Nurse Manager

Life Fourways Hospital
Nurse Manager

A vacancy exists for a Nurse Manager based at Life Fourways Hospital, reporting to Carey MacColl, Hospital Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing, leading and coordinating the nursing function within the hospital in line with hospital and company strategic objectives of growth, quality and people.

Critical Outputs

Effective management of Quality, Clinical care best practice and outcomes, promotion of patient safety

  • Ensure optimal functioning of nursing operations by establishing clinical care risks with General and
  • Specialised Unit Managers, developing and implementing nursing care strategy and regular progress reviews with multi-disciplinary team including driving compliance to LHC clinical standards
  • Drive compliance and improvement of LHC & nursing quality metrics and quality accreditation systems to ensure reduction of risks and a safe patient environment
  • Lead, drive and participate in various LHC & Nursing quality initiatives and Best Operating Practices (BOP’s)

Effective financial management

  • Plan, prepare and monitor budget monthly. Manage, together with relevant stakeholders, labour hours spend in line with budget, patient requirements and actual activities, RSRT environment and ensure continued focus on internal DSO
  • Provide input into Nursing budget process to ensure appropriate budget allocated to individual wards and the hospital as a whole
  • Guide unit managers in understanding and management of nursing hours and cost
  • Assist in maintaining accurate financial information in respect of agency hours and costs
  • Assist in the preparation of financial reports in respect of nursing costs and labour hours

Effective people management

  • Participate actively in Hospital management committee meetings.
  • Recruit, retain, motivate and develop staff according to LHC people policies and practices.
    Contribute to Advancing Nursing into the Future

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.

Effective marketing

  • Market the professional image of Nursing and the Hospital within the community, participate actively in marketing initiatives and promote nursing as a career.
  • Drive formal nurse training and Continuous Professional Development (CPD) to address critical shortage and competence.

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
  • Post-graduate qualification is advantageous.
  • Current registration with South African Nursing Council
  • Relevant clinical experience and knowledge to the critical outputs
  • Proven leadership and management experience within healthcare (ideally private healthcare)
  • Basic understanding of labour legislation.
  • Understanding of business principles and a commercial orientation
  • Computer proficiency (MS office)
  • Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination
  • Problem-solving, analysis and judgement
  • Resilience
  • Engaging diversity
  • Verbal & written communication and presentation
  • Influencing
  • Drive & energy
  • Building relationships
  • Customer responsiveness
  • Organisational awareness
  • Leading by example
  • Motivating and developing people
  • Excellence orientation
  • Ethical behaviour
Closing date
Friday, August 12, 2022

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

Explore our vacancies and find the right opportunity for you. Download the application form and email to the relevant contact person specified in the job advertisement.

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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