Senior Medical Officer

Waverley Care Centre
Senior Medical Officer

A vacancy for a Senior Medical Officer exists at Life Esidimeni, based at Waverley Care Centre in Knights, Germiston. This position will report to Hospital Manager - Waverley Care Centre. The successful candidate will be responsible for the clinical care of all 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, Gender, Diagnosis, Treatment plan, Referrals, Deaths and Discharges.
  • Research – Keep abreast with present developments in the field and to 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 DOH 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. Clinical guidance to management.
  • Ensure on-going 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 Departments.
  • A formal, comprehensive referral should be written to the referral facility, and a copy made of same and this must be placed in the patients file.
  • All duties relevant to clinical care of patients
  • MHCA report writing
  • All duties pertaining to team interaction
  • MBChB or equivalent
  • Professional Registration and insurance HPCSA
  • 3 years’ post internship experience is a requirement
  • 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 & written communication and presentation
  • Influencing and negotiating skills
  • Drive & energy
  • Building relationships
  • Customer responsiveness
  • Organisational awareness
  • Leading by example
  • Motivating and developing people
  • Excellence orientation
  • Ethical behaviour
Closing date
Friday, August 23, 2019

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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