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Reference Number: Sunday Times/Rapport/City Press 27/3/2016
Component: Department of Health
Institution: Swartland Hospital, Swartland and Bergriver Sub-district (West Coast District)
Core Title: Medical Sciences and Support Personnel

Minimum educational qualification:

  • Appropriate qualification that allows registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as a Medical Practitioner.
  • Registration with professional council:
  • Registration with the HPCSA as Medical Practitioner.


  • A minimum of 3 year’s experience as Medical Officer after registration with the HPCSA as Medical Practitioner.

Inherent requirements of the job:
Willingness and skills to render clinical services in and after-hours when necessary.                    
Valid (Code B/EB)  driver’s licence and willingness to travel.

Competencies (knowledge/skills):     

  • Language proficiency in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Co-ordinate and manage all health institutions in the Sub-district.
  • Develop and implement operational plans for the Sub-district.
  • Ensure the co-ordination of all activities within the Sub-district necessary for availability of effective patient care.
  • Ensure adherence to the relevant health and public service legislation.

Duties (key result areas/outputs): 

  • Responsible for overall management of the Hospital and Primary Health Care Services in the Sub-district.
  • Manage all clinical departments,  including Medical Services, Pharmacy, Rehabilitation, Radiology and supervise all medico legal matters.
  • Promote community involvement in the management of the Hospital and Clinic Services and ensure the active functioning of the Hospital Board.
  • Act as the responsible Financial manager in terms of the Public Finance Management act of 1999(PFMA) and manage Human Resource matters.
  • Liaise with the appropriate secondary and tertiary referral services.
  • Manage all resources of the Sub-district, including Finances, Human Resources and Equipment to ensure value for money.
  • Perform clinical audits and implement risk management strategies to manage district hospital and clinics.

Note: Short-listed candidates may be subjected to a competency test. No payment of any kind is required when applying  for this post.

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS: 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 on 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. Disabled candidates are encouraged to apply and an indication in this regard will be appreciated.  This post was also advertised in (Sunday Times/Rapport/City Press 27/3/2016).

Salary: R 911 796 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 District Director
West Coast District Office
Private Bag X15

(For attention: Mr E Sass)

Closing Date: 15 April 2016
Enquiries: Ms C Bester
Tel: (022) 487 9211

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