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Vacancy Details
A job opportunity

A job opportunity exists for the right candidate in Western Cape
The Department of Health and Wellness is guided by the principles of Employment Equity. Candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply and an indication in the regard will be appreciated.

Note: No payment of any kind is required when applying for any of the positions advertised by the Western Cape Government.
Medical Physicist: Grade 1 to 3
  Employment Type: Permanent
  Reference No: TBH83/2021
  Tygerberg Hospital, Parow Valley
Competencies (knowledge/skills):
Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines. Be a highly motivated and methodical individual who pays attention to detail with exceptional standards for accuracy. Capable of using initiative for problem solving, recognising the need for action, consider possible risks and taking responsibility for results. Good communication, interpersonal relationship, research, development and teaching skills. Potential to develop management skills. Skills pertaining to the scope of the profession of medical physicists. Knowledge of the statutory regulations regarding the medical use of ionising radiation. Understand the physics of radiotherapy-, diagnostic X-ray and nuclear medicine equipment, computers and software; and have a thorough knowledge of Radiotheraphy physics.
An appropriate qualification that allows for registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as a Medical Physicist.
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 with the relevant council and proof of payment of the prescribed registration fees to the relevant council are submitted with their job application / on appointment. Please note that the afore-said concession is only applicable on health professionals who apply for the first time for registration in a specific category with the relevant council (this includes individuals who must apply for change in registration status).
Grade 1: None after registration with the HPCSA as a Medical Physicist. Grade 2: 8 Years appropriate experience after registration with the HPCSA as a Medical Physicist. Grade 3: 16 Years appropriate experience after registration with the HPCSA as a Medical Physicist.
Mr C Trauernicht, tel. no. (021) 938-6027, E-mail:
Duties (key result areas/outputs):
Perform dosimetry, quality assurance, treatment planning and radiation protection functions of medical physics in the Department of Radiation Oncology, with support to Nuclear Medicine and Diagnostic Radiology. Active participation in the routine execution of clinically related medical physics tasks. Supply physics support to treatment planning and on the radiotherapy treatment floor. Supervise and plan HDR brachytherapy. Assist with commissioning and optimisation of new equipment and techniques. Assist with lecturing of the under and postgraduate teaching and training programme in the Medical Physics Department. Actively participation and assist with the research and development programme of the Medical Physics Department.
Registration with a professional council:
Registration with the HPCSA as a Medical Physicist.
Inherent requirement of the job:
Willingness to work after hours and overtime.
Grade 1: R 672 123- R 745 953 per annum, Grade 2: R 761 274- R 844 884 per annum, Grade 3: R 870 423- R 980 529 per annum A portion of the package can be structured according to the individual's personal needs.
Starting Date:
11/26/2021 12:00:00 AM
Candidates may be subjected to a competency test. No payment of any kind is required when applying for this post. As directed by the Department of Public Service and 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 and previous employment.
  • It will be expected of candidates to be conversant in at least two of the official languages (English/Afrikaans/Xhosa) of the Western Cape.
  • It will be expected of shortlisted candidates to be:
  • available at the venue on the time and date as determined by the Department and
  • bring along recently (not older than 6 months) certified copies of your Identity Document (ID), driver’s license (if applicable for the post), qualification and/or proof of registration at relevant statutory body. Failure to adhere to the aforementioned may lead to his/her application being disqualified and not further considered.
Closing date: 12/20/2021 12:00:00 AM