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Institution:                     Beaufort-West Hospital, (Beaufort-West, Central Karoo District)

Remuneration:             Grade 1:  R 1 214 805 per annum

Grade 2:  R 1 386 069 per annum

Grade 3:  R 1 605 330 per annum

(A portion of the package can be structured according to the individual’s personal needs) (It will be expected of the successful candidates to participate in a system of remunerated commuted overtime). Plus a non-pensionable rural allowance of 22% of basic salary

Requirements

Minimum educational qualification:

Appropriate qualification that allows registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as a Medical Specialist in Family Medicine.

Registration with a professional council: 

Registration with the HPCSA as a Medical Specialist in Family Medicine.

Experience:

Grade 1:  None after registration with the HPCSA as Medical Specialist in Family Medicine.

Grade 2: A minimum of 5 years’ appropriate experience as Medical Specialist after registration with the HPCSA (or recognised foreign Health Professional Council in respect of foreign qualified employees) as Medical Specialist in Family Medicine.

Grade 3: A minimum of 10 years’ appropriate experience as Medical Specialist after registration with the HPCSA (or recognised foreign Health Professional Council in respect of foreign qualified employees) as Medical Specialist in Family Medicine.

Inherent requirements of the job:

Commuted overtime contract is compulsory, as well as ability to work after-hours.

Valid (Code B/EB) driver’s license, as well as willingness and ability to travel.

Competencies (knowledge/skills):

Knowledge of a public health approach to delivering integrated family medicine services.

Ability to work in integrated multi-disciplinary teams across platforms.

Clinical, leadership, administrative, teaching and mentoring skills.

Computer literacy in MS Office mandatory.

Creativity to develop new ideas which can result in positive changes to existing processes.

Duties (key result areas/outputs):

Specialist family medicine care to patients (all age groups) at Beaufort-West Hospital and at selected outreach sites in the Central Karoo district.

Participate in clinical governance of a growing integrated district family medicine health service.

Teaching and clinical supervision of junior and allied health practitioners, generalists and medical students within the Central Karoo District.



Published: 27/10/2023

From the President’s desk

Welcome everyone to this edition of our newsletter.

As the new President of the Academy, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome the new members of the SAAFP council and to encourage participation from EVERYONE – this is OUR Academy – the new committee is here to serve but we want to know what you want and what you can contribute!!

Following the election in June 2023 the following EXCO member have been elected: Prof Tasleem Ras as Vice President, Prof Mergan Naidoo as treasurer, Dr Jenny Nash as spokesperson, Dr Sheena Matthews to represent the views of private Family Physicians and Prof Hanneke Brits.

We had a strategic planning session on Monday 16 October 2023 and have decided onto focus on the following area:



Published: 04/05/2023

From the President’s desk

The 25th Annual National Family Practitioners Congress

18-19 August 2023 – “Integrating Primary Care – creating a more connected health and care system”



Published: 02/03/2023

From the President’s desk

As I think of my contribution to the SAAFP newsletter, I am conscious that my letter “From The President’s Desk” was just published in the South African Family Practice Journal. In my short letter, I outline eight areas that we focusing on in 2023:

  1. Advocating for family physicians in the public sector with national and provincial governments.
  2. Advocating for family physicians in the private sector and through our Private Sector Forum
  3. Developing skills in point of care ultrasound. We are launching a short course in collaboration with the Global Ultrasound Institute and have applied for a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to implement POCUS in maternal care.
  4. Publication and dissemination of the 4th edition of the South African Family Practice Manual – more below
  5. Organising the National Family Practitioners Conference 17-19 August at the Wanderers in Johannesburg
  6. Participating in the World Organization of Family Doctor’s global conference in Sydney, Australia 26-29 October.
  7. Developing workplace-based training and assessment via training and accreditation of clinical trainers as well as implementation of an e-portfolio.
  8. Electing a new National Council – please nominate people to be elected into Council.


The incumbent in this position will be responsible for teaching and learning, research and community engagement and to provide support to the department/school in pursuit of its academic objectives. He/She will report to the Head of Department (HOD): Family Medicine and Primary Health Care and must meet the requirements, competencies and be responsible for the following key performance areas below.

REQUIREMENTS

• MBCHB
• MMed: Family Medicine
• At least three (3) years teaching experience with undergraduate medical students
• Registration with the HPCSA for independent practice
• At least two (2) years of lecturing experience in an institution of Higher Learning, or 5 years’ professional experience in the relevant field
• Publications in peer reviewed and/or non-peer reviewed journals will be a strong recommendation
• Demonstration of innovation in the discipline will be an added advantage
• Evidence of participation in community project or community related activities
• Proven ability to navigate online platforms such as Blackboard Collaborate, Zoom and Microsoft Teams with requisite proficiency
• Computer literacy, with a sound knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel, Internet and competency of ITS

COMPETENCIES

Technical/ professional knowledge and skill
• Excellent computer skills
• Strategic direction and leadership
• Resource management
• Building interpersonal relationships and partnerships
• Decision-making and problem solving
• Transformational leadership
• Formal presentation
• Mentoring and coaching
• Professional and ethical standards
• Communication (verbal and written)
• Continuous learning
• Student focus
• Facilitating change

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS

• Coordinating, reviewing and quality assuring the implementation of undergraduate teaching, learning and assessment of NMFC MBChB VI students and programme (e.g. basic science and pathology, history taking, examination, diagnosis and management of conditions relevant to disciplines such as Family Medicine & PHC, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, etc.)
• Teamwork and collaborating with various disciplines and professions within the University in order to achieve integration of case and task based learning activities
• Leading and participating in a wide spectrum of community-based service-learning and community health
• Proving direction for socially accountable undergraduate MBChB curriculum development, review and transformation
• Upgrade of course content/development of new course materials and/or modules in order to keep up with the latest requirements of the sector/discipline aligned with the school and programme objectives
• Reflect on, and utilize new and emerging approaches and technology in teaching and learning including identification of learning media and application of appropriate assessment methods
• Reflect on, select and use suitable reference material and professional preparation of notes to supplement prescribed textbooks, develop learning guides
• Providing efficient and reliable administrative support to undergraduate students and staff in various academic departments
• Monitor student progress and timeously identify students at risk thus developing appropriate intervention strategies including supplementary instruction, mentoring and coaching
• Develop, review and Implement policies and procedures applicable to the teaching and learning, community engagement, research and academic administration functions
• Contribute to quality assurance through appropriate committee meetings and development of quality assurance improvement strategies including feedback from relevant stakeholders
• Contribute to the expansion of academic related decision-making and development of tailored action plans
• Co-ordinates safety inspections, interventions and proactively monitor and enforce compliance to Health and Safety policies, processes and procedures
• Providing support to students in their development as productive health care professionals through the mentorship programme
• Contribute to the overall development of SMU, and actively promote institutional culture
• Any other duties assigned by the HOD and/or Dean

Applications from Employment Agency will not be considered.

Typed applications (quoting the reference number) which should contain a comprehensive
curriculum vitae, certified copies of all qualifications and contact details of three referees, should be forwarded, for the attention of Mr MJ Mopai, to the Human Resources Department, P.O Box 68, Medunsa, 0204 or e-mail applications in MS Word and PDF format, to hr.recruitment6@smu.ac.za
The applications may also be posted OR hand delivered to (place in the application box):
Human Resources Department, 5th Floor, Clinical Pathology building, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, Molotlegi Street, Garankuwa, OR Human Resources Department, P. O. Box 68, MEDUNSA, 0204.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). Failure to submit the requested documents/information will result in your application not being considered.
Telephonic enquiries regarding conditions of service: (012) 521-3624
The Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. Applicants who have not been contacted within 30 days of the closing date must consider their applications as unsuccessful.

