Unit Manager | Orthopaedic Unit | St Patrick

Life Groenkloof Hospital
Unit Manager | Orthopaedic Unit | St Patrick

A vacancy has arisen at Life Groenkloof Hospital for the above position reporting to the Nursing Manager. This position is part of the nursing management team. The successful candidate will be the operational leader responsible for the management of quality customer care, staff competency and performance as well as the unit budget.

Critical Outputs
  • Ensuring the nursing care activities carried out comply with the S.A.N.C. regulations relevant legislations and Life Healthcare policies and procedures and meet the requirements of the nursing framework.
  • Liaising with doctors to promote unit utilization and promoting good working relationships.
  • Co-coordinating unit activities with all other hospital departments to ensure optimal co-operation.
  • Managing nursing staff according to the business efficiency and staff management process to ensure adequate and cost effective staffing, maintenance of satisfactory working relationships, performance management etc.
  • Create a safe patient environment by maintaining the cleanliness and hygiene for the Unit, ensuring adherence to infection control policies and procedures, as well as safety policies and procedures.
  • Managing the budget, including control and maintenance of equipment, request for Capex, stock control in co-operation with pharmacy.
  • Implementing and Maintaining appropriate participative management structures to achieve all agreed performance targets.
  • Co-ordinate and manage the patient care process in the unit to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Implementing a unit specific reward and recognition programme which supports the hospital specific reward and recognition programme.
  • Must be a Registered Nurse and registered with SANC with a minimum of 4 years’ experience in an orthopaedic environment.
  • Competencies required: Strong customer orientation, team player, very energetic, well organized.
  • Must be able to work under pressure in a constantly changing environment.
  • Strong inter-personal skills required.
  • Managerial experience with a minimum of 2 years.
  • Proven leadership and management abilities a prerequisite.
  • Computer literacy is essential.
  • 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
Tuesday, May 21, 2024

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. 

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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