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Chief Radiographer Grade 1(Diagnostic)

Western Cape Government

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Chief Radiographer Grade 1 (Diagnostic)
Component Department of Health


Groote Schuur Hospital, Observatory

Core Title:

Medical Sciences and Support Personnel

Service benefits:

13th cheque, employer’s contribution to the pension fund, housing and medical aid allowance.

Requirements, minimum educational qualification:

An appropriate qualification that allows for registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as Diagnostic Radiographer.

Registration with a professional council:

Registration with the HPCSA as a Diagnostic Radiographer (Independent practitioner).


A minimum of 3 years of experience as a Diagnostic Radiographer after registration with the HPCSA.

An inherent requirement of the job:

Willingness to work shifts.

Competencies (knowledge/skills):

Thorough knowledge of radiation protection, quality assurance and equipment safety pertaining to radiography.
Extensive radiographic experience and knowledge of radiography protocols. The candidate must be computer literate and communicate in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape (written and verbal).
Knowledge of Patient Archiving and Communication Systems with good administrative, supervisory and managerial skills. Manage and supervise a sub-section of the department with knowledge, experience and skills in general, trauma, emergency, theatre and mobile radiography, Fluoroscopy, Computerised Tomography and PACS.

Duties (key result areas/outputs):

Responsible for the control, supervision, delegation and coordination of activities in a sub-section of the department and the delivery of professional service to patients. Produce diagnostic images of high quality and be responsible for staff and student training in your area. Participate in the management of the cost centre.
Manage radiography and support personnel, including performance appraisals. Ensure quality assurance, maintenance of equipment and the purchase, use and care of suitable radiation protection equipment.
Participate in middle management and delegated management tasks, including statistic collation and provide support to the Assistant Director.


No payment of any kind is required when applying for this post.


Z83 forms (obtainable from any Government department or must: Be completed in full, clearly reflect the name of the position, name and date of the publication (candidates may use this as reference), be signed, accompanied by a comprehensive CV, the names of 3 referees and certified copies of ID, driver’s licence and qualification/s. A separate application form must be completed for each post. Applications without the afore-mentioned will not be considered. Applications must be forwarded to the address as indicated in the advertisement. No late, faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted. CV’s will not be returned. Excess personnel will receive preference. Applications, which are received after the closing date, will not be considered. Further communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates. If you have not received a response from the Department within 3 months of the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful. It will be expected of candidates to be available for selection interviews on a date, time and place as determined by the Department.

As directed by the Department of Public Service & Administration, applicants must note that further checks will be conducted once they are shortlisted and that their appointment is subject to positive outcomes on these checks, which include security clearance, qualification verification, criminal records, credit records and previous employment.

The Department of Health is guided by the principles of Employment Equity. Candidates with a disability are encouraged to apply and an indication in this regard will be appreciated.


R 440 982 per annum
Salary Level OSD

Applications To:

The Chief Executive Officer: Groote Schuur Hospital
Private Bag X4
(For attention: Ms N Mbilini)

Closing Date 29 March 2019


Ms N Behardien-Peters
Tel: (021)-404-4187