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Head Clinical Unit Grade 1 (Medical: Nephrology and Hypertension)

Western Cape Government

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Groote Schuur Hospital, Observatory (This is a joint staff appointment with the University of Cape Town)

Core Title:

Head Clinical Unit Grade 1 (Medical: Nephrology and Hypertension)

Health Associated Sciences and Support Personnel

Minimum educational qualification:

An appropriate qualification that allows registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as Medical Specialist in Nephrology.

Registration with a professional council:
Registration with the HPCSA as Medical Specialist in Nephrology.

A minimum of 3 years’ appropriate experience as a Medical Specialist after registration with the HPCSA as Medical Specialist in Nephrology.

Competencies (knowledge/skills):
Sound knowledge of renal medicine and hypertension. Relevant statutory frameworks, including Healthcare 2030, Best Practice Criteria, National Core Standards, EDL, Standard Treatment Guidelines. Clinical service delivery in the renal and hypertension clinics and medical wards. Administrative, clinical and financial management of the Endocrine division.

Duties (key result areas/outputs):
Render an efficient and cost-effective service to patients. Ensure the rational use of resources (including laboratory investigations, medication, consumables and equipment). Deliver effective and efficient administration of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension. Plan and partake in the training of staff including registrars, medical officers, community service MO’s, interns and UCT medical students. Conduct and supervise research.

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 1 643 352 per annum(A portion of the package can be structured according to the individual’s personal needs). It will be expected of the successful candidate to participate in a system of remunerated commuted overtime.)
Salary Level OSD

Applications To:
The Director: People Practices and Administration
Department of Health
PO Box 2060
Cape Town
(For attention: Ms C Dawood)

Closing Date 29 March 2019

Prof N Ntusi
Tel: (021) 406-6200; Email address: