Role title SCOPE TECHNICIAN
Division SUPPORT SERVICES
Location NETCARE CHRISTIAAN BARNARD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
Reporting structure THEATRE UNIT MANAGER
Closing date 10th SEPTEMBER 2021
. The Scope Technician assesses equipment problems, arranges quotations and ensures replacement, maintenance
and repairs of scope equipment.
KEY WORK OUTPUT AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
Ensure replacement, maintenance and repair of scopes are done within the confines of the budget
Arrange quotations for replacements and repairs
Ensure equipment complies to safety and medico-legal requirements
Assess equipment problems related to incorrect application or use and assess the need for repair
Arrange first line repairs if unable to attend to personally
Coordinate the movement of equipment to and from the theatre department
Check and repair equipment (scope) pre and post operatively
First line problem solving of equipment while being utilized on patient
Coordinate scope usage, repairs and maintenance
Arrange in-service training for relevant staff to meet the needs of the theatre department
Actively participate as a member of a team to achieve goals
Active involvement in own professional development to maintain a satisfactory level of skill and knowledge
Keep up to date with Netcare’s evolving policies and procedures
Work effectively and co-operatively with others to establish and maintain good working relationships that are
Develop collaborative relationships to help accomplish work goal
Grade 12 or equivalent NQF level 4 qualification
NON-MANAGERIAL/ SPECIALIST SKILLS
Coaching Others* The capacity to recognise development areas in others and support them to
facilitate personal development through coaching.
Leading and Managing
The capacity to implement and support change initiatives and to provide
leadership in times of uncertainty.
Performance Development* The ability to evaluate and develop different levels of capacity within a team to
achieve set objectives.
Taking Action Capable of recognising the need for action, considering possible risks and taking
responsibility for results.
Decision Making Capable of making decisions timeously and taking responsibility for the
Managing Self Capacity to plan, organise and control own work environment by setting
appropriate priorities and achieving set objectives within a given time frame.
Customer Focus and Service
The capacity to identify and respond to the needs of *internal and external
*Internal and external customers include patients, doctors, colleagues, suppliers,
visitors, vendors and any other person that requires a relationship
Adapting and Responding to
Capable of supporting and advocating change initiatives and managing own
reaction to change.
Continuous Improvement The capacity to improve systems and processes to facilitate continuous
Personal Work Ethic Capacity to instil an ethic of quality and consistency in self and others.
Building Relationships Capacity to establish constructive and effective relationships.
Communication The capacity to clearly present information, either written or verbal.
Teamwork Capacity to cooperate with others to work towards a common goal.
Technical Knowledge The capacity to perform a technical function to required standards.
Resilience to stress Appropriately balancing these various pressures to maintain stable
VALUES AND BEHAVIOURS
Netcare Values At Netcare, our core value is care. We care about the dignity of our patients and
all members of the Netcare family. We care about the participation of our
people and our partners in everything we do. We care about truth in all our
actions. We are passionate about quality care and professional excellence.
Care – The basis of our business. The professional, ethical patient care and
services we offer at every level of the organisation.
Truth – The crucial element in building relationships that work. Open
communication with honesty and integrity is essential.
Dignity – An acknowledgement of the uniqueness of individuals. A
commitment to care with the qualities of respect and understanding.
Compassion – We engage everyone with empathy and respond with acts of
compassion in all interactions with our patients and their families.
Participation – The willingness and desire to work in productive and creative
partnerships with others and the commitment to communicate.
The Netcare Way Netcare is committed to providing quality care. Our basic service standard holds
us accountable for the below seven behaviours which you will be accountable to
I always greet everyone to show my respect.
I always wear my name badge to show my identity.
I am always well-groomed to show my dignity.
I always practise proper hand hygiene to show my care.
I always seek consent to show my compassion.
I always say thank you to show my appreciation.
I always embrace diversity to show I am not a racist.
NETCARE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The Company’s approved Employment Equity plan and targets will be considered as part of the recruitment
process aligned to the Group’s Employment Equity strategy. Netcare actively supports the recruitment of people
Interested candidates who meet the above criteria are requested to e-mail a detailed CV to
Please note that reference checks for internal applicants will be conducted with the current and past Netcare
direct line managers of the applicant and the relevant Netcare HR Managers. Employees are therefore
encouraged to discuss internal job applications with their direct line manager to ensure that the line manager
is aware of the application.
The terms and conditions of employment relating to the function which you have applied for will be based on
those that exist in the Division within which you will be employed.
In the event of a candidate having any disability that may impair the individual’s ability to perform the job
function, the candidate must kindly inform the employer so that an assessment for reasonable accommodation
can be made.
By applying for this position and providing us with your CV and other personal information, you are consenting
to the information being used for the specific purpose for which it was provided, which is recruitment purposes
and possible appointment purposes (should you be successful). Please note that your information will be
processed for recruitment purposes only or for such purposes relating to assessing the establishment of an
employment relationship with yourself, and this will be done in accordance with the applicable data protection
and privacy legislation. We confirm that such information will not be used for any other purpose without
obtaining your prior consent.
If your application is not successful, we retain your CV and other information provided on our electronic system.
If you object to your information being used in accordance with the aforementioned clauses, please indicate
your objection and we will immediately destroy your personal information in a secure manner.