The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa NPC is a Cape Town based registered Section 21 (non-profit) company and a leader in the field of healthcare quality improvement, patient safety and accreditation. We work in a flexible, fast-paced environment, sometimes outside of normal working hours, in both public and private healthcare facilities across Africa.

We are looking for a dynamic, motivated person who is passionate about making a difference in the healthcare services offered to patients.  Someone who believes that the quality and safety of patient care is part of every clinician’s daily work.  The role includes:

  • Development and testing of new healthcare facility accreditation standards and accompanying guidelines.
  • Ensure all phases of standards development are addressed, completed, accepted and implemented.
  • Monitor the standards implementation process and carry out client surveys on the standards to assess the client experiences.
  • In collaboration with the quality advisors/surveyors modify the standards and criteria considering the client and survey experience.
  • Monitor the professional environment to identify best practice and ensure that standards remain current.
  • Participate in quality improvement visits and external surveys as required to remain familiar with standards’ implementation.
  • Participate in patient safety activities and programmes.

If you are the right person, you will have outstanding verbal and written communication skills and pay attention to detail. You will have excellent interpersonal skills, some knowledge of working with standards, quality improvement methodologies and the implementation of quality improvement programmes.  Organisational management experience and a qualification or extensive experience in one or more specialist clinical services would be an advantage.

Essential requirements

  • Qualified healthcare professional or relevant health sciences degree
  • Current registration with relevant professional statutory body.
  • The ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience in quality improvement and accreditation programmes.
  • Computer literacy with proficiency in MS Office packages.
  • Willing and able to do extensive traveling both nationally and internationally on a regular basis.
  • A valid code 08 manual vehicle driver’s license and willingness to drive long distances.
  • A valid passport.

Remuneration: R36 000 per month cost to company

Closing date: 15 June 2019

Contact person: Please email your CV and a covering letter to Helena Tredoux at

Please note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted after the closing date.

(Please note: this is a Cape Town based position)