Lead Medical Practitioner - Emergency Department

Life Wilgeheuwel Hospital
Lead Medical Practitioner - Emergency Department

A position has become available for a Lead Medical Practitioner, based at Life Wilgeheuwel Hospital in Wilgeheuwel, Johannesburg West Rand and reporting to Adri Botes, Hospital Manager. The job primarily exists to bring in the expertise of a General Practitioner or Specialist Emergency Physician to run and be the lead doctor in charge of the Wilgeheuwel Hospital Emergency Department.

Critical Outputs
  • Strategic and operational planning for the Emergency Department.
  • Clinical and administrative management of patients: medical, surgical, obstetric and paediatric patients.
  • Clinical practice management of doctors, patients and staff (in conjunction with unit manager) in the unit.
  • This includes but is not limited to continuous development of clinical team, setting of operational and clinical protocols, review and improvement of quality standards.
  • Planning, management and monitoring of resource allocation in relation to activities.
  • Management of relationships with all stakeholders such as referring General Practitioners, Specialists and third party contractors such as Pathologists and Radiologists.
  • Participation in emergency drills and emergency situations in the hospital.
  • Ensuring high engagement with the hospital team for optimal productivity and outputs.
  • Participation in community and marketing events.
  • Qualified Independent Medical Practitioner that is registered with the HPCSA association.
  • Completed MBChB qualification.
  • Certification: ACLS, APLS, and ATLS.
  • A completed MMed Emergency Medicine/ FCEM (SA) or Dip PEC(SA) qualification would be an advantage.
  • Minimum 3 years related experience in Emergency Medicine.
  • 1-2 Years Management experience.
  • Appropriate experience within Accident & Emergency units is essential and a clear advantage.
  • Interpersonal & relationship building skills
  • Influencing & negotiation skills
  • Problem-solving, analytical skills and judgement
  • Ethical behaviour
  • Verbal & written communication skills
  • Self management
  • Action orientation
  • Resilience
  • Excellence orientation
  • Team player
Closing date
Friday, October 19, 2018

Internal applicants - Before making an application, you are requested to discuss your application with your line manager. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Should you not receive any communication after 2 weeks of closing date, kindly consider your application as unsuccessful.

External candidates will also be considered.

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