Vacancies

Nurse Manager

Function
Nursing
Facility
Life Knysna Private Hospital
Position
Nurse Manager
Introduction

A vacancy exists for a Nurse Manager based at Life Knysna Private Hospital, Knysna, reporting to Hospital Manager, Sifiso Mdluli. 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 operational management of clinical outcomes

  • Ensure optimal functioning of nursing operations by establishing clinical care risks with 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 as safe patient environment
  • Lead, drive and participate in various LHC & Nursing quality initiatives and BOP’s

Effective financial management

  • Plan, prepare and monitor budget monthly, manage, together with relevant stakeholders, labour spend in line with budget, patient requirements and actual activities, RSRT environment and ensure continued focus on internal DSO

Effective people management

  • Participate actively in Hospital management committee meetings.
  • Recruit, retain, motivate and develop staff according to LHC people policies and practices.

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 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
Requirements
  • Degree / Diploma in Nursing
  • Post-graduate Clinical, Education and / or Management qualifications is advantageous.
  • Current registration with South African Nursing Council
  • Minimum of 5 years proven leadership and management experience in healthcare (ideally private)
  • Demonstrated ability in the facilitation of change management.
  • Basic understanding of labour legislation.
  • Understanding of business principles and a commercial orientation
  • Computer proficiency (MS office)
  • Driver’s license and ability to travel
Competencies
  • Problem-solving, analysis and judgement
  • Resilience
  • Engaging diversity
  • Verbal & written communication and presentation
  • Influencing
  • Drive & energy
  • Flexibility
  • Building relationships
  • Customer responsiveness
  • Organisational awareness
  • Leading by example
  • Motivating and developing people
  • Excellence orientation
  • Ethical behaviour
Email
nicola.vandeventer@lifehealthcare.co.za
Closing date
Friday, May 24, 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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