Medical Officer (Paediatrics)

Right to Care is a Johannesburg based non-profit (section 21 company) , funded by USAID with a vision that all HIV-positive patients receive high quality treatment, care and support  improving their quality of life and productivity.

Right to Care has the following vacancies and encourages suitably qualified candidates to apply.

Position:  Medical Officer (Paediatrics) 
Locations :  Witkoppen Clinic- Gauteng
Reporting to:  Head of Department- HIV

Qualification and experience

  • Diploma in health / public
  • Post graduate Paediatric qualification
  • Post graduate qualification in HIV/AIDS and TB       
  • 2 years experience in Paediatrics
  • 2 years experience in HIV/AIDS/TB medicine

Key performance areas amongst others include

Clinical Care

  • Implement Comprehensive HIV Care, Management and Treatment (CCMT) programme (+/- TB programme) at facility level.
  • Manage Paediatric Patients diagnosed with HIV/AIDS/TB according to provincial and national guidelines.
  • Improve and maintain the physical and psychological condition of Paediatric patients
  • Continuation of treatment
  • Facilitate holistic approach to patient care and co-ordinate input by the multidisciplinary team.
  • Chairing\ attendance of MDT meetings


  • Liaise with RTC management regarding clinical related matters.
  • Liaise with local community clinics, referral hospitals and other relevant institutions.
  • Establish CCMT programmes (+/-TB clinics) at present and new facilities
  • Closer cooperation with peers and patients

Training and CME

  • In-service training for medical officer’s (MO’s), Nursing and other relevant health professionals.
  • Chairing/Attendance of multidisciplinary team meetings.
  • Membership of Professional Council (HPCSA), attendance of academic meetings, and acquiring necessary CPD points.
  • Keep abreast with present developments in the field.
  • Continued Medical Education for best current practice and HPCSA CPD requirements.

Legislation, Standards, Policies and Procedures

  • Familiarize self with rules and regulations of the Health Act and other relevant legislation.
  • familiarize self with Right to Care Standards, Policies and Procedures.
  • Compliance with Rules and Regulations of the Health Act and other relevant legislation.
  • Compliance with Right to Care Standards, Policies and Procedures

Administrative Duties

  • Keep statistics of patients seen as directed by line- manager.
  • Generate monthly reports for line-manager.
  • Facilitate optimal running of clinic
  • Efficient Site Administration and Statistics

Technical skills and behavioural competencies

  • Ability to fulfill managerial role
  • Professional knowledge and skill
  • Conceptual skills                               
  • Respect to patient’s confidentiality
  • Initiating action
  • Decision- making
  • Conceptual skills                               
  • Respect to patient’s confidentiality
  • Collaboration
  • Human Skills

Interested applicants must submit their CV, a copy of their ID and qualifications and letter of motivation by:


Fax number: 086 433 2646

Should you not receive a response to your application from Right to Care within one month of this advert being placed, kindly consider your application as being unsuccessful, we nonetheless want to thank you for your interest shown in our organization.  Right to Care web-site.

Date Advertised:    08 January 2015
Closing date:          27 January 2015


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