National Nursing Education Manager


National Nursing Education Manager

Head Office
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National Nursing Education Manager

A vacancy exists for a National Nursing Education Manager (Head of Life College of Learning), reporting to Sharon Vasuthevan, Nursing & Quality Executive – South Africa. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing nurses for Life Healthcare to fulfill current and future nursing resourcing needs.

Critical Outputs

To lead and implement the nurse education strategy for Life Healthcare through the College management team

  • Identify business needs in conjunction with relevant stakeholders within Life Healthcare
  • Develop and agree with relevant stakeholders, a strategic plan for implementation to deliver the business needs to the required quality and time frames
  • Establish the eLearning department and strategy for Life Healthcare

To ensure compliance with education and health related legislation requirements

  • Understand and keep updated with relevant legislative and regulatory requirements
  • Develop and monitor systems and administrative processes to comply with legislative and regulatory requirements
  • Develop and maintain a quality management system
  • Manage the governance structures and association agreements with stakeholders

To provide academic leadership

  • Oversee the development and implementation of programmes in line with relevant regulatory requirements, global best practice and business needs
  • Monitor and review the existing programmes in keeping with changes in the healthcare related industry
  • Align programmes and delivery to Life Healthcare nursing practices
  • Establish a research and evidence based culture and strategy for in Life Healthcare

To drive the Continuous Professional Development (CPD)Strategy and clinical education model

  • Review and implement the CPD Strategy for Life Healthcare
  • Monitor and evaluate the efficacy of the CPD programmes
  • Ensure competency assessment system in place for all nurses in practice
  • Oversee the development and review clinical education tools and processes
  • Manage all external NEI placements in Life Healthcare facilities

To manage and control the College budget

  • Prepare and manage the annual budget based on learning activities for college management and learning centres
  • Monitor and control the recovery of student fees
  • Manage the bursaries for nurses through the Bursary committee and Nursing Education Trust
  • Manage the learnerships

Represent Life Healthcare internally and externally on nursing education related structures

  • Participate on national projects and committees
  • Participate actively on professional associations/societies

Develop a resourcing pipeline for key nursing positions

  • Coordinate the implementation of nursing management and leadership programmes
  • Post Graduate degree in Nursing, preferably a Master’s degree
  • Qualification in Nursing Education at diploma or degree level
  • Qualification in Management
  • Current registration with SANC
  • Problem-solving, analysis and judgement
  • Action Orientation
  • Ethical behaviour
  • Networking
  • Excellence orientation
  • Ethical behaviour
  • Building relationships
  • Customer responsiveness
  • Organizational awareness
  • Leading by example
  • Motivating and developing people
Closing date
Friday, July 30, 2021

Candidate must be willing to gain a thorough knowledge of Compensation & Benefits in general as well as a good understanding of the Life Healthcare retirement funds. Customer focus and sound judgement skills are critical. Good organisational skills are essential.

Internal applicants - Before making an application, you are requested to discuss your application with your line manager. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Should you not receive any communication after 2 weeks of closing date, kindly consider your application as unsuccessful.

External candidates will also be considered.

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Life Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer.

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