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2 Positions available: Medical Specialist Grade 1 to 3 (General Paediatrics) 

Department of Health

13th Cheque, Employer’s Contribution to the Pension Fund, Housing and Medical Aid allowance

Ref Nr: Argus/Burger 18/7/2015

Post: Medical Specialist Grade 1 to 3 (General Paediatrics) (2 posts)

Institution: Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, Rondebosch

Minimum educational qualification:

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

Registration with a professional council:

► Registration with the HPCSA as Medical Specialist in Paediatrics.


► Grade 1: None after registration with the HPCSA as Medical Specialist in Paediatrics.

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

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

Inherent requirement of the job:

► 40 Hours per week plus 16 hours overtime per week,  including weekend round cover.

Competencies (knowledge and skills):

► Appropriate knowledge, skills and experience in General and Emergency Paediatrics at Specialist level.

► Good communication skills and ability to function as part of a team and to work under pressure.

► Ability to assist in the management of child abuse.

► Certified advanced paediatric life support provider.

Duties (key result areas/outputs):    

► Clinical and administrative duties in all the areas of the General Paediatric, Ambulatory and Emergency services at the hospital,  including clinical duties, supervision and management within the General Paediatric wards.

► Shared clinical supervision and management of the general paediatric out-patients department, the short stay wards and the Medical Emergency Unit.

► Teach and train medical officers and undergraduate and post graduate students in general paediatrics.

► Participate  in outreach and support.

► Assist with the development of integrated protocols for general paediatric problems and emergencies at the hospitals.

► Research in Ambulatory and Emergency Paediatrics and own interest.

Note:  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 the Argus/Burger 18/7/2015


Grade 1: R 854 268 per annum

Grade 2: R 976 755 per annum

Grade 3: R 1 133 565 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 sys


CLOSING DATE: 7 August 2015


The Chief Executive Officer
Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital
Private Bag X5

(For attention: Mr BS Samuels)


Dr H Buys, Tel: (021) 658 5111

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