Are you a dedicated and qualified medical professional seeking a rewarding career opportunity? The Department of Health invites you to explore the exciting positions of Medical Officer (Internal Medicine) in the Directorate of Internal Medicine at Helen Joseph Hospital.

With a commitment to diversity and excellence, Helen Joseph Hospital is a premier institution that values representation in terms of race, disability, and gender. 

By joining this dynamic team, you’ll have the chance to make a meaningful impact on patient care and contribute to the healthcare community.

Medical Officer Job Details

  • Position: Medical Officer (Internal Medicine) 
  • Reference Number: refs/018925 
  • Directorate: Internal Medicine 
  • Number of Posts:
  • Package: R 906 540.00 Per Annum Plus benefits 
  • Location: Helen Joseph Hospital 
  • Closing Date: 08-09-2023 
  • Enquiries: Dr. Reyna Daya / Dr. Lara Greenstein Tell: 011 489 0666


To be considered for this opportunity, candidates should meet the following requirements:

  1. An appropriate medical qualification that allows registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) with Independent Practice.
  2. Candidates with FCP Part 1, ACLS, AMLS, Diploma in HIV Management, or Diploma in Internal Medicine will have an added advantage.

Duties of the Medical Officer

As a Medical Officer in Internal Medicine, you will play a pivotal role in the clinical management of general medical patients within one of the General Medicine Units at Helen Joseph Hospital. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Collaborating with registrars and consultants on a daily basis.
  • Performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures aligned with a medical officer’s training.
  • Managing patients at MOPD (Medical Outpatient Department).
  • Overseeing patients attending the Subspecialty OPD or Speciality Ward Consultations within a relevant sub-speciality.
  • Setting an exemplary example of a medical practitioner and serving as a role model and clinical mentor to junior doctors and associated clinical staff.
  • Participating in academic activities within the Department of Internal Medicine and related Departments/Sub-Specialties.
  • Teaching and supervising medical students while on call.
  • Prioritizing a patient-first mentality, demonstrating excellent communication skills, exercising good professional judgment, and upholding integrity and professional dependability.
  • Mandatory overtime is a part of this role.


Helen Joseph Hospital is deeply committed to pursuing diversity, redress, and promoting representation in terms of race, disability, and gender. The Institutional Employment Equity Plan will guide the selection process.

Applications should be submitted using the New Version of Z83 Form, available from any Public Service Department or at Along with the completed and signed form, applicants should provide a recently updated CV. Copies of documents need not be certified when applying for this post. Only shortlisted candidates will be required to submit certified documents following communication from the HR department.

Successful candidates will undergo OHS (Occupational Health and Safety) medical surveillance as required by HBA regulations within the OHS Act 85 of 1993. Reference checks and qualifications verification will also be conducted.

Applications must be submitted at Helen Joseph Hospital, No. 1 Perth Road Auckland Park, Johannesburg (an application box is available at the hospital entrance; please ask Security Officers on duty for assistance). Alternatively, applications can be posted to Helen Joseph Hospital Private Bag X 47, Auckland Park, 2006, Attention: Human resources department.

Please note that the Public Service does not charge any fees for applying for posts. If you are asked for a fee, please report it to the authorities.

Criteria Questions for the Medical Officer Job Post

To facilitate the initial screening process, candidates are kindly requested to respond to the following questions:

  1. Do you possess an appropriate qualification that allows registration with the HPCSA as a Medical Practitioner?
  2. Can you provide proof of current HPCSA registration?
  3. Have you successfully completed FCP Part 1?

Application Acknowledgment

Due to the anticipated high volume of applications, the department regrets that it may not be possible to acknowledge each application individually. If you do not receive a response within 3 months, please understand that your application was not successful. We appreciate your understanding and continued interest in contributing to the healthcare community.