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Vacancy Details
A job opportunity

A job opportunity exists for the right candidate in Western Cape
The Department of Health 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: GSH5/2019
  Location: Groote Schuur Hospital
“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 to register 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. This concession is only applicable on health professionals whom apply for the first time for registration in a specific category with the relevant council (including individuals who must apply for change in registration status)”.
Duties (key result areas/outputs):
Active participation in the routine execution of clinically related medical physics tasks in the Department of Radiation Oncology (including LDR and HDR brachytherapy), with support to Nuclear Medicine and Diagnostic Radiology. 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. Active participation and assistance with the research and development programme of the Medical Physics Department.
Minimum educational qualification:
Appropriate qualification that allows for registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as a Medical Physicist.
Grade 1: None after registration with the HPCSA as a Medical Physicist. Grade 2: A minimum of 8 years’ appropriate experience after registration with the HPCSA as a Medical Physicist. Grade 3: A minimum of 16 years’ appropriate experience after registration with the HPCSA as a Medical Physicist.
Ms N Joubert, tel. no. (021) 404-6270/6266, E-mail:
Competencies (knowledge/skills):
Skills pertaining to the scope of the profession of medical physicists. Understand the physics of radiotherapy-, diagnostic x-ray and nuclear medicine equipment, computers and software; and have a thorough knowledge of radiotherapy physics. Knowledge of the statutory regulations regarding the medical use of ionising radiation. Good communication, interpersonal relationship, research, development and teaching skills. Capable of using initiative for problem solving, recognising the need for action, consider possible risks and taking responsibility for results. Be a highly motivated and methodical individual who pays attention to detail with exceptional standards for accuracy and the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
R 662 190-R 734 928, R750 024-R 832 398, R 857 559 - R 966 039 A portion of the package can be structured according to the individual's personal needs.
Starting Date:
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: 2019/08/16