Vacancies

Unit Manager: Theatre

Function
Nursing
Facility
Life West Coast Private Hospital
Position
Unit Manager: Theatre
Introduction

A vacancy exists for Unit Manager: Theatre, based at Life West Coast Private Hospital, reporting to the Nursing Manager, Sr. Alzita Rix. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing and co-ordinating clinical practice and resources within the unit to achieve the Company & Hospital strategic objectives of quality, 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, and be prepared to scrub and recover cases when needed.
  • 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 all of 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 utilization and drive product management processes within unit together with relevant stakeholders.
  • Ensure staff are 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 approximately 5 years post basic and proven leadership and/or people management experience within healthcare (including clinical competence in area of specialization)
  • Post basic Diploma in Operating Room nursing science
  • Current registration with South African Nursing Council
  • Basic understanding of labour legislation, financial and change management principles
  • Computer proficiency (MS office)
  • Driver’s license & own transport
Competencies
  • Leading by example
  • Problem-solving, analysis and judgement
  • Resilience , Team work
  • Influencing (negotiation), developing people
  • Verbal & written communication and presentation
  • Building relationships & customer responsiveness
  • Excellence orientation (concern for high quality work)Organisational awareness
  • Ethical behaviour (honesty)
  • Drive and energy
Contact

Sr. Alzita Rix

Tel
022 719 1030
Email
Pauline.Gous@lifehealthcare.co.za
Closing date
Friday, December 27, 2019

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.

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