Medical Doctor

HOPE Cape Town
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Sunday, 11 October, 2020
Opportunity type: 
Employment

HOPE Cape Town seeks to appoint a Full Time Medical Doctor

HOPE Cape Town is a registered non-profit organisation based in Cape Town, dedicated to raising the quality of life of people and communities. Emphasis is placed on children, adolescents and their families in situations of poverty, HIV and related illnesses.

Firmly grounded in the third decade of delivering service and programs in marginalised communities, HOPE Cape Town’s vision and strategy beyond 2020 focus on:

  • First 1 000 Days program for new mothers, babies and toddlers;
  • Early learning and school preparedness for pre-school children;
  • Literacy and Numeracy assistance and school retention for primary school learners;
  • Improving Maths, English, Information Technology and school retention for high school learners;
  • Dual Vocational Training and Education for Youth;
  • Skills development, artisanal opportunities and income generating projects for adults;
  • Social services, community health services, sport & recreation, arts & crafts and food security.

Position description:

The HOPE Doctor will provide project supervision, clinical care and training.
The HOPE Doctor will form part of the senior staff team and will share some of his/her responsibilities with our part-time HOPE Doctor:

Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Project management and support

Planning, initiating, executing and evaluation of HOPE Cape Town Association projects and programs. This includes supervision, human resource management and new project development.

  • Clinical work

Provide comprehensive clinical care to children at health care facilities which HOPE Cape Town supports.
Provide assessment and care for children with neurodevelopmental conditions.
Development of community-based care programs and providing care for families as a unit.
Development and execution of preventative health care programs.

  • Research

Identify research opportunities; plan and implement formal and informal research with translation into the community

  • Training

Train and support the HOPE Community Health Workers, volunteers and medical elective students.
Provide mentorship, training and awareness as required

  • Other

Interact with donors and media as required
Participate in HOPE Cape Town events
 
Requirements:

  • M.B.Ch.B (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery)
  • Valid Registration with HPCSA (Health Professions Council South Africa)
  • Active medical liability cover
  • A passion for community based medicine
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Superior Communication Skills: Fluent in English (spoken and written); other languages an asset
  • Advanced computer skills (Microsoft Office)
  • Drivers licence with independent transport
  • No criminal record
  • Work permit (if not SA resident)

The following experience and skills would be advantageous:

  • Project management and administrative experience
  • Experience in managing HIV positive patients on ARV treatment (including children)
  • Diploma in HIV Management - Dip HIV Man (SA)
  • Post graduate qualification in Family Medicine
  • Research experience

To apply:

Please draft a letter of motivation addressed to the Program Coordinator, detailing why you are interested in this opportunity along with your CV and at least 3 contactable references to izane.reyneke@hopecapetown.org

Please Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview phase.

For more about HOPE Cape Town, refer to www.hopecapetown.org

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