The Department of Health is thrilled to announce a remarkable opportunity for a Medical Specialist in Radiology to join the Radiology Department at Helen Joseph Hospital. If you’re a dedicated professional looking to make a significant impact in the field of Diagnostic Radiology, this is your chance to shine. 

The Department is committed to diversity, redress, and promoting representation in terms of race, disability, and gender. Join us in elevating healthcare, teaching, and research in Radiology. Be part of a transformative journey that will shape the future of healthcare. Embrace this opportunity to lead Radiology Excellence!

 Medical Specialist Job Details

  • Position: Medical Specialist Radiology 
  • Reference Number: refs/018929 
  • Directorate: Radiology Department 
  • Number of Posts:
  • Package: R 1,214,805.00 Per Annum Plus benefits 
  • Location: Helen Joseph Hospital 
  • Closing Date: 08-09-2023 
  • Enquiries: Dr. SK Gounden Tel No: (011) 489 1011

Requirements for the Medical Specialist Role

To excel in this role, candidates should meet the following requirements:

  1. Possess an appropriate medical qualification that allows registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as a specialist in Diagnostic Radiology. (MBChB; FCRad (Diag) SA).
  2. Hold current registration with HPCSA as a Diagnostic Radiologist.


As a Medical Specialist Radiologist, you will play a pivotal role in patient care, teaching, and research. Your duties will include:

  • Interviewing, investigating, diagnosing, and overseeing the treatment of patients while managing administrative responsibilities.
  • Active participation in teaching and research activities within the discipline.
  • Engaging in departmental audit activities.
  • Preparing and writing reports.
  • Providing liaison and communication services to the community.
  • Ensuring reasonable patient throughput on daily lists.
  • Demonstrating competency in plain film, fluoroscopy, sonar, CT, MRI, and Mammography.
  • Experience in Intervention will be valued.
  • Supervising junior doctors, including registrars, undergraduate students, interns, and community service doctors.
  • Mandatory commuted overtime.
  • Attending relevant administrative meetings such as multi-disciplinary team meetings and near-miss meetings.
  • Timely completion of MEDICO Legal Documents, including death certificates.
  • Improving the quality of care by delivering appropriate clinical care.
  • Reducing medical litigation by adhering to good clinical ethics.
  • Implementing and monitoring adherence to National Core Standards.
  • Performing practical procedures relevant to patient care.
  • Actively participating in departmental meetings, journal clubs, case presentations, and lectures.
  • Ensuring accurate administration and record-keeping within the department.
  • Providing after-hours (night, weekend, and public holiday) duties to ensure continuous patient care.
  • Rotating between Helen Joseph Hospital and Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital.
  • Joint appointment with the University, requiring registrar and undergraduate teaching and research supervision.


Helen Joseph Hospital is steadfastly committed to promoting diversity, redress, and representation in terms of race, disability, and gender. The Institutional Employment Equity Plan guides the recruitment process.

Candidates are requested to submit their applications using the New Version of Z83 Form, available from any Public Service Department or at Along with the completed and signed form, please 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 Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) 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

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 Specialist?
  2. Are you currently registered with HPCSA?
  3. Do you have good communication skills?

Application Acknowledgment

Given the expected high volume of applications, individual acknowledgments may not be possible. If you do not receive a response within 3 months, kindly understand that your application was not successful. We appreciate your continued interest in contributing to the healthcare community.