Vacancies

Unit Manager | Maternity Unit

Function
Nursing
Facility
Life Kingsbury Hospital
Position
Unit Manager | Maternity Unit
Introduction

An exciting vacancy exists for a Unit Manager position in the Maternity Unit, based at Life Kingsbury Hospital, Cape Town. The successful candidate will report to the Nurse Manager, Thabiso Moleko.  The successful candidate will be responsible for managing and coordinating clinical practice and resources within the unit to achieve the company objectives of quality patient care, growth, and people.

Critical Outputs

Effective clinical leadership

  • Lead the implementation of the nursing care plan and co-ordinate and facilitate the delivery of the correct treatment plan within the correct MDT program in order to achieve clinical outcomes.
  • Function as clinical expert in achieving patient outcomes.
  • Ensure competence of staff and students, determine and drive criteria for effective professional socialization, create an environment conducive to learning and provide feedback to relevant stakeholders.
  • Promote customer satisfaction within unit, address customer complaints, conduct quality care rounds and clinical practice audits to monitor care levels and report accordingly.
  • Implement national quality initiatives within unit with the focus on improved clinical outcomes and report accordingly.
  • Identify clinical and safety risks and trends in the above, implement corrective action where necessary and monitor on an ongoing basis.
  • Initiate and drive unit specific best operating practice, communicate these for wider implementation and participate in hospital specific marketing initiatives.

Effective leadership and people management

  • Demonstrate visible leadership in respect of LHC values, operating model, Nursing strategy and image of the profession, actively sponsor LHC initiatives and projects to ensure continued and improved productivity.
  • Drive and manage all people related processes within unit.

Effective financial management (including equipment

  • Participate in business planning and budgeting processes and manage nursing costs according to budget.
  • Manage stock utilisation and drive product management processes within unit together with relevant stakeholders.
  • Ensure staff is trained on the operation of equipment within unit and together with relevant stakeholders ensure equipment is in working order to provide a safe patient environment.

Effective relationships with internal & external stakeholders

  • Build and maintain productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders (i.e. HOD’s, Enabling functions, patients, family members, service providers etc.) through ongoing communication and feedback.
  • Build and maintain productive relationships with doctors by agreeing professional code of conduct, driving and monitoring effective communication regarding positive patient outcomes, functioning as an advocate for LHC and communicate impact of industry challenges on the Nursing profession.
Requirements
  • Degree/Diploma in nursing with postgraduate diploma in midwifery.
  • Proof of current SANC registration.
  • 3 years relevant experience and technical skills to meet the centric goals and critical outputs.
  • Proven leadership and people management experience within a maternity (labor and post-natal) unit.
  • Computer proficiency
  • Update knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation industrial relations, standards, codes, ethics and competency standards.
Competencies
  • Relevant clinical skills
  • Al Problem-solving, analysis and judgement
  • Resilience
  • Engaging diversity
  • Verbal & written communication and presentation
  • Influencing
  • Building relationships
  • Customer responsiveness
  • Organisational awareness
  • Drive & energy
  • Excellence orientation
  • Ethical behaviour
Contact

Chwayita Mpangele

Tel
021 670 4312
Email
chwayita.mpangele@lifehealthcare.co.za
Closing date
Wednesday, April 3, 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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