Life Hospital Vacancies – Unit Manager, Paediatric

Website Life Healthcare

Job Description:

A vacancy exists for a Unit Manager – Paediactric Unit & PICU based at Life Beacon Bay Hospital, reporting to Talitha Aspeling, 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:

  • Drive and manage all people related processes within unit.
  • Identify clinical and safety risks and trends in all of the above, implement corrective action where necessary and monitor on an ongoing basis.
  • Ensure competence of staff and students, determine and drive criteria for effective professional socialisation, create an environment conducive to learning and provide feedback to relevant stakeholders.
  • Function as clinical expert in achieving patient outcomes.
  • Manage stock utilisation and drive product management processes within unit together with relevant 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.
  • Initiate and drive unit specific best operating practice, communicate these for wider implementation and participate in hospital specific marketing initiatives.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Participate in business planning and budgeting processes and manage nursing costs according to budget.
  • 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

Job Requirements:

  • Problem-solving, analysis and judgement
  • Computer proficiency
  • Influencing
  • Excellence orientation
  • Motivating and developing people
  • Customer responsiveness
  • Engaging diversity
  • Basic understanding of labour legislation, financial and chain management principles
  • Ethical behaviour
  • Leading by example
  • Current registration with SANC
  • Action orientation
  • Building relationships
  • Verbal & written communication and presentation skills
  • Understanding of the private healthcare industry, its challenges and role players would be an advantage
  • Organisational awareness
  • Driver’s license and ability to travel
  • Proven leadership and people management skill would be an advantage
  • Resilience

Qualification & Experience:

  • Relevant experience in nursing to meet the critical outputs
  • Degree or Diploma in nursing

Job Details:

Company: Life Healthcare

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: East London, South Africa

Application Deadline: N/A

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