Lecturer/Medical Officer OR Senior Lecturer/ Medical Specialist

South Africa
Nov 24, 2017
Dec 08, 2017
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Faculty of Health Sciences

School of Clinical Medicine

Lecturer/ Medical Officer OR Senior Lecturer/ Medical Specialist

Job ID: 2155


Duties and responsibilities:

  • Act as teaching and learning coordinator in the Department of Family Medicine.
  • Contribute to curriculum development in the MBChB programme relevant to Family Medicine as part of the team in the Department of Family Medicine.
  • Update teaching and learning material and assessment tools in the Department of Family Medicine.
  • Provide quality assurance services in the undergraduate curriculum related to the Family Medicine modules and Community Based Education (CBE).
  • Teach, evaluate, assess and monitor throughput of undergraduate Family Medicine modules.
  • Provide clinical training of UFS undergraduate MBChB students and Cuban-trained students as arranged by the Department of Family Medicine.
  • Assist with the management of assessment regarding Family Medicine modules for undergraduate students, including coordination, development, implementation, evaluation and administration of assessments.
  • Provide student support and development.
  • Participate in the general academic programme of the department of Family Medicine.
  • Conduct research related to medical education or clinical service delivery and/or students projects.
  • Liaise with the Head of Department and lecturers in the Department of Family Medicine, as well as with the Phase Ill Chair, Programme Director and fellow teaching and learning coordinators in clinical departments.
  • Coordinate CBE training for the MBChB programme.
  • Liaise with the Clinical Coordinator for Rural Health in the Faculty of Health Sciences and the CBE Coordinators in the Schools of Nursing and Allied Health Professions.
  • Represent School of Clinical Medicine, Biomedical Sciences and Pathology on institutional and Faculty CBE and Service Learning (SL) committees.
  • Develop and sustain a structured CBE and SL programme for the undergraduate MBChB programme in the School of Clinical Medicine.
  • Plan and manage the budget related to CBE and SL in the School of Clinical Medicine, in collaboration with the Phase Ill Chairperson and Programme Director.
  • Collaborate with the Programme Director, Phase Chairs and Module Leaders in the MBChB programme in order to incorporate CBE and SL activities in a coordinated manner.
  • Identify and establish potential communities and partners for CBE and SL in collaboration with the Faculty of Health Sciences Clinical Coordinator for Rural Health.
  • Collaborate with the Clinical Coordinator for Rural Health regarding responsibilities of quality of training and care delivered through CBE and SL, management of administration involved in CBE and SL and education and training of current staff members concerning CBE and SL in the School of Clinical Medicine.
  • Roll out CBE and SL to rural and other environments according to time frames agreed upon with the School of Clinical Medicine Executive Committee and Clinical Coordinator Rural Health in the Faculty of Health sciences.
  • Coordinate supervision in areas of CBE and SL where the School of Clinical Medicine is involved.
  • Coordinate community projects in the School of Clinical Medicine, including liaison with Department of Community Health regarding student community outreach projects.

    Inherent requirements:

    • MBChB and/or specialist qualification in Family Medicine.
    • Registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa as a medical practitioner.
    • Proven experience in clinical supervision of students or junior medical staff.


    Required competencies:

    • Excellent organisational and administrative skills.
    • Good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to function with ease in the University’s richly diverse working environment.
    • Valid driver’s license.
    • Willingness to travel and stay over at clinical training sites of the School of Medicine.
    • Good problem-solving and conflict management skills.



    • Postgraduate qualification in Family Medicine
    • Postgraduate qualification in medical education
    • Proven experience in clinical research studies.


    Assumption of duties:

    As soon as possible.


    Closing date:

    08 December 2017.



    The salary scale is available on request. For any further enquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 3101/2849.


    Fringe benefits:

    (Subject to specific conditions): pension scheme, medical aid scheme, group life insurance, housing allowance, leave and sick leave, service bonus and study benefits.



    The University reserves the right not to fill the post. The University subscribes to and applies the principles prescribed by the Employment Equity Act. Preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups, in accordance with the principles of the aforementioned act and the employee profile of the specific department/division.


    Communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. Should you not be contacted within six weeks of the closing date for applications, you may assume that your application was unsuccessful.

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