Registrar (Medical) : Various
Institutions Closing date 11 March 2013
- Cardiothoracic surgery
- Emergency Medicine
- Family Medicine
- Forensic Medicine
- Forensic Pathology
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology
- Occupational medicine
- Paediatric surgery
- Plastic Surgery
- Public Health
Registrar programme is a training programme for medical practitioners (Doctors)
to train as Specialists in various disciplines.
The period of training is 48 months during which time, for a
specialty and 24 months for a sub specialty (Senior Registrars), a
candidate registrar is employed by the Department of Health, provides
clinical services and gains practical knowledge in the chosen discipline
and undergoes academic training through the Nelson R Mandela School of
Medicine and on completion of the examinations, qualifies to register as
a Specialist with The Health Professions Council of South Africa.
More details on the academic programme can be obtained on the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine
website which has
links to the different schools.
The Health Professions Council of SA
accredits the Medical School to train these specialists by granting
training numbers (N Numbers) or S numbers in the case of sub
Registrars are employed by the Department and at the end of the 48
months they are expected to leave the training post irrespective if they
have completed their examinations or not. This is to ensure that the new
group of Registrars can be appointed so that the potential pool of
specialists grows. The appointment is on a contractual basis.
During the training period, registrars rotate through various hospitals
in the three complexes namely:
Coastal which includes all the
Inland this includes
Grey’s, Edendale and sometimes
King George V,
Fort Napier and
requirements for the registrar posts
How does one join the programme
Tertiary qualification (MBCHB) or equivalent; PLUS
- Current registration for independent practice with the Health
Professions Council of South Africa;
- Community Service employees may also apply on condition that their
appointment will be subject to the successful completion of Community
Service by 31 December 2010.
The following would be an advantage for all disciplines:-
- At least 6 months’ experience in the relevant discipline
- Possession of ATLS, APLS, ACLS, FCCS (or equivalents)
- A Diploma and/or part 1 of fellowship examination in the relevant discipline:
- Preference will be given to candidates with at least one year experience in a rural area or peripheral setting.
- Applicants for Anaesthesiology to note that possession of a Diploma in
Anaesthetics is considered a minimum requirement.
- Applicants for Plastic Surgery and Paediatric Surgery to note that
successful completion of the Intermediate examinations will be an added
Knowledge, skills, training and competencies
Key Performance Areas
- Basic knowledge of Medical Practice and Ethics
- Ability to manage patients independently.
- Ability to learn, innovate and be prepared to work overtime
- Good interpersonal skills
- An interest in conducting research
- Knowledge and respect of the Patients’ Rights Charter and Batho Pele Principles
- Participation in academic and teaching programmes and meetings in the
- Responsibility for care of patients at designated levels/sites, e.g.
Outpatients, Wards, Theatres, ICUs etc
- Management of patients under supervision.
- Attendance at Ward rounds and/or Tutorials
- Supervision and teaching of undergraduates
- Provision of after-hours care for emergency services
- Clerking and keeping of comprehensive records of patients in the
Twice a year, there are
advertisements for the posts. This is in line with intakes for 1 July
and 1 January of any year. Qualifying medical professionals, who meet
the criteria set, as per the advertisement and in some cases discipline
specific requirements may apply.
The posts are normally advertised in the Sunday Times, and on the
Departments intranet and
website . Copies of the
advertisement also appear on the notice board of the UKZN medical school
and on the discipline specific notice boards.
Salary: Entry level R455 634 per annum
Applicants to note: Salary package is subject to OSD determination plus
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