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Unit Manager - Surgical

Our client in the Umhlanga area is recruiting for a Unit Manager - Surgical, to be responsible for monitoring and ensuring that nursing care and service delivery is implemented and practiced within a multi-disciplinary quality assurance team.

  • Manage acuities and skill mix in such a way as to ensure cost effective quality care
  • Manage all costs emanating from the department
  • Ensure correct billing, stock management and purchasing
  • Facilitate timorous and accurate compilation of files
  • Identify quality improvement opportunities and ensure appropriate strategy and Quality Improvement initiatives are developed and measured
  • Active involvement in own professional development to maintain a satisfactory level of skill and knowledge
  • Keep up to date with company’s evolving policies and procedures
  • Keep abreast of current research in the applicable discipline
  • Create an environment where staff are aware of the role they play in the provision of quality nursing care and their value to the organization
  • Assign decision making, authority, tasks and responsibility to appropriate persons in order to maximize organisation and employee effectiveness.
  • Monitor staff attendance and/or absenteeism and ensure action is taken accordingly
  • Enforce staff dress code within and on leaving the Hospital
  • Facilitate effective change and conflict management
  • Orientation of new staff and students
  • Facilitate staff development both personal and professional
  • Coaching and mentoring of staff
  • Ensure professional conduct and appearance of staff
  • Promote staff well being
  • Work effectively and cooperatively with others to establish and maintain good working relationships that are mutually beneficial.
  • Create and maintain a positive environment where the differences of others are recognized, understood, and valued, so that all can reach their full potential and maximize their contributions.
  • Develop collaborative relationships to help accomplish work goal
  • Maintain customer intimacy through building relationships with doctors, nursing staff, suppliers and building patient loyalty
  • Build strategic inter-departmental relationships to help achieve business goals at Exco and departmental level within the hospitals
  • Foster an effective working relationship with service providers
  • Develop a talented nursing workforce.
  • Foster an effective working relationship with Public liability
  • Facilitate a culture that is supportive of talent management and the initiation of required implementations to hone nursing talent
  • Co-operate with company Education Division to ensure appropriate nursing training for the delivery of quality care
  • A relevant nursing qualification (Diploma in General Nursing/ B Cur Degree) or equivalent NQF 7 qualification
  • Registration with the South African Nursing Council as a Registered Nurse
  • Compliance with the SANC code for a Registered Nurse and all applicable health care legislations
  • A relevant management qualification will be advantageous
  • An intermediate level of Computer proficiency
  • 2 or more years experience in a private hospital setting
  • Experience in clinical leadership
  • Sound financial knowledge and the ability to interpret financial data

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