Lecturer / Occupational Health Nurse Practitioner

Reference number: 03885

Directorate: Nursing Education and Training

SALARY: R257 571 – R319 473 per annum (plus benefits)

CENTRE: Chris Hani Baragwanath Nursing College

REQUIREMENTS: Basic qualification accredited with the SANC in terms of Government notice 425(i.e. diploma / degree in nursing) or a Diploma in Occupational Health Nursing Science qualification that allows Registration with the SANC and the SASOHN. Post basic qualification in Nursing Education registered with the SANC. Qualification in Primary Health Care (PHC) and a Dispensing License. Knowledge of Audiometry and Spirometry. A minimum of 5 years’ experience in providing occupational health services and developing programmes is required. Knowledge of an Integrated Employee Wellness Model would be an added advantage. Strong writing and policy development. A valid Code 8 manual driver’s license. Strong computer skills. Good verbal and written communication skills - proficiency in English. Ability to work under pressure within a changing environment. Have ability to work independently. Good interpersonal skills.

DUTIES: Administer policies and procedures of Employee Wellness Programme and Occupational Health and Safety. Manage resources to meet the Institution’s Occupational Health objectives. Provide OH services to employees that lead to the promotion, protection and restoration of the employee’s health within a safe working environment. Comply with statutory requirements and departmental policies and procedures and administrative duties. Implement relevant Employee Wellness Programme and Occupational Health (OH) protocols and SOP’s. Ensure the rendering of Occupational Health and Occupational Injury and Disease services to institution’s employees through the means of Employee Wellness Center. Implement the referral system for institutions, programme development and marketing of EWP services. The incumbent will also be expected to do operational work such as medical surveillance, management of injury on duty, management of medical emergency, PHC and participate in Disaster management. Work with HR and other stakeholders in the management of absenteeism due to ill health and injury on duty. Plan and Budget for the EWP. Identify Training needs and develop programmes. Monitor and evaluate programmes. Advice Management on legislated EWP matters. Ensure promotion of health and well-being through EWP services.

ENQUIRIES: Mrs P. C Sithole, Tel No: (011) 983-3002 / 3069

APPLICATIONS: Application must be submitted on a Z83 form with a C.V, Certified copies of I.D and Qualifications attached. Applications should be submitted at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Nursing College(inside the Hospital premises), Chris Hani Road , Diepkloof ,Soweto or posted to Private Bag X05, Bertsham, 2013 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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