Unit Manager

at Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital
Location Alexandra Rd, Pinelands, Cape Town, 7405, Cape Town, South Africa
Date Posted
Category Management
Work Hours Day
Salary Units MONTH
Currency ZAR
Street Address Cape Town



A unique opportunity has become available for a Unit Manager to lead our Neuro and Cardio-thoracic unit. We require a dynamic and flexible individual to manage the unit and who will assume responsibility for continually developing the service through evidence based practice .Your role will be to provide and develop strong leadership for all aspects of clinical nursing, by initiating optimal unit standards and managing business objectives. The successful candidate will report to the Nursing Manager – General Units.


Critical Outputs

Manage the Unit to meet the requirements of quality patient care, ensuring that all nursing care activities carried out comply with SANC regulations, relevant legislation and Life Healthcare policies and procedures

Manage nursing staff to ensure adequate and cost effective staffing, promoting operative working relationships, performance management and quality output.

Manage the unit’s budget, including control and maintenance of equipment, pharmacy stock, under/over recovery, stock holding, gross profit margins and debtors days.

Co-ordinate the unit’s activities with all other departments to ensure optimal utilisation effectively managing the ward resource management system.

Maintain hygiene & safety standards in the unit ensuring adherence to policies & procedures

Participating in change management and development projects that affect the hospital.




Degree/Diploma in Nursing with approximately 3 years post basic and proven leadership and/or people management experience within healthcare (including clinical competence in area of specialisation)

Current registration with South African Nursing Council

Basic understanding of labour legislation, financial and change management principles

Computer proficiency (MS office)




Problem-solving, analysis and judgement


Engaging diversity

Verbal & written communication and presentation


Building relationships

Customer responsiveness

Organisational awareness

Drive & energy

Excellence orientation

Ethical behaviour


Interested candidates can send their CV