Quality Manager

at Life Cosmos Hospital
Location Witbank, Witbank, South Africa
Date Posted
Category Management
Job Type FULL_TIME
Work Hours Day
Salary Units MONTH
Currency ZAR

Description

 

A vacancy exists for a Quality Manager (QM), based at Life Cosmos Hospital, Mpumalanga reporting to the Hospital Manager, Hanlie Geyser.  The successful candidate will be the custodian, together with the Hospital Manager, of the Integrated Quality and Environmental Management system and its effectiveness, and for coordinating quality efforts in support of the hospital management team.

 

Critical Outputs

Job Purpose

 

The main purpose of the role of Quality Manager is management of the Quality System in collaboration with various departments within the hospital.

 

Critical Outputs

 

Effective building of relationships with internal/external stakeholders:

 

Ensure productive working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders (including governmental bodies) by participating in various forums, cross-functional activities and by identifying networking opportunities

Overall management of the Quality Function, through:

 

Ensuring that the hospital quality and environmental sustainability objectives are reviewed annually and aligned to the Group objectives

Communicating the quality and environmental sustainability targets and focus areas to the hospital management and staff and drive projects to achieve these targets together with HOD’s

Generating the hospital quality scorecard and monthly quality reports

Collating presentations and communicate feedback on trends, risks, incidents and corrective action taken at the hospital Quality Review meetings

Advising the Engineering /Services Manager on conducting environmental aspect/impact assessments and reporting of environmental incidents

Partnering with the Infection Prevention Specialist and HOD’s to ensure that the correct management and reduction of general and hazardous waste within the hospital and ensure that waste handling meets quality, legal and environmental regulations and standards

Partnering with the Infection Prevention Specialist/Coordinator to effectively manage the Healthcare Risk Waste management, through implementation and maintenance of processes relating to waste reduction, correct segregation and disposal of waste

Driving continuous improvement through the Life Healthcare iShift program

Participation in Patient Experience management (PXM) and CARE program

Effective Deviation Management, through:

 

Managing, reporting, investigation and close out of all quality and environmental incidents and deviations to standards in conjunction with the HOD’s/Unit Managers

Manage close outs of deviations to standards identified during internal and external audits

Effective management of the InfoQuest data management system, through:

 

Training of staff in the use of InfoQuest reporting system

Ensure all relevant staff has access as needed and checking data for accuracy and reliability

Ensuring that data is captured accurately and submitted by the specified cut-off dates

Ensuring that reports are correct, available and utilized effectively

Measuring performance against the quality objectives, evaluating the results and co-ordinate corrective action where necessary, together with the relevant HOD’s

Effective risk identification and management, through:

 

Conducting risk assessments on an annual basis, together with HOD’s and Unit Managers, in accordance with legal requirements

Monitoring and review of hazard/risk management quarterly, together with HOD’s and Unit Managers

Monitoring and reporting on the effectiveness of actions taken to mitigate/control risk, together with HOD’s and Unit Managers

Maintaining and updating of Risk register

Effective analyses of data (trending) and management of risks through:

 

Ensuring that quality data is accurately recorded, the statistics analyzed and trends identified

Ensuring that internal CAR’s have been generated based on major trends

Monitoring and reporting on actions taken on trends identified through Incident and Alert Management, Patient Experience Management and Customer Relationship Management System

Monitoring the effectiveness of correction action

Maintaining and updating of CAR register

Effective Occupational Health and Safety Management, through:

 

Coordinating the hospital Health & Safety Committee meetings

Ensuring that all legal appointments are made, staff trained in the requirements of such appointments and legal requirements are adhered to

Guiding the Hospital Manager on health and safety related issues in order to ensure that the legal requirements are adhered to for staff safety

Coordination of employee injuries and occupational disease reporting - internally and externally (DOH&COID)

Emergency planning and disaster management, through:

 

Managing the hospital Emergency and Disaster Plan and practices

Updating the emergency planning and disaster management plans and ensuring that they are available

Effective document control, through:

 

Monitoring and ensuring governance of the quality document control processes in the hospital

Effective participation in internal and external audit processes, through:

 

Planning, coordination and participation in the internal and external audit review process

Coordinating and monitoring of corrective actions, monitoring of effectiveness of actions and

close out of all non-conformities related to quality with relevant HOD’s

Training of staff:

 

Conduct training within the hospital to ensure that management and staff understand the quality, safety and environmental requirements

Induction training conducted using the induction booklet with focus on the legal requirements

Requirements

Degree or Diploma in Nursing or Degree or Diploma in Safety/Quality Management or similar

Management experience is advantageous

Excellent knowledge of Safety and Health legislation

Understanding of the private healthcare industry, its challenges and role players would be an advantage.

Computer proficiency

Current registration with the South African Nursing Council if applicable

 

Competencies

 

Problem-solving, analysis and judgement

Resilience

Verbal & written communication

Influencing

Action orientation

Excellence orientation

Building relationships

Customer responsiveness

Organisational awareness

Monitoring

Attention to detail

Rule orientation

 

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