The university reserves the right to make or not to make an appointment.



The incumbent in this position will be responsible for teaching and learning, research and community engagement and to provide support to the department/school in pursuit of its academic objectives. He/She will report to the Head of Department (HOD): Family Medicine and Primary Health Care and must meet the requirements, competencies and be responsible for the following key performance areas below.

REQUIREMENTS

LECTURER

• MBCHB
• M Med: Family Medicine
• Current registration with HPCSA as Medical Officer or Registrar or Specialist
• At least two (2) years of lecturing experience in an institution of Higher Learning, or 5 years’ professional experience in the relevant field
• Publications in peer reviewed and/or non-peer reviewed journals will be a strong recommendation
• Demonstration of innovation in the discipline will be an added advantage
• Evidence of participation in community project or community related activities
• Proven ability to navigate online platforms such as Blackboard Collaborate, Zoom and Microsoft Teams with requisite proficiency
• Computer literacy, with a sound knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel, Internet and competency of ITS

SENIOR LECTURER

• MBCHB
• M Med: Family Medicine
• Current registration with HPCSA as Medical Officer or Registrar or Specialist
• At least three (3) years of lecturing experience in Institutions of Higher Learning
• A proven track record in research, with at least three (3) publications in accredited journals
• Successful supervision or co- supervision of a PG student at masters level
• A developed research area that is (or has the potential to be) institutionally/ regionally impactful
• A proven track record of lecturing at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels
• Demonstration of innovation in the discipline will be an added advantage
• Evidence of established scholarship or specialist role in community engagement
• Substantial participation in leadership and administration at departmental or School or programme level
• Proven ability to navigate online platforms such as Blackboard Collaborate, Zoom and Microsoft Teams with requisite proficiency
• Computer literacy, with a sound knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel, Internet and competency of ITS

COMPETENCIES

• Technical/ professional knowledge and skill
• Excellent computer skills
• Strategic direction and leadership
• Resource management
• Building interpersonal relationships and partnerships
• Decision-making and problem solving
• Transformational leadership
• Formal presentation
• Mentoring and coaching
• Professional and ethical standards
• Communication (verbal and written)
• Continuous learning
• Student focus
• Facilitating change

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS

• Facilitate teaching, learning and assessment events with students pertaining to Family Medicine and Primary Health Care and including at Primary Health Care level involving patients with undifferential diagnosis and/or medical emergencies
• Upgrade of course content/development of new course materials and/or modules in order to keep up with the latest requirements of the sector/discipline aligned with the school and programme objectives
• Reflect on and utilize new and emerging approaches and technology in teaching and learning including identification of learning media and application of appropriate assessment methods.
• Reflect on, select and use suitable reference material and professional preparation of notes to supplement prescribed textbooks, develop learning guides
• Contribute to the development and integration of community engagement interventions into academic curriculum
• Facilitate for the creation of simulated situations during which the practical components of the syllabus can be implemented effectively achieving the mostly desired learning objectives.
• Plan for and develop assessment questions and OSCE stations
• Monitor and supervise tests and examinations thus accordingly recording students’ results
• Develop, revise and submit programmes for accreditation by relevant accreditation bodies
• Monitor student progress and timeously identify students at risk thus developing appropriate intervention strategies including supplementary instruction, mentoring and coaching
• Develop, review and Implement policies and procedures applicable to the teaching and learning, community engagement, research and academic administration functions
• Contribute to quality assurance through appropriate committee meetings and development of quality assurance improvement strategies including feedback from relevant stakeholders
• Contribute to the expansion of academic related decision-making and development of tailored action plans
• Co-ordinates safety inspections, interventions and proactively monitor and enforce compliance to Health and Safety policies, processes and procedures
• Initiate and conduct appropriate research thus contributing to a scholarship footprint at educational and other conferences and publishing results and keeping abreast of professional literature and curriculum development
• Contribute to the overall development of SMU, and actively promote institutional culture
• Any other duties assigned by the HOD

……………………………………………
Applications from the employment agencies will not be considered.

Typed applications (quoting the reference number) which should contain comprehensive curriculum vitae, certified copies of all qualifications and contact details of three referees, should be forwarded, for the attention of Mr MJ Mopai, to the Human Resources Department, P.O Box 68, Medunsa, 0204 or by e-mail at hr.recruitment6@smu.ac.za

The applications may also be posted OR hand delivered to (placing in an application box):
Human Resources Department, 5th Floor, Clinical Pathology building, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, Molotlegi street, Ga-Rankuwa, OR Human Resources Department, P.O Box, 68, MEDUNSA, 0204

It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African qualification Authority (SAQA). Failure to submit the requested documents/information will result in your application not being considered.
Telephonic enquiries regarding conditions of service: (012) 521 3624.
The Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. Applicants who have not been contacted within 30 days of the closing date must consider their applications as unsuccessful.
The University reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Closing date: 27 October 2023



POST: CHIEF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST
INSTITUTITON: BETHESDA HOSPITAL
REFERENCE NO: BETH 35/2023
REMUNERATION: Grade 1 – R520 785.00 pa
OTHER BENEFITS: 13th Cheque, Medical Aid (Optional), Housing Allowance (employee must meet the prescribed
requirements)
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR THE POST:
 Senior Certificate / Grade 12.
 An appropriate qualification that allow registration with HPCSA as an occupational therapist.
 A minimum of 3-years relevant experience after registration with HPCSA as an occupational therapist.
 Current Registration with the Health professional Council of South African (HPCSA)

For more information: HERE



Stellenbosch University is an inclusive, innovative, and future-focused institution, a place of discovery and excellence where both staff and students are thought leaders in advancing knowledge in the service of all stakeholders.

Overview of Division
The Division of Family Medicine and Primary Care focuses on education, research, and service delivery. At an undergraduate level, the Division is instrumental to teaching and training on primary health care and district health services for the MBChB programme. At a postgraduate level the Division trains specialists in family medicine and has PhD, MPhil, and Diploma programmes. Key research interests are non-communicable diseases, community-orientated primary care, and family medicine education. Many of the staff are joint staff with the Department of Health and Wellness and are engaged with service delivery as well as policy development.

Term: Permanent, external funding dependent

Duties:
Clinical training of undergraduate MBChB students
Coordinates middle phase medical student clinical rotation
Assists with coordination of late phase medical student clinical rotations
Contributes to development and later coordination of modules within the new MBChB curriculum and in particular the final year Distributed Apprenticeship clinical rotation
Provides clinical training and clinical teaching on family medicine and primary health care
Support the Division of Family Medicine and Primary Care
Collaborates in applied research projects
Support assessments of students as needed
Support teaching of other students as needed, including postgraduate students
Requirements:
Registered as a medical practitioner with the HPCSA
At least 3-years clinical experience in family medicine, district health services or primary health care
Ability to effectively coordinate teams of people and complex projects
Proven excellent communication skills and interpersonal relations
Recommendations:
Qualification in health professions education or family medicine
Experience of clinical training or clinical teaching
Experience of participating in or performing research
Commencement of duties : 1 January 2024
Closing date: 31 July 2023
Enquiries regarding the job content: Prof. B Mash 021 938 9170 or rm@sun.ac.za
Enquiries regarding remuneration/benefits as well as technical assistance with the electronic application process: Human Resources Division, Tygerberg Campus on 021 938 9636.
To apply on line https://www.sun.ac.za/english/Pages/careers.aspx



POST : SENIOR SUPPORT MANAGEMENT OFFICER (SL.8)
INSTITUTITON : NGWELEZANA TERTIARY HOSPITAL
REFERENCE NO : NGWE 77/2023
DEPARTMENT : ADMISSION & DISCHARGE
REMUNERATION : R359 517.00 – R420 402.00
OTHER BENEFITS: 13th Cheque, Medical Aid (Optional), Housing Allowance (employee must meet the prescribed
requirements)
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR THE POST:
 Senior Certificate / Grade 12.
 National Diploma in Public Management / Administration/ Office Management
 3-5 years recognizable experience in Patient Administration of which one year must be at a supervisory level.
 Proof of current and previous working experience endorsed by Human Resource department (certificate of service).
 Applicants must submit confirmation letter of relevant experience from their supervisors in an official letterhead of
the employer when they apply.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
 Knowledge of the functions and regulations applicable to the area of operation
 Applicable public service policies, legislation and procedures
 Knowledge of office procedures, practices
 Report writing
 Staff supervision
 Planning and organizing skills
 Decision making skills
 Communication skills
 Problem solving skills
 Computer skills
KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS
 Develop, implement and maintain Patient Administration Systems and Services for the Hospital to ensure quality
standards are met.
 Ensure that patient information is maintained, stored and properly managed to enable the efficient retrieval and filing
thereof.
 Application of risk management system in adherence with policies and procedures tabled by the Department.
 Assist with the collection and verification of patient related information/statistics and the development of reports in
support of accurate and timeous management reporting processes.
 Conduct employees performance reviews and compile reports
 Ensure efficient, effective and economical utilization of resources allocated to the component including the
development of staff.



JOB TITLE : PROFESSIONAL NURSE SPECIALTY (SPECIALTY) GRADE 1,2
INSTITUTION : NGWELEZANA HOSPITAL
DEPARTMENT : EMERGENCY UNIT
REFERENCE NO. : NGWE 76/2023
SALARY : GRADE 1: R431265.00 – R497 193.00
GRADE 2: R528 696.00 – R645 720.00
OTHER BENEFITS: 13th Cheque, Medical Aid (Optional), Housing Allowance (employee must meet the prescribed
requirements), 8% In-hospitable area allowance.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR THESE POSTS:
GRADE 1:
 Senior Certificate / Grade 12.
 Diploma / Degree in General Nursing that allows registration with the SANC as Professional Nurse.
 Registration with the SANC as a Professional Nurse
 A one year post basic qualification in Emergency Nursing Science.
 Current SANC receipt
 Grade 01: A minimum of 4 years appropriate or recognizable experience in nursing after registration as Professional
Nurse with the SANC in General Nursing
 Grade02: A minimum of 14 years appropriate or recognizable experience in nursing after registration as a
Professional Nurse with the SANC in General Nursing
 At least 10 years of the period referred above must be appropriate/recognizable experience in a specific field after
obtaining post basic qualification in that specialized field.
 Current SANC receipt.
 Attach proof of working experience endorsed by Human Resource Department (Certificate of Service)
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, TRAINING AND COMPETENCIES REQUIRED.
 Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
 Ability to make independent decisions.
 An understanding of the challenges facing the public health sector.
 Ability to prioritize issues and other work related matters and to comply with time frames.
 High level of accuracy.
 Depth knowledge of Acts, Policies, Procedures, Prescripts and Legislations.
KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS
 Render an optimal holistic quality specialized nursing care as directed by the scope of practice and standards
determined by relevant specialty.
 Display concern for patients, promoting and advocating proper treatment and care and willingness to respond to
patient’s needs.
 Maintain accreditation standards by ensuring compliance with National Norms and Standards and Ideal hospital
programmes.
 Participate in the formulation, analysis, implementation and monitoring of unit objectives, policies, and procedures.
 Ensure the unit complies with Infection Prevention and Control as well as Occupational Health and Safety policies.
 Strengthen ethics and professionalism.
 Provide safe and therapeutic environment for patients, staff and public.
 Participate in staff development using EPMDS System and other work related programmes and training.
 Ensure effective and efficient management of resources and availability of essential equipment.
 Attend to meetings, and assist with relief duties of supervision as assigned by the supervisor.


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