Medical Specialist Grade 1 to 3

Directorate : Health Impact Assessment, Norton Rose House, 8 Riebeek Street, Cape Town is looking for a Medical Specialist Grade 1 to 3.

(This is a post on the joint establishment of the University of Stellenbosch and the Western Cape Department of Health)


  • Grade 1: R 655 401 per annum
  • Grade 2: R 749 376 per annum
  • Grade 3: R 869 679 per annum

 (A portion of the package can be structured according to the individual’s personal needs).


Minimum educational qualification: Appropriate qualification that allows registration with the Health Professional Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as Medical Specialist in Public Health (MMed in Public Health or FCPH). Registration with a professional council: Registration with the HPCSA as Medical Specialist in Public Health.


Grade 1: none after registration with the HPCSA as medical Specialist in Public Health.

Grade 2: A minimum of 5 years appropriate experience after registration with the HPCSA as a Medical Specialist in Public Health

Grade 3: A minimum of 10 years appropriate experience after registration with the HPCSA as a Medical Specialist in Public Health.

Inherent requirement of the job:

Availability to travel within the province to visit health services on a regular basis.

Competencies (knowledge/skills):

  • Insight into public health policies and programmes
  • Adequate managerial skills
  • Good communication as well as analytical and problem solving skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Ability to conduct independent research and report research findings to a professional and non-professional audience.


Duties (key result areas/outputs):

  • Develop and oversee the implementation of a quality improvement policy and framework that focuses on improved patient experience for all services in the department
  • Develop implementation tools for the quality improvement framework (including Occupational Health and IPC) in line with the National and Provincial APP and other relevant requirements
  • Analyse and report on the impact of quality improvement initiatives (including Occupational Health and IPC) in the department
  • Capacity development in quality improvement
  • Provide formal supervision to one or more Public Health registrars within the programme and informal support for registrar teaching within the programme 5
  • Plan, conduct and apply health systems and services research relevant to the improvement of quality of care as outlined in Healthcare 2020 and other national and provincial quality improvement initiatives
  • Academic activities consistent with the mandate of the University for research, teaching and social responsiveness.


Enquiries: Mr C Marx: 021 483-6720.

Please submit your applications for the attention of Mr C Versfeld to the Director: Human Resource Management Department of Health, PO Box 2060, Cape Town 8000.


INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS: Z83 forms (obtainable from any Government department or must: Be completed in full, clearly reflect the name of the position, name and date of the publication (candidates may use this as reference), be signed, accompanied by a comprehensive CV, the names of 3 referees and certified copies of ID, driver’s licence and qualification/s. A separate application form must be completed for each post. Applications without the afore-mentioned will not be considered. Applications must be forwarded to the address as indicated on the advertisement. No late, faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted. CV’s will not be returned. Excess personnel will receive preference. Applications, which are received after the closing date, will not be considered. Further communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates. If you have not received a response from the Department within 3 months of the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful. It will be expected of candidates to be available for selection interviews on a date, time and place as determined by the Department. As directed by the Department of Public Service & Administration, applicants must note that further checks will be conducted once they are shortlisted and that their appointment is subject to positive outcomes on these checks, which include security clearance, qualification verification, criminal records, credit records and previous employment

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