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Clinical Educator (Lecturer 4 positions)

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Job: IRC78682
NMFC Collaboration

The Wits School of Clinical Medicine in the Faculty of Health Sciences invites applications from suitably qualified Heath professionals, to assist in the training of the NMFC Collaboration students to the required level of competence. The students require specific clinical, procedural and communication-related knowledge and skills. The service delivery spaces must be the primary settings in which they must learn. Specialist consultants, Medical Officers and other nursing staff who train students have to balance service and training commitments. A partnership between the clinical educator and the local clinicians will assist in growing the integrated academic and service platform to the benefit of all the students, clinicians and patients.

The clinical educator will reinforce and expand on the student learning outcomes taught by clinical personnel during service learning in the wards, outpatients and casualty settings. An NMFC curriculum based on common conditions, as a core of the current GEMP curriculum is prepared. Each clinical educator will require the broad competence to train students on these common conditions to a defined level of competence. Each may be requested to focus on a select group of discipline as the circumstances, expertise and interest allows. The clinical educator will also facilitate provision of holistic support for students where needed for their academic success.

This is a full time, fixed period post (subject to performance assessment).

Main purpose of the job

  • Training of the NMFC Collaboration students in clinical, procedural and communication-related competence, with a focus on bedside and small group classroom tutorials in the setting of the relevant Academic Health Complex
  • Interaction with students in the wards, casualty and other service delivery settings, focusing on identifying and using opportunities for students to learn.
  • Service within the Academic Health Complex, in combination with training duties (30:70 % split, in line with the reverse combination for joint appointees employed by the Department of Health).
  • Liaison with clinical faculty of the Academic Health Complex, to reinforce the training of students in the clinical setting, promoting the single set of learning outcomes taught within and across disciplines to a defined level of competence.
  • Monitoring of the resources and training at the relevant sites on behalf of Wits SOCM, with early identification of challenges.
  • Partnering with the relevant division and department trainers during the discipline-based orientation of students at central hospitals, towards developing an approach to the learning outcomes for the student.
  • Liaison with university project management team based centrally at Wits Faculty.
  • Assessment of students' clinical, procedural and communication-related competence.
  • Identification of vulnerable students and facilitation of psycho-social support.
  • Oversight of mentoring programs of students.


Location of training sites includes the Southern Gauteng and North West Province (Dr Kenneth Kaunda district). Each Clinical Educator will be allocated within a specific Academic Health Complex. There will be some rotation between sites. Must be willing to travel.

Requirements to apply for this position:

  • MBChB required
  • Registration with the Health Professions Council of SA where applicable
  • Teaching and Research Experience
  • Minimum 3 years post community service clinical experience.
  • Sound knowledge of South African Health Services
  • Understanding of and commitment to district health care

Recommended skills/ qualifications or experience that would be an advantage in your application

  • MBChB required
  • Any postgraduate qualifications in medical/health professions education

How To Apply

Please apply via I-Recruitment https://irec.wits.ac.za by: 16 November 2018

Please submit a covering letter clearly indicating which post you are applying for, a detailed CV with names, addresses, contact numbers and e-mail addresses of 3 referees via I-Recruitment https://irec.wits.ac.za

The University is committed to employment equity. Preference may be given to appointable applicants from the underrepresented designated groups in terms of the relevant employment equity plans and policies of the University. The University retains the right not to make an appointment and to verify all information provided by candidates.

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