Hospital Human Resources Manager

Human Resources
Life Westville Hospital
Hospital Human Resources Manager

A vacancy exists for a Hospital HR Manager, at Life Westville Hospital, reporting to the Hospital Manager Atish Maharaj. The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering on the Group and Regional HR strategy in the hospital and for optimising employee commitment, productivity and capability to support the achievement of quality patient care and business efficiency. This will be done with and through the line by providing sound people management leadership, planning, policy/legislative interpretation, communication, developing sound relationships and change capability in line with Life Healthcare strategic objectives.

Critical Outputs

HR Leadership in the Hospital

  • Ensure Hospital HR plan is aligned to Group HR strategy
  • Visible HR leadership and partnership in the hospital
  • Leadership influence, responsiveness and credibility
  • Ensure HR best practices (including an effective line manager delivery model and effective change management)
  • Analysing trends, metrics, understand issues and develop solutions

Resourcing and Talent Management

  • Agree hospital resourcing needs and implement strategies to attract, retain and develop employees (includes transformation, flexible staffing)
  • Effective training, development, talent and succession processes (including skills/WSP)
  • Coach, guide and mentor managers and supervisors on HR / people management
  • Partner with the line to ensure effective recruitment and sound processes
  • Effective induction and on-boarding of employees
  • Analysing trends, metrics, understand issues and develop solutions


  • Providing effective guidance through influencing and the promotion of diversity
  • With the line, ensure effective Employment Equity/BBEEE planning, execution and legal compliance
  • (including target setting and achievement)
  • Analysing trends, metrics, understand issues and develop solutions

Effective Employee Relations

  • Ensuring engagement and communication structures are effectively managed with and through the
  • line e.g., consultative forum, union representatives
  • Providing support, counsel and risk mitigation advice to Manco, line managers and employees
  • Training all line managers / business partners on IR best practices and ensuring same are complied with
  • With line, effectively manage day to day ER / IR e.g. CCMA, wage negotiations
  • Analysing trends, metrics, understand issues and develop solutions

Employee Engagement and Enablement

  • Ensuring effective leadership engagement and enablement in the hospital to enhance the company EVP (including survey actions, reward & recognition, culture)
  • Ensuring employee productivity in the business (including performance and absence management)
  • Ensuring an effective and integrated employee wellness programme
  • Analysing trends, metrics, understand issues and develop solutions

HR Best Practices, Compliance and Risk Mitigation

  • Partnering with line managers to ensure best practices, policy and process compliance, successful HR and legal audits, mitigate HR risks
  • Support Employee Services by ensuring good administration, accuracy, quality and achievement of deadlines (Kronos and payroll submission deadlines)
  • Analysing trends, metrics, understand issues and develop solutions

HR Projects

  • With the line, effectively drive and implement HR, Functional and Business projects
  • Implementing effective change management plans for all major projects
  • Partner with Manco to implement Hospital initiatives e.g., Capex, cost management, retention of key
  • skills
  • • Analysing trends, metrics, understand issues and develop solutions
  • A minimum of a three year Degree in Human Resources Management or a relevant HR qualification at NQF level 7
  • Minimum of 3 years HR generalist experience
  • Sound knowledge of HR practices and an understanding of SA legislative context
  • Sound knowledge and application of IR practices, including representation at CCMA up to and including arbitration
  • Experience dealing with labor unions would be advantageous
  • Previous experience in healthcare environment advantageous
  • Computer proficiency in all Microsoft packages including basic knowledge of payroll systems
  • Valid Driver’s license and own car essential
  • Problem-solving and analysis
  • Engaging diversity
  • Verbal & written communication and presentation
  • Influencing
  • Excellence orientation
  • Building relationships
  • Customer responsiveness
  • Organisational awareness
  • Leading by example
  • Motivating and developing people
  • Resilience
  • Drive & energy
  • Ethical behaviour
  • Strong leadership influence
Closing date
Friday, May 13, 2022

Internal applicants - Before making an application, you are requested to discuss your application with your line manager. External candidates will also be considered.

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Life Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Please note that Life Healthcare has a mandatory Covid vaccination policy.

Only vaccinated external candidates will also be considered.

Thank you for your interest in this opportunity. Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  Applicants who have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date of this advert, should consider their application as unsuccessful.



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