The Department of Health is seeking a dedicated and qualified Medical Registrar (GRADE 1 – PLASTIC) to join the Plastic Surgery Directorate at Helen Joseph Hospital. 

This opportunity is open for both new applicants and individuals who had previously applied for this post. 

If you are a passionate medical professional with the requisite qualifications and a commitment to improving healthcare, we encourage you to consider this rewarding position.

Medical Registrar Job Details

  • Position: Medical Registrar (GRADE 1 – PLASTIC) 
  • Reference Number: refs/018924 
  • Directorate: Plastic Surgery 
  • Number of Posts:
  • Package: R 906 540.00 Per Annum Plus benefits 
  • Location: Helen Joseph Hospital
  • Closing Date: 08-09-2023 
  • Enquiries: Dr. K Bulabula, HOD – Department of Surgery, (011) 489 0740 / 0739


The successful candidate should meet the following requirements:

  1. An appropriate qualification allowing registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as a Medical Practitioner.
  2. Proof of current registration with the HPCSA.
  3. Successful completion of the FCS Intermediate exam and good standing with the HPCSA.

No prior experience is required after registration with the HPCSA as a Medical Practitioner, making this an excellent opportunity for those embarking on their medical careers.

Duties of the Medical Registrar

As a Medical Registrar in the Plastic Surgery Directorate, you will have a wide range of responsibilities, including but not limited to:

  • Conducting clinical history taking, patient examination, and assessment.
  • Requesting and analyzing special investigations.
  • Prescribing medications and other therapeutic interventions.
  • Effective communication with colleagues to ensure comprehensive patient care.
  • Maintaining accurate clinical records.
  • Performing operations and urologic surgeries on patients.
  • Participating in on-call duties and rotations within all the Wits Teaching Hospitals.
  • Providing guidance and supervision to medical students and nursing staff.
  • Reviewing current medical literature and engaging in departmental research to enhance knowledge and clinical outcomes.
  • Completion of an MMed dissertation as part of the required program.


Helen Joseph Hospital is dedicated to promoting diversity and representation in terms of race, disability, and gender. The Institutional Employment Equity Plan will be considered in the selection process.

Applications should be submitted on 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 medical surveillance as required by HBA regulations within the OHS Act 85 of 1993, and reference checks and qualifications verification will 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

To assist with the initial screening process for this Medical Registrar job post, candidates are asked 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 passed the FCS Intermediate exams?

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.