Medical Specialist




Reference number: MEDSPECTRAUMA/1/2014

Department: Trauma Unit and Trauma Intensive Care

SALARY: The appointment to Grade I: R802 884 per annum (all inclusive salary package excluding overtime) requires appropriate qualification plus registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa as a Medical Specialist in General Surgery.

The appointment to Grade II R918 003 per annum (all inclusive salary package excluding overtime) requires appropriate qualification, registration certificate plus 5 years experience after registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa as a Medical Specialist in General Surgery

The appointment to Grade III R1 065 381 per annum (all inclusive salary package excluding overtime) requires appropriate qualification, registration certificate plus 10 years experience after registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa as a Medical Specialist in General Surgery.

CENTRE: Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be currently registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa as a Specialist in General Surgery. Preference will be given to applicants who have specialist experience in the management of severe trauma. Critical care / ICU experience will be an added advantage. Registrars who have completed their training may also apply on condition that their appointment will be subject to them submitting evidence of registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, TRAINING AND COMPETENCY REQUIRED: Knowledge of Trauma Care and General Surgical Principles. Ability to teach and supervise junior staff. Middle Management Skills. Research principles. Good administrative, decision making and communication skills.

DUTIES: Participation in the clinical trauma service. Inter-disciplinary coordination of the management of the critically injured. Supervision of the surgical trainees rotating through the unit. Ensuring the highest standards of clinical, professional, and ethical behaviour. Undertake teaching of undergraduate medical students, postgraduate surgical trainees, and allied health care personnel. Conduct, assist, and stimulate research within the ethical guidelines of the Health Care Act: promote education in trauma prevention.

ENQUIRIES: Professor D Muckart: 031 240 1000

APPLICATIONS: All applications must be addressed to the Human Resources Manager, and should be placed in the application box situated at Security at the entrance to the Management Building at IALCH or posted to Private Bag X03 Mayville 4058.

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 - www.kznhealth.gov.za, 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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