DIRECTOR-HEALTH SERVICES

Department/Faculty
Health Services
Closing Date
Fri, 16 Aug. 2019

DEPUTY VICE CHANCELLOR-STUDENT AFFAIRS

THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES

VACANCY NO: IRC 829

DIRECTOR

Duties:  the successful candidate will play a key role in managing and coordinating the provision of health services.  This will entail but not limited to: (i) providing strategic direction of the department: (ii) developing appropriate policies and strategies to provide  health services that will promote the physical, emotional and mental wellbeing of students:  (iii)  preparation and management of the budget for the provision of health services: (iv) developing and overseeing the medical records for students for monitoring and evaluating their health with relation to others;  (v)    developing and delivering programmes supportive of the University efforts in the fight against HIV/AIDS and other diseases; (vi) developing guidance for emergency and disaster preparedness; (vii) collaboration with Faculties, Departments and other student services providers in the University to enhance health services;  (viii) advising the University on occupational health and related issues;  (ix)  collaborating with government departments in the delivery of health care in the country and ensuring that the University is in compliance with government regulations; (x) initiating and overseeing the setting up of databases and software necessary for the delivery of health services using information technology;  (xi)  supervising, directing and evaluating the work of all staff including Doctors, Matron, Nursing, laboratory and pharmacy staff, (xii) attending to other duties assigned by the University.

Requirements:  Applicants should have; (i) a relevant Degree in Medicine e.g.  MD, MB, ChB, MBBS; (ii)  a minimum of seven (7) years’ experience working in a district hospital and/or, national referral hospital, three (3) years of which should be at managerial level; (iii) a licence to practice medicine in Botswana and registered with the Health Professional Council in Botswana; (iv) and the following qualities: (a) strong organisational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; (b) ability to work efficiently and effectively with students, staff and family members;  (c)  ability to work independently to manage multiple priorities; (d) computer literacy: and (e) emotional stability and warm interpersonal relations.

Remuneration:    The University offers a competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience and qualification.

Applicants are to address the stated qualification and provide other information to assist the University determine their suitability for the position.  They should quote the vacancy number of the post applied for, provide current CV; (including telephone, telefax and e-mail certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts, names and addresses of three referees, and send completed documentation to :  The Director, Human Resources, University of Botswana, Private Bag 0022, Gaborone, Botswana; Telephone (2670 355 2782/4148, Fax (267) 396 4796, E-Mail: directorhr@mopipi.ub.bw. Applicants should inform their referees to:  (i) quote the Vacancy number and position applied for and (ii) submit their references directly to the above address, before the stipulated closing date.

Applications with incomplete information shall not be acknowledged.  Hand delivered applications should be submitted to Office No. 213 Block 108 (New Wing).