Medical Specialist Grade 1 to 3 (Quality Assurance)

Institution:    Directorate: Health Impact Assessment (Norton Rose House, 8 Riebeek Street, Cape Town)

Remuneration:

Grade 1: R 747 564 per annum
Grade 2: R 854 751 per annum
Grade 3: R 991 974 per annum

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

Requirements

Minimum educational qualification:

Appropriate qualification that allows registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as Medical Specialist in Public Health.

Registration with professional council:

Registration with the HPCSA as a Public Health Specialist.

Experience:

Grade 1:  None after registration with the HPCSA as Medical Specialist in Public Health.

Grade 2: A minimum of 5 years appropriate experience as Medical Specialist after registration with the HPCSA (or recognised foreign Health Professional Council in respect of foreign qualified employee) as Medical Specialist in Public Health.

Grade 3: A minimum of 10 years appropriate experience as Medical Specialist after registration with the HPCSA (or recognised foreign Health Professional Council in respect of a foreign qualified employee) as 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):

  • Appropriate experience in public health management/health programmes development.
  • 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 Occ 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 Occ 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.
  • Plan, conduct and apply health systems and services research relevant to the improvement of quality of care as outlined in Healthcare 2030 and other national and provincial quality improvement initiatives.
  • Academic activities consistent with the mandate of the University for research, teaching and social responsiveness.

Note: This is a post on the joint establishment of the University of Stellenbosch and the Western Cape Department of Health. Candidates who are deemed as “registrable” may also apply. The appointment of successful applicants will only be effected once proof of application for registration or the proof of registration is provided.

Enquiries: Dr T Naledi, tel. no. (021) 483-5085

Closing date:  7 March 2014

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

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