Professor and Head: Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Job Detail

  • Offered Salary to be discussed
  • Qualifications Associate
  • Industry Education, training & skills development
  • Where to submit application
  • Notes
    • Registerable or registered as a specialist and/or subspecialist in the discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology with the HPCSA • For both categories above, at least 5 years’ experience at specialist level is mandatory. • Proven track record of research through publications, grants and grant applications and to create an enabling environment for senior and junior staff to engage with Research • In depth knowledge and expertise in the discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology • Knowledge of the health sector and its services, health equity and human rights for health as it pertains to medical and surgical practice • Knowledge of research methods including knowledge as it pertains to epidemiology, statistics and the science of the discipline

Job Description

To lead, consolidate and manage in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology within the context of South Africa,
the African continent and Internationally. This includes input into service provision, teaching, training and research.
The staff member undertakes to focus and to work actively towards the promotion and implementation of the Key
Performance Areas within the policy framework and procedures of the University and the framework of the laws and
regulations governing the Public Service. An important part of the incumbent’s responsibilities will be the development
of a strongly transformative agenda within the department so that it is a space of representative demography,
innovative teaching, learning and research as well as a socially responsive culture. The following is required:
2.1 Management and Leadership
• Oversee all clinical, academic and administrative staff in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
and take responsibility for human resource management including staff allocation to different areas, work
plans, leave, career progression and mentorship
• Oversee the general operating budget as well as research budgets in the Department of Obstetrics and
• Liaise with hospital managers to provide input into clinical governance, consumable and other hospital
budgets and joint staff contracts in collaboration with Western Cape Government: Health.
• Promote transformation within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and in the profession, in
alignment with the University Vision 2030
• Promote research, training and teaching in Obstetrics and Gynaecology relevant to South Africa and the
African continent
• Ensure administrative oversight over all processes related to student teaching and assessments and
student research programs
• Promote inter-disciplinary, multi-professional and inter-sectoral collaborative teamwork for the ongoing
development of Obstetrics and Gynaecology through clinical service, education and research initiatives
• Participate in Faculty projects and meetings as required, liaise closely with Faculty leadership and drive
projects in collaboration with the vision and mission of the Faculty of Health Sciences
• Active participation in all University activities, rolemodel of being a good citizen of the University, Faculty
and Department and lead by example
• Work closely with all disciplines and clinical platforms in the broader Department of Obstetrics and
Gynaecology as well as with other Departments through transversal collaboration.

Required skills

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