Nurse Manager

Life Riverfield Lodge
Nurse Manager

A vacancy exists for a Nurse Manager based at Life Riverfield Lodge, reporting to Tshepo Mtshali, Clinic Manager. Life Riverfield Lodge Hospital is an 87 bed Rehab and Mental health facility located in Nietgedacht, Johannesburg North. 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
  • To ensure the correct interpretation and classification of the complaint management policy

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
  • To manage stock and cost of sales to optimize cost saving opportunities in line with nursing efficiency opportunities
  • To manage and report on the nursing excellence tool to ensure effective nursing cost management (ExcellenceForLife)

Effective people management

  • Participate actively in Hospital management committee meetings
  • Recruit, retain, motivate and develop staff according to LHC people policies and practices.
  • Actively participate in the selection process of learners and clinical training specialists to promote training within the unit

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
  • Degree or Diploma in Nursing
  • Postgraduate qualification is advantageous
  • Current registration with South African Nursing Council
  • Relevant clinical experience & knowledge to the critical outputs
  • Relevant rehabilitation or mental health knowledge would be advantageous
  • Proven leadership & management experience within healthcare (ideally private healthcare)
  • Basic understanding of labour legislation
  • Understanding of business principles & commercial orientation
  • Computer proficiency (MS Office)
  • Problem-solving, analysis and judgement
  • Resilience
  • Engaging diversity
  • Verbal & written communication and presentation
  • Influencing
  • Drive & energy
  • Excellence orientation
  • Ethical behaviour
  • Building relationships
  • Customer responsiveness
  • Organisational awareness
  • Leading my example (Key for Managers)
  • Motivating and developing people(Key for Managers)
Closing date
Monday, August 15, 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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