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Nurse Manager

at Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital
Location Cape Town, South Africa
Date Posted August 7, 2019
Category Health Care Jobs in South Africa
Currency ZAR





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.


Critical Outputs

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.

Effective marketing


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


Engaging diversity

Verbal & written communication and presentation


Drive & energy

Ethical behaviour

Building relationships

Customer responsiveness

Organisational awareness

Leading by example

Motivating and developing people

Excellence orientation