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General Practitioner - Executive Wellness | Independent Contractor

Business Unit:  Discovery Health
Function:  Medical Doctor
Date:  6 Jul 2024


Discovery Health


General Practitioner – Executive Wellness | Independent contractor


About Discovery


Discovery’s core purpose is to make people healthier and to enhance and protect their lives. We seek out and invest in exceptional individuals who understand and support our core purpose, and whose own values align with those of Discovery. Our fast-paced and dynamic environment enables smart, self-driven people to be their best. As global thought leaders, Discovery is passionate about innovating to not only achieve financial success, but to ignite positive and meaningful change within our society.


About Discovery Health Care Services


DHCS consists of 8 teams that are supported by dedicated Shared Services, Finances and Business Support teams.  The teams under DHCS are:


  1. Corporate Wellness
  2. Executive Wellness
  3. Health Coaches
  4. Southern RX Pharmacy and Discovery Medical Suppliers
  5. Care at Home
  6. Corporate Clinics
  7. Nano labs
  8. Special Projects


Through its teams, DHCS aims to:


  1. Provide quality care by bridging the gaps in the current market with high quality services.
  2. Enhance the member journey through convenience, reduced co-payments and lessening the administrative burden.
  3. Realize scheme savings by identifying the opportunities to expand through supply chain and capture value better procurement and eliminating waste.
  4. Brand differentiation by providing members with innovative services that leverage the latest health technology.


About Executive Wellness


The primary function of Executive Wellness is to deliver an in-dept personalized clinical screening programme targeted at Senior Leaders within an Organization to help our employers and clients with tools and research to support and retain their Executives.  This service provides individuals with insight and support in all areas of mental and physical wellbeing, through a team of highly qualified experts with access to the latest health and wellness technology.


Job Purpose:


To provide a 30 – 45-minute consultation and physical examination as part of the Executive Comprehensive Medical Assessment at specified locations in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, and Cape Town, to clients who avail themselves for this screening programme.  

Booked consultations are based on a client and location availability therefore the role is on a locum basis with a value-based fee for service remuneration model.


Key Outputs:



  • Meeting and receive the client at the respective location following the completion of completed pathology, clinical and functional assessments.


  • Review and interpret results from the pathology, clinical and functional assessments in preparation for the consultation.


  • Consult with the client focusing on:


    • Interpreting the outcomes and results of the pathology tests, clinical and functional assessment.
    • Medical History review
    • Chronic Disease Management
    • Review and analysis of medicine.
    • Exploring mental health and wellbeing
    • Monitor and track progress against previous results where applicable.
    • Onward referrals, recommendations and or writing of prescriptions.


  • Physical examination consisting of:


    • Temperature, Ophthalmoscopy, Ear, Nose and Throat
    • Skin and mole inspection.
    • Cardiovascular:  Heart sounds, murmur, pulse
    • Respiratory:  Bilateral air entry, wheeze, crepitations
    • Gastro-intestinal:  Bowel sounds, liver, spleen, and abdominal palpitation.
    • Breast/Testis examination
    • Neurological: Cranial nerves, Patella reflex, Plantar reflex


  • Provide a feedback report on the client which will be included in an overall encompassing wellness report.


Education and Qualification




  • Medical degree/Bachelor of Medicine /Bachelor of Surgery
  • Registration with the HPCSA and BHF
  • Professional and public liability insurance appropriate to the nature of your profession
  • At least 6 years’ experience in your respective profession.




  • Experience in Executive wellness service delivery and industry.


Skills requirement:


  • Assertiveness, active listening, and strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Attention to detail.
  • Time management
  • Empathy, building trust and rapport with clients.
  • Passion for people, enthusiasm, energy, and drive.




The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.

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