|Location||Durban, South Africa|
A vacancy exists for a Nurse Manager based at Life Westville Hospital, Durban, reporting to the Hospital Manager, Atish Maharaj. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing, leading and coordinating the nursing function within the hospital in line with hospital and company strategic objectives of growth, quality and people.
Effective operational management of clinical outcomes
Ensure optimal functioning of nursing operations by establishing 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
Lead, drive and participate in various LHC & Nursing quality initiatives and BOP’s
Effective financial management
Plan, prepare and monitor budget monthly, manage, together with relevant stakeholders, labour spend in line with budget, patient requirements and actual activities, RSRT environment and ensure continued focus on internal DSO
Effective people management
Participate actively in Hospital management committee meetings.
Recruit, retain, motivate and develop staff according to LHC people policies and practices.
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.
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.
Governance and risk management
Ensure optimal management of departmental governance to achieve sound business ethics, risk management and control with appropriate transparencies and controls
Degree / Diploma in Nursing
Post-graduate qualification is advantageous.
Current registration with South African Nursing Council
5 years’ relevant clinical experience and knowledge of the critical outputs within a medium or large hospital
5 years’ proven leadership and management experience within a medium or large healthcare facility (ideally private healthcare)
Basic understanding of labour legislation.
Understanding of business principles and a commercial orientation
Computer proficiency (MS office)
Driver’s license and ability to travel
Sound business acumen
Problem-solving, analysis and judgement
Verbal & written communication and presentation
Drive & energy
Leading by example
Motivating and developing people
Interested candidates can send their CVs