FORENSIC PATHOLOGY SERVICES
Remuneration package: Grade: 1: R1 887 363 per annum(A portion of the package can be structured according to the individual’s personal needs.)
Requirements: Minimum educational qualification: Appropriate qualification that allows registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as a Medical Specialist in Forensic Pathology. Experience: A minimum of 3 years’ appropriate experience as a Forensic Pathologist after registration with the HPCSA as a Medical Specialist in Forensic Pathology. Registration with a professional council: Registration with the HPCSA as a Medical Specialist in Forensic Pathology. Inherent requirement of the job: A valid (Code B/EB) driver’s licence (manual transmission driver’s licence) and willingness to travel within the province when required. Competencies (knowledge/skills): Strong leadership qualities, motivational skills, decision-making, organisational and planning skills, with the ability to work under pressure • Appropriate knowledge and understanding of the Public Sector Policies (National and Provincial) governing Human and Physical Resource management, strategic management, financial management, Management of Labor Relations and the application thereof when applicable • Experience in organizational change management • Understanding of quality assurance and strong commitment to high service standards • Ability to inform service delivery with academic and research incentives and outputs • Managerial experience would be advantageous • Organizational change management experience would be advantageous • Appropriate clinical experience within an academic Forensic Pathology Environment • Appropriate experience to train and supervise staff and students.
Duties (key result areas/outputs): Management Support to Head Clinical Department: Assistance with the administrative and executive functions of the Division and deputising for the Head Clinical Department when necessary • Assistance with clinical duties and incentives in the division that aims to improve clinical practice and service impact, as guided by the Head Clinical Department governance • Forensic Pathology Officer and Forensic Pathology Laboratory management liaison/ staff guidance and training: Advise and assist the Provincial Government of the Western Cape, Department of Health with the professional development of the Forensic Pathology Service, with guidance and instruction of junior medical staff, as well as Forensic Pathology Officer staff • Academic Component, teaching and training: Provide an effective support to the Head of the Division with regards to all undergraduate and post graduate academic functions of the Division, including active participation in all the academic activities within the Division • Maintain a strong, at least service delivery-based research portfolio • Service Delivery, Autopsy Practice: Forensic postmortem examinations and completion of all investigations and documentation related thereto • Perform and advise on forensic autopsies, postmortems as well as assistance with autopsies as required at the Tygerberg Forensic Pathology Laboratory, within the consultation area of the Division including the Westcoast, Winelands and Winelands Overberg Geographic Service Areas as required • Service Delivery: Death Scenes, Assistance to SAPS, Court Medical Jurisprudence: Attend crime scenes, present evidence to court, assess medico-legal reports, inquest dockets, and advise the state prosecutors involved in the assessing of forensic inquests, including proposals for the appointment of expert witnesses and assessors.
Note: No payment of any kind is required when applying for this post. Candidates will be subjected to a competency assessment. Candidates who are not in possession of the stipulated registration requirements, may also apply. Such candidates will only be considered for appointment on condition that proof of application for registration to register with the relevant council and proof of payment of the prescribed registration fees to the relevant council are submitted on or before the day of the interview.
Enquiries: Dr J. Verster, tel. 021 931 8043
Closing date: 10 November 2023
Applicants apply online: http://www.westerncape.gov.za/health-jobs (click “online applications”)
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