Medical Officer Grade 3

Reference number: 03868

Directorate: HAST

SALARY: R791 019 per annum (all inclusive remuneration package)

CENTRE: Johannesburg Health District

REQUIREMENTS: Appropriate qualification that allows registration with the Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as a medical officer. Current proof of registration with the HPCSA as a medical practitioner. Basic medical degree (MBBCH or equivalent.) with 10 years and more relevant experience. Recommendations: Experience in district health service with emphasis on HIV Management. Experience in general medical practice, PHC, HAST, EBM and current protocols. Clinical skills in terms of consultation, history taking, examination, clinical assessment and management procedures. Good professional attitude, communication skills, ethics in relation to patients / families / community, referrals, consent for treatment, management, team work ability, medical records keeping. Willingness to work / participate in outreach programmes in any PHC facility in the district service. Post graduate diploma in HIV is an advantage.

DUTIES: Facilitate and support the provision of primary health care service with emphasis on HIV in the district, including clinics, Community health centers and district hospitals as part of DHS. Improve clinical quality of PHC services through direct patient care and mentoring and supervising of health care professionals, through integrated approach programmes. Participate in 24hour PHC services including Medico-legal and EMS. Improve clinical skills, protocols, guidelines and referrals in accordance with national provincial strategy. Support the development of the clinical department of Family Medicine / HAST and participate in academic teaching and learning in Family Medicine / HAST in the district. Support the training and the CME activities for nurses, intern and community doctors in the district. Support or participate in the development of district research projects.

ENQUIRIES: Dr. Z B Elabor, Tel No: (011) 6812094 / Cell 0716785781

APPLICATIONS: Applications on Z83 with attached adetailed CV, certified copies of relevant qualifications, ID document and proof of current registration with HPCSA to be addressed to: The Human Resources, JHB Health District, Private x21 Hillbrow JHB 2001 or subbmitted to corner Klein and Smit Streets Hillbrow JHB 2001 OR apply online at:

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 / 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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