Clinician Reviewer

at South African Medical Research Council
Location Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Date Posted
Category Healthcare
Work Hours Day
Salary 429355
Salary Units YEAR
Currency ZAR



The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) strives to improve the nation’s health and quality of life by funding and conducting relevant and leading health research. It further aims to promote equity, career development and progression.




2 Year Fixed Term Contract (Half Day post)


The Burden of Disease Research Unit is looking for an experienced, energetic and organized person with a medical degree with experience in review of verbal autopsy and medical records, medical certification and ICD-10 coding of cause of death. They will also be required to manage another project investigating COVID-19 deaths and assist in developing an online training module for certification of COVID-19 related deaths. They will be required to work closely with other members of the research team.




Review and certify cause of death for verbal autopsy and medical records

ICD-10 coding of cause of death using IRIS automated coding

Set up regular management and team meetings for COVID-19 deaths project

Minute meetings and circulate to participants

File and maintain all project documents

Develop a scoring system to assess quality of case management in medical records

Review draft slides and narratives for COVID-19 module for online training of medical certification of cause of death and review final version to ensure accuracy

Contribute to report writing

Core Requirements:



HPCSA registration

5 years clinical experience post qualification

Some experience in South African public health service

Competent in the medical certification of cause of death

Understanding of ICD-10 cause of death coding guidelines and experience of IRIS automated coding software.



Experience with verbal autopsy and medical record reviews

Experience with medical certification of cause of death

Experience with IRIS automated coding software for ICD-10 coding of cause of death

Good interpersonal communication, organization, planning and management skills

Ability to work independently and in a team

Integrity and attention to detail


Interested candidates can send their CV