Nursing Standards Manager


Unit ManagerNursing Standards Manager

Life Empangeni Private Hospital
Nursing Standards Manager

A vacancy exists for a Nursing Standards Manager, based at Life Empangeni Private Hospital, reporting to Sandra Moodley,  Nursing Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for the motivation of the company’s nursing operations and training strategy in the prescribed streamlined, standardized risk-based manner as the line manager for the enabling team.


Critical Outputs

Effective management of integrated quality and business process standards

  • To consult with the Nurse Manager to ensure a clear understanding throughout the hospital to ensure general customer satisfaction
  • To ensure the correct interpretation and classification of the complaint management policy
  • Effective risk management practices in order to prevent routine action plans
  • Effective clinical management practices in order to obtain the best clinical outcomes
  • To manage stock and cost of sales to optimize cost saving opportunities

Effective management of all training programmes related to learners and qualified staff

  • Actively participate in the selection process of learners and clinical training specialists
  • Ensure effective utilization of a knowledgeable administrative resource for transactional work

To become an effective line manager for enabling team performance

  • Function as a direct second in charge and assist the Nurse Manager
  • To ensure effective, fair people management practices throughout the department
  • Set and manage performance targets

Effective relationship building with internal and external stakeholders                                 

  • Promote and maintain productive, effective support to the Unit Managers
  • To effectively provide feedback regarding customer complaints
  • Market the image of the nurses and assist the team of doctors
  • Degree or Diploma in Nursing
  • Post Basic Qualification in Emergency Nursing Science or Operating Nursing Science will be advantageous
  • Management experience (Process Manager, Unit Manager or Training Manager)
  • Current registration with the South African Nursing Council
  • Leadership ability
  • Sound business acumen
  • Understanding of the private healthcare industry, its challenges and role players would be an advantage
  • Computer proficiency
  • Driver’s license and ability to travel
  • Problem-solving, analysis and judgement
  • Resilience
  • Engaging diversity
  • Verbal & written communication and presentation
  • Influencing
  • Drive & energy
  • Excellence orientation
  • Ethical behavior
  • Building relationships
  • Customer responsiveness
  • Organizational awareness
  • Leading my example (Key for Managers)
  • Motivating and developing people (Key for Managers)
Closing date
Saturday, July 31, 2021

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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