Head Clinical Unit Grade 1 (Anaesthesia And Perioperative Medicine)

Reference Number (Argus 9/9/2017, Sunday Times 10/9/2017, PSVC 37/2017)
Component Department of Health
Job Institution: Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town, Observatory

Core Title: Medical Sciences And Support Personnel

Minimum educational qualification:

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

Registration with a professional council:

  • Registration with the HPCSA as a Medical Specialist in Anaesthesiology.


  • A minimum of 3 years appropriate experience as a Medical Specialist after registration with the HPCSA as Medical Specialist in Anaesthesiology.

Competencies (knowledge/skills):

  • Proven record of effective leadership and organisational ability in clinical Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine.
  • Comprehensive skills and experience in leadership, administration and management related to anaesthesia and peri-operative medicine.
  • Computer literacy, good communication, analytic and problem-solving skills.
  • Insight into challenges in Health Care in South Africa and Africa, and diversity, transformation and equity.
  • Ability to function well in a team environment, with good inter-personal skills.
  • Strong educational or teaching background in both the under and post-graduate domains.
  • Significant research involvement.

Duties (key result areas/outputs):

  • Provide comprehensive clinical services.
  • Provide academic leadership in the areas of under- and postgraduate teaching, training and research.
  • Manage and provide leadership for the departmental human resource requirements, and contribute significantly to the administrative duties of the combined department including staff appointments, assessments and performance management,
  • To build and maintain Departmental team spirit and development.

Note: No payment of any kind is required when applying for this post.

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS: Z83 forms (obtainable from any Government department or www.westerncape.gov.za) 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 posts was also advertised in the (Argus 9/9/2017, Sunday Times 10/9/2017, PSVC 37/2017)

Salary R 1 550 331 per annum (A portion of the package can be structured according to the individual’s personal needs)
Salary Level OSD
Applications To The Director: People Practices and Administration, Department of Health
PO Box 2060
Cape Town
(Attention Ms C Dawood)
Enquiries Prof J Swanevelder
Tel: (021) 404-5004/ (021) 406-6143
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