Medical Officer X 1

Life Esidimeni Recovery Centre
Medical Officer X 1

A permanent vacancy for a Medical Officer exists at Life Esidimeni Recovery Centre, Witpoort situated in Brakpan, Gauteng.  This position reports to the Hospital Manager. The successful candidate will be a part of a multi- disciplinary team and will be responsible for the clinical care of all service users (patients).

Critical Outputs
  • Clinical care – Admission, physical examination, treatment regimen, follow-up and routine examinations of patients. Pre-discharge evaluation, continuation of treatment, emergency care. Regular examination of hospital staff according to company health surveillance policy.  Play an active role in the rehabilitation programme.
  • Patient care information system – Ensure the database is maintained concerning: clinical diagnosis, treatment plan, referrals, deaths and discharges.
  • Research – Keep abreast with present developments in the field and participate in research projects relevant to the specific service field.
  • Legislation, standards, policies and procedures – Compliance with the rules and regulations of the Health Act, Mental Act, LRA, OHSA. Adherence to company standards, policies and procedures, as well as DSD Service Level Agreement.
  • Networking – Attendance of multi-disciplinary meetings. Consultation with colleagues, liaise with district health and hospital service structures. Attendance of academic meetings as a member of professional body.
  • Training – In-service training of nursing and supplementary health professions and new MO/SMO appointees.
  • Provide clinical guidance to management.
  • Ensure ongoing medical care. Duty roster planning together with the multi-disciplinary team to ensure coverage of hospital.
  • Supervision: Take care of material resources in the medical department.
  • Ensure that all referrals to other facilities are formal, comprehensive and copies placed in the patient’s file.
  • Perform all other duties relevant to clinical care of patients.
  • Medical report -writing
  • MBChB or equivalent
  • Professional registration and insurance HPCSA.
  • Three (3) years’ post internship experience is a requirement.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and policies pertaining to treatment of substance use disorder.
  • Experience in internal medicine, rehab and mental health rehab knowledge, skill and experience.
  • Good understanding of mental health principles.
  • A valid SA driver’s license.
  • Computer literate
  • Problem-solving, analysis and judgement
  • Resilience
  • Engaging diversity
  • Verbal and written communication and presentation
  • Influencing and negotiating skills
  • Drive and energy
  • Building relationships
  • Customer responsiveness
  • Organisational awareness
  • Leading by example
  • Motivating and developing people
  • Excellence orientation
  • Ethical behaviour
Closing date
Monday, November 29, 2021

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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