Hospital Manager

Life St George's Hospital
Hospital Manager

A vacancy has arisen for a Hospital Manager at Life St. George’s Complex, reporting to the Regional Manager – Coast West Region.

The successful candidate will manage Life St. George’s Hospital, Hunterscraig Private Hospital, P.E Laundry and St. George’s Renal and will be responsible for meeting the needs of the internal and external customers through the execution of the Life Healthcare strategic and operational objectives in growth, quality & people by leading, managing and coordinating all hospital activities.

Critical Outputs

Effective management of marketing strategy (including growth) by:

  • Developing a marketing strategy for the complex aligned to LHC business plan and marketing strategy and drive the marketing of the complex by understanding, identifying and addressing the needs of the target market and local community including understanding competitor strategies

Ensuring the achievement of the hospital financial targets by:

  • Preparing and monitoring annual budgets with management in order to implement corrective actions as required
  • Planning and delivering Capex projects on time and within the specified budget
  • Managing of revenue, cost of sales, overheads, EBITDA and working capital
  • In all of the above identify trends, using root cause analysis, and implement remedial action where necessary through effective use of heads of department and Enabling functions as required
  • Ensuring and driving optimal management of business governance to achieve sound business ethics, risk management and control with appropriate transparency and control. 

Effective hospital operations management through:

  • Driving the optimal functioning of business operations, identifying and monitoring gaps and risks and implement corrective action accordingly
  • Maintaining quality patient care standards
  • Effective relationship management with doctors
  • Driving doctor attraction and retention and co-ordinating and participating, where applicable, in the optimal functioning of the Medical Advisory Committee
  • Effective quality systems management
  • Driving improvement of quality metrics and implementation of LHC standardised complaints management system
  • Drive retention of ISO certification and ensure compliance to clinical benchmarking
  • Actively lead and market quality in LHC as it relates to staff, doctors and other stakeholders

Ensuring effective people management by:

  • Demonstrating visible leadership in respect of LHC values, operating model and strategy
  • Actively sponsoring LHC initiatives and projects as it relates to the complex
  • Actively lead and manage hospital MANCO and ensure participation from all parties to achieve strategic objectives
  • Providing direction and inspiring positive work behaviour in the complex
  • Recruit, retain, motivate and develop staff according to LHC people policies and practices

Effective governance and risk management by:

  • Ensuring and driving optimal management of business governance to achieve sound business ethics, risk management and control with appropriate transparency and control
  • Relevant business or healthcare degree essential (post graduate qualification advantageous)
  • Proven leadership and general business management experience (including financial management and business planning processes) within a healthcare environment or services industry
  • Knowledge of the private healthcare industry, its challenges and role-players including understanding of relevant legislation
  • Basic understanding of or the ability to learn specialization fields, terminology and medical equipment
  • Computer proficiency
  • Leading by example
  • Problem-solving, analysis and judgement
  • Resilience
  • Teamwork
  • Engaging diversity
  • Influencing skills
  • Business insight
  • Drive and energy
  • Excellence orientation
  • Ethical behaviour
  • Building relationships & networking
  • Customer responsiveness
  • Verbal & written communication skills
  • Motivating and developing people
Closing date
Friday, April 5, 2024

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

Life Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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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