Occupational Health Nursing Unit Manager

Life Occupational Health clinic
Occupational Health Nursing Unit Manager

A vacancy exists for a or an Occupational Health Nursing Unit Manager, based at the Life Occupational Health clinic in the Northern Cape. The successful candidate will be reporting to a Business Manager

The Unit Manager will be responsible to manage a multidisciplinary team, inclusive of Occupational Health, Wellness, RFA and Primary Health care. And be responsible to render a quality service and which is effective and efficient and meets and exceeds the Client’s expectations and requirements.

Critical Outputs
  • Implementation, management, coordination, upgrading and rendering of quality on-site healthcare services as per the Client’s Service Level Agreement.
  • Managing and supervision of on-site clinic staff and team, ensuring the staff understand their different roles, responsibilities, and tasks in the clinic, within the team and perform their tasks effectively and efficiently as per set out rosters and job and task descriptions.
  • Arrangement of, induction and in-service training of new and current employees as well as locum staff.
  • Arrange the placement of locum staff when clinic staff are absent or request leave.
  • Compiling of staff rosters, to be in line with the daily and weekly clinic rosters. 
  • Check all time sheets, to ensure accuracy, before submission to the Regional Office.
  • Ensure all leave is captured, in time, and forms are submitted to the Regional Office.
  • Track attendance and identify and report on any attendance problems identified and assist the Contract / Business Manager with the management of poor attendance.
  • Ensure regular feedback of any staff related matters and issues to the Business Manager.
  • Conduct bi-annual performance assessments, together with the appointed Business Manager.
  • Compile, implement and manage medical surveillance programs and plans in accordance relevant policies, procedures, protocols and the exposure risk matrix and relevant COP’s.
  • Ensure medical surveillance examinations and tests are up to date, are conducted accurately and are conducted in accordance with the contractual requirements, quality standards and legal and budgetary requirements. 
  • Plan and coordinate the conducting of Occupational Health Risk Assessments, with feedback reports to the Client, which would also include information on the elimination, control, prevention and reduction of work, workplace and job-related health risks and hazards to which the employees are or may be exposed to.
  • Ensure clinic stock (medicines and consumables) is controlled, ordered on time, are within budget and complies with required stock levels and contractual requirements.
  • Ensure quarterly stock counts are conducted, with submission of accurate stock count documentation, to the Regional Office, by the set dates.
  • Ensure clinic equipment is calibrated on time, are in good working order and replaced or upgraded when required.
  • Arrange and attend required meetings like Health and Safety and Client feedback meetings.
  • Compile, implement, manage, and coordinate the following programs:
    • Health and chronic illness monitoring and follow-up 
    • Ensure all registers are kept up to date and are accurate i.e., registers for TB or Noise Induced Hearing Loss
    • Compile accurate and professional feedback reports to the Client. This will include statistical reports. Report submitted needs to be accurate and on time.
    • Prepare and assist with clinic audits and ensure all findings are corrected and closed out on time.
    • Establish health status and trends of employee’s, with accurate feedback to the Clients, which would include proposed preventative and promotive recommendation and relevant interventions. Ensure all data captured is accurate and up to date.
    • Ensure all filing is up to date and is done accurately. Confidentially of employee information may not be compromised.
    • Ensure all data capturing is done correctly. Isometrix
    • Ensure the archiving of employee files is up to date and done accurately.
    • Co coordinating the clinic management
    • Co coordinating the Emergency Services on site.

The following critical qualifications and skills would be a requirement:

  • The candidate should have experience in management of multidisciplinary teams, administration, employee relations and communications. 
  • Continuous focus on a high standard of service delivery, Client communication and satisfaction and teamwork. 
  • Candidates who are results orientated, focussed, well organised, with excellent administrative, coordination and management skills, also in the compiling of Client feedback report (includes statistical feedback), have initiative and the ability to deliver quality outputs, within a set budget, will be most suitable for this position. 
  • Nursing Diploma or Degree (qualified as a Registered Nurse).
  • The candidate needs to hold a Diploma / BTech degree in Occupational Health. (Must appear on current SANC receipt).
  • Diploma in Management advantage
  • Relevant registration with SANC.
  • Minimum of 2- 3 years’ experience post-graduation mining environment.
  • Certificate in Audiometry, Spirometry, Vision, Multidrug test, HIV counselling and dispensing.
  • Registered as an audiometrist at SASOHN.
  • Computer literacy Microsoft Office (Medical database experience advantageous).
  • Own transport is essential.
  • Experience on COID act reporting and administration.
  • Candidates who are result orientated, good communication skills, have initiative and the ability to deliver quality outputs and reduce costs, will be most suitable for this position. 
  • Knowledge regarding Occupational Health will be an advantage.
  • Customer orientation, focus and teamwork complete the profile.
  • Driver’s license Code 8.
  • Management of multidisciplinary teams
  • Problem-solving, analysis and judgment
  • Resilience
  • Teamwork
  • Influencing skills
  • Business insight
  • Ability to functional independently
  • Attention to details
  • Good interpersonal relationships
  • Performance / Achievement Drive
  • Drive and energy
  • Excellence orientation 
  • Ethical behavior
  • Building relationships & networking
  • Customer responsiveness
  • Verbal & written communication skills
  • Motivating and developing people
  • Time Management
  • Holistic approach
  • Emotional Maturity
Closing date
Saturday, March 23, 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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