Lifehealthcare Careers – Unit Manager

Website Life Healthcare

Job Description:

A vacancy exists for a Unit Manager based at Life Westville Hospital reporting to the Nursing Manager. The successful candidate will manage and co-ordinate evidence based clinical practices and resources efficiently by engaging and empowering staff within the unit to achieve the Company’s strategic objectives of Growth, Efficiency, Quality and Sustainability.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Optimal product utilisation including pharmaceuticals, equipment, and sundries.
  • Delivery of cost-effective, quality nursing care.
  • Retain employees through leadership and empowerment and manage staff turnover.
  • Effective relationship with internal and external stakeholders that enhances and optimises business growth
  • Delivery of market leading evidenced based clinical care.
  • Manage Customer complaints and adverse events according to policy.
  • Optimal and efficient human resource utilisation as per agreed budgetary parameters.
  • Effective recruitment and promotion of staff aligned to performance and diversity strategy.
  • Manage Patient Experience, Clinical Outcomes, and Safety (Patient and Employee) outcomes.

Job Requirements:

  • Effective leadership skills including highly developed skills in communication, problem solving, conflict resolution, and negotiation.
  • Current registration with the South African Nursing Council.
  • Updated knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation, industrial relations, standards, codes, ethics, and competency standards.
  • Participative and collaborative management style.
  • Capacity to lead, foster and develop a healthy and positive working environment, which actively promotes a joint performance and value, based culture.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Diploma/Degree in Nursing with at least 3 years post registration experience and proven leadership and/or people management experience within healthcare (including clinical competence in the area of specialization).
  • Post Graduate Management / Education qualification experience will be an advantage

Job Details:

Company: Life Healthcare

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Westville, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Application Deadline: N/A

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