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Medical Doctor (Occupational Medical Professional)

An exciting opportunity exists for an Occupational Medical Practitioner on a 1 year contract. This is with a global manufacturer based in Uitenhage.

Criteria (Qualification/Experience/Skills)

  • MB, ChB
  • Diploma in Occupational Health
  • Registration with Health Professional Council of SA
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience as General Practitioner
  • Previous experience in Occupational Medicine of at least 2 years
  • Basic Life Support / ACLS / ATLS – highly advantageous
  • Dispensing Course & License
  • Short course: Audiometry, Spirometry & Vision Screening
  • Strong interpersonal relationships
  • Ability to interface and communicate with all levels of staff including Top Management and the Union
  • Conflict Management and negotiation skills
  • Training skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Business/Financial acumen
  • Decision-making skills
  • Project management skills
  • Administration skills
  • Computer literacy


Functions of the job

  • Liaise and engage with OHSE (Safety department) regarding Risk Assessments and Occupational Hygiene surveys
  • Assess and determine all Injuries on Duty, apply the necessary treatment and document the information as required by the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act
  • Assess and determine all medical emergencies which arise in the Plant, initiate treatment and co-ordinate further treatment as required
  • Determine, assess, analyse and advise the company on all Occupational Diseases and comply with the statutory requirements
  • Co-ordinate the health programs of the organization viz TB, HIV, STI’s and Health Checks
  • Co-ordinate the Medical Surveillance program eg statutory apprentice medicals, audiometry, lung function, vision screening, driver medicals, lead handlers, spray painters, radiation workers, food handlers and quality inspector medicals
  • Assess, advise and approve all pre-employment / pre-placement, periodic, transfer medical examinations
  • Co-ordinate the provision of Exit medicals
  • Co-ordinate Disability Management
  • Facilitate referral to Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP)
  • Oversee the procurement of medical supplies as per the Pharmaceutical Act
  • Monitor and evaluate Sick Absenteeism company-wide, approve sick leave and advise management
  • Liaise and engage with local doctors, hospitals and other service providers
  • Liaise and work with the local and national Department of Health
  • Be aware and plan action for Infectious Disease outbreaks
  • Training of Occupational Health Nursing Practitioners (OHNP)


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