Nurse Manager

at Life The Glynnwood
Location Benoni, Benoni, South Africa
Date Posted
Category Management
Work Hours Day
Salary Units MONTH
Currency ZAR



A vacancy has risen for Nurse Manager General units at Life The Glynnwood Hospital, reporting to the Senior Nurse Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for driving and implementing the nursing function within the specialized nursing units in line with hospital and company strategic objectives of growth, quality and people.


Critical Outputs

Effective operational management of clinical outcomes


Ensure optimal functioning of nursing operations by identifying and managing clinical care risks with Unit Managers, developing and implementing nursing care strategy and regular progress reviews with multi-disciplinary team including driving compliance to LHC clinical standards

Drive compliance and improvement of LHC & nursing quality metrics and quality accreditation systems to ensure reduction of risks and as safe patient environment and  meeting the nursing sensitive indicator scorecard targets

Lead, drive and participate in various LHC & Nursing quality initiatives and BOP’s

Benchmarking and ensuring continuous compliance and improvement to quality Improvement systems

Ensure compliance Infection prevention and control measures

Ensuring implementation and compliance to nursing quality improvement projects and initiatives

Leading and driving nursing projects across cross-functional teams to align and implement the nursing strategy.

Effective financial management


Provide input into the budget process to ensure appropriate budget allocation to individual units and the hospital as a whole

Plan, prepare and monitor financial performance daily. Manage, together with relevant stakeholders, the labour hours spend in line with budget, patient requirements and actual activities.

Assist in maintaining accurate financial information in respect of agency hours and costs

Managing (review, analyze, monitor and resolve) nursing costs, labor hours’ norms and skills mix

Meeting internal DSO nursing targets for nursing units

Ensuring compliance to Ward and theatre E Billing targets

Managing cost of sales through driving product conversions to improve and manage cost savings in the nursing units.

Work closely with PM to drive product conversion to meet business strategy

Effective people management


Participate actively in Hospital management committee meetings.

Recruit, retain, motivate and develop staff according to LHC people policies and practices.

Demonstrating visible and purposeful leadership in respect of LHC values, operating model and strategy

Actively sponsoring LHC initiatives and projects with influence

Providing direction and inspiring positive work behavior in hospital

Effective building of relationships with internal/external stakeholders


Ensure productive working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders by participating in various forums, cross-functional activities and by identifying networking opportunities.

Ensuring productive working relationships with key external stakeholders (i.e. Doctors, suppliers, DoH, agencies, unions etc.) by identifying networking opportunities and actively engaging in forums and meetings where necessary.

Effective marketing


Market the professional image of Nursing and the Hospital within the community, participate actively in marketing initiatives and promote nursing as a career.

Drive formal nurse training and CPD to address critical shortage and competence.

Increasing nursing student numbers through participating actively in marketing initiatives to promote nursing as a career. Driving formal nurse training and CPD within own environment

Participating actively in various community events to promote the hospital

Governance and risk management


Ensure optimal management of departmental governance to achieve sound business ethics, risk management and control with appropriate transparencies and controls




Grade 12 National Senior Certificate

Degree / Diploma in Nursing

Post-graduate qualification in Management and Education will be advantageous.

Current registration with South African Nursing Council

At least 5 years relevant clinical experience and knowledge to the critical outputs

Proven leadership and management experience within healthcare (ideally private healthcare)

Basic understanding of labour legislation.

Understanding of business principles and a commercial orientation

Computer proficiency (MS office)




Problem-solving, analysis and judgement


Engaging diversity

Verbal & written communication and presentation


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)


Interested candidates can send their CV