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Night Manager

at Netcare Greenacres Hospital
Location Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Date Posted June 14, 2019
Category Management Jobs in South Africa
Currency ZAR



The Night Manager will assume overall responsibility for the hospital ensuring a safe environment to all patients,

staff and stakeholders.

The incumbent will also be responsible for all operational activities in the absence of other Managers. In

accordance the incumbent will be accountable for coordinating capacity building, mentoring and training.


 Ensure the effective management of all nursing related services and activities, according to the policies,

procedures and objectives of Netcare;

 Assist the Nursing Manager and Unit Managers to develop and implement action plans to improve problem

areas and to monitor progress at night;

 Monitor results of the Staff Survey and assist the Nursing Manager and Unit Managers to address problem

areas and staff concerns;

 Liaise with agencies to provide additional staff where required;

 Monitor quality care delivered by all staff including agency staff;

 Ensure that the nursing standards, quality assurance and risk management is maintained in the hospital;

 Determine acuity and workload of all wards/units and allocate staff appropriately;

 Identify quality improvement opportunities and ensure appropriate strategy and quality improvement

initiatives are developed and measured;

 Ensure the principles of infection prevention and all standard precautions are adhered to;

 Implement group quality initiatives;

 Investigate all negative incidents and ensure appropriate capturing on IMS;

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 Monitor safety standards in accordance with the Machine and Occupational Safety Act (Act 6 of 1983);

 Report all accidents and incidents to Line Manager / Safety Representatives;

 Ensure compliance with protocols, policies and Acts;

 Ensure that all equipment is in working order and properly maintained;

 Control of asset register;

 Develop and continue quality circles in the departments;

 Co-ordinate and monitor all nursing activities in the hospital;

 Ensure smooth delivery of care by regular ward rounds and audits;

 Monitor the management of all medication;

 Conduct regular checks of emergency equipment;

 Facilitate patient referrals where required;

 Liaise with the treating Doctors and ensure their orders are carried out;

 Ensure achievement of transformation goals as set out by the Transformation Committee;

 Actively participate as a member of a team to achieve goals;

 Active involvement in own professional development to maintain a satisfactory level of skill and knowledge;

 Keep up to date with Netcare’s evolving policies and procedures;

 Keep abreast of current research in the applicable discipline;

 Create an environment where staff are aware of the role they play in the provision of quality nursing care

and their value to the organization;

 Assign decision making, authority, tasks and responsibility to appropriate persons in order to maximize

organisation and employee effectiveness;

 Develop a talented nursing workforce;

 Facilitate a culture that is supportive of talent management and the initiation of required implementations

to hone nursing talent;

 Facilitate effective change and conflict management;

 Ensure professional conduct and appearance of staff;

 Maintain the process of Maximising Performance and Balanced Score Cards;

 Maintain a student friendly, academic environment in the hospital at night and work closely with the Clinical

Facilitation Department to address problems and to implement solutions where applicable;

 Encourage in-service training for nursing staff based on their Individual Development Plans;

 Monitor absenteeism rates of nursing staff and assist the Nursing Manager and Unit Managers to manage


 Work effectively and co-operatively with others to establish and maintain good working relationships that

are mutually beneficial;

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 Create and maintain a positive environment where the differences of others are recognized, understood,

and valued, so that all can reach their full potential and maximize their contributions;

 Develop collaborative relationships to help accomplish work goal;

 Maintain alignment with hospital Nursing Strategy.



 A relevant nursing qualification (Diploma in General Nursing/ B Cur Degree) or equivalent NQF level 7


 Registration with SANC as a Registered Nurse;

 Compliance with the SANC code for a Registered Nurse and all applicable health care legislations;

 A qualification in BLS/ALS is beneficial.


 2 or more years experience in a private hospital setting;

 Experience in clinical leadership.


 Knowledge of Clinical Nursing practice;

 Computer Literacy;

 Sound knowledge of a budgetary process.