Medical Specialist Grade 1, 2, 3, Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department

Reference number: MED 13/2014

SALARY: An all inclusive salary package of

GRADE 1 - R 802 884.00 – R 852 147.00

GRADE 2 – R 918 003.00 – R 974 337.00

GRADE 3 – R 1 065 381.00 – R 1 331 964.

Per Annum, Excluding Commuted Overtime (employee must meet prescribed requirements), 13th Cheque, 18% Inhospitable Area Allowance

CENTRE: Edendale Hospital: Pietermaritzburg


GRADE 1; Appropriate Qualification in Obstetrics and Gynaecology that allows registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as a Specialist with HPCSA, PLUS current registration with HPCSA

GRADE 2; Appropriate Qualification in Obstetrics and Gynaecology that allows registration with the HPCSA as a Specialist with HPCSA, PLUS current registration with HPCSA and FIVE years’ appropriate experience as a Medical Specialist after registration with HPCSA

GRADE 3; Appropriate Qualification in Obstetrics and Gynaecology that allows registration with the HPCSA as a Specialist with HPCSA, PLUS current registration with HPCSA and TEN (10) years’ appropriate experience as a Medical Specialist after registration with HPCSA. Sound management, clinical and technical skills. Ability to teach and supervise staff at all levels – Registrars, Interns, Medical Officers, and Nursing personnel in the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department. Must be able to work under stress and maintain a good working relationship at all times. Knowledge, understanding and implementation of Batho Pele Principles. Excellent communication skills, verbal and written. Sound working Specialist knowledge of the relevant Medical discipline to allow for accurate diagnosis and appropriate management of Clinical problems at a Specialist level. Ability to develop and implement policies and guidelines for the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department. Sound knowledge of Medical ethics and Medico-legal issues. Knowledge of relevant Acts, Policies and Regulations of the Department of Health

DUTIES: Provision of quality, cost effective and efficient 24 hour Ophthalmology service in keeping with Batho Pele Principles. Assist with the training and guidance of Medical Students, Interns, Medical Officers, Registrars, Consultants, Optometrists and other staff categories including the running of an academic / in-service programme for the Doctors and Optometrists in the Department. Maintain accurate and appropriate health records in accordance with legal and ethical principles and ensure that junior staff are complying. Assist the Senior Manager: Medical Services at Edendale Hospital in ensuring that the Operational Plan of the hospital is implemented. Co-ordinate and attend to Medico-legal issues pertaining Ophthalmology Department. Manage performance of Doctors and Optometrists in the Department of Ophthalmology. Participate in processes of recruitment of Doctors and Optometrists in the Department of Ophthalmology. Oversee clinical audits. Oversee in Ophthalmology and Optometry outreach programme for the Clinics and District Hospitals referring to Edendale Hospital. Liaise with the District Office, Head of Department of Ophthalmology at Grey’s Hospital, Head of Department of Ophthalmology at the Medical school and other stake holders in order to contribute to providing a high quality Ophthalmology service throughout the District.

ENQUIRIES: Dr. O.G. Ojo: 033 395 4005

APPLICATIONS: Applications should be forwarded to: The Human Resource Manager, Edendale Hospital, Private Bag X 509, Plessislaer, 3216

FOR ATTENTION: Recruitment and Selection

CLOSING DATE: 06 June 2014

This Department is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, whose aim is to promote representation in all levels of all occupational classes of the Department.

NOTE: Directions to candidates: The following documents must be submitted: Application for employment form (Z83), which is obtainable at any Government Department OR from the website -, must be signed and dated. Curriculum vitae with full record of service, certified copy of ID documentation, Driver’s license and certified copy of the highest educational qualifications. The reference number must be indicated in the column (Part A) provided on the Z83 form. E.g. DFH 01 / 2014. NB: Failure to comply with the above instructions will disqualify applicants. Please note that due to the large number of applications received, applications will not be acknowledged, correspondence will be limited to short listed candidates only. The appointments are subject to positive outcome obtained from the NIA to the following checks (security clearance, credits records, qualifications, citizenship, and previous experience verification). Applicants in possession of a foreign qualification must attach an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) to their applications. Non- RSA Citizens / Permanent Residents / Work Permit holders must submit documentary proof together with their applications.

Applicants are respectfully informed that, if no notification of appointment is received within 4 weeks after closing date, they must accept that their applications were unsuccessful. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply Please note that no S & T payments will be considered for payment to candidates that are invited for interviews.

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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