Unit Manager

at Life Eugene Marais Hospital
Location Pretoria, South Africa
Date Posted August 7, 2019
Category Management Jobs in South Africa
Job Type FULL_TIME
Currency ZAR

Description

 

Introduction

 

A vacancy exists for a Unit Manager for the Medical Ward based at Life Eugene Marais Hospital, reporting to Lizette Swanepoel, Nurse Manager General. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing and coordinating clinical practice and resources within the unit to achieve the company and hospital objectives of quality, growth and people.

 

Critical Outputs

Effective clinical leadership

 

Lead the implementation of the nursing care plan and co-ordinate and facilitate the delivery of the correct treatment plan within the correct MDT program in order to achieve clinical outcomes.

Function as clinical expert in achieving patient outcomes.

Ensure competence of staff and students, determine and drive criteria for effective professional socialization, create an environment conducive to learning and provide feedback to relevant stakeholders.

Promote customer satisfaction within unit, address customer complaints, conduct quality care rounds and clinical practice audits to monitor care levels and report accordingly.

Implement national quality initiatives within unit with the focus on improved clinical outcomes and report accordingly.

Identify clinical and safety risks and trends in all of the above, implement corrective action where necessary and monitor on an ongoing basis.

Initiate and drive unit specific best operating practice, communicate these for wider implementation and participate in hospital specific marketing initiatives.

Effective leadership and people management

 

Demonstrate visible leadership in respect of LHC values, operating model, Nursing strategy and image of the profession, actively sponsor LHC initiatives and projects to ensure continued and improved productivity.

Drive and manage all people related processes within unit.

Effective financial management (including equipment)

 

Participate in business planning and budgeting processes and manage nursing costs according to budget.

Manage stock utilization and drive product management processes within unit together with relevant stakeholders.

Ensure staff are trained on the operation of equipment within unit and together with relevant stakeholders ensure equipment is in working order to provide a safe patient environment.

Effective relationships with internal & external stakeholders

 

Build and maintain productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders (i.e. HOD’s, Enabling functions, patients, family members, service providers etc.) through ongoing communication and feedback.

Build and maintain productive relationships with doctors by agreeing professional code of conduct, driving and monitoring effective communication regarding positive patient outcomes, functioning as an advocate for LHC and communicate impact of industry challenges on the Nursing profession.

 

Requirements

 

Grade 12

Degree or Diploma in nursing

Current registration with SANC

Relevant experience in nursing to meet the critical outputs

Proven leadership and people management skill would be an advantage

Basic understanding of labour legislation, financial and chain management principles

Understanding of the private healthcare industry.

2 Years’ experience as a Unit Manager.

Computer proficiency

Driver’s license and ability to travel

 

Competencies

 

Problem-solving, analysis and judgement

Resilience

Engaging diversity

Verbal & written communication and presentation

Influencing

Action orientation

Building relationships

Customer responsiveness

Organisational awareness

Leading by example

Motivating and developing people

Excellence orientation

Ethical behaviour

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