and medical knowledge appropriate for the level of a Specialist in the relevant qualifying speciality.
Ability to assess and manage patients requiring Specialist-level interventions in the relevant qualifying discipline.
Ability and willingness to work as part of a multi-disciplinary health care team, including liaison and communication with senior and junior staff.
Understanding and ability to apply, at a level appropriate to the post, public sector and health sector legislation, medical ethics and financial management.
Ability and willingness to participate in information management, clinical governance, quality assurance programmes, and human resource management at a level appropriate to the post.
Ability to supervise and teach junior staff, including nursing and allied medical practitioners.
Ability and willingness to participate in and provide undergraduate and postgraduate training.
Willingness to participate in the after-hours call system, with an undertaking to sign a contract to participate in 16 hours Commuted Overtime per week, is essential.
Commuted Overtime hours will be calculated at the rate of 1:1 for time spent Onsite, and at a ratio of 0.
3:1 (or as defined in current Kwa-Zulu Natal Department of Health commuted overtime policy) for Offsite hours on call.
While on Offsite call, incumbents must be immediately contactable and must consistently be able to be physically present in the relevant clinical area within 30 minutes of being called.
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DUTIES :
The intention of this post is to employ a Medical Specialist from a qualifying base discipline (Anaesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Surgery) who wishes to undergo Subspecialisation training in Critical Care, with the aim of meeting the experiential requirements to write the Certificate in Critical Care examination of the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa.
and in other facilities of the Pietermaritzburg Metropolitan Department of Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Management.
In addition, the incumbent will need to rotate for periods of experiential learning to relevant Departments in the Pietermaritzburg Metropolitan Area for exposure to Nephrology, Paediatric Critical Care and Cardiology, as well as to facilities outside the Pietermaritzburg Area for critical care subdisciplines not currently available in Pietermaritzburg (Neurocritical Care, Cardiothoracic Critical Care).
additional relevant rotations may be considered on an individual basis.
The incumbent will need to undertake self-directed learning to cover the breadth of the theoretical knowledge requirements of the syllabus for the Certificate in Critical Care of the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa will be required.
Participation in the clinical service delivery programmes for critically ill patients of the Pietermaritzburg Metropolitan Department of Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Management: Evaluation and assessment of patients with critical illness for Intensive Care Unit admission.
Provision of appropriate medical care to critically ill patients in accordance with the Intensive Care Unit policies and currently accepted international guidelines, norms and standards.
Direction of multidisciplinary clinical management of critically ill patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit, and of those planned for admission.
Competent performance of procedures including endotracheal intubation, mechanical ventilation, placement of intravascular catheters, dialysis and critical care ultrasound and supervision of junior staff in the performance of these procedures.
Competent interpretation of relevant clinical investigations.
After-hours participation in the clinical service delivery programmes for critically ill patients of the Pietermaritzburg Metropolitan Department of Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Management as per operational requirements.
Participation in the following training programmes: Training of Interns, Medical Officers and Registrars in the Department of Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Management.
Training of nursing staff, allied medical discipline practitioners, clinical technologists, and emergency care practitioners.
Teaching via the lecture programme for FCS (SA) Intermediate candidates resuscitation training for hospital staff of all grades.
Relevant training programmes.
Assist with the development and support of critical care services he Pietermaritzburg Metropolitan Department of Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Management, including participation in Outreach programmes.
Active participation in clinical research, clinical governance, quality control and related administrative duties Hospital.
Care Unit, and of the Pietermaritzburg Metropolitan Department of Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Management, and of the Disciple of Anaesthesia and Critical Care of the School of Clinical Medicine of the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
The Department is a section of the UKZN Discipline of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, active participation in programs and activities originating from the university will be required.
The University review.
The Subspecialist trainee will be required to keep themselves familiar with, and comply with, any relevant University regulations.

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