Head Clinical Unit (Dental) Grade 1

Reference number: 03880

Directorate: Oral Medicine and Periodontology

SALARY: R1 254 957 per annum (Inclusive remuneration package) Excluding Commuted Overtime

CENTRE: Wits Oral Health Centre

REQUIREMENTS: Registration with the HPCSA as Dental Specialist in the relevant speciality. A minimum of 3 years appropriate experience as a Dental Specialist after registration with the HPCSA within the relevant discipline including experience in Clinical Dentistry. Proven record of teaching at under and postgraduate levels. A track record of supervision or co-supervision of postgraduate research projects. Recommendation: Proven research track record including publications in recognised Journals. Proven administrative and management skills. Excellent Interpersonal and communication skills.

DUTIES: To assist the Head of Department (and act in the head’s absence) to manage and direct the activities of the department including the education and training of under and post graduates, service rendering for referred cases, to conduct and publish research, and to supervise others in research. Additional: The level of the university appointment will be determined on an individual basis applicable to University criteria.

ENQUIRIES: Prof SL Shangase, Tel No: (011) 488- 4889

APPLICATIONS: Wits Oral Health Centre, Private Bag X15 Braamfontein, 2017 Or Wits Oral Health Centre @ Charlotte Maxeke JHB Hospital, Area 385 Orange Block, Room 09 & 10, Parktown or apply online at: www.gautengonline.gov.za

CLOSING DATE: 30 May 2014

It is the department’s intention to promote equity through the filling of all numeric targets as contained in the Employment Equity Plan. To facilitate this process successfully, an indication of race, gender and disability status is required.

NOTE: Applications must be submitted on form z83, obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the internet at www.dpsa.gov.za / documents. The Completed and signed form should be accompanied by a recently updated CV as well as certified copies of all qualification/s and ID document( no copies of certified copies allowed, certification should not be more than six months old). Failure to submit all the requested documents will result in the application not being considered. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within three (3) months after the closing date please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

Click here to download a Z83 Application Form.

Questions after the interview:

At the end of an interview there is usually an opportunity where you can ask any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity to show the interviewer that you are interested in the position as well as the company. It is a good idea to prepare a few questions before the interview – this can be done while you are doing research on the company.

Your questions should show the interviewer that you are a good candidate for the position. Try and avoid questions that are based on your personal needs and preferences, for instance:

- How much leave will I get in a year?
- Will I be considered for promotion in my first year?
- When will I get an increase?
- What time can I leave in the afternoon?

These questions are inappropriate at this stage and will probably raise concerns on the side of the interviewer. Should you be the successful candidate then all these questions will be answered in your letter of appointment so don’t waste this opportunity by asking these basic questions.

If the position is an entry level job or very junior then you are welcome to ask questions in line with the position, for instance:

- Why did the previous person leave the position?
- What would the successful person be tasked to do in a typical day?
- How does this position fit into the department and / or company?
- Could you explain the company structure to me?
- Is there any further education assistance or support?

If the position is more senior then you can prepare question around the following themes:

- current issues that will face the successful candidate;
- inter-personal challenges in the department;
- any process, technology or people challenges that needs to be attended to urgently;
- key result areas that need urgent attention in the first few months;

The above information should get you started. Prepare a few questions so that you can show your worth. Good luck with your interview!
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