• Reference Number :
  • Directorate :
  • Number of Posts :
  • Package :
    R 1 271 901.00 – R 2 097 327 .00 per annum (All-inclusive package)
  • Enquiries :
    Dr. R Price- Hughes Tel no: (011) 535 3001

Requirements :

  • Appropriate qualification in psychiatry (FC Psych (SA). MMed (Psych) or equivalent qualification recognised by the HPCSA), which allows registration as a specialist psychiatrist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). Current registration with the HPCSA as an independent specialist psychiatrist. Candidates with proof that the relevant documents have been submitted will be considered for shortlisting. Sound clinical knowledge and skills in psychiatry. Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team. Ability to fulfill the required teaching and training requirements. Knowledge of legislation, policies and procedures pertaining to mental health care users. Adequate interpersonal skills as well as professional and ethical conduct at all times. A valid driver’s license. Experience or interest in management of eating disorders in adolescents and adults will be an added advantage.

Duties :

  • Provide a direct clinical service and manage a psychiatric inpatient or outpatient unit. The provision of care, treatment, and rehabilitation to mental health care users within the framework of the Mental Health Care Act (No 17 of 2002); involvement in other general psychiatry work as needed. Provide outreach services to District Health services and District/ Regional hospitals. Teaching and training of medical students, medical officers and psychiatry registrars, as well as other personnel (e.g. nurses, etc.). To stimulate, assist with and conduct research relevant to the Gauteng Department of Health and Department of Psychiatry. To supervise and manage junior staff, which would include disciplinary responsibilities, if and when necessary. Administrative duties. Active participation in hospital management committees. To assist with the development of policies and protocols of the hospital. Active participation in quality improvement programs including clinical audits, morbidity and mortality meetings and continuous professional development activities. To liaise with external stakeholders when appropriate. To always maintain professional and ethical conduct.This post is a joint appointment with the Division of Psychiatry, University of the Witwatersrand. The incumbent will be expected to participate in the teaching program of the department and to provide training to a range of students and healthcare workers.

Notes :

  • Tara Hospital is committed to the pursuit of diversity, redress and will promote representation in terms of race, disability, and gender. Applications must consist of a fully completed and signed new (effective from 01/01/2021) Z83 (81/971431) form with a comprehensive CV containing at least three (3) contactable references. Certified copies of qualifications, ID, Statutory Registrations, or other relevant certificates need not be attached when applying for the post. Only short-listed candidates will be required to submit certified documents on or before the interview date following communication from HR. The relevant reference number / post number must be quoted in the application form. In terms of the National Qualification Framework Amendment Act 2019 it is an offence for any person to falsely or fraudulently claim to hold a qualification. Any person found to be misrepresenting their qualifications, work experience or facts in their CV will be disqualified and reported to the appropriate authority. Applications must be delivered to-: Tara the H. Moross Centre c/o HR Section, 50 Saxon Road Hurlingham 2196, or be posted to-: Tara the H. Moross Centre Private Bag x7 Randburg 2125. Due to technical problems with GPG vacancy website that the institution is consistently facing, applicants are encouraged to apply using hand delivery, postal address. 

Employer :
Department of Health

Location :
Tara the H. Moross Centre, Sandton

Closing Date :


Criteria Questions
Do you have an appropriate qualification in Psychiatry (FC Psych (SA)), MMed (Psych), or equivalent qualification?
Are you registered with the HPCSA as an independent specialist psychiatrist?
Do you have a valid driver’s license?


Please Notes :

  • Due to the large number of applications we envisage receiving, applications will not be acknowledged. If you
    do not receive any response within 3 months, please accept that your application was not successful.