|Location||Cape Town, South Africa|
|Date Posted||August 7, 2019|
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A vacancy exists for a Nurse Manager General based at Life Vincent Palloti Hospital. The position reports to the Senior Nurse Manager, Charlene Jones. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing, leading and coordinating the nursing function within the General Wards in line with hospital and company strategic objectives of growth, quality, efficiency and sustainability.
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
Lead, drive and participate in various LHC & Nursing quality initiatives and BOP’s
Effective financial management
Plan, prepare and monitor financial performance monthly. Manage, together with relevant stakeholders, the labour hours spend is in line with budget, patient requirements and actual activities. Ensure continued focus on internal DSO and RSRT
Provide input into the budget process to ensure appropriate budget allocated to individual wards and the hospital as a whole
Assist in maintaining accurate financial information in respect of agency hours and costs
Assist in the preparation of financial reports in respect of nursing costs and labour hours, including weekly flash reports
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 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 judgment
Verbal & written communication and presentation
Drive & energy
Leading by example
Motivating and developing people