Nurse Manager

Esidimeni Recovery Centre Witpoort
Nurse Manager

A vacancy exists for a Nurse Manager at Witpoort Recovery Centre, reporting to the Hospital Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing, leading and coordinating the nursing function within the Centre in line with the team which aims to deliver a quality and cost-effective substance abuse treatment and rehabilitation service.

Critical Outputs

Productive and meaningful relationships with internal and external stakeholders

  • Build and maintain productive relationships with members of the multi-disciplinary team and various external stakeholders through ongoing communication sessions to achieve patient outcomes and business objectives. Drive facility rehab programmes as developed by the MDT

Effective management of nursing care, practice with company policies and operations including quality management systems

  • Lead and co-ordinate nursing care and practice in accordance with company policies and practices
  • Drive together with enabling functions, the medical care programme by influencing and monitoring activities of the multi-disciplinary team
  • Ensure management and maintenance of safe patient environment by managing all risks
  • Ensure customer satisfaction feedback forms are distributed and completed accordingly and ensure that climate meetings are held regularly and actions taken as required
  • Participate actively in quality meetings to ensure delivery and continuous improvement of quality patient care
  • Prepare and participate in quality audits and ensure that actions are implemented and monitored
  • Lead and drive the successful implementation and sustainability of quality projects

Effective people management

  • Demonstrate visible leadership in respect of Company values, operating model, strategy and image pf profession
  • Participate actively in regional nursing and other regional or national forums
  • Recruit, retain, motivate and develop staff according to people policies and practices
  • Participate actively in hospital management committee meetings
  • Drive formal nursing training and CPD programmes

Effective operations management (including financial)

  • Participate in budgeting process and monitor monthly budget accordingly
  • Ensure that staff allocation per unit is applied cost-effectively and in line with patient healthcare needs
  • Ensure that products are utilized and assets managed effectively and in line with budget at unit level
  • Governance and risk management
  • Ensure optimal management of departmental governance to achieve sound business ethics, risk management and control with appropriate transparencies and controls
  • Degree/Diploma in Nursing qualification is a requirement
  • Post graduate qualification is advantageous
  • Grade 12 certificate
  • Current registration with SANC
  • Experience in working with patients with substance use disorder
  • Good understanding of substance use rehabilitation and medical detoxification protocols
  • Two or three years’ experience in a Nursing leadership position and evidence of personal development in Nursing administration or management within healthcare
  • Clinical experience in psychiatric mental health nursing and exposure to substance abuse recovery field will be an added advantage
  • People management and strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Basic understanding of labour legislation
  • Understanding of business principles and commercial orientation
  • Computer proficiency ( MS Office)
  • Problem-solving, analysis and judgement
  • Resilience
  • Engaging diversity
  • Influencing
  • Team Player
  • Drive and energy
  • Excellence orientation
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Customer responsiveness
  • Organizational awareness
  • Ethical behavior
Closing date
Wednesday, August 3, 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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