Medical Specialist: Subspecialty Training

Reference number: MEDSPECCARD/1/2014


Department: Cardiology

SALARY: Grade1: Medical Specialist R802 884 per annum (excluding commuted Overtime) Experience: Not applicable. Registrars who have completed their training may also apply on condition that their appointment will be subject to them submitting documentary evidence of registration with Health Professional Council of South Africa as a Specialist Physician

Salary Grade 2: Medical Specialist R918 003 per annum (excl commuted Overtime) Experience: Five (5) years appropriate experience as a Medical Specialist after registration with the HPCSA as a Medical Specialist Physician

Salary Grade 3:: Medical Specialist R1 065 381per annum excl commuted overtime Experience: Ten (10) years appropriate experience as a Medical Specialist after registration with HPCSA as a Medical Specialist Physician

CENTRE: Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital

REQUIREMENTS: Applications must be registered as a Specialist Physician with the Health Professions Council of South Africa. Current Registration Card with HPCSA as a Medical Specialist Physician. The post is a training post and the incumbent should, on taking the post, register as a trainee in Cardiology and should be prepared to spend a minimum training period of three years. This is a fixed term post for three (3) years. Skills, Knowledge, Training And Competence Required: The incumbent should be competent as a Specialist Physician with a thorough knowledge and clinical skill of chronic and acute medicine. Demonstrate the ability to supervise and teach junior staff. Demonstrate the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team. Have sound communication, negotiation, planning, organizing and interpersonal skills.

DUTIES: Provision of Cardiology services based at IALCH and the referring hospitals. Conduct General Cardiology Clinics and perform cardiology procedures. Provision of after-hours (nights, weekends, public holidays) calls service for the Department at IALCH. Manage designated areas of responsibility in the Cardiology Department. Participate in the administration of clinics and wards, and the operational area in Cardiology as needed to optimize patient care. Assist in the implementation of guidelines, protocols and clinical audits. Involvement in Postgraduate and Undergraduate training including the teaching of Medical and Paramedical staff in the department. Participate in the academic programme, including research and outreach programmes.

ENQUIRIES: Prof D P Naidoo - 031-2402207

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 -, 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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