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  • Posted: Jan 17, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Imagine a world where people live healthier, more enhanced and protected lives… A world in which each organisation is a powerful influencer and responsible corporate citizen, committed to being a force for social good. As a leading innovator in healthcare, wellness, insurance, investments, financial and life planning, Discovery works ceaselessly to...
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    Clinical Wellness Specialist

    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 in order to not only achieve financial success, but to ignite positive and meaningful change within our society.

    Key Purpose

    The role of Clinical Wellness Specialist requires the individual to have a clinical background combined with a strong understanding and experience developing business strategy. The key pillars of Vitality Wellness includes physical activity, nutrition, mental wellbeing, smoking cessation, screening and preventative medicine. The Clinical Product Lead will assist the Head of Wellness across all of our Wellness pillars as well as in identifying opportunities to enhance Vitality’s clinical product portfolio in all these areas and grow, develop and enhance the Vitality Wellness offerings.  The role will include understanding the clinical guidelines; demonstrated experience translating medical science into product offerings and ensure clinical rigour in all our programmes.  As part of our offerings, Vitality often engages with key partners to fulfil these clinical offerings.  The Clinical Product Lead will play a role in identifying and selecting these partners. Our strategic partnerships are essential to ensure the effectiveness of the Vitality programme for members as well as allowing Discovery Vitality to function optimally as a business.

    Areas of responsibility may include but not limited to:

    • Responsible for the clinical rigour of the Vitality programme. This includes being up to date on current literature, clinical research including publications and identifying new areas for interventions

    • Responsible for the conceptualizing and introducing new product offerings across all pillars mentioned above

    • Responsible for developing strategies to increase engagement in Vitality’s clinical products

    • Responsible for implementation of new strategic projects and benefits to align with and meet the objectives of Vitality Wellness

    • Assume primary responsibility for understanding the partners businesses at a strategic, tactical and operational level

    • Establishing, leveraging and maintaining strategic relationships with internal stakeholder in the broader Discovery Group 

    • Ensuring the ongoing, smooth running of existing Wellness products and identifying and driving potential enhancements on an annual basis

    Personal Attributes and Skills

    • Strong clinical knowledge

    • Consulting skills

    • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills

    • Relentless drive for execution

    • Business strategy development

    • Communication skills – written and spoken communication

    • Analytical skills

    • Creative thinking

    • Business management understanding

    • Decisiveness

    • Strong relationship management and people skills

    Education and Experience

    Essential:

    • Matric plus Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery

    • Registered healthcare professional

    • Knowledge of MS Office suite

    • Management consulting experience

    • Demonstrated business acumen

    • Business background

     

    Advantageous:

    • MBA

    • Master’s in public health

    EMPLOYMENT EQUITY   
                                 
    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.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Discovery Limited on careers.discovery.co.za to apply

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