Lifehealthcare Vacancies – Unit Manager, Surgical Unit

Website Life Healthcare

Job Description:

A vacancy exists for a Unit Manager for the Surgical Unit (Ward B) based at Life Anncron Hospital, reporting to Lizelle Rood, Nurse Manager. 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.

Job Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Job Requirements:

  • Basic understanding of labour legislation, financial and chain management principles
  • Understanding of the private healthcare industry, its challenges and role players would be an advantage
  • Current registration with SANC
  • Computer proficiency
  • Driver’s license and ability to travel

Qualification & Experience:

  • Relevant experience in nursing to meet the critical outputs
  • Proven leadership and people management skill would be an advantage
  • Degree or Diploma in nursing

Job Details:

Company: Life Healthcare

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Klerksdorp, North West, South Africa

Application Deadline: N/A

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