Vacancies

Operating Department Assistants

Function
Nursing
Facility
Life Groenkloof Hospital
Position
Operating Department Assistants
Introduction

Vacancies exist for Operating Department Assistants, based at Life Groenkloof Hospital, reporting to Jasmine Hoosen, Theatre Manager.

The successful candidate will be responsible assisting the surgical team to perform surgical procedures on patients successfully and to ensure that the patient receives optimal care in accordance with company and hospital strategic objectives.

Critical Outputs

Ensuring effective financial management by: 

  • Ensuring accurate charging by managing theatre clocking time
  • Ensuring consignment stock, equipment and prosthesis is charged according to policy
  • Managing stock by participating in regular stock taking and controlling of the consignment stock in accordance with the hospital (local) policy.

 Affecting the functioning of theatre equipment and instrumentation by: 

  • Ensuring the correct use of theatre equipment and instrumentation by educating and supervising staff on the correct utilization of the equipment.

 Providing Quality patient care by: 

  • Obtaining the correct information pre-operatively and visiting the patient post-operatively
  • Ensuring that the patient is comfortable and assist the doctor during the surgical procedure.

 Ensuring effective people management by: 

  • Providing theatre specific training and assessing the competence of staff
  • Assist the Unit Manager to correctly monitor the normal and overtime hours
  • Give feedback to the Unit Manager in order to assess optimal performance

 Effective SHEQ management by:

  • Ensuring the use of personal protective clothing and complying with ISO requirements
  • Ensuring the disposal of medical waste in order to effectively control infection.

 Effective relationships with internal / external stakeholders: 

  • Attend Review and Consultative Forum meetings to maintain healthy relationships with internal stakeholders
  • Maintain a healthy relationship with external stakeholders by reporting and escalating issues to the Unit Manager.
Requirements
  • Operating Department Assistant Qualification
  • Matric Certificate
  • Relevant Experience and technical skill to meet the critical outputs
  • Understanding of the private healthcare industry, its challenges and role players would be an advantage
  • Computer proficiency would be an advantage
Competencies
  • 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)
Email
Careers.Groenkloof@lifehealthcare.co.za
Closing date
Monday, January 27, 2020

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.

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.

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