Society for Family Health (SFH) Recent Job Opportunity

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22 Oct, 2019

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Healthcare Jobs in South Africa

Society for Family Health (SFH) is a South African affiliate of Population Services International (PSI), an international NGO network operational in over 70 countries.

SFH in South Africa concentrates on issues of HIV/ AIDS. As part of their HIV/AIDS control efforts, SFH is using social marketing to motivate behaviour change with respect to consistent condom use, HIV testing and other safer behaviours.   


Job Title: Medical Officer
Location: uMgungundlovu and Harry Gwala KZN
Department: Medical Programs- VMMC
Employment status: Fixed Term Contract

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Theatre Operations

  • Conducts aseptic procedure at the operation site
  •  Administers local anaesthesia
  • Performs the surgical cutting of the foreskin using the specific technique     according to WHO standards
  • Uses diathermy or ligation to achieve haemostasis
  • Performs surgical suture on wounds according to surgical standards
  • Ensure proper application of wound dressing after procedure
  • Conducts scheduled and unscheduled reviews of circumcised client
  • Administers post-operative analgesia

2. Client medical screening

  • Performs physical examinations of client
  • Obtains an informed consent
  • Decides if client is eligible for chosen method
  • Identifies urological deformities and refer for specialist attention
  • Conducts screening and treatment of STIs
  • Performs WHO clinical staging on HIV positive clients

3. Safety Coordination

  • Ensuring safety of clients before, during and after the circumcision procedure
  • Ensures a high level of emergency preparedness is in place at workstation
  • Scrutinizes the client identity against all documents
  • Uses diathermy properly observing the principles of diathermy use
  • Ensures that right drug, right route, right dose is given to client
  • Discards contraindicated conditions prior to procedure
  • Manages adverse events
  • Educates all ancillary staff on operational conduct in theatre
  • Conducts baseline vital observations before procedure and after procedure

4. Adverse Events Management

  • Prevent, minimize the occurrence of AEs Managing any adverse events
  • Classifies any adverse event correctly
  • Manages AEs according to their classification
  • Responds to all adverse event calls round the clock in shortest possible time
  • Manages all adverse events following the adverse event treatment guidelines
  • Refers to the next level of management

6. Mobilizing and outreach activities

  • Sensitizes the organizations, the public on the VMMC program and integrated services
  • Plans and implement scheduled VMMC sensitization meetings
  • Conducts outreach activities targeting workplace, schools, churches, vulnerable population places of social gatherings
  • Participates in events with other stakeholders
  • Implements, monitor and evaluate the impact of each activity


  • Degree in MBCHB
  • Registration with HPCSA
  • Experience in VMMC



Please send your full application to [email protected]  by 30 October 2019. All application submissions will be reviewed and considered, only the most qualified candidates will be short listed and contacted for interviews. SFH is an equal opportunity employer. 

Application Deadline: Thursday, 31 October, 2019

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