Minimum educational qualification: An appropriate qualification (MMed or FCPHM) that allows registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as a Medical Specialist in Public Health OR an appropriate qualification that allows registration with the HPCSA as a Dental Specialist in Community Dentistry or equivalent.
Registration with a professional council: Registration with the HPCSA as a Public Health Specialist or Community Dentist.
Grade 1: None after registration with the HPCSA as a Medical Specialist in Public Health or as a Dental Specialist in Community Dentistry or equivalent.
Grade 2: A minimum of 5 years’ appropriate experience after registration with the HPCSA as a Medical Specialist in Public Health or as a Dental Specialist in Community Dentistry or equivalent.
Grade 3: A minimum of 10 years’ appropriate experience after registration with the HPCSA as a Medical Specialist in Public Health or as a Dental Specialist in Community Dentistry or equivalent.
Inherent requirements of the job: A valid driver’s licence; Willingness to travel within the province to visit health services.
Competencies (knowledge/skills): Experience in public health management, health system development and evaluation; Insight into public health policies and health system, especially hospital functioning; Efficient communication skills (verbal and written) in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape, with good report writing skills and good analytical and problem solving skills; Proficient managerial, project design and project management skills in a health environment; Ability to work proactively and independently, as well as part of a team; Intermediate to advanced computer literacy in Microsoft Office packages and ability to analyse data/other information; Ability to perform costing studies, staff and service scenario planning; Ability to conduct independent research and projects, and report research or project findings to a professional and non-professional audience.
Duties (key result area/outputs): Design, manage and implement tools/projects to assess/improve efficiency, effectiveness and quality of clinical service delivery/health system functioning, such as improving waiting list creation and management; Perform the related project management and report writing functions; Provide support to the health services in terms of monitoring and evaluation, policy formulation, budget/statuary, as well as performance cycle planning and reporting responsibilities; Provide formal supervision to one or more Public Health Registrars within the programme, and informal support for registrar teaching within the programme; Manage resources related to performing the associated tasks.
Note: Candidates (Specialists) who are deemed as “registrable” may also apply. The appointment of successful applications will only be effected once proof of application for registration or the proof of registration is provided.
Grade 1: R802 884 per annum
Grade 2: R918 003 per annum
Grade 3: R1 065 381 per annum
(A portion of the package can be structured according to the individual’s personal needs. It may be expected of the successful candidates to participate in a system of remuneration commuted overtime).
Enquiries: Dr S Fourie tel. 021 483 4859
Closing date: 28 November 2014
Applications are to be submitted online. Candidates are welcome to access the website at Cape Gateway address: 4 Dorp Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. The WCG is guided by the principles of Employment Equity. Disabled candidates are encouraged to apply and an indication in this regard would be appreciated.
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