Unit Manager | Radiation Unit

Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital
Unit Manager | Radiation Unit

An exciting vacancy exists for a Unit Manager-Radiation Unit within Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital Oncology Unit, reporting to the Hospital Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for rendering a quality clinical radiological service, which is effective and efficient.

Critical Outputs
  • Senior responsibilities in treatment and planning
  • Ensure International best practice in all radiotherapy services
  • Promote radiotherapy services and provide guidance and support to the National Oncology Manager and Hospital Manager.
  • Develop the level of technology, techniques and workflow procedures used in the RT dept
  • Active participation in determination and implementation of management objectives
  • Plays an integral part in organizing and monitoring the treatment section to meet the needs of those patients receiving Radiation Therapy services.
  • Supervises and trains all therapy personnel
  • Supervises equipment management, administration of the quality assurance plan.
  • Attends and participates in department committees and meetings.
  • Assists department in meeting strategic goals and objectives
  • Manages the technical staff (Radiation Therapists and Lead Radiation Therapist) and oversees the clinical operations of the Radiation Oncology patient treatment areas
  • The management of the radiation therapist staff includes maintaining proper staffing levels, hiring and terminating staff as appropriate, performing performance evaluations and initiating any disciplinary action as needed.
  • Manages accurate radiation services to patients.
  • Assists and adapts in meeting department goals and objectives. Creates learning objectives for the therapy staff with learning instructions and competencies that are completed yearly.
  • Manages and schedules therapy staff to various equipment, establishes work goals and reviews employee performance.
  • Promotes and empowers staff learning of new skills to engage the staff in the entire Radiation Therapy team process.
  • Schedules and organizes equipment training and looks for new equipment and techniques to keep the therapists up to date in the radiation therapy field.
  • Ensures necessary supplies are available, stock control.
  • Makes critical decisions regarding clinic operations including after hour treatments and machine downtime plans.
  • Establish and maintain a quality assurance program ensuring that prescribed standards are met at all times
  • Management of the day-to-day administration e.g. maintaining files, record keeping, stock and asset control
  • Radiation planning including stereotactic.
  • Radiation treatments including stereotactic Treatment coding
  • Medical aid authorization & reimbursement knowledge
  • Staff planning & control
  • Oncologist scheduling & treatment liaison
  • Medical Physicist liaison
  • Ensuring the total satisfaction of our clients through continuous improvement and added value.
  • Ensuring compliance with ISO 9001:2008 including Life Healthcare internal and external audits
  • BTech / BSc Radiotherapy is preferable.
  • At least 10 years of fulltime experience of which 5 years in a senior/lead position in a radiotherapy department
  • Registration with HPCSA
  • Computer literacy is essential
  • A candidate who is a team player, results-orientated, hard-working with good communication skills and customer orientated will be most suitable for this position
  • Problem-solving, analysis and judgment
  • Resilience
  • Teamwork
  • Influencing skills
  • Drive and energy
  • Business insight
  • Excellence orientation
  • Ethical behavior
  • Building relationships & networking
  • Customer responsiveness
  • Verbal & written communication skills Motivating and developing people
021 506 5118
Closing date
Friday, April 19, 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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