National Nursing & Quality Manager

Illovo, JHB
National Nursing & Quality Manager

A vacancy exists for a National Nursing & Quality Manager, based at Head Office, Illovo and reporting to the Nursing & Quality Executive South Africa. The successful candidate will be responsible for the alignment and implementation of nursing and quality strategy across the business through effective interface across functional teams.

Critical Outputs

Manage Nursing Quality and Clinical outcomes

  • Develop and review nursing standards for the various areas of specialization
  • Manage the Nursing Governance structure
  • Develop and review standards of practice
  • Monitor compliance to the risk management governance practices for nursing through the coordination of nursing and quality audits
  • Drive the effective integration and co-ordination of the company’s quality strategy and initiatives for Nursing across the business
  • Ensure continuous improvement of quality systems, processes and procedures for nursing in line with the company’s best practice

Drive  the Quality Leadership Strategy

  • Manage the quality team in terms of delivering on their key performance areas)
  • Manage all internal and external stakeholders that are involved with the Quality Strategic priorities
  • Participate in and lead the Quality governance structures
  • Deliver accurate reporting of quality measures and statistics at all levels within the business
  • Manage the necessary information management systems with regard to monitoring of quality management within the company
  • Drive specific training interventions related to Quality Assurance, Quality and Clinical Outcomes and Quality improvement
  • Manage the Life Achiever Quality and Clinical Awards in conjunction with the relevant functions
  • Publish the Annual Quality

Infection Prevention & Control

  • Manage the surveillance and prevention of HAIs
  • Drive preventive and control measures
  • Oversee the training of infection prevention specialists with the College
  • Manage the infection prevention QMS audits

Financial Management

  • Manage the nursing and quality budget and associated activities                                 

Effective building of relationships with internal/external stakeholders

  • Ensure productive working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders by participating in various forums, cross-functional activities and by identifying networking opportunities

Provide nursing support to internal and external stakeholders 

  • Provide technical nursing and quality management support to line management in addressing key issues which arise within the business and wider nursing industry

Project management

  • Lead and drive nursing and quality projects across functional teams to align and implement the nursing strategy
  • Knowledge and understanding of Quality
  • Nursing qualification essential
  • Bachelors Degree in Nursing. Post graduate qualification would be an advantage
  • Current registration with South African Nursing Council
  • Technical and Professional competence to the critical outputs
  • Understanding of operating structures and relationships within a private hospital environment
  • Proven leadership and people management experience
  • Financial and business acumen
  • Computer proficiency in MS office
  • Problem-solving, analysis and judgement
  • Resilience
  • Financial / commercial acumen
  • Engaging diversity                       
  • Verbal & written communication and presentation
  • Influencing skills
  • Action orientation
  • Excellence orientation
  • Ethical behaviour
  • Building relationships
  • Customer responsiveness
  • Organisational awareness
  • Leading my example
  • Motivating and developing people
Closing date
Thursday, August 08, 2019

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